Despite facing challenges in its agricultural production and socio-economic environment, South Africa’s food security ranked first out of 28 sub-Saharan African countries, and 48 out of 113 countries surveyed worldwide.
Health and wellness are among the biggest drivers of growth in the global food and beverage industry, and the burgeoning functional foods segment is commanding an ever-larger slice of the market. Gemma Kent explores the key trends shaping the functional future of food, from gut and brain health-boosting sauerkraut to sleep-inducing moon milk.
The local wine industry has seen a general shift towards higher-value products, driven by millennials looking for novel, high-quality food and drink experiences, while wine grape producers are looking for ways to boost their earnings.
Back in the day, the Mr Delivery booklet was a fridge fixture for most South African households. After a technology-led transformation, Mr Delivery became Mr D Food – a 100% online business with 95% of all orders being placed on its mobile app.
We chatted to the directorate of food control national department of health about Regulation R638.
In this exclusive interview we go live with Ms. Penny Campbell, the Director of Food Control,
Department of Health, to chat about the intention and interpretation of the regulation.