It’s been around in one form or another since as early as 1750BC and over the centuries has become one of the most popular food flavours in the world.
Plant-based food will “completely replace” animal products within 15 years, – so goes the ambitious forecast from the founder and CEO of US meat-alternatives group, Impossible Foods.
We had the opportunity to interview with the voice of the restaurant industry, the Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA).
A number of businesses would be able to reopen under an ‘advanced’ level 3 lockdown, including sit-down restaurants, says small business development minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni.
Traceability systems are now mandatory for the South African food-bev industry, but according to leading ERP vendor, SYSPRO, there is curiously slow adoption of this essential safeguard. Here are several points to consider.
As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, fears of a deep global recession are mounting. Some also fear that food supplies may start running short, especially if supply chains are disrupted. Others fear that agricultural production may be disrupted by containment measures that restrict workers from harvesting and handling crops.
Five weeks ago, it was business as usual. Four weeks ago, it became business unusual. Three weeks ago, the national lockdown gutted an entire industry and everything we thought we knew has come to naught. This is according to Mozambik group CEO Manny Nichas, who says that the rapid change in the trading environment has left an industry reeling with uncertainty.
Pick n Pay has established a ‘Feed the Nation’ relief fund to provide food and basic hygiene essentials to the most vulnerable during the lockdown period, and is inviting all South Africans to get involved.