keyboard_arrow_up36 die from listeria infection in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_down36 die from listeria infection in South Africa

SA Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced the outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NCID).

keyboard_arrow_upALPLA’s acquisition of Boxmore Packaging officially approved
keyboard_arrow_downALPLA’s acquisition of Boxmore Packaging officially approved

ALPLA’s takeover of Boxmore Packaging, which was subject to legal and regulatory approval by the competition authorities, was recently approved.

keyboard_arrow_upFinalists announced for 2017 Diners Club winemaker of the year awards
keyboard_arrow_downFinalists announced for 2017 Diners Club winemaker of the year awards

The finalists for the Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards have been announced. Five winemakers have been shortlisted to compete for the prestigious Winemaker of the Year award, while four will vie for the Young Winemaker of the Year title.

keyboard_arrow_upNuy Winery retains Veritas crown as best fortified wine producer
keyboard_arrow_downNuy Winery retains Veritas crown as best fortified wine producer

Nuy Winery won ten gold and one double gold medal in the fortified wine category at the 27th Veritas Awards, making them the top achiever in this class for a second consecutive year.

keyboard_arrow_upNatural spring water vs distilled – what’s the difference and why does it matter?
keyboard_arrow_downNatural spring water vs distilled – what’s the difference and why does it matter?

Consumers have come a long way since the days when they just picked a bottle of water off the shelf. More savvy about health and keener to know the origins of the products they consumer, they have realised that not all bottled water is the same and that the differences between the various options are […]

keyboard_arrow_upUniZulu develops biscuits made from the Amaranthus plant
keyboard_arrow_downUniZulu develops biscuits made from the Amaranthus plant

University of Zululand researchers served up a tasty biscuit made from the Amaranthus plant (a spinach-like vegetable traditionally known as imbuya) to SA Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, at the DST Innovation Bridge Portal held recently.

keyboard_arrow_upVolvo Financial Services launched in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downVolvo Financial Services launched in South Africa

Volvo Financial Services, the global captive finance arm of the Volvo Group has announced the launch of its operation in South Africa through the newly established Volvo Financial Services Southern Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upTetra Pak’s carton equity
keyboard_arrow_downTetra Pak’s carton equity

More than 60 per cent of consumers agree that glass packaging is better for the environment than other types of packaging. Tetra Pak believes this is erroneous as life cycle assessments (LCA) on carton indicate it is environmentally friendlier than glass.

keyboard_arrow_upStevia – nature’s zero-calorie great tasting sweetener
keyboard_arrow_downStevia – nature’s zero-calorie great tasting sweetener

The story of stevia is evolving.  Not long ago, it was a little known, plant-based zero-calorie sweetener that worked well in some beverage and food applications.   It triggered enthusiasm when it first became available as an ingredient in 2008, because beverage and food companies were looking for a sweetener that was from nature and that […]

keyboard_arrow_upNPC inspires the future of food
keyboard_arrow_downNPC inspires the future of food

The Venue in Sandton, Gauteng, offered a glittering backdrop to a night of innovation during the 2017 Food Review/Symrise New Products awards evening. The event showcased a total of 39 entries and was a great opportunity to see what our industry has to offer. This year, the call for reduced sugar, clean labels and innovative […]

keyboard_arrow_upMeet the NPC 2017 winners!
keyboard_arrow_downMeet the NPC 2017 winners!

The Venue in Sandton, Gauteng, offered a glittering backdrop to a night of celebrating innovation during the 2017 Food Review/Symrise New Products awards evening. The event showcased a total of 36 entries and was a great opportunity to see what our industry has to offer. This year, the call for reduced sugar, clean labels and […]

keyboard_arrow_upBigger bottle, less sugar
keyboard_arrow_downBigger bottle, less sugar

Oros is a nostalgic brand boasting a rich heritage of 115 years in the market. It continues to play a key role in South Africa as a brand that is truly multi-generational. The growing trend for on-the-go convenience, coupled to calling the heed for reduced sugar products has resulted in a convenient 500ml pack size […]

keyboard_arrow_upGMPF brings out the sweet side of braaing
keyboard_arrow_downGMPF brings out the sweet side of braaing

What’s a good old South African braai without a sweet something to end the meal? GMPF has combined two local passions – braaing and chocolate – to create a decadent dessert that is ready in five minutes. This is the latest entrant in the Food Review/ Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upMade for Africa
keyboard_arrow_downMade for Africa

The Woza product line up of cooldrinks is uncompromising in its ingredients, flavour and style.

keyboard_arrow_upStart the day happy with Thrive
keyboard_arrow_downStart the day happy with Thrive

Finding a quick, easy breakfast that not only tastes good, but is good for you too, can feel like hitting the nutritional jackpot. Well now you can with Thrive- a brand new high-protein multigrain cereal from Premier FMCG that's formulated to not only make breakfast a breeze, but also promote happy, strong, active bodies throughout the day.

keyboard_arrow_upFamous on café menus and now so easy to make at home
keyboard_arrow_downFamous on café menus and now so easy to make at home

red espresso, the innovators behind South Africa’s much-loved rooibos red cappuccino, is set to shake up the premium gourmet beverage market with the launch of their new instant red cappuccino.

keyboard_arrow_upWoolies launches no sugar cookies and rusks
keyboard_arrow_downWoolies launches no sugar cookies and rusks

Considering the no sugar buzz going around, Woolworths found an opportunity to introduce cookies made with absolutely no sugar. Products are sweetened only by the inclusion of fruit pieces and pairing ingredients that enhances flavour delivery i.e. chocolate and orange.

keyboard_arrow_upDarling Brew Godfather bottled in 330ml for autumn and winter seasons.
keyboard_arrow_downDarling Brew Godfather bottled in 330ml for autumn and winter seasons.

Darling Brew’s Godfather Rye IPA was first launched especially for Clarens Beer Festival in February 2017, where attending breweries were all asked to create a new festival brew.

keyboard_arrow_upIshida’s inspection system ensures superior quality cheese
keyboard_arrow_downIshida’s inspection system ensures superior quality cheese

The Famous Brands Cheese Company, managed by Coega Dairy in the Eastern Cape, has enhanced its stringent quality control standards with a new Ishida x-ray inspection technology.

keyboard_arrow_upDevoted to zero pellet loss
keyboard_arrow_downDevoted to zero pellet loss

Polyoak Packaging has become part of a worldwide drive by leaders in plastics to reduce the number of plastic pellets ending up in rivers and ultimately the ocean. The company signed a pledge on 24 October, to prevent resin pellet, flake and powder loss as part of Plastics|SA’s Operation Clean Sweep launched earlier this year.

keyboard_arrow_upLatest survey indicates more South Africans are recycling than ever before
keyboard_arrow_downLatest survey indicates more South Africans are recycling than ever before

The latest plastics recycling figures released by Plastics|SA reveal that South Africans are recycling more plastics than ever before.

keyboard_arrow_upRewarding excellence in packaging
keyboard_arrow_downRewarding excellence in packaging

This year’s Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) Gold Pack Awards presentation, which will be held on 22 November, is designed to showcase the best of the South African packaging industry. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three winners in each of the various categories. All entries that achieve finalist status […]

keyboard_arrow_upUptick in manufacturing positive for packaging industry
keyboard_arrow_downUptick in manufacturing positive for packaging industry

A recent announcement by StatsSA indicating an uptick in manufacturing data offers the packaging industry an opportunity to ramp up the move towards digitising their production in preparation for further growth. This is according to Bruce Peters, regional manager in charge of manufacturing at Cisco Southern Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upFlint Group’s acquisition enables expansion of its African business
keyboard_arrow_downFlint Group’s acquisition enables expansion of its African business

The Flint Group recently announced the latest expansion to its African business with the acquisition of the remaining shares in Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems. The group became the sole owner of the entity on 24 October.

keyboard_arrow_upSharp tooling makes its mark
keyboard_arrow_downSharp tooling makes its mark

Renlaw was established in 1985 by Swiss toolmaker, Walter Brunner. The company is now run by his son Mikko. In the past five years, Renlaw has become one of Africa’s leading manufacturers of precision cutting tools for the food processing and packaging industries.   In 2012 Renlaw realised that the only way to compete globally […]

keyboard_arrow_upModern packaging solutions
keyboard_arrow_downModern packaging solutions

Geiger & Klotzbücher (G&K) is one of southern Africa’s leading suppliers of packaging material and equipment for the food processing of perishable products. It services the meat, seafood, poultry, dairy and convenience food industries, offering modern, in-house, BRC certified printing and converting facilities. The company’s main areas of expertise lies in packaging, machinery and consumables. […]

keyboard_arrow_upDeliver world class food packaging solutions
keyboard_arrow_downDeliver world class food packaging solutions

Cibapac offers UV and solvent-based printed flexible packaging. Up to eight colours are available on its new flexographic press. The company serves the local and export markets with a diverse range of packaging products. The range includes base and lidding, foam trays, overwrap cling film, seamless polony casings, barrier vacuum bags, barrier laminations, barrier shrink […]

keyboard_arrow_upLycored promises a “pizza” the action at FIE
keyboard_arrow_downLycored promises a “pizza” the action at FIE

Natural taste and colour specialists Lycored have created a range of recipes, including a home-style pizza, to highlight the versatility of their real food ingredients from tomatoes.

keyboard_arrow_upTaura to showcase sugar-reducing powers of fruit and vegetable pieces
keyboard_arrow_downTaura to showcase sugar-reducing powers of fruit and vegetable pieces

Natural fruit and vegetable pieces are the ideal way to reduce added sugar without compromising on taste, Taura Natural Ingredients will demonstrate at Food Ingredients Europe.

keyboard_arrow_upThe power of smart technology
keyboard_arrow_downThe power of smart technology

At this year’s FIE, GELITA is focusing on two smart technological solutions based on collagenous proteins. The leading manufacturer of gelatine and collagen peptides will highlight the various benefits of its novel “Fast Forward Process” and “Particle Engineering” — both of which belong to the company’s smart technology portfolio.

keyboard_arrow_upGEA technology and expertise at FIE
keyboard_arrow_downGEA technology and expertise at FIE

GEA, supplier of world-leading process solutions and components for demanding production processes, will be presenting during the international fair, Food Ingredients Europe (stand 08.0Q5) in Frankfurt from 28 to 30 November the company’s range of technology for the manufacture of food ingredients, freeze-dried food and coffee.

keyboard_arrow_upBENEO to celebrate 10 years of connecting nutrition and health at FiE 2017
keyboard_arrow_downBENEO to celebrate 10 years of connecting nutrition and health at FiE 2017

BENEO will be celebrating the young company’s 10-year anniversary at FiE 2017 in Frankfurt.  Originally launched at FiE 2007 in London, BENEO has since focused on delivering its brand promise to contribute to better nutrition and health for people and animals.  This year, BENEO will be exhibiting at FiE once again and will be using […]

keyboard_arrow_upFi Europe Innovation Awards – shortlisted companies
keyboard_arrow_downFi Europe Innovation Awards – shortlisted companies

On 28 November, the winners of this year’s FiE Innovation Awards will be announced at the world’s largest food and beverage ingredients show. The jury of industry experts is delighted to introduce the 17 nominated companies.

keyboard_arrow_upStands being snapped up fast for Food & Hospitality Africa 2018
keyboard_arrow_downStands being snapped up fast for Food & Hospitality Africa 2018

It’s that time of year again – preparations for Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex 2018 have begun. With innovation at the top of the shopping list for the 2018 show, running from 6 to 8 May 2018, there is absolutely no excuse for missing out on the best opportunity to tap into the […]

keyboard_arrow_upHighlights from Anuga 2017
keyboard_arrow_downHighlights from Anuga 2017

With around 165 000 trade visitors from 198 countries, after its new exhibitor record (7405 exhibitors from 107 countries), Anuga 2017 also registered a good increase in the number of visitors. In addition to products and concepts, plenty of valuable information and cooking presentations were offered in the scope of special events, congresses and workshops. […]

keyboard_arrow_upAnuga 2017: The clear number one for the global food industry
keyboard_arrow_downAnuga 2017: The clear number one for the global food industry

The 34th Anuga was the best trade fair in a long time for many of the exhibitors. More than 7400 companies from 107 countries, a new record, presented products from all over the world and all categories over the course of five days. Around 165 000 trade visitors from 198 countries took advantage of this […]