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JOHANNESBURG - South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd reported a 2.7 percent rise in sales for the 20 weeks ended Nov. 12, helped by its local food and Australian businesses. Food sales climbed 7.2 percent from a year earlier, with volume driven by low inflation and aggressive promotion. Comparable store sales increased by 5 percent. Sales at the local fashion, beauty...
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Tuesday lifted a ban on imported food from South Africa except "risky food" from units of Tiger Brands and RCL Foods that have been linked to a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since early 2017. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said the ban was lifted on most food after tests had not revealed the...
CAPE TOWN, March 6 - The City of Cape Town on Tuesday said its environmental health practitioners will assist with the recall of products following national government’s announcement that the source of the listeriosis outbreak has been identified. On Sunday, the ministry of health announced a breakthrough in the listeriosis outbreak that has killed some 180 people since January 2017,...
Foods that you should try in South Africa
South Africa is a country that keeps evolving and still stays connected to it its indigenous roots. Being vast and full of communities, the food remains as a product of utter exploration. If you are here, you should eat your heart out. Those five foods that you should try without fail are: Chakalaka & pap: If vegetables are your favorite then this...
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's maize harvest forecast is expected to be slightly lower than previously estimated as crop yields could fall in some regions due to unfavourable weather conditions, a Reuters poll of five analysts showed on Friday. The government's Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) is seen pegging the harvest at 13.11 million tonnes in its seventh estimate, down 0.7 percent...
JOHANNESBURG, March 17 (ANA) - Shoprite Group on Friday recalled a batch of Farmer's Deli red viennas packed for the group from its perishable departments. This follows a notification earlier on Friday from a Winelands District environmental health practitioner after the presence of Listeria monocytogenes was identified in an initial testing of a single batch of red viennas. Shoprite said that further testing was...
Ayanda Mdluli JOHANNESBURG- FairPlay, an advocacy group against the dumping of imported goods in SA has revealed how South African consumers face serious health risks from imported chicken, and are misled by retailers who stock incorrectly labelled imports which may also have been thawed, re-worked and refrozen before it reaches the shelves, leading to dangerously high bacterial levels. Recently, issues...
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's Tiger Brands expects full-year headline earnings per share to fall between 25 and 30 percent compared with the previous year, the food group said on Friday, sending its shares 3 percent lower. In August, the company had forecast headline earnings per share, excluding costs from a disposal of its Haco business in December 2017, of between...
JOHANNESBURG, February 6 - Television Presenter Lorna Maseko has been selected to present at The World Restaurant Awards which will be held in Paris this year. Maseko is known for being a ballerina turned Top Billing presenter. Her love for food was revealed when she was part of the first Celebrity Master Chef on DSTV, where she made it to...
The tax will increase from 2,1 cents to 2,21 cents per gram of sugar per 100ml, with the first 4grams of sugar still exempted from taxation. The tax – known as the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) – came into effect on 1 April 2018 and this increase will be implemented on its first anniversary. By the end of December, the levy...

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