Food Manufacturing Africa November – January 2018

THE AFRICAN CONTINENT has millions of expectant consumers-in-waiting. To access this source of ready cash food and beverage companies must formulate competitive strategies and team up with the right local partners. Geographic opportunities on the continent can be found across several markets. South Africa remains the gateway to Africa, but unlocking the route to market in other countries will pay dividends for the food and beverage sector […]

Ingredients Review 2018

Ingredients Review 2018

November 2018

In the last edition of the year, we bring you the latest information and systems to make your business profitable in 2019. Don’t miss the latest trends in processing equipment and ingredients; how to create an intelligent and integrated manufacturing environment; new trends in ready-to-drink beverages and more!

October 2018

The October edition of Food Review brings you the latest information on how ISO 22000:2018 will impact your company. We also unpack SA’s strict regulatory framework in a format that is easy to understand. Don’t miss our informative article on how to prevent defective products from entering the supply chain!

September 2018

The September edition of Food Review looks at all aspects relating to food safety in the food and beverage industry. We also place the focus on growing demand for baked goods and turn technical with an in-depth look on how to identify and remedy reverse osmosis process challenges. End of line packaging assembly automation rounds […]

Food Manufacturing Africa August – October 2018

AS A STAPLE food, baked goods are showing significant growth. Demand is driven by fast-growing urban populations seeking convenient food items such as bread and pastries. Mintel’s report about this category provides some additional insights. It found urban consumers spend an enormous amount of time travelling to and from work. Many return too late to eat a proper meal and resort to eating bread for […]

August 2018

The food and beverage industry is making great strides in increasing representation of women at the top. There are so many opportunities to usher in the next phase of gender and racial equity. By taking the lead, industry will benefit economically. A more equitable workplace will meet the triple bottom line of a socially responsible business. It is good for business, good for […]

Meat Review July 2018

Journal for meat industry professionals.

July 2018

As I write this, we are experiencing a cold snap. Johannesburg is without colour and as people try to keep warm there is an overriding smell of wood smoke. With everything outside the office window looking dour, isn’t it fantastic to be able to focus on what is bright and beautiful in the world of colours and […]

June 2018

The global convenience food market is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR to the year 2020. Emerging markets may even experience double-digit growth rates in significant categories. We all know that busy lifestyles, ageing populations, convenience, innovation, longer shelf life and ease of use are the cornerstones of modern convenience food. Conversely, technology and packaging innovations are […]


THE WORST OF the South African listeria crisis is over, but can consumers trust that food products are not contaminated with harmful bacteria? Food industry sanitation and hygiene experts agree the worst is yet to come if greater governance and enforceable standards are not implemented.

May 2018

I recently attended a roundtable discussion hosted by Mondelēz South Africa in Johannesburg. A panel of experts discussed ways of restoring consumer confidence in food producers, sellers, processes and government regulation. The biggest take away for me was the need for collaboration between governments, producers and consumers to improve food safety during the handling, preparation and storage of food.

April 2018

The food and beverage industry is dynamic and subject to a constantly changing regulatory, quality and safety framework. I recently attended ABB’s Customer World Africa 2018, held in Sandton, Johannesburg. At the show, latest innovations to digitise manufacturing were on display. I chatted to Marcus Brettschneider, general manager of global food and beverage applications at the company. He […]

March 2018

The theme of the March edition of Food Review focuses on solutions to deal with the listeria crisis. We investigate how to harness the right tech to control harmful bacteria and pathogens in the production area. We also bring you the latest highlights in functional ingredients, food and beverage processing and recycling stats for the […]

February 2018

The start of 2018 has been marked with takeovers; branch and division launches and company anniversaries, but one of the most exciting developments is surely the resignation of former president Jacob Zuma. I trust that a new era in government is underway underpinned by accountable and decisive leadership. This might give the manufacturing industry the […]

January 2018

A quick search for food and beverage trends predicted for 2018 reveals a mixed bag of developments. Markets and Markets, a revenue impact research and advisory agency, predicts automation and robotics will see mass adoption in many food processing plants. This will assist with operational efficiencies, customer order fulfillment and increased throughput and quality. Food […]

Food Manufacturing Africa November 2017 – January 2018

THE MCKINSEY GLOBAL Institute has identified four groups of consumers that will drive most of Africa’s consumption between now and 2025. These include consumers earning more than US$50 000 per year in North Africa, middle-income earners in East Africa and middle-income consumers in Central and West Africa. This is fantastic news for those playing in the food, beverage and […]

November 2017

Today’s consumer displays a high level of mindfulness about personal wellbeing and the environment. This trend is the main catalyst driving companies to produce, package and label responsible food and beverage (F&B) products. Better for you claims saw four in 10 US and UK consumers increase consumption of healthy food, while seven in 10 requested greater clarity in ingredient […]

October 2017

Safety and training mattersIn this edition of Food Review, we tackle the pertinent topic of food safety training. Does your training get you top marks or are you perhaps guilty of food handling malpractices? This is one edition not to miss! We also look at how the global food market impacts on consumer’s daily food choices and bring you an in-depth article with labelling guru Janusz Luterek on the latest food labelling regulations.

September 2017

September 2017's edition of Food Review investigates a broad range of pioneering technology, ingredients and new food and beverage products. The ability to think out of the box is what defines future-oriented companies. Page through and see for yourself just how trend-setting and advanced this industry really is!

Food Manufacturing Africa Aug-Oct 2017

The manufacturing landscape on the African continent is continually evolving. The ability to adapt to new requirements in the field of laboratory testing and equipment, formulation characteristics of cocoa and big dairy processing equipment are just some of the stories to tingle your taste buds this month.

August 2017

The August edition of Food Review looks at all aspects that could impact on the delivery of food safe products to consumers. Cyber security, laboratory and testing equipment, food grade conveying systems and the latest in measuring, testing, monitoring and automation for beverage producers ensure this is one edition not to miss!

Meat Review 2017

Welcome to the very first edition of Meat Review. The publication is aimed at providing specialist editorial for processors in the red meat and poultry industry. Look no further for all the latest ingredient information, technology and software updates to assist your business in implementing streamlined and profitable processes.

July 2017

Don’t miss all the latest product, technology and ingredient innovation highlights in the July edition of Food Review! We take you on a tailor-made journey through high quality food and beverage products featuring a unique South African twist. We also explore what makes our country a prime destination for multi-nationals looking for a gateway to the African continent.

June 2017

Experience first-hand how automation is changing the face of the food industry in the June edition of Food Review. Highlights include thermal processing for improved RTE quality; an in-depth look at tannins in the wine making industry, and the use of sophisticated food packaging that takes your product to the next level.

Bakery Review 2017

Welcome to the very first edition of Bakery Review! This publication is aimed at bringing you the latest ingredient information, technology launches and software updates, and a helpful tool to growing a strong and vibrant bakery industry in South Africa.

Food Manufacturing Africa May-July 2017

An increase in urbanisation and a growing middle class could mean a favourable growth outlook for the food and beverage sector. Consumer behaviour is changing, and baked goods, crackers, snack bars as well as sweet and salty snacks are increasing in popularity.

May 2017

The snacks and confectionery industry has shown signs for significant future growth in the African region. The time has never been better for food and beverage formulators to explore their manufacturing expertise, by creating irresistible and on-trend products.