keyboard_arrow_upGreat value in every slice
keyboard_arrow_downGreat value in every slice

Lorraine Bezuidenhout, bakery business director Anchor Yeast, says that since 2003, most bread has been fortified with a number of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, iron and zinc. These supplements are important from a public health perspective. Last year, bread manufacturers also reduced the amount of salt added to their loaves.

keyboard_arrow_upA new voice in cereal bars
keyboard_arrow_downA new voice in cereal bars

MiA Food Tech (MiA) designs and builds standalone machines and automatic lines for the food processing industry. The company is represented locally through 4manufacturing.com.

keyboard_arrow_upIngredient supplier sees Africa’s Big 7 as a gateway to the continent
keyboard_arrow_downIngredient supplier sees Africa’s Big 7 as a gateway to the continent

A leading supplier of a natural calcium supplement used to fortify baby foods, cereals and baked goods arrives in Africa next month. Swiss-based Omya will exhibit at Africa’s Big 7 (AB7), the continent’s biggest food and beverage expo. AB7 takes place from 19 to 21 June at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upTraining a priority for Sea Harvest
keyboard_arrow_downTraining a priority for Sea Harvest

Standing on the bridge of a vessel more than ten years ago, Vivian Lackay dreamed of becoming a skipper. The member of Sea Harvest’s sea-going crew, who grew up in Robertson in the Western Cape, joined the company in 2004. Lackay has worked and studied his way up the ranks, becoming a leading deck hand and then first mate before qualifying as a skipper in January this year. ‘The biggest task of a skipper is accepting responsibility for important decisions that need to be made on a vessel, decisions that often impact the entire crew. Sea Harvest has provided me training and development opportunities that have made it possible for me to advance my career,’ says Lackay.

keyboard_arrow_upInternational digital award for Three Ships
keyboard_arrow_downInternational digital award for Three Ships

The proudly South African Three Ships Whisky beat international competition to be awarded with the Best User Experience at the annual Webby Awards for the live online sale of its limited edition Three Ships 10 Year Old Single Malt Single Cask PX Finish.

keyboard_arrow_upThe little seed with the big reputation
keyboard_arrow_downThe little seed with the big reputation

Mustard is one of the world’s most ancient spices and oldest known condiments. Wealthy Romans were the first to make what we would recognise as prepared mustard, by mixing wine and freshly ground mustard seeds at the dinner table.

keyboard_arrow_upAB7 focuses on cutting food waste
keyboard_arrow_downAB7 focuses on cutting food waste

Minimising food waste will be a key issue at Africa’s largest food retail exhibition in Johannesburg in June. As southern Africa recovers from one of its severest droughts and comes to terms with soaring food prices, the real cost of waste has never been more relevant.

keyboard_arrow_upConstantia Flexibles improves Savanna cider packaging
keyboard_arrow_downConstantia Flexibles improves Savanna cider packaging

Distell brand Savanna is one of the world’s largest selling ciders and South Africa’s leading cider export, available in more than 60 countries. After 18 years the pack, which was decorated with applied ceramic labelling (ACL), required an upgrade.

keyboard_arrow_upCoca-Cola reveals new “One Brand” packaging
keyboard_arrow_downCoca-Cola reveals new “One Brand” packaging

In a move that will extend the company’s ‘One Brand’ global marketing strategy to packaging, Coca-Cola has announced the launch of new graphics that feature Coca-Cola Red as a unifying colour across the trademark.

keyboard_arrow_upALL4PACK Paris 2016 shows excellent progress and positive feedback
keyboard_arrow_downALL4PACK Paris 2016 shows excellent progress and positive feedback

The trade shows Emballage and Manutention, which joined together this year under the name All4Pack Paris, are pleased to report positive interim results. A total of 800 exhibitors already registered for the exhibition, of which 40 per cent is outside France.

keyboard_arrow_upWhat’s Hot in FOOD REVIEW May 2016?
keyboard_arrow_downWhat’s Hot in FOOD REVIEW May 2016?

Food Review has been the industry mouthpiece for the past 41 years. Incorporating BEVERAGE REVIEW and PACKAGING REVIEW, the journal is more comprehensive, relevant and valuable than ever.

keyboard_arrow_upNielsen to bring insights to African Food & Beverage Conference
keyboard_arrow_downNielsen to bring insights to African Food & Beverage Conference

Ailsa Wingfield will be a speaker at the African Food & Beverage Conference, to be held on 4 May 2016 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The event forms part of Food & Hospitality Africa, running from 3 to 5 May, and is being hosted by VDS Media.

keyboard_arrow_upNo fuss meals with new Royco recipe bases
keyboard_arrow_downNo fuss meals with new Royco recipe bases

Making delicious family favourites has just become a lot easier with the launch of a brand new recipe base range from Royco, one of South Africa’s most trusted food brands. The new range has entered the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition, standing a chance to win a trip to the Anuga trade fair to be held in Cologne, Germany in 2017.

keyboard_arrow_upSIAL Paris helps keep your finger on the pulse
keyboard_arrow_downSIAL Paris helps keep your finger on the pulse

“With more than 400 000 raw and processed products (both local and from across the globe), SIAL is an incredible playground for those seeking inspiration: from Shanghai to Jakarta and Abu Dhabi to Paris, this is where the chefs come to find new flavours, textures and colours – the ingredients they need to feed their creativity.” - Nicolas Trentesaux, director SIAL Group

keyboard_arrow_upBiggest ever illicit alcohol haul ‘strengthens’ case for tax stamps
keyboard_arrow_downBiggest ever illicit alcohol haul ‘strengthens’ case for tax stamps

News of a record haul of illicit goods including alcohol has highlighted a pressing need for authorities to adopt tax stamps to clamp down on smuggling and secure revenue, says the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA).

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africa’s first guilt-free protein ice cream
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africa’s first guilt-free protein ice cream

Skinny Scoop has launched a first of its kind sugar-free protein ice cream. The product is the latest entrant in the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upWhat to expect of the African Food & Beverage Conference
keyboard_arrow_downWhat to expect of the African Food & Beverage Conference

The African Food & Beverage Conference, to be held on 4 May 2016 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand during Food & Hospitality Africa, is set to feature a host of power speakers.

keyboard_arrow_upThe Glass Recycling Company’s advert shows power of recycling
keyboard_arrow_downThe Glass Recycling Company’s advert shows power of recycling

The Glass Recycling Company’s (TGRC) latest creative advertisement depicts the power of recycling in a unique way. The company’s new commercial aims to ensure South Africans view waste glass as a precious product.

keyboard_arrow_upHow to add information to your packaging quick and easy
keyboard_arrow_downHow to add information to your packaging quick and easy

Have you reached the point where your packaging needs a pick-me-up? Perhaps you’re keen to draw shoppers’ attention to a specific product benefit or highlight a key ingredient? Or you may be planning to introduce a new flavour variant or launch a seasonal promotion?

keyboard_arrow_upYour role in improving glass recycling – Q&A with The Glass Recycling Company
keyboard_arrow_downYour role in improving glass recycling – Q&A with The Glass Recycling Company

In a question and answer session with Shabeer Jhetam, CEO of The Glass Recycling Company, Food Review finds out how food and beverage brand owners can do their bit to help grow glass recycling in South Africa. Jhetam speaks on behalf of the glass manufacturers.

keyboard_arrow_upFollowing the chocolate dream
keyboard_arrow_downFollowing the chocolate dream

It was the ancient Mayans who found cocoa trees growing in the jungles of central and South America more than a millennium ago. There are those that are lucky enough to work with chocolate such as chemical engineers like Peter Edmondson, section manager for chocolate moulding- and making at Mondelēz South Africa. Edmondson is fondly known to his colleagues as Dr. Chocolate.

keyboard_arrow_upGWK launch new SA food brand
keyboard_arrow_downGWK launch new SA food brand

GWK, the farmer-owned South African agribusiness, has announced that a new, proudly South African farmer brand will be marketed under the new Nature’s Farms brand. The announcement was made at the unveiling of a new, multi-million rand GWK Farm Foods wheat mill, pasta plant and biscuit factory in ModderRiver near Kimberley.

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africa’s Ministry of Finance adjusts import duty (tariff) on wheat
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africa’s Ministry of Finance adjusts import duty (tariff) on wheat

South Africa’s Ministry of Finance has approved the implementation of an amendment to the import duty (tariff) on wheat, in accordance with the current variable import duty formula. At the same time, the ministry has proposed to the Minister of Trade and Industry that he consider instituting a request for an urgent and accelerated review of the variable tariff formula by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upInterpack cooperates with World Packaging Organisation
keyboard_arrow_downInterpack cooperates with World Packaging Organisation

In anticipation of the upcoming edition of one of the world’s most important trade fairs for the packaging sector and related processing industries, interpack is cooperating with the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

keyboard_arrow_upSA’s bold move on salt
keyboard_arrow_downSA’s bold move on salt

South Africa is seen as a trailblazer in the global battle to reduce salt intake, and tabled legislation to this effect in 2012. However, three years later, there is still confusion on how salt intake will be monitored in the country.  

keyboard_arrow_upUS food industry forecast to grow through 2022
keyboard_arrow_downUS food industry forecast to grow through 2022

The US food industry is forecast to grow at a steady rate of 2.9 per cent CAGR through 2022, according to the 2016 Food Packaging Trends and Advanced Report from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

keyboard_arrow_upThe glba hosts conference at China Food and Drinks Fair 2016
keyboard_arrow_downThe glba hosts conference at China Food and Drinks Fair 2016

The glba, also known as the Global Local Branding Alliance, arranged a conference on branding at one of the world's biggest food and beverage product exhibitions. On 20 March, the alliance, which is represented in Africa by Gail Macleod, CEO of Stratcom, was part of the team that arranged the large-scale event as a part of the China Food and Drinks Fair 2016.

keyboard_arrow_upAccurate mycotoxin analysis of food and feed matrices
keyboard_arrow_downAccurate mycotoxin analysis of food and feed matrices

The vast majority of countries have legislation that protects consumers from high levels of mycotoxins in food. Once incorporated, these toxic chemical compounds produced by moulds are able to induce a variety of diseases, so called mycotoxicoses.

keyboard_arrow_upInvesting in the future
keyboard_arrow_downInvesting in the future

The African Food & Beverage Conference, to be held on 4 May 2016 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand during Food & Hospitality Africa, is a must for all processors and manufacturers of food and beverages in South Africa and on the African continent. 

keyboard_arrow_upGrowing small businesses in an economic downturn
keyboard_arrow_downGrowing small businesses in an economic downturn

With the right business strategies and support, small businesses can still start up and thrive despite an economic crunch, say experts ahead of the Small Business Expo to be held at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg, from 8 to 10 September.