SGS
Carst and Walker

Latest SA News!

South Africans LOVE chicken, astounding stats show

South Africans LOVE chicken, astounding stats show

There is one constituency that won’t miss Doug Smart when he leaves his job as boss of KFC Africa at the end of June. Chickens.

Read more

Littering in South Africa is the expression of wider selfish – and costly – culture

Littering in South Africa is the expression of wider selfish – and costly – culture

The anti-packaging, anti-littering zeitgeist is gaining momentum worldwide, and has wide implications for FMCG food, drinks and packaging. This insightful article seeks to understand SA’s littering culture and how to solve the problems….

Read more

Love Beets come to SA

Love Beets come to SA

Love Beets, an international range of convenient, flavour-infused beetroot products, is now being produced locally and recently hit the South African market.

Read more

New artisanal Robertsons Rubs

New artisanal Robertsons Rubs

In keeping with the ‘Big-Food-needs-to-look-like-Small-Food’ trend, Unilever SA has launched a range of artisanal range of spice rubs under its massive Robertsons brand.

Read more

Clover jumps into the RTE meals market

Clover jumps into the RTE meals market

Clover has made a big move into convenience foods, another ambitious foray out of its traditional dairy and beverage markets.

Read more

Tim Noakes is finally absolved in HPCSA persecution

Tim Noakes is finally absolved in HPCSA persecution

A four-year battle came to an end for Tim Noakes late last week as the HPCSA’s appeal committee upheld a ‘not guilty’ verdict on a charge of professional misconduct for a single tweet.

Read more

Food safety agency on the cards, after deadly listeriosis outbreak

Food safety agency on the cards, after deadly listeriosis outbreak

The government has decided to work towards the establishment of a food safety agency, in the wake of the outbreak of the fatal listerioris that has killed more than 200 people.

Read more

Woolworths steps up action on plastic

Woolworths steps up action on plastic

Woolworths plans to phase out non-recyclable plastic packaging for its own products — as well as plastic shopping bags, straws and earbuds — by 2022.

Read more

The ‘so much more’ promise of Africa’s Big 7 expo

The ‘so much more’ promise of Africa’s Big 7 expo

Africa’s premier food and beverage event is forecast to welcome more than 12,000 people to Johannesburg at the end of June as part of Africa Hospitality Week 2018.

Read more

Tiger Brands seeks new food safety standard

Tiger Brands seeks new food safety standard

Tiger Brands wants the government to establish a new food safety and hygiene standard, as well as a food safety council, said its CEO, Lawrence MacDougall.

Read more

Latest Trends Reports!

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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…

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Kerry predicts 2018 ingredient and flavour trends

Kerry predicts 2018 ingredient and flavour trends

What are the emerging flavours and ingredients food and beverage manufacturers should watch in 2018 as they formulate new products, and refresh existing ones? Kerry has put together some charts to help firms explore new possibilities in sweet, savoury, salty snacks, soft drinks, dairy and hot beverages – with an American focus.

Read more

Latest Food Science, Safety & Ingredients

Latest Food Science, Safety & Ingredients: More

Weekly Newsletter

We hunt down the latest SA and global food-drinks news and trends so you don't have to!
Subscribe now - click here to receive our weekly newsletter!

It's free, fresh and full of additives!

On Facebook