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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 June 21, 2018, a total of 1,053 cases and 212 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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Philafrica Foods eyes more deals after acquiring Simba co-packer

Philafrica Foods eyes more deals after acquiring Simba co-packer

South Africa-based agri-food group, Philafrica Foods, is weighing up more acquisitions in the packaged food sector to follow its acquisition of Pakworks, local contract manufacturers of savoury snacks for Simba (PepsiCo) chips based in Heilbron, Free State.

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How recycling became a South African money-spinner

How recycling became a South African money-spinner

SA has yet to unlock the full economic potential of recycling, say experts in the industry. But already many thousands of hard-working collectors and middlemen are earning a living in this way — a fact that has been lost on many in a country that posted a 26.7% unemployment rate in the first quarter of 2018.

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Tiger Brands may never know how deadly listeriosis strain entered its factory

Tiger Brands may never know how deadly listeriosis strain entered its factory

Tiger Brands may never know how a strain of bacteria linked by the government to the world’s deadliest outbreak of listeriosis entered its South African factory.

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Nestlé Mossel Bay on path to ‘zero water’ site

Nestlé Mossel Bay on path to ‘zero water’ site
Nestlé South Africa has become the Swiss multinational’s latest regional business to transform its dairy factory into a “zero water” manufacturing site

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Poland showcasing its food gems at AB7 expo!

Poland showcasing its food gems at AB7 expo!

Poland has a vibrant and sophisticated food-beverage sector that will be promoting its diversity, quality and affordability to visitors and trade buyers at the AB7 Expo, that starts Sunday 24 June at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.

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Latest Trends Reports!

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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Forget Amazon and the internet — consumers are the real disruptors in the food sector

Forget Amazon and the internet — consumers are the real disruptors in the food sector

Behind the buzz words and hype, it easy to miss the fact that consumers are the real disruptors right now. They have shaken off their “automatic” post-World War II grocery shopping behaviour, and are using their own values to redefine modern food production.

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World goes nuts for nuts

World goes nuts for nuts

Nuts are growing ever more popular due to their relative health halo, the increase in snacking and the desire for tasty and convenient protein sources, according to Candy Industry.

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The dirty lies in the clean label mania

The dirty lies in the clean label mania

“Clean label” is arguably the biggest trend in processed food today. This brilliant article unpacks this trend and its inherent contradictions — and concludes that while it has a long way to go, clean label has the opportunity to become what it purports to be right now: a shift towards transparency, increased corporate responsibility, and better values.

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10 macro trends driving food innovation

10 macro trends driving food innovation

Each year US food consultancy, Mattson, identifies a number of macro trends. It’s goal is to think beyond “the next kale”. It aims to identify lifestyle trends that have the power to influence F&B purchases, behaviour, beliefs and, of course, innovation — the business it’s in. The reason to track trends is, ultimately, to translate them into viable business opportunities. Here are its fascinating 2018 picks, American in focus.

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