Listeriosis is a serious disease caused by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. It is transmitted to persons through the ingestion of contaminated food products. It typically causes pregnancy associated disease (fetal loss, still-birth, neonatal sepsis).
Members of the CGCSA have opened doors to their facilities and EHPs have visited them for swabs to carry out microbiological testing where necessary. The CGCSA and its members continue to assist the Department of Health (DOH) to contain the outbreak.
Listeriosis is a serious, but treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. The bacterium is widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water and vegetation.
Anyone can get Listeriosis. However, those at high risk of severe disease are newborns, the elderly, immunocompromised individuals, pregnant women and their unborn babies; and those with underlying conditions such as HIV, diabetes, cancer, chronic liver or kidney disease.
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has noted events in Zimbabwe where we have some of our members invested. So far, our members are trading normally. The continued stability of Zimbabwe is an imperative,
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has called on the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to declare the outbreak of the Avian Flu a national disaster to allow government to allocate
Johannesburg, 7 September 2017 – The Crime Risk Initiative (CRI) of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has urged shoppers, shopping mall owners and businesses to remain vigilant ahead of the forthcoming festive shopping season.
According to StatsSA, GDP growth in the second quarter of 2017 recovered marginally to 2.5% compared with a decline of 0.7% in the first quarter. As a result of that decline, the economy went into its second recession in nearly a decade.
South Africa’s tough economic environment, promoting closer collaboration between businesses, intra-Africa trade and investment, digital innovation and cyber-crime top the list of topics to be discussed at the annual Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) Summit from 4-5 October 2017.
On 28 September 2016, the Minister of Higher Education and Training instructed the Director-General of Higher Education and Training to suspend the Accounting Authority for the Wholesale and Retail Sectoral Training Authority (W&RSETA) and to appoint an administrator to exercise oversight and control of the W&RSETA.
Johannesburg, 9 August 2017 – The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has noted the outcome of the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma and respects the wishes of the MPs who participated in the voting.
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) Food Safety Initiative (FSI) supports the ban of movement of poultry and poultry products from the affected farms by the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) is not entirely surprised by the decision announced today, 7 April 2017, by Fitch to downgrade South Africa, coming as it does, a few days after Standard & Poor’s downgraded South Africa to junk status.
The announcement by Standard & Poor’s of a sovereign downgrade to junk status and the planned review pending downgrade by Moody’s is a disappointing indictment of policy tardiness and refusal by the government …
Johannesburg, 17th August 2015 – Latest global trends in the digital age and how they can benefit the consumer and retail sector will be discussed at the annual flagship summit of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) from 17-18 September 2015, at Vodacom World, Midrand
The conflict in the Middle East has resulted in some of our customers and certain retail members including Shoprite, Massmart, SPAR, Woolworths and Pick n Pay being approached, sometimes in an aggressive and confrontational way, to remove products sourced from Israeli manufacturers from their shelves
For the first time in the show’s 20-year history, China is the official partner of the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX). Announcing this partnership, Zhigang Lei, First Secretary (Economic and Commercial Office) at the China Embassy said that the partnership offers exciting opportunities for both Chinese and local companies.
Most shoplifters are amateurs, but there are those who make a living from what’s called “the five finger discount”. This week, Checkpoint meets the professionals: skilled lady thieves who target Gauteng retailers.
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa’s 2014 CGCSA summit will focus onUnlocking Stakeholder Potential by turning Insight into Action. It’s not just about the what, we focus on the how it was announced today.
Former Ombudsman for Banking Services, Advocate Neville Melville, has been appointed as the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman. Advocate Melville has extensive experience in the dispute resolution field, having cut his teeth at the National Peace Accord in turbulent KwaZulu-Natal in the run-up to South Africa’s first democratic election.