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_upSouth Africans at SIAL
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africans at SIAL

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a delegation of 38 agro-processing companies on a mission to explore new markets at the 27th edition of the Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) International Food Exhibition, that will be taking place in Paris, France from 21 to25 October 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upHealth and wellness headlines at NPC!
keyboard_arrow_downHealth and wellness headlines at NPC!

The Bay Hotel in Cape Town provided a sparkling backdrop to the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition 2018 awards evening. The event showcased a total of 33 entries across a wide variety of products, namely fresh juices, total meal solutions and reduced sugar and salt products. Congratulations to this year’s winner Aromat Naturally Tasty, which […]

keyboard_arrow_upWoolworths upgrades comfort food
keyboard_arrow_downWoolworths upgrades comfort food

Woolworths has entered its fresh soups in the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upTravel the globe without leaving your home
keyboard_arrow_downTravel the globe without leaving your home

Woolworths has entered its Global Menu into the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition. You’re craving your favourite restaurant meal, but it’s cold outside and you can’t think of anything worse than braving the outdoors. No problem! Woolworths has a selection of brand new and delicious meal solutions for you that won’t only see you making […]

keyboard_arrow_upSuper tasty and moreish B-well Sandwich Spread
keyboard_arrow_downSuper tasty and moreish B-well Sandwich Spread

B-well Sandwich Spread will help transform your everyday snack into an exciting meal.

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_upEndress+Hauser’s sales reach nearly 2.5 billion euros
keyboard_arrow_downEndress+Hauser’s sales reach nearly 2.5 billion euros

Endress+Hauser experienced strong growth across all regions, sectors and product areas in 2018. The ongoing digitalisation of the industry and positive development on the international markets provided impetus. The Group increased sales and profits, invested heavily and created hundreds of jobs worldwide.

keyboard_arrow_upShiraz challenge crowns its latest champions
keyboard_arrow_downShiraz challenge crowns its latest champions

The victors in the seventh Shiraz Challenge have been decided. The top wines in the annual competition were singled out in Paarl this week, putting them among South Africa’s most desirable wines.

keyboard_arrow_upSABIC introduces upcycled compounds to extend life of PET bottles
keyboard_arrow_downSABIC introduces upcycled compounds to extend life of PET bottles

SABIC introduced its LNP ELCRIN iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to support the circular economy and help reduce plastic waste. By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water bottles) into higher-value PBT materials with enhanced properties and suitability for more-durable applications, the company is encouraging the […]

keyboard_arrow_up3D printed food – fad or future?
keyboard_arrow_down3D printed food – fad or future?

Remember the Replicator? In the Star Trek franchise, this fictional device could create objects from any molecule, originally being used to produce meals on demand. We’re not quite in the age of synthesising pizza in outer space, but 3D printed food is becoming reality.

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_upDistell appoints new head winemaker
keyboard_arrow_downDistell appoints new head winemaker

  The new head winemaker at Distell is Andrea Freeborough. Cellar-master at Nederburg since 2015, she will be leaving her position at the Paarl winery at the end of May to take up her new role in overseeing the production of South Africa’s largest wine portfolio.

keyboard_arrow_upAlternative proteins challenge dairy dominance
keyboard_arrow_downAlternative proteins challenge dairy dominance

The value of the sports nutrition market is set to grow by around eight percent per year to reach over US$17bn globally in 2021, according to Innova Market Insights’ forecasts. The mainstreaming of the market has led to a surge in interest in plant-based alternatives with the traditional dominance of whey and other dairy proteins […]

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_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.

keyboard_arrow_upExceptional workshops for 2019 Sapics conference
keyboard_arrow_downExceptional workshops for 2019 Sapics conference

The new normal for supply chains involves uncertainty, complexity and risk, according to international supply chain risk management specialist, Gregory Schlegel.

keyboard_arrow_upFind the best integrated gas and welding solutions at Nampo 2019
keyboard_arrow_downFind the best integrated gas and welding solutions at Nampo 2019

‘Visitors to the stand will be able to talk to our welding application specialists at Nampo about their applications and possible solutions, but we also encourage customers that are interested in obtaining more detailed information about the 360-degree capability to visit the Afrox technology application centre in Germiston after the show, where customised applications and/or […]

keyboard_arrow_upGet ready for Propak West Africa
keyboard_arrow_downGet ready for Propak West Africa

Propak West Africa 2019 has added a further 25 per cent of exhibition space and announces Sasol as Gold Sponsor for this year’s edition.

keyboard_arrow_upSA packaged food consumption on upward trend
keyboard_arrow_downSA packaged food consumption on upward trend

As an important pillar of the South African economy, food and beverage production has almost doubled in the past 10 years, reaching ZAR 392 million (26 million euros) in 2017.

keyboard_arrow_upTetra Pak drives change
keyboard_arrow_downTetra Pak drives change

Food Review spoke to Bryn Thomas, key account director at Tetra Pak South Africa at the Propak Africa event about some of the challenges and solutions facing the food and beverage industry today.

keyboard_arrow_upFrom South Africa to Vietnam, Italian packaging hits the road again
keyboard_arrow_downFrom South Africa to Vietnam, Italian packaging hits the road again

South Africa followed closely by Vietnam are the next two stops in the Italian packaging industry’s tour of exhibitions held in markets with strong development potential.  They are respectively the fourth and fifth appointments since the beginning of January in the 2019 promotional programme coordinated by UCIMA (Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association) with the […]

keyboard_arrow_upThe simplest solution is the best
keyboard_arrow_downThe simplest solution is the best

Sometimes, the simplest solution is the best solution. This is clearly the case with the radically disruptive Rapidojet technology. ROI is shorter than for any other piece of equipment while product quality rises in all respects.