keyboard_arrow_upCompounds to be concentrated optimising rooibos’ healing potential
keyboard_arrow_downCompounds to be concentrated optimising rooibos’ healing potential

Afriplex, regarded one of the leaders in API development and production in South Africa, has partnered with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and Agricultural Research Council (ARC) to develop Afriplex GRT. The end result is Afriplex GRT, an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) that will use naturally occurring flavonoid compounds found in rooibos to […]

keyboard_arrow_upA colour and flavour kaleidoscope
keyboard_arrow_downA colour and flavour kaleidoscope

Sphere Foods SA (Sphere) carries a range of natural grape and vegetable anthocyanin colourants for use during food and beverage formulation.

keyboard_arrow_up2017’s biggest trends
keyboard_arrow_down2017’s biggest trends

The global food colours market is expected to witness an upsurge owing to the introduction of new food products with natural ingredients and colouring pigments. Technological advancement, coupled to sustainable solutions for food and beverage industries are expected to drive markets in 2017.

keyboard_arrow_upFrutarom acquires Unique Flavors
keyboard_arrow_downFrutarom acquires Unique Flavors

Acquisitive Israeli flavour firm, Frutarom, has acquired South African supplier, Unique Flavors (Unique) for R90-million. The transaction forms part of its goal to achieve a target of US$2 billion by 2020. Unique Flavors has a wide customer base in South Africa and other countries such as Ghana, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

keyboard_arrow_upDiscover a world of creative flavours
keyboard_arrow_downDiscover a world of creative flavours

It is often said that when one door closes another one opens. This was definitely the case for Johannesburg-based Flavourome. When a large supplier of powdered products decided to close shop at the end of 2015, the company saw a prime opportunity to build on the existing liquid capacity and forge its own entry into the seasonings industry.

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise is optimistic for the second half
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise is optimistic for the second half

After a successful first half, Symrise is confidently looking ahead to the second half of the year.

keyboard_arrow_upEast African trade fair has international flavour
keyboard_arrow_downEast African trade fair has international flavour

To be held from 17 to 19 March in Nairobi, Kenya, Propak East Africa 2015 has already broken last year’s record of being one of the biggest events in the packaging, printing and plastics industry in the region. With 90 exhibitors confirmed, the show has expanded with all indications of selling out.

keyboard_arrow_upNew flavours from Appletiser
keyboard_arrow_downNew flavours from Appletiser

In October 2014 Appletiser added to its line of premium beverages with the launch of two new flavours. These form part of the Appletiser Colours range - Appletiser Colours Pink (Apple & Strawberry) and Appletiser Colours Amber (Apple & Peach).

keyboard_arrow_upStrategic acquisition in flavours and ingredients market
keyboard_arrow_downStrategic acquisition in flavours and ingredients market

Frutarom Industries (Frutarom), one of the world's top 10 companies for flavours and specialty fine ingredients, announced end of January its 100% acquisition of the share capital of FoodBlenders for approximately US$2.4 million. The transaction was completed upon signing and is being independently financed. There is an additional sum expected to stand at about US$600 000, depending on the company's performance.

keyboard_arrow_upCinema popcorn flavours in your cupboard
keyboard_arrow_downCinema popcorn flavours in your cupboard

By popular demand, the Chilla Beverage Company has just introduced its Nu Metro Popcorn Sprinkles into retail outlets nationally. The product has now also been entered into the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upGinger flavours increasing in popularity
keyboard_arrow_downGinger flavours increasing in popularity

According to market research institute, Innova, the number of ginger products is growing rapidly, especially in the beverages category. In Europe, the number of beverages featuring a ginger note (now a total of 132), nearly doubled in 2013 compared with the previous year.