Retailers, including Woolworths, Shoprite and Checkers, will immediately stop selling hot food, including rotisserie chickens, pies as well as bread baked in-store, after a warning from government.

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While the state announced some easing in new lockdown regulations this week – hardware stores have been partially reopened for plumbers and electricians, for example – there has been no relaxation in food sales.

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In fact, government took an even stricter line with food retailers during a media briefing on Thursday.

Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel told journalists that government’s position on selling hot prepared food was always “very clear”, and that retailers were not supposed to have hot food sections since the start of the national lockdown.
Prepared food is not allowed to be sold during the lockdown period. Supermarkets are also not allowed to sell cooked food.

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"Frozen food" in this case refers to prepared meals that have been cooked, then frozen.

You can still buy frozen meats and vegetables.

Could you assist? Where do you get your information from? Can't find any of this in the regulations which merely say in Annexure B(A)1.(i) that "any food product, including non-alcoholic beverages" are essential goods?