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It’s not just imported honey which is adulterated with sugar

It’s not just imported honey which is adulterated with sugar

Honey adulteration is in the news again… this time MNET’s Carte Blanche put it into the public eye recently, depressingly illustrating that it’s not just the imported honey which is adulterated with sugar – some of the ‘100 percent pure’ local stuff is too.

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Nielsen: Poor economy having profound effect on consumer behaviour

Nielsen: Poor economy having profound effect on consumer behaviour

It’s no secret that South African shoppers are beset by a storm of rising prices and it seems their shopping baskets are definitely feeling the pain with the average consumer now hyper aware of what they’re purchasing, says Nielsen.

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Lucky Star operations in Western Cape get two desalination plants

Lucky Star operations in Western Cape get two desalination plants

The extreme drought in the Western Cape is forcing creative investment in water alternatives, with latest news that the Oceana Group, SA’s biggest fishing group, has commissioned two desalination plants at its West Coast cannery and fishmeal operations.

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International registration for your cleaning products – now a reality in South Africa

International registration for your cleaning products – now a reality in South Africa

Ever wonder if the cleaners you are using in your food or production facility are safe? This article will help you understand what to look for when sourcing chemicals.

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CNN interview: Meet Pioneer Foods CEO Tertius Carstens

CNN interview: Meet Pioneer Foods CEO Tertius Carstens

In a recent episode of CNN Marketplace Africa, Pioneer Foods CEO, Tertius Carstens, outlined the company’s journey from its beginning in 1997 and describe some of the challenges the company has had to overcome.

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SA cake decorating products found unfit for consumption

SA cake decorating products found unfit for consumption

You probably wouldn’t dream of eating the glitter sold in stationery and craft shops‚ but it’s now alleged that almost all the glitter sprinkled on iced cakes has no business inside a human body either.

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Latest updates on SA’s deadly listeria outbreak

Latest updates on SA’s deadly listeria outbreak

The catastrophic listeriosis outbreak is all but over, but it’s still in the news. As of July 26, 2018, a total of 1,060 cases and 216 deaths from all provinces across the country were reported by the NICD since January 1, 2017. Here are historic and latest updates and news on the outbreak, and much more…..

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Blockchain: A safe link in the food chain

Blockchain: A safe link in the food chain

Blockchain, the technology that records information and is most famous for powering cryptocurrencies, could be an answer to SA’s food safety issues, if technology pundits are to be believed.

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SA’s listeria outbreak and the Swiss Cheese model of disaster

SA’s listeria outbreak and the Swiss Cheese model of disaster

“Having spent the last 20 years of my life invested in food safety management systems in the South African food industry, I have to say the Listeriosis outbreak has caused some self-doubt. What have we done wrong? What have we missed?” These are some very big questions asked by Linda Jackson of compliance website and consultancy, FoodFocus.

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Zeder invests in high tech agribusinesses

Zeder invests in high tech agribusinesses

The JSE-listed agribusiness investment company has backed two new start-ups, part of Zeder’s transition from focusing mainly on investments in agricultural co-operatives to holding interests in high-tech businesses across the food and beverage value chain.

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Latest Trends Reports!

UK: Iceland is selling plastic-free chewing gum

UK: Iceland is selling plastic-free chewing gum

The budget supermarket chain recently pledged to go plastic-free on its own label products by the end of 2023 – and as part of this mission has started selling plastic-free chewing gum.

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Get to know the trendiest food ingredient you’ve never heard of

Get to know the trendiest food ingredient you’ve never heard of

There is a sleeper food trend afoot; one that is more popular than probiotics, collagen and gluten-free. Any guesses?

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Generation Z set to impact the future of food and drink innovation

Generation Z set to impact the future of food and drink innovation

Millennials have had their time in the spotlight; now, companies are looking to the next generation to see how they will impact the future of the food and drink industry.

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US: Lactose-free milk takes on surging plant milks

US: Lactose-free milk takes on surging plant milks

Powered by lactose-free innovation, dairy is challenging the surging growth of plant milks, with US sales of lactose-free milk set to catch up with – and perhaps even overtake – almond milk, reports New Nutrition Business.

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The ascension of cauliflower

The ascension of cauliflower

Food companies are capitalising on the low-carb, gluten-free trend by using vegetables like cauliflower to replace flour, rice and other simple carbs.

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Fermentation adds fizz – and buzz ‑ to products

Fermentation adds fizz – and buzz ‑ to products

Kombucha, Korean-inspired kimchi and even beauty care products are rising to the top of the food industry headlines. It’s all about fermentation, which adds good gut bacteria inside and absorption efficacy outside.

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Update on millenials’ attitudes to business and social issues

Update on millenials’ attitudes to business and social issues

Following a year marked by significant geopolitical and social change, millennials (35-25 years) and Gen Z (23-19 years) are sounding the alarm for businesses to step up their efforts to make a positive impact on the broader world, according to Deloitte’s seventh annual Millennial Survey.

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Milking it: Dairy alternatives present new opportunities for manufacturers

Milking it: Dairy alternatives present new opportunities for manufacturers

As consumer interest in dairy alternatives climbs, so too does production of such products. Launches of dairy-alternative beverages, for example, have more than doubled globally since 2012. Get an update on this trend with this FREE White Paper published by Tate & Lyle…

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Are FODMAP foods the next gluten-free?

Are FODMAP foods the next gluten-free?

Pundits are predicting that 2018 will be a growth year for FODMAPS, which has been bubbling under since its debut in Australia as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The acronym comes from Fermentable Oligo-Di, Mono-saccharides and Polyols, which are types of short-chain carbohydrates found in a variety of foods, including onions, garlic, wheat and apples.

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Eight food trends for 2018

Eight food trends for 2018

Euromonitor International has released the eight most influential packaged food megatrends for 2018. These megatrends, sharing common drivers, have the power to transform and disrupt entire categories while also providing sustainable growth and relevance for companies that succeed in these new ideas.

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