Some chocolates in short supply – but there’s enough rice, says Tiger Brands

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Tastic rice producer Tiger Brands says there is no need for consumers to worry about a shortage of rice, following post-looting concerns about food security.

Last week KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng faced unrest, sparked by the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma, that left malls, warehouses and other business looted and destroyed. President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the events as a coordinated attack on the country’s democracy. 

The unrest resulted in the dumping of milk and a brief shortage in bread supply as bakeries closed their doors.

However, Tiger Brands said all is well with the supply of rice.

“Tiger Brands has sufficient supply of rice to meet the needs of South African consumers. While the company sustained severe damages to its rice facility in Durban during the recent civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal, steps to restore packing operations and put contingency plans in place are well underway,” said the Tiger Brands in a written response. 

The Albany bread maker added that operations at have resumed at its bakeries in KwaZulu-Natal, following the disruptions and the company is delivering to stores that are open. 

While rice lovers can breathe a sigh of relief, some chocolate lovers may struggle to find their favourite treats.

"For snacks and treats, there are no stock issues on candy, and only limited stock challenges on select chocolate products. Full operations at our snacks and treats facilities in KwaZulu-Natal are expected to resume in two weeks," the group said.

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