South African fruit and veg found in Gauteng province could be dangerous

12 November 2018 – Apples, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, peaches, pears, plums, spinach, strawberries, table grapes and tomatoes found at produce markets in the South African province of Gauteng have all tested positive for endocrine-disruptive chemicals. Read more…


The Massive Project That’s Building a ‘Google Earth for Human Health’

31 October 2018 – In the medical study Hall of Fame, the Framingham Heart Study takes the throne. An ongoing project that’s spanned three generations and almost 70 years, the Heart study was an early attempt to track factors and behaviors that increase heart disease risks. Find and eliminate the culprits, lower a population’s chances of dying from a failing heart. Read more…


Health Watch: Consistent, Moderate Drinking Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

4 October 2018 – Studies have shown that it’s not just the amount of alcohol we drink that influences our heart health, but also how frequently we drink it. And a recent meta-analysis on the relationship between alcohol and coronary heart disease (CHD) supports this claim, finding that those who consumed alcohol in moderation on a consistent basis were least likely to suffer a heart attack. Read more…


Health News

2 August 2018 – Moderate alcohol consumption can significantly reduce the risk of dementia. Read more…


Are healthier lifestyles driving SA’s fruit juice industry?

20 June 2018 -The fruit juice industry is currently in a relatively healthy state, both locally and globally, with many opportunities presenting themselves for manufacturers and producers despite the challenges within the industry. Read more…


Alcohol Intake (In Moderation) Is Actually Good For You

26 May 2018 – Moderate drinking can help to reduce your risk of Type-2 diabetes and alcohol is associated with longevity. Read more…


Chasing zero: What will it take to improve food safety standards in SA?

15 May 2918 – The recent Listeria outbreak, which claimed over 180 lives, has been a major eye opener for South Africans and has resulted in consumers not just questioning food safety standards, but insisting on a zero-tolerance approach to bacterial contamination and exposure. Read more…


Wine experts warn of growing anti-alcohol sentiment and aging boomers

1 May 2018 – The industry has been riding on the “wine is good for you” trend since the early 1990s, but “negative” press about alcohol is growing. Read more…


Impact of food safety compliance on growth of food and beverage business

17 April 2018 – A globalised food trade, extensive production and complex supply chains are factors that contribute toward an increased number of microbiological food safety outbreaks. Read more…


South Africa introduces sugar tax

4 April 2018 – South Africa’s Sugary Beverages Levy has come into effect this week, and is expected to raise the price of sugary soft drinks. Proposals for the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages were announced in 2016 and came into effect on Sunday (April 1). Read more…