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Briefly: Listeria’s resurrection — Wash ’em — Deadly outbreak

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of Alchemy Systems. Dozens dead in South Africa Listeria outbreak More than 550 people are confirmed sick, with at… Continue Reading

South Africa Finds E. Coli in 22 Tons of Irish Cheese

At South Africa’s eastern port of Durban, a shipment of 22 tons of cheddar cheese sent from Ireland — 6,700 miles away — is being destroyed because it was contaminated with E. coli. South African milk producers immediately asked their government to put a temporary ban on Irish dairy products, but that has not happened… Continue Reading

Food Security at Top of Global Agenda

In his opening statement at the Global Consumer Goods Forum’s summit in London last week, Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman voiced concerns about land reform ahead of the expected release of a South African government policy document on the topic.  South African farmers fear the nationalization of land, which Ackerman said would harm farmers’… Continue Reading