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BAKERY REVIEW SUPPLEMENT
Food Review has identified a gap in the market for in-depth and exclusive business information for the bakery industry in South Africa. Our newly launched supplement, Bakery Review aims to fill this need with pertinent information, focusing on the latest product launches, ingredient, legislation and equipment updates. This stand-alone supplement will be distributed to a targeted audience, offering you a direct voice to the industry.
Food processing technology
Increased consumption of processed food drives the food processing machinery and equipment market. It is estimated the global market for these products will reach US$80.6 billion by 2020. Growing populations, the globalisation of food manufacturing, increased awareness of food brands, and the demand for ready-to-eat and convenience products ensure that this is a manufacturing category to keep an eye on. We look forward to featuring your latest news, research and development, technology and equipment.
Increased standards of living, combined with Western food consumption patterns are increasing obesity and other non-communicable diseases in South Africa. A growing middle class is discovering preventative healthcare and is interested in adopting a healthy lifestyle. This is resulting in clear demand for low-fat/fat-free; low-sugar /sugar-free, and cholesterol, lactose and gluten-free products; sports nutritional supplements and high in protein products. In this feature, Food Review focuses on these trends and a growing market for food products offering proteins, plant materials and ingredients containing Omega 3, Vitamin D and calcium.
Safety & hygiene
One of the food and beverage industry’s prime responsibilities is ensuring food safety. This is done by ensuring that all processes and procedures within a facility comply with legislation through the effective management, monitoring, action and documentation of the entire supply chain. Pest control is one of the first steps in ensuring compliance. Relevant measures must be put in place to ensure safety is maintained at all points. This involves achieving a series of prerequisites including a good manufacturing practice and standard operating procedures.
The global tea and coffee market is expected to reach US$116.13 billion by 2024. These beverages form part of consumer lifestyles in major countries around the world. Enhanced nutritional benefits and compatibility with different flavours are driving the demand for these products. The high number of coffee plantations in Africa is also impacting in terms of raw material availability. The industry is characterised by new product development and the introduction of new flavours. The launch of novel products such as mango-flavoured green tea, is expected to drive the industry over the forecast period.
Closures & liners
Euromonitor reports that plastic screw closures will continue to maintain its position as the most popular closing type for food and beverages. Growth in the beverages segment is derived primarily from the rise of PET bottles and the pursuit of lighter overall packaging. Packaged foods, on the other hand, is still driven by resealable and on-the-go products with consumers seeking more functional ends. Retail sales of food and beverage closures are on the rise and will likely maintain this trend to 2020. Packaging Review shares popular closure types, various liners available and considerations of each in our exclusive feature.
Recyclable packaging & practices
Recyclable practices have been established to reduce the manufacturing and processing industry’s environmental footprint. These methods have gained momentum as more companies are committing to creating or redesigning existing packages that are recyclable – in the process of phasing out unrecyclable ones. We investigate the market and look at what companies are doing to promote environmentally-friendly packaging. We also unpack the latest recycling figures and focus on how companies can counteract challenges in the sector.
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