keyboard_arrow_upDeciphering the language of labelling
keyboard_arrow_downDeciphering the language of labelling

Baxter Foods wanted to use a number of different languages for the ingredients and nutritional information on its range of Jack Daniel’s barbeque sauces.

keyboard_arrow_upProve you’re the big cheese at the World Cheese Awards
keyboard_arrow_downProve you’re the big cheese at the World Cheese Awards

The World Cheese Awards will open for entry from Monday 22 July, with organisers, the Guild of Fine Food calling for cheesemakers across the globe to submit their products into the largest cheese-only competition on the planet. Dedicated only to cheese, with no other dairy products judged, the World Cheese Awards will take place in […]

keyboard_arrow_upGNT chooses a Chinese name for the Chinese market
keyboard_arrow_downGNT chooses a Chinese name for the Chinese market

GNT Group has underlined its commitment to China’s food and beverage sector by launching a Chinese name for its clean-label Colouring Foods – 爱百瑞 (pronounced ‘Iberry’).

keyboard_arrow_upCoke’s phonetic can introduces South Africa to itself
keyboard_arrow_downCoke’s phonetic can introduces South Africa to itself

It’s been 25 years since apartheid was dismantled. South Africa now recognises 11 official languages. But the truth is, South Africans still can’t say each other’s names.

keyboard_arrow_upBonnievale Wines makes history
keyboard_arrow_downBonnievale Wines makes history

At the annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Bonnievale Wines claimed no fewer than two medals and a trophy – an astounding achievement for first-timers to the podium of the Trophy Wine Show.

keyboard_arrow_upBureau Veritas appoints Industry And Certification director for southern Africa
keyboard_arrow_downBureau Veritas appoints Industry And Certification director for southern Africa

Neda Taghadosi has been appointed as the Industry and Certification director for Bureau Veritas Southern Africa as of 1 April 2019. She was previously the Certification director and joined Bureau Veritas in 2013.

keyboard_arrow_upShaping the future of food through education
keyboard_arrow_downShaping the future of food through education

Future Food Institute and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched a brand new partnership to promote food innovation in the agribusiness sector. It will provide education, training and knowledge to generate and accelerate positive social, cultural, economic and environmental impact around the world.

keyboard_arrow_upNovus Holdings sets new base for future performance
keyboard_arrow_downNovus Holdings sets new base for future performance

Novus Holdings reported a base-setting performance for the full year ended 31 March 2019, with stable revenue at R4 331 800 m (2018: R4 308 102 m), while operating profit decreased by 41,4 per cent to R294 million predominantly due to lower print revenues and weaker returns on revenue from ITB Flexible Packing Solutions (ITB).

keyboard_arrow_upBeyers gets crafty with new chocolate range
keyboard_arrow_downBeyers gets crafty with new chocolate range

The past few years have seen Craft Beer and Gin become a much loved past time by many South Africans. People are becoming more open to new tastes and are ready for bold new flavours.

keyboard_arrow_upWellington’s introduces a sweet and spicy cousin to its sauce family
keyboard_arrow_downWellington’s introduces a sweet and spicy cousin to its sauce family

In September 2018 Wellington’s launched the perfect partner to its iconic Sweet Chilli sauce – the new, hot cousin – Wellington’s Sweet Jalapeño sauce.

keyboard_arrow_upSoga Organic colours its range ruby pink
keyboard_arrow_downSoga Organic colours its range ruby pink

Soga Organic are proud to grow, harvest, produce and pack the first and only Certified Organic citrus juice in South Africa. The latest addition to the Soga Organic ‘family’ is its delicious Certified Organic Frozen Ruby Grapefruit Juice. It is a unique and healthy alternative to other sugar-loaded juices.

keyboard_arrow_upPesto Princess serves ladles of love this winter
keyboard_arrow_downPesto Princess serves ladles of love this winter

As temperatures drop, Pesto Princess has enacted a heartfelt collaboration with Ladles of Love, a soup kitchen based in Cape Town which feeds those who are homeless and currently living on the streets. For each Pesto Princess soup sold, a donation is made to Ladles of Love towards the cost of a hot meal.

keyboard_arrow_upFry’s launches plant-based fish-style fillets
keyboard_arrow_downFry’s launches plant-based fish-style fillets

Within the rapidly growing consumer demand for plant-based protein products, The Fry Family Food Co. are launching brand-new Fish-Style Fillets.

keyboard_arrow_upSpice it up with seven colours
keyboard_arrow_downSpice it up with seven colours

Sundays are famous for a table overflowing with Mom’s seven colour family feast. Spicy grilled meats, tangy potato salad, crunchy coleslaw, sweet and sour beetroot – everything just tastes better on a Sunday! Now you can bring the joy of Sunday into every meal, every day, with Seven Colours Grill Seasoning. You can use Seven […]

keyboard_arrow_upOne way that supermarkets of the future can tackle the scandal of food waste
keyboard_arrow_downOne way that supermarkets of the future can tackle the scandal of food waste

In addition to making food businesses more profitable, new technologies can also help tackle the fast-approaching issue of global food shortages. Bjorn Thumas, director business development at Tomra Food, explains. 

keyboard_arrow_upThe world’s food pantry for 2030
keyboard_arrow_downThe world’s food pantry for 2030

Colombia is one of the countries identified by the United Nations Organisation for Food and Agriculture with the greatest agricultural potential in the world. By 2030, the world population will exceed 8.3 billion, with a resultant increase of 50 per cent in food consumption.

keyboard_arrow_upADM showcases on trend ingredients
keyboard_arrow_downADM showcases on trend ingredients

At SIAL, food and beverage companies can learn more about purposeful ingredients and value-added services from Archer Daniels Midland Company.

keyboard_arrow_upSIAL Innovation – as inspirational as ever
keyboard_arrow_downSIAL Innovation – as inspirational as ever

With a 10 per cent rise in the number of new products presented for the SIAL Innovation Awards, there is no stemming the flow of agri-food innovations, whether targeting manufacturers, retailers or, of course, consumers. Worldwide, the agri-food industry is striving to adapt to the appetites of a new generation hankering for fresher, healthier food, […]

keyboard_arrow_upAnother winner From Wittmann Battenfeld
keyboard_arrow_downAnother winner From Wittmann Battenfeld

The company launched its new EcoPower Xpress 400/3300+ at Propak Africa 2019.  This all-electric, high-speed injection moulding machine is designed primarily for the requirements of the packaging industry and for thin-walled applications. It replaces the TM Xpress, the high-speed hydraulic toggle lever machine model. A special feature of the EcoPower Xpress, is its high injection […]

keyboard_arrow_upSACMI compression, innovation and control at India Plast 2019
keyboard_arrow_downSACMI compression, innovation and control at India Plast 2019

SACMI will be in New Delhi from 28 February to 4 March 2019 to take part in India Plast, the country’s most important plastics fair. Taking centre-stage will be the compression technology with which SACMI has profoundly innovated the way plastic caps are made thanks to its outstanding performance, quality and control characteristics.

keyboard_arrow_upIFFA 2019 – focus on packaging
keyboard_arrow_downIFFA 2019 – focus on packaging

Packaging for foodstuffs, especially perishable products such as meat and sausages, calls for the highest standards in terms of packaging materials, machines and systems. In addition to traditional purposes, such as protection, transport, storage, handling and information, packaging must also provide for food safety, hygiene, waste prevention, sustainability, resource efficiency and traceability.

keyboard_arrow_upPlastics|SA hosts CIPAD Annual Assembly in Cape Town
keyboard_arrow_downPlastics|SA hosts CIPAD Annual Assembly in Cape Town

Plastics|SA was privileged to host the 2018 Annual Assembly of the Council of International Plastics Association Directors (CIPAD), which took place in Cape Town from 7 to 9 November 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upCongratulations Reitech, on your milestone!
keyboard_arrow_downCongratulations Reitech, on your milestone!

The customer focused solutions provider of machines primarily for the FMCG and pharmaceutical markets, celebrates its 55th anniversary this year.

keyboard_arrow_upThe role of MAP in the poultry industry
keyboard_arrow_downThe role of MAP in the poultry industry

This article explains what modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) means to the poultry industry and how it meets the quality demands of modern consumers for fresh foods.

keyboard_arrow_upIndustry calls national plastic sector shutdown illegal
keyboard_arrow_downIndustry calls national plastic sector shutdown illegal

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) geared up for the national mega strike in the plastic sector, which started on 15 October. The union said the strike would paralyse all sectors across the economy. It has dubbed this a plastic shutdown.

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africa’s glass recycling success story
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africa’s glass recycling success story

Most consumers understand their purchase decisions affect the environment. This is what makes buying and reusing glass packaging a smart option. Locally produced, this type of packaging contains at least 40 per cent of recycled glass. Recycling resources are in development countrywide thanks to significant growth in glass recycling.

keyboard_arrow_upAnti-counterfeiting quantum dot technology now available in SA
keyboard_arrow_downAnti-counterfeiting quantum dot technology now available in SA

An innovative anti-counterfeiting technology for the food and beverage labelling industry was released this month (September) at Label Expo 2018 in Chicago and concurrently in South Africa. This technology is quantum dots. Upon order, it will be available for distribution throughout Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upAnuga Organic Market will reflect current retails trends
keyboard_arrow_downAnuga Organic Market will reflect current retails trends

Consumers’ growing awareness for health and the environment is boosting the market for organic products worldwide. In addition, the trend towards ‘cleaner’ eating habits is influencing an even broader strata of consumers. Organic products are marketed as healthy, since they rarely contain artificial colourings, preservatives, aromas and flavourings and are grown without the implementation of […]

keyboard_arrow_upDiscover the future of food at Africa’s Big 7
keyboard_arrow_downDiscover the future of food at Africa’s Big 7

Africa’s food industry is set to be disrupted by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, forcing more agile approaches and more innovation to future-proof businesses, say experts set to speak at a key upcoming food and beverage event in Johannesburg.

keyboard_arrow_upRecord exhibitor and visitor numbers at Vitafoods Europe 2019
keyboard_arrow_downRecord exhibitor and visitor numbers at Vitafoods Europe 2019

A record 24 211 visitors attended this year’s Vitafoods Europe, an increase of 15 per cent from 2018, while the size of the show floor grew by 10 per cent to meet demand, showcasing everything from new ingredients and finished products to packaging and contract manufacturing. As a reflection of the success of the event, […]

keyboard_arrow_upWorld’s largest food trade fair returns in October
keyboard_arrow_downWorld’s largest food trade fair returns in October

The stage opens again for Anuga in Cologne from 5 to 9 October 2019. With 7 405 exhibitors and around 165 000 trade visitors from the trade and out-of-home market, it is the leading industry meeting point for the international food industry and it is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

keyboard_arrow_upfdt Africa’s Exhibitor of the week
keyboard_arrow_downfdt Africa’s Exhibitor of the week

BillerudKorsnäs is fdt Africa’s exhibitor of the week.

keyboard_arrow_upTaiyo debuts CBD alternative at Vitafoods Europe
keyboard_arrow_downTaiyo debuts CBD alternative at Vitafoods Europe

Taiyo used Vitafoods Europe, in Geneva, to debut innovative concepts that were particularly well received by manufacturers of sports nutrition and functional products. The most surprising innovation was a concept developed by Taiyo GmbH in Germany and partners for the European market: A legal cannabidiol (CBD) alternative that promises legal and safe consumption with a […]

keyboard_arrow_upTaiyo debuts CBD alternative at Vitafoods Europe
keyboard_arrow_downTaiyo debuts CBD alternative at Vitafoods Europe

Taiyo used Vitafoods Europe, in Geneva, to debut innovative concepts that were particularly well received by manufacturers of sports nutrition and functional products. The most surprising innovation was a concept developed by Taiyo GmbH in Germany and partners for the European market: A legal cannabidiol (CBD) alternative that promises legal and safe consumption with a […]

keyboard_arrow_upMultivac continues to grow
keyboard_arrow_downMultivac continues to grow

As part of a press breakfast at IFFA, the directors of Multivac, Hans-Joachim Boekstegers (CEO) and Guido Spix (CTO/COO), gave an overview of the current development of the business and the packaging trends at Multivac, as well as some of the many product innovations on its exhibition stand.

keyboard_arrow_upGentleman Jack and Spitfire Furniture partner for World Whiskey Day
keyboard_arrow_downGentleman Jack and Spitfire Furniture partner for World Whiskey Day

Two brands who celebrate a commitment to quality, originality and craftmanship have joined forces for World Whiskey Day.