Food safety on the table at world conference

2019-02-13 12:31

Food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxic chemicals is a mounting health hazard and a crippling economic burden, a global conference on food safety has been told.

Australia's needles in strawberries crisis has reportedly spread to two more countries

2018-09-26 13:06

Australian strawberries containing needles have been reported in New Zealand and Singapore, and metal detectors are now being used to check imports.

State under fire over lax food safety regulations

2018-07-08 11:09

After the recent listeriosis outbreak that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, the department of health has come under fire for lax food safety legislation.

Salmonella outbreak forces recall of 207 million eggs in US

2018-04-16 05:15

The eggs are being recalled after more than 20 consumers became ill from suspected salmonella poisoning.

Mom finds 'live worms' in Nestlé baby cereal

2015-07-17 15:17

A mother has expressed shock after finding what she thought were maggots in Nestlé's Cerelac cereal. Nestlé sets the record straight, and an expert has advice about insect infestation in your kitchen.

WATCH: KFC staff hosing down chicken

KFC Braamfontein has come under scrutiny after it was caught on camera how staff hosed down chicken meant to be discarded. This video was given to SABC Journalist Chriselda Lewis.

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McDonald’s conducts supplier audits in China

2014-09-02 16:30

McDonald's will increase the number of audits it conducts of suppliers in China after a food scandal in July dented China sales at US fast food chain.

Heinz recall highlights source tracking

2014-08-25 10:19

The entanglement of Heinz in China's latest food scare highlights a key concern - how to keep track of ingredients from diverse sources.

Russia inspects McDonald's restaurants

2014-08-21 13:15

Russian food safety watchdog is conducting unscheduled checks at McDonald's restaurants in the Sverdlovsk region.

China lead contamination scare hits Heinz

2014-08-19 09:48

US foodmaker HJ Heinz has recalled some infant food products in China after a report that they contained excessive levels of lead.


Enterprise Polony is back on shelves after listeriosis – with ‘improved food safety’ and a price higher than the competition

2019-01-31 06:09

Enterprise's polony factory was linked to the listeria bacteria that killed more than 200 people. Less than a year later is back on shelves under the same name – with a promise of better food safety – and at price higher than some other brands.

New study sounds the alarm about cancer risks from 6 out of 8 common SA cling-wrap brands

2018-07-08 11:46

One type of commonly-used cling wrap had alarming levels of a suspected carcinogenic – but five more had high levels of chemicals health researchers say you really don't want leeching into your food.

What does it take to keep listeriosis out of restaurants and kitchens?

2018-05-04 12:25

There's never been a more crucial time for wholesalers and restaurants to ensure their premises are properly cleaned and sanitised.

How to prevent food poisoning

2017-08-15 12:00

Most of us have had a nasty bout of food poisoning, but there are ways to reduce the risk.

Philippines 'poison' sweets sicken nearly 2 000

2015-07-13 13:08

The number of people who have fallen ill after eating a batch of 'poisoned' candy in the Philippines has risen to nearly 2 000, authorities said as they worked to identify the source of the contamination.

Food scare hammers McDonald's Japan sales

2014-09-09 13:47

In the steepest year-on-year drop since McDonald's became public in 2001, its sales in Japan dropped 25% after a food safety scare kept customers away.

Moscow courts back closure of McDonald's

2014-08-28 10:00

Russian courts have backed the temporary closure of three McDonald's restaurants in Moscow for breaches of sanitary rules.

China retailers offers baby milk insurance

2014-08-22 15:15

A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting concerns in addressing food safety in the country.

Heinz to tighten supplier controls in China

2014-08-19 12:34

US foodmaker HJ Heinz will tighten controls over suppliers in China after it was forced to recall some infant food products from Chinese store shelves.

China food scandal hurts McDonald's results

2014-08-05 09:30

McDonald's says its business has been affected by China's latest food scare, which forced restaurants in the region to temporarily pull meat items from menus.

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