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Sovereign Foods abattoir back in operation after listeriosis scare

Sovereign Foods abattoir back in operation after listeriosis scare

The company is not the source of the listeriosis outbreak, but has nonetheless tightened its poultry-handling standards….

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SA’s listeriosis outbreak worst documented in global history

SA’s listeriosis outbreak worst documented in global history

In the past month‚ another 167 people have contracted deadly listeriosis‚ bringing the total number of confirmed cases in South Africa to 717. Food scientists are now calling it the worst documented listeriosis outbreak in global history.

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SA’s listeria outbreak: all the updates

SA’s listeria outbreak: all the updates

The listeriosis outbreak in South Africa is ongoing. As of December 29, 2017, a total of 704 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases from all provinces across the country were reported to NICD since January 1, 2017, with 61 deaths reported so far. The great compliance website for the food-beverage industries, FoodFocus, has it’s finger on the outbreak and the bug itself. See links to the latest news here….

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Firmenich buys its SA agent, Flavourome

Firmenich buys its SA agent, Flavourome

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavour business, is acquiring Flavourome, its long-time agent in South Africa. No value to the deal has been mentioned.

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Pioneer Foods to buy leading UK granola brand Lizi’s

Pioneer Foods to buy leading UK granola brand Lizi’s

Pioneer Foods is adding the UK-based granola brand, Lizi’s, to its stable of well-known breakfast cereals.

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The count-down starts to the 2018 annual SAAFFI seminar

The count-down starts to the 2018 annual SAAFFI seminar

MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCEpromoting a bright African future for the flavour and fragrance industry” is the tagline of the 2018 seminar hosted by SAAFFI, the SA Association of the Flavour & Fragrance Industry.

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Food a star in SA’s R43-billion private label retail category

Food a star in SA’s R43-billion private label retail category

Despite tough trading conditions off the back of low economic growth and curbed consumer confidence there is still room for growth within South Africa’s R43-billion Private Label retail category. [Private label products are sold exclusively by a specific retailer.]

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Exploring the “Lore of Nutrition”: the new Noakes book

Exploring the “Lore of Nutrition”: the new Noakes book

Tim Noakes new book, Lore of Nutrition, Challenging Conventional Dietary Beliefs, written with journalist Marika Sboras, recently hit the shelves with a deluge of publicity, albeit somewhat overshadowed at the time by Jacques Pauw’s The President’s Keepers. It lays out the whole story of his health professional ‘trial’, his demonisation and the astonishing treachery of his academic colleagues, and the scientific evidence that supports his conversion to LCHF as the answer to the global pandemic of lifestyle diseases. This review by Icelandic cardiologist, Axel F Sigurdsson MD, PhD, FACC.

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Megabrands curse Taste Holdings

Megabrands curse Taste Holdings

Taste’s pricey deal with Starbucks and Domino’s proves that success is not guaranteed just because it has two superstar brands.

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How ZZ2 became a wildly successful farming conglomerate

How ZZ2 became a wildly successful farming conglomerate

Anyone who eats tomatoes, and that’s mostly everyone, will know the brand name ZZ2, the huge South African farming enterprise that, among other produce, grows and markets 35% of the SA tomato crop, and in fact, is the largest grower in the Southern Hemisphere. [Audio interview – 4.42 mins]

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Latest Trends Reports!

Frozen foods, rebranded

Frozen foods, rebranded

Can new frozen foods startups succeed with health-conscious consumers? When it comes to “healthy eating,” frozen foods doesn’t naturally spring to mind. Today, a new wave of start-ups is reinvigorating the category through modern branding and nutritious options that serve every type of dietary requirement.

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The Future 100 : Trends and change to watch in 2018

The Future 100 : Trends and change to watch in 2018

JWT’s Innovation Group has again published its always fabulous report, The Future 100 2018, an annual snapshot of the year ahead and the most compelling trends to keep on the radar. Food and drink make up a sizeable part of its cutting-edge insights.

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Mintel announces the ingredients to watch in 2018

Mintel announces the ingredients to watch in 2018

With the doors once again swinging open for Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) in Frankfurt today (Tuesday, Nov 28), Mintel asserts there is a hunger for new ingredients across Europe.

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Food trends to look forward to in 2018

Food trends to look forward to in 2018

Upmarket US food retailer, Whole Foods, which was acquired by Amazon earlier this year, has put its hand to trend forecasting, with the chain’s global buyers and experts culling their data and coming up with a list of what they’re predicting to be the top food trends of 2018. They’re very American in flavour, but interesting nonetheless…

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Mintel announces five global food and drink trends for 2018

Mintel announces five global food and drink trends for 2018

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has released its take on five key trends set to impact the global food and drink market over the coming year. Download this beautiful FREE 44-page report…

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Key Trends in Functional Foods & Beverages for 2018

Key Trends in Functional Foods & Beverages for 2018

Personalisation and fragmentation are two of the biggest drivers of change in the food and health business, writes Julian Mellentin, founder and director of expert think-tank New Nutrition Business.

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Innova names “Mindful Choices” as the top food trend for 2018

Innova names “Mindful Choices” as the top food trend for 2018

Innova Market Insights has released its top trends for 2018, with “Mindful Choices” tipped to be the number one trend for next year. 

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The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space

The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space

The ‘retail apocalypse’, as it’s been called, extends beyond Amazon; the industry is in flux. Retail futurist, Howard Saunders, was in Cape Town for the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress in September, and in his keynote titled ‘The future is scary,’ he delved into some of the shifts we’re experiencing in consumer mindset and retail brand innovation.

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An introduction to the eight key global megatrends

An introduction to the eight key global megatrends

In a rapidly changing global environment, megatrend analysis is critical for companies seeking to drive sustainable growth and remain relevant as competition increases and new ideas disrupt entire industries.

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Bread: fresh recipes for a stale industry

Bread: fresh recipes for a stale industry

As one of the biggest packaged food categories by volume, bread holds huge sway over the prospects of many food ingredients. Thus, changes to the way bread is consumed has major ramifications for the ingredients industry – this update from Euromonitor International.

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