Listeriosis outbreak shines a light on food safety in SA

30 January 2018 – The current spike in the incidences of listeriosis, the disease which is transmitted to people through contaminated food and has already led to the known deaths of more than 80 people, serves as a stark reminder of the importance of having the means to timely identify and act on food safety threats. Read more…


Research showed a controversial insecticide can harm bees

11 July 2017 – The humble honeybee and other pollinating bees and butterflies are all vital parts of the global food chain. Without them honey, strawberries, apples, pears or even a cold pint of cider just would not exist. READ…