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…


Healthy vitamin D status lowers risk of death in people with heart disease: Norwegian data

7 March 2018 – People with cardiovascular disease could slash their risk of death by 30% by ensuring a healthy vitamin D status, new research from Norway suggests. Read more…


Alcohol and Health: Does It Matter What You Drink?

30 November 2017 – When it comes to health benefits, red wine seems to get all the praise. But it’s not that simple. Read more…


Moderate Drinking Has Benefits, How Much is Too Much?

21 September 2017 – Drinking in moderation has been linked, in numerous studies, to a wide variety of health benefits — lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cholesterol. But it’s also possible to get too much of a good thing, experts say. The Big Q: What is drinking in moderation? Read more…