keyboard_arrow_upThe ins and outs of fresh produce marking
keyboard_arrow_downThe ins and outs of fresh produce marking

The amount of preparation that goes into the packaging, labelling, and distribution of food products is hard to ignore. If your business is active in food production, manufacture, food wholesale, distribution or supply, your mandate is to ensure you are complying with the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (DAFF) regulations. You also […]

keyboard_arrow_upIs your food labelling in line with global best practice?
keyboard_arrow_downIs your food labelling in line with global best practice?

Food manufacturers who focus on the European market – as well as those who wish to keep pace with international benchmarks – are gearing up for more complex labelling requirements under the new EU Food Information Regulation.

keyboard_arrow_upFDA issues final GRAS rules
keyboard_arrow_downFDA issues final GRAS rules

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a final rule detailing the criteria of concluding that the use of a substance in human or animal food is generally recognised as safe (GRAS). Unlike food additives, GRAS substances are not subject to FDA pre-market approval; however, they must meet the same safety standards as approved food additives.

keyboard_arrow_upFaking food security
keyboard_arrow_downFaking food security

Maintaining food security remains a significant challenge for governments worldwide. In general, there is less food and more people, with demand outstripping supply. One of the solutions to this problem could be in creating ingredient substitutes. Governments can now look to laboratories to help navigate challenges such as changing climate, decreasing seeding, soil erosion and reduction in labour forces in rural areas.

keyboard_arrow_upMislabelling remains a concern
keyboard_arrow_downMislabelling remains a concern

In December 2015, the Department of Trade And Industry (dti) and the National Consumer Commission hosted a seminar on Food Labelling and Consumer Protection in Pretoria. The mislabelling of various products is common in South Africa, and not only violates food regulations, but poses a number of economic, ethical as well as health challenges.

keyboard_arrow_upUnited front needed to tackle food labelling
keyboard_arrow_downUnited front needed to tackle food labelling

A well co-ordinated approach is needed to effectively enforce food labelling regulations in the country, says the National Consumer Commission (NCC).

keyboard_arrow_upOptimum macadamia processing
keyboard_arrow_downOptimum macadamia processing

Flip Potgieter and his son Philip started building Macridge in 2003. Since 2011, Philip has been in the driving seat at the company, a well established macadamia factory in Limpopo in South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upAvery Dennison’s solution to wet wine labels
keyboard_arrow_downAvery Dennison’s solution to wet wine labels

A unique new technology from Avery Dennison has solved a longstanding problem for wine producers who want to use uncoated bottle labels. Launched at Labelexpo 2015, the new Aqua Opaque solution resists greying and opens up new design possibilities.

keyboard_arrow_upLabelling solutions to address R429 legislative requirements
keyboard_arrow_downLabelling solutions to address R429 legislative requirements

Faced with more product choice and a plethora of information on health and environmental issues, most of today’s consumers want to know how products are made and what they contain. They care about the safety, nutritional value and environmental impact of the food they eat. Product labelling that reflects this enables them to make more informed choices at the point of purchase.

keyboard_arrow_up2015 Indaba promises detailed insight to industry
keyboard_arrow_down2015 Indaba promises detailed insight to industry

The African Label & Packaging Indaba offers detailed insight into the trends and developments in the South African labelling and packaging market. The event will be held at The Forum in Bryanston on 8 and 9 September. 

keyboard_arrow_upPackaging and labelling on the agenda
keyboard_arrow_downPackaging and labelling on the agenda

The upcoming African Label & Packaging Indaba will offer a detailed insight into the trends and developments in the South African labelling and packaging market.

keyboard_arrow_upEducation and innovation in packaging
keyboard_arrow_downEducation and innovation in packaging

The African Label & Packaging Indaba, to be held on 8 and 9 September at the Forum in Bryanston, will again offer detailed insight into the trends and developments in the South African labelling and packaging market.

keyboard_arrow_upNew regulations for food labelling
keyboard_arrow_downNew regulations for food labelling

New European Commission regulations are now in force to help consumers understand more about the food they eat. Strict rules for food packaging cover a multitude of requirements ranging from details of ingredient lists, nutrition information and contact details, as well as the food source and font size.

keyboard_arrow_upMarel to showcase innovative technologies for desired end results
keyboard_arrow_downMarel to showcase innovative technologies for desired end results

At Propak Cape 2014, to be held from 21 to 23 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Marel will be showcasing innovative further processing and end-of-line technologies, including solutions for the production of boneless, bone-in, portioned, filled, sausage and potato-processed products. It’ll also showcase its fully integrated systems that can be uniquely tailored to your specific requirements.

keyboard_arrow_upAfrican Label & Packaging Indaba – education and innovation
keyboard_arrow_downAfrican Label & Packaging Indaba – education and innovation

The African Label & Packaging Indaba offers a detailed insight into the trends and developments in the South African Labelling and Packaging market. This event is primarily geared at education and innovation and will focus on the main label and packaging segments of PSA, IML, Shrink, Wrap around, flexible packaging, glass, carton, metal, rigid plastics, etc. 

keyboard_arrow_upOn-pack labelling solutions unpacked
keyboard_arrow_downOn-pack labelling solutions unpacked

Pyrotec PackMark will be exhibiting its all star line up of on-pack solutions and labels at Propak Cape 2014, being held from 21 to 23 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Western Cape.

keyboard_arrow_upRegister for the 2014 African Label & Packaging Indaba
keyboard_arrow_downRegister for the 2014 African Label & Packaging Indaba

This article refers to the 2014 African Label & Packaging Indaba. For the 2015 Indaba, click here. The African Label & Packaging Indaba takes place on the 9th and 10th of September 2014 at The Forum in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

keyboard_arrow_upSpotlight on SA’s labelling industry
keyboard_arrow_downSpotlight on SA’s labelling industry

Taking place in Johannesburg on 19 and 20 August, the African Label Indaba offers detailed insights into the trends and developments in the South African Labelling market. The aim is to encourage networking opportunities across various industries.

keyboard_arrow_upNatural or not?
keyboard_arrow_downNatural or not?

Could stevia be the panacea that health-conscious consumers are demanding – an ingredient of natural origin that provides sweetness without the calories or health concerns of sugar?

keyboard_arrow_upPropak Africa 2013 starts today!
keyboard_arrow_downPropak Africa 2013 starts today!

Propak Africa 2013 is the largest and most successful packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling exhibition held on the African continent. Taking place from the 12th to the 15th of March at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, in Johnnesburg, the combined shows provide the ultimate platform to view a vast array of the latest products, equipment, machinery, services and technologies. Propak Africa is an essential industry trade forum that provides an opportunity for suppliers and manufacturers to engage with visitors in an interactive and pro-active way that enables exhibitors and visitors to mutually benefit from the experience. Co-located shows include Proplas Africa, Print Expo, Foodpro and Pro Label.

keyboard_arrow_upIdentification and traceability on the packaging line and beyond
keyboard_arrow_downIdentification and traceability on the packaging line and beyond

Manufacturers are setting themselves ambitious targets for reducing their carbon footprints and need tools to help them achieve their environmental goals. At Propak 2013, Zetes South Africa is showcasing its extensive range of solutions for the entire supply chain, focussing on products and solutions that assist organisations to identify and trace their products keeping the environmental protection targets in mind.

keyboard_arrow_upReboot with RED ESCape
keyboard_arrow_downReboot with RED ESCape

Need an appetising break from your computer, tablet or phone? Stellenzicht winemaker Guy Webber has come up with a great solution; a plush and juicy blend of Shiraz and Pinotage. Called RED ESCape, the packaging for this very real (i.e. non-virtual) red takes its cue from the digital world that increasingly dominates our lives.

keyboard_arrow_upFood Law and Labelling 2012
keyboard_arrow_downFood Law and Labelling 2012

The Institute for International Research (IIR) is hosting a two day workshop, dedicated to tackling the impact of major changes to legislation governing food in South Africa. The need to ensure compliance has never been more important, but many companies are still struggling to understand the lengthy legalities, provisions, exclusions, ambiguities and challenges of complying with this legislation. The workshop will be held on 12-13 July 2012 at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg. Jane Badham and Nigel Sunley from Consultants in Food Labelling (CFL) and Janusz Luterek from Hahn and Hahn Attorneys will unpack each piece of legislation step-by-step, highlighting how certain areas will affect you, your products and your business.