keyboard_arrow_upA first for Italy
keyboard_arrow_downA first for Italy

Centrale del Latte di Brescia has doubled its aseptic production of UHT milk in PET bottles and in doing so is benefitting from a simple, safe and sustainable packaging line. The project saw this innovation-driven company become the first producer in Italy to invest in Sidel’s aseptic and environmentally friendly combined blow-fill-cap solution with dry […]

keyboard_arrow_upCelebrate excellence in SA dairy
keyboard_arrow_downCelebrate excellence in SA dairy

The oldest dairy competition in South Africa took place on 23 February 2017 at Grand West in Cape Town. Agri-Expo has been presenting the South African Dairy Championships since 1834 and this year it is supported again by DuPont as a Platinum sponsor.

keyboard_arrow_upCheese powder power
keyboard_arrow_downCheese powder power

When thinking of cheese, we don’t often give much thought to the powered variety. In this article, Charlotte Lisbonne takes a look at how food manufacturers can formulate new and exciting products using cheese powder.

keyboard_arrow_upPass the (lactose-free) milk, please!
keyboard_arrow_downPass the (lactose-free) milk, please!

There’s a delicious dairy solution for lactose intolerant people, thanks to new Clover NoLac Lactose-Free Milk.

keyboard_arrow_upWorld renowned Président cheese now in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downWorld renowned Président cheese now in South Africa

World renowned Président cheese looks forward to sharing its passion and know-how as they pair with a local brand Simonsberg. Président brings with it a wealth of expertise, not only in cheese-making, but also in the development of cheese categories through consumer education and investment in local markets.

keyboard_arrow_upID Logistics expands with innovative solutions
keyboard_arrow_downID Logistics expands with innovative solutions

ID Logistics South Africa, part of the global French contract logistics company, is making headway in the chilled distribution market. It established its comprehensive and national network infrastructure to optimise Danone’s Southern African supply chain in 2012.

keyboard_arrow_upAcid whey isn’t waste – it’s a goldmine
keyboard_arrow_downAcid whey isn’t waste – it’s a goldmine

Many dairy companies are yet to realise that their acid whey is a valuable raw material that can be used to create high quality and nutritious consumer products, according to Arla Foods Ingredients.

keyboard_arrow_upShifts in containerboard supply affects Mpact
keyboard_arrow_downShifts in containerboard supply affects Mpact

Mpact released a trading statement on 23 May 2016. The company’s shareholders were advised that its basic earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months ending 30 June 2016 are expected to be at least 20 percent lower than the EPS and HEPS for the six months ended 30 June 2015.

keyboard_arrow_upFinalists for SIAL’s World Tour announced
keyboard_arrow_downFinalists for SIAL’s World Tour announced

Hotel Molitor in Paris set the scene for the SIAL Paris World Tour. In partnership with 28 professional magazines from all around the world, World Tour takes a look at what is happening in the food trade in 28 countries. Watch this space later in the year when the latest trends in consumption, retail and the overall winner will be revealed at SIAL Paris. The event will be held from 16 to 20 October. 

keyboard_arrow_upConsistent production of higher quality PET bottles with Sidel Matrix Intelliblower
keyboard_arrow_downConsistent production of higher quality PET bottles with Sidel Matrix Intelliblower

Sidel recently developed Intelliblower technology, a significant innovation which brings control and self-regulation to the blow moulding process. The patented technology ensures greater accuracy in distribution of material during the production of individual bottles, with the elimination of inconsistencies resulting in improved quality, regardless of bottle weight.

keyboard_arrow_upPraise for Mpact’s recycled polymer project streams in
keyboard_arrow_downPraise for Mpact’s recycled polymer project streams in

Mpact recently launched its new Mpact Polymers recycled PET plant. At the official launch of the facility in May 2016 in Germiston, prominent government representatives and industry partners applauded the project. Read more about the launch here.

keyboard_arrow_upGovernment ministers support Mpact’s recycled PET plant
keyboard_arrow_downGovernment ministers support Mpact’s recycled PET plant

On 10 May 2016, Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, officially unveiled Mpact Polymers in Wadeville, Germiston. The new bottle-to-bottle facility will produce recycled PET (rPET), which is a raw material used to manufacture PET bottles. The material is a substitute for virgin PET, which is derived from crude oil.

keyboard_arrow_upShowcasing efficiencies at SAPICS
keyboard_arrow_downShowcasing efficiencies at SAPICS

ID Logistics South Africa, part of the global contract logistics company, will be exhibiting at SAPICS Conference 2016 for the first time to highlight its services, capabilities and innovations. 

keyboard_arrow_upResearch reveals benefits of training with L-Carnitine
keyboard_arrow_downResearch reveals benefits of training with L-Carnitine

Increasing the awareness of L-Carnitine’s benefits among sporty millennials represents a significant untapped business opportunity for dietary supplement manufacturers. That’s the key take-away from an exclusive online survey commissioned by Switzerland-based company Lonza, which produces and markets the premium Carnipure L-Carnitine ingredient.

keyboard_arrow_upMelissa’s explains why Africa’s Big 7 was its first choice to show its premium products
keyboard_arrow_downMelissa’s explains why Africa’s Big 7 was its first choice to show its premium products

One of South Africa’s most successful food and homeware brands Melissa’s has chosen Africa’s biggest food and beverage expo to share its 400-strong product range and offer franchise opportunities.  Africa’s Big Seven 2016 (AB7) runs from June 19 to 21 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upSava releases Vision2020 at Annual General Meeting
keyboard_arrow_downSava releases Vision2020 at Annual General Meeting

The Southern African Vinyls Association (Sava) used the occasion of its 2016 Annual General Meeting, held in Midrand recently, to launch its revised strategic direction that will drive its activities and projects for the next four years.

keyboard_arrow_upNext-generation touch buttons feature smart electric field sensing
keyboard_arrow_downNext-generation touch buttons feature smart electric field sensing

Banner Engineering introduced its next-generation touch buttons for its industry-recognised K30, K50 and K70 multicolour indicators and pick-to-light sensors. Employing smart electric field sensing, the buttons provide superior immunity to false triggering caused by the build-up of detergents, oils and other foreign materials, as well as exposure to direct water spray.

keyboard_arrow_up38th Annual SAPICS Conference well underway
keyboard_arrow_down38th Annual SAPICS Conference well underway

In all industries, including food and beverage processing, efficient supply chains play a vital part in preventing inventory losses, wasted warehousing space, extended lead times etc. All these factors can cause a business to either lose money, spend more money that it should, have unhappy customers, or a combination of these.

keyboard_arrow_upSuperfoods go wild
keyboard_arrow_downSuperfoods go wild

Research from Mintel has highlighted the growing popularity of nutrient dense super foods. According to Mintel’s Global New Products Database, there was a phenomenal 202 per cent increase globally in the number of new food and drink products launched containing the terms ‘superfood’, ‘superfruit’ or ‘supergrain’ between 2011 and 2015.

keyboard_arrow_upDanone claims Product of the Year 2016 in two categories
keyboard_arrow_downDanone claims Product of the Year 2016 in two categories

Danonehas been awarded the much-coveted prize of Product of the Year for 2016 in the food category, as voted by South African consumers. Votes were tallied via a survey of 5 000 people, by Nielsen and the results have placed two of Danone’s products in the winner’s circle. Danone’s NutriDay Smooth and Fruit range won Product of the Year in the yoghurt category and Ultra Mel Vanilla Flavoured Custard claimed the Product of the Year prize in the custard category.

keyboard_arrow_upMeet the new GEA at Propak Africa 2016
keyboard_arrow_downMeet the new GEA at Propak Africa 2016

The African packaging and processing industries are experiencing a year of many highlights. Propak Africa 2016, to be held in Johannesburg from 15 to 18 March, stands out as one of the major attractions in the sector.

keyboard_arrow_upTetra Pak supports education and nutrition
keyboard_arrow_downTetra Pak supports education and nutrition

Tetra Pak has partnered in support of the Department of Basic Education to provide 10 000 portion packs of ultra high temperature (UHT) milk to learners for National Nutrition Week, which occurs from 9 to 15 October 2015.

keyboard_arrow_upThe good of milk
keyboard_arrow_downThe good of milk

A new international study commissioned by Tetra Pak shows that consumers in both developed and developing markets still have an overwhelmingly positive view of milk, despite occasional anti-milk messages.

keyboard_arrow_upWhen milk quality goes wrong
keyboard_arrow_downWhen milk quality goes wrong

Milk is a highly complex biological system, containing microorganisms, fats, sugars, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and other elements. FOOD REVIEW looks at how composition and microbiological quality determine the milk’s suitability for processing and human consumption, and how types of microorganisms present and the temperature conditions, will determine the final quality of milk.

keyboard_arrow_upRaw milk testing facility launched in SA
keyboard_arrow_downRaw milk testing facility launched in SA

Mérieux NutriSciences has announced the opening of a raw milk testing laboratory in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. This new facility allows Mérieux NutriSciences to better meet clients’ expectations on the South African growing market.

keyboard_arrow_upAwards underline Parmalat’s quality commitment
keyboard_arrow_downAwards underline Parmalat’s quality commitment

Parmalat has emerged as one of the top performers at the 2015 Qualité Awards, claiming three prestigious Qualité awards, while no less than fifteen of its products were named as SA Champions in various classes.

keyboard_arrow_upClover celebrates 116 years of dairy excellence
keyboard_arrow_downClover celebrates 116 years of dairy excellence

The branded food and beverages group, Clover Industries Limited has been a South African success story for over 116 years. The last 10 years, however, marked the biggest and most significant change and improvement for Clover as a leading dairy company in South Africa. This is in part due to the fundamental shift from ‘supply driven’ to a ‘demand driven’ focus, which started in 2006, and transformed Clover into a competitive fast moving consumer goods company (FMCG).

keyboard_arrow_upWithstanding the chill of dairy freezers
keyboard_arrow_downWithstanding the chill of dairy freezers

Manufacturers in the dairy industry face a number of challenges during the production process to ensure the safety of the consumer.

keyboard_arrow_upSmall, compact solutions
keyboard_arrow_downSmall, compact solutions

Oystar Hassia has expanded its product portfolio in the lower to- mid-level output range with an ergonomic FFS machine for mini-portions and cups. Users will benefit from its compact construction and ergonomic operation. At only 6m long and 1.3m wide, the system can be integrated into any production hall without claiming too much space. The cup web is transported at a comfortable height of one metre, making the visual inspection of the work process easier for operators.

keyboard_arrow_upInfini bottle reaps international awards success
keyboard_arrow_downInfini bottle reaps international awards success

The multi-award winning Infini bottle, manufactured by Nampak Plastics, recently won a silver in the Packaging Innovation category at the international DuPont Awards.