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SA Treasury's proposed sugar tax has a laudable objective, but as it stands, the tax is "unwieldy, it will be near impossible to police and, critically, would do little to target hidden sugars in many of the other foods we consume". Some cogent comment from David Drew, CCO of Boxmore Packaging, a supplier to the beverage industry, as D-Day for public comments on the tax approaches.
You are what you eat – even if you’re a lamb grazing on fragrant plants in the Karoo. Stellenbosch University student Sarah Erasmus has just released scientific evidence proving that the unique taste of Karoo lamb comes from the vegetation on which the animals feed.
Brining both adds and takes away value, say experts. Chicken imports are the fox in the hen house.... Excellent take on SA's poultry industry and the controversial brining issue and the cap on it due to come into effect in October by the Financial Mail.
Food and beverages are an important economic factor for Southern Africa. food & drink technology Africa, the trade fair for processing, filling, packaging and logistics, will present the industry’s latest developments on September 14 -15, 2016.
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