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Seamore Farming - 23 February 2016

Seamore Farming has been sentenced after one of its workers, 19-year-old Zach Dean Fox, died clearing a blockage in a grain bin at Deanfoot Farm in Hawick, Scotland. Seamore Farming did not have a safe system of work for clearing silo blockages.The storage silo, which was used during harvest time, had an exit hole at the bottom where grain could pour out of and onto a chain conveyor belt.

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Responsible Sourcing

Unilever is aspiring to be a leading change agent in responsible sourcing. The company want to do business in a manner that improves the lives of workers across their supply chain, their communities and the environment which is inline with the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. This is why Unilever has developed and implemented a Responsible Sourcing Policy (RSP).

The policy is based on 12 fundamental principles and is aligned with their business goals of reducing their environmental footprint and increasing social impact.

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Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) 27 January 2016

The preliminary area planted estimate and preliminary production forecast for summer crops for 2016 is hereby released.

Hiermee word die voorlopige oppervlakte- en voorlopige produksieskatting vir somergewasse vir 2016 vrygestel.

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As part of CEOCO’s commitment to the company’s sustainability programme CEOCO has decided to investigate projects which promote / enhance biodiversity. Why biodiversity? A healthy biodiversity provides a number of natural services for everyone:

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Supplier Rating Q2 - 2015

It is with pride that CEOCO received a “Supplier Rating” from a valued client like Quantum which expressed CEOCO’s ongoing effort to meet our clients specifications and service requirements.

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Delmas Plant

Central Edible Oils (Pty) Ltd bought the Delmas Plant from GR8 Holdings (Pty) Ltd with effect from 16 March 2015 with the view to enter the Soya Bean Extruded Oil Market. Our plant has three pressers and six extruders.

Central Edible Oils (Pty) Ltd purchases the raw Soya Beans from the local farmers and traders in the area to produce Extruded Soya Bean Oil Cake and Crude Degummed Soya Bean Oil.

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Sunflower seed bug

Nearly all parts of a plant are targeted by pests. However, most pests ignore the seeds, as they are often unpalatable or covered by a hard shell.

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Planting a sunflower crop

How to prepare the soil, when to plant and how many seeds to sow on your land.

Last week, we examined the basics of sunflower production – the soil, yield potential and cultivar choice. In this article, we look at planting the crop.

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Unilever SA in sunflower partnership

Consumer goods firm Unilever South Africa has formed a sunflower farming partnership as part of its sustainable living plan and has successfully developed hybrid seeds, which are expected to reduce the country's dependence on sunflower oil imports."This project is currently under way in Limpopo province where almost 30 000 hectares of land is under sunflower crops and expected to yield 20% of Unilever's oil requirements in South Africa," Unilever said in a statement last week.

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CEOCO Retains the FSSC certification

It is with great pride that this article is written as CEOCO (Pty) ltd had no less than two external surveillance audits in the month of May and June 2015 scarcely two weeks apart .

On the 28th May 2015 TUVRheinland® conducted the OHSAS 18001:2007 surveillance audit by two auditors Mr. Jan Kirstein and Mr. Colin Silk. The audit was concluded with only identifying 5 opportunities for improvement resulting in CEOCO (Pty.) ltd successfully retaining the OHSAS 18001:2007 certification.

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