Welcome to ButcherSA!

Your News and Information portal to the Abattoir, Butchery, Meat Processing and Deli Industries

This site, with its regular newsletters dedicated to the Abattoir, Butchery, Meat Processing and Deli industries brings you:

  • The latest news and developments from South Africa and the world.
  • Updates and new innovations in equipment, ingredients and solutions, so that you stay a step ahead
  • Local and International events and happenings, so that you stay informed
  • An updated list of suppliers to the industry, so you know who’s who
  • A regular newsletter updating you on all of this, conveniently delivered to your inbox
  • A platform to use to showcase your company, brands, products and/or services



Latest Local News

Serco Keeping It Fresh with Insulated Panel Van



Frut – a Cape Town-based company dealing in fruit products, juices, dry ingredients and frozen products – has had the interior of a panel van which they use for deliveries fully insulated by Serco.




Read more

Solar power for Serco’s Durban factory




A total of 1029 solar power panels have been installed on the roof of truck and trailer building company Serco’s Durban factory and offices allowing the premises to be off the grid during the day.




Read more

Bizerba Technology & Innovation Event


Bizerba Technology & Innovation Event

12 – 14 November 2019




Read more

Meet the masters: Learning about smoking and thermal treatment of meat

On 8 and 10 October 2019, PHT and Schröter jointly hosted two masterclasses about thermal treatment of meat, first in Johannesburg and then in Cape Town. With presentations by experts in the fields of meat smoking, food safety and hygiene solutions, the events were all about making meat great, and making meat safe.



Read more

Hygenic Design of Food Processing Plants – Short Course

The course aims to make established and potential food processors aware of the standards that are required for modern, safe food processing installations, how to implement such standards and what documentation with regard to such standards is available locally. Aspects of building and facility design as well as process and service equipment are addressed.



Read more

AB7 2020

Latest International News

Advanced Technology Enhances ISHIDA Mid-Range Weighers



Ishida Europe has launched an enhanced version of its top-selling mid-range multihead weighers that offers even greater levels of performance in the fast and accurate weighing of a wide variety of dry, frozen and sticky products.





Read more

Ovens with artificial intelligence identify exact quantity of food being loaded


Operators will soon be loading trays full of food into ovens without having to press a single button thanks to the use of artificial intelligence.





Read more

USDA Modernizes Swine Slaughter Inspection for the First Time in Over 50 Years

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a final rule to modernize swine slaughter inspection and bring it into the 21st century. For the first time in more than five decades, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is modernizing inspection at market hog slaughter establishments with a goal of protecting public health while allowing for food safety innovations.



Read more

Impossible Burger Becomes NO. 1 Item Sold At Grocery Stores

• After its highly anticipated retail debut, Impossible Burger remains the No. 1 item sold at grocery stores on the East and West coasts
• Award-winning, plant-based meat from Impossible Foods outsold all ground beef from cows; Impossible Burger outsold the next most popular single product by more than 6X in Southern California
• Impossible Burger will debut in additional retail outlets as the food tech startup increases production and beefs up its sales team — starting with tech industry veteran Dan Greene, who joins today as new SVP of US Sales



Read more

GELITA to Host Global Food and Active Nutrition Symposium

GELITA, the world’s leading manufacturer of gelatine and collagen peptides will be hosting its biannual Food and Health & Nutrition Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany, on 23–24 October. 


Read more

Company Profile



Testo South Africa is a subsidiary of Testo SE & Co. KGaA with its headquarters in Germany. Testo is a world market leader in the field of portable and stationary measurement solutions with a strong focus on digital quality management software for the food and pharmaceutical industries. 



Read more


Operating for over 25 years, Ecowize has grown to become an industry leader in the South African market as well as abroad.



Specializing in high performance, high compliance cleaning solutions covering any and all aspects of hygiene from food safety and biosecurity, bringing you what you need from farm to fork..

Read more


AGQPE is a specialist supplier of MAP packaging, sealing film and packaging machines. AGQPE specializes in extending shelf-life of packed meat.



Read more


MIMA has been around since 1995 and is still going strong. Since then we have been supplying the food industry with everything that is needed in the processing of meat products.


Read more

FACTS Food & Allergy Consulting and Testing Services


FACTS offer members of the food and allied industries great depth and breadth of knowledge within one company. We are an authentic, multidisciplinary and connected team of experts, with medical, food science, dietetic, genetic and commercial knowledge.



Read more

Newsletter Subscribe

Please sign up to our newsletter and have the latest news, developments and innovations conveniently delivered to your inbox.


Follow Us