keyboard_arrow_upLoxtonia quenches SA’s thirst for artisan beverages
keyboard_arrow_downLoxtonia quenches SA’s thirst for artisan beverages

Situated in the Ceres Valley in the heart of the Western Cape farmlands, local farmstead Loxtonia launched its first all-natural premium range of artisanal ciders, which hit the market in October 2018. Loxtonia Cider is free of any preservatives and artificial additives and is made from hand-picked apples, which are freshly pressed and naturally fermented, […]

keyboard_arrow_upBosch plans to sell packaging business to new entity managed by CVC
keyboard_arrow_downBosch plans to sell packaging business to new entity managed by CVC

Bosch plans to sell its packaging machinery business, based in Waiblingen, to a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners (CVC). The company and its Pharma and Food units will remain intact. Based in Luxemburg, CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm with 24 offices in Europe, Asia, and the United […]

keyboard_arrow_upTo drive consumer behaviour you need to address the entire supply chain
keyboard_arrow_downTo drive consumer behaviour you need to address the entire supply chain

Changing consumer behaviour and creating loyalty throughout the supply chain are areas every FMCG manufacturer is trying to achieve. However, these are the last links and typically the most difficult elements to manipulate. This is due to challenges around validating sales – you can only reward loyalty if you can verify the purchase.  In order […]

keyboard_arrow_upCollective responsibility needs to be taken to ensure food and water
keyboard_arrow_downCollective responsibility needs to be taken to ensure food and water

With the planet at a ‘tipping point’, civil society, industry and public sector have to take urgent collective action to reduce plastic, eliminate waste and ensure food and water security, experts said at the opening of IFAT Africa, food & drink technology (fdt) Africa and analytica Lab Africa this month.

keyboard_arrow_upMULTIVAC expands range through takeover of the FRITSCH Group
keyboard_arrow_downMULTIVAC expands range through takeover of the FRITSCH Group

MULTIVAC will take over the FRITSCH Group and further expand its range of solutions for the bakery industry.

keyboard_arrow_upCourt rules in favour of DuPont in Novozymes’ entitlement litigation
keyboard_arrow_downCourt rules in favour of DuPont in Novozymes’ entitlement litigation

On 27 June 2019, the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court ruled in favour of Danisco’s ownership of the innovation behind two Danisco amylase patent applications (EP2859097 and EP2825643).

keyboard_arrow_upHow corporate South Africa can curb the rise of mental illness in the workplace
keyboard_arrow_downHow corporate South Africa can curb the rise of mental illness in the workplace

Statistics released in May 2019 by The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that globally, an estimated 264 million people suffered from depression, which surprisingly is one of the leading causes of disability, with many of these people also suffering from symptoms of anxiety. Think about discussions you’ve been privy to at the water cooler.  Depression, […]

keyboard_arrow_upExpert advice on long shelf life dairy at the click of your mouse
keyboard_arrow_downExpert advice on long shelf life dairy at the click of your mouse

Join Ingredion’s dairy webinar on 7 August at 10am (SAST) to hear from experts on the best ways to tackle the biggest challenges in the long shelf-life dairy industry in Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upNOSA commits to zero harm
keyboard_arrow_downNOSA commits to zero harm

On Thursday 23 May 2019, NOSA confirmed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Stellenbosch University’s Water Institute (SUWI). The MoU is focused on Stellenbosch University providing assistance to NOSA, in the co-ordination, development and alignment of current, nationally registered occupational qualifications, as well as providing further consulting services to NOSA. NOSA’s sales and marketing director, […]

keyboard_arrow_upCombine your love of dried mango and chocolate
keyboard_arrow_downCombine your love of dried mango and chocolate

Combining its love for dried mango and the availability of this exceptional fruit, M-Pak’s tasty coated dried mango bars & nibs were devised and formulated in our family kitchen. These bars are unique and can be enjoyed as a suitable and tasty alternative to conventional snacks.

keyboard_arrow_upProtein-powered yoghurt with added energy for active lifestyles
keyboard_arrow_downProtein-powered yoghurt with added energy for active lifestyles

South Africa got its first taste of Danone’s new protein-powered yoghurt last week at the launch of DanPro in Johannesburg. The new DanPro yoghurt and drinking yoghurt range from Danone is packed with 10g-20g of high-quality protein per serving, contains no artificial sweeteners, is available in low or medium fat and is thick and creamy. […]

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_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_upPropak West Africa adds 25 per cent more floor space for this year’s event
keyboard_arrow_downPropak West Africa adds 25 per cent more floor space for this year’s event

Propak West Africa 2019 has added a further 25 per cent of exhibition space and announced Sasol as Gold Sponsor for this year’s edition. This year from the 17 to 19 September, Propak West Africa will once again take over the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria for its seventh edition. Having gown consistently year on […]

keyboard_arrow_upEmerging agro-processors to appear at fdt Africa
keyboard_arrow_downEmerging agro-processors to appear at fdt Africa

South African agro-processing, development finance and export development organisation Food South Africa has aligned with the upcoming food & drink technology Africa trade show to showcase top agro-processing entrepreneurs.

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_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 […]