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How clean is your food factory, really? Carbotect will tell you, simply, cheaply and immediately

How clean is your food factory, really? Carbotect will tell you, simply, cheaply and immediately

With food safety and factory hygiene the flashing stars atop the SA food industry’s priority pyramid, there was never a more apt time for the relaunch of Carbotect, an innovative, locally-developed factory hygiene management tool that offers a multitude of benefits.

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Chipkins Puratos launches new bakery school in Gauteng

Chipkins Puratos launches new bakery school in Gauteng

In a determined effort to change the fortunes and lives of aspiring bakers and confectioners, Chipkins Puratos, a supplier in the bakery, patisserie, and chocolate sectors, has started a bakery school, claimed as an industry first for South Africa.

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Pick n Pay Supplier Food Safety Workshops 2019 – “Know thy Enemy”

Pick n Pay Supplier Food Safety Workshops 2019 – “Know thy Enemy”

The 2017/2018 Listeriosis outbreak is officially over but there’s no room to let one’s guard down for microbiological hazards. Pick n Pay, in conjunction with FoodFocus, is hosting two workshops for suppliers and other interested participants.

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Clover brings Greek yoghurt to SA market

Clover brings Greek yoghurt to SA market

Many moons after the Greek yoghurt explosion hit the Western World, Clover has joined the party, bringing a styled version to supermarket fridges.

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Israeli food group offers R4.8bn for Clover

Israeli food group offers R4.8bn for Clover

After four months of speculation, a consortium called Milco is offering Clover shareholders R25 per share – a 25% premium to Friday’s R20 closing price and valuing Clover at R4.8bn – and, if approved, will delist it from the JSE.

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Foodeez puts food where it belongs: on plates, not dumps

Foodeez puts food where it belongs: on plates, not dumps

Cape-Town’s Foodeez describes itself as “South Africa’s leading provider of obsolete stock solutions”. The business, which trades under the name Foodies, has developed a loyal base of customers for its deeply discounted products. More and more suppliers are also seeing the benefits. Bruce Cohen spoke to CEO Dave Bester.

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SAAFFI’s annual seminar: “TABOO or not TABOO – trends that are smoking H(P)ot!”

SAAFFI’s annual seminar: “TABOO or not TABOO – trends that are smoking H(P)ot!”

This is the catchy title of the 17th annual SAAFFI seminar – that will be looking at how these trends affect the flavour and fragrance and allied industries.

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Are you a retired food industry expert? If so, you and your expertise are needed!

Are you a retired food industry expert? If so, you and your expertise are needed!

The Agrifood Technology Station, part of CPUT, is embarking on a worthy project to harness the expertise of food industry ‘elders’ in order assist and mentor future food start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures.

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A very bad year for Tiger Brands

A very bad year for Tiger Brands

The listeriosis tragedy was just one of a series of setbacks for Tiger Brands, which has been slow to display a conscience…

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After listeria – a contrarian view of the bigger picture

After listeria – a contrarian view of the bigger picture

“We are now in the aftermath phase of the listeria outbreak and I think it is high time for an objective assessment of the bigger picture after the horrors of 2018,” asserts well-known SA food scientist, Nigel Sunley. The ‘Big 3’ challenges of food these days are safety, nutrition and sustainability and we need to look at how the events of 2018 have influenced their prioritisation in South Africa in particular, he writes.

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Latest Trends Reports!

Millennials not eating tuna? It’s really not about the tin openers

Millennials not eating tuna? It’s really not about the tin openers

Is there anything baby boomers won’t accuse millennials of killing off? First it was napkins, then cereal, golf, out-of-town supermarkets, raw meat, hotels, chain restaurants and now, canned tuna.

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Functional Foods & Beverages: Key Trends 2019

Functional Foods & Beverages: Key Trends 2019

As brand owners, from the giants to the smallest of startups, have found to their cost, no matter how smart your company is we are all at the mercy of trends. The power to influence them is limited. Success comes from keeping an eye on the approaching waves, and if they’re right for your brand, catching them at the right time and successfully surfing them.

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US: Pasture-raised eggs soar in popularity

US: Pasture-raised eggs soar in popularity

The bar is rising for what’s considered a happy chicken, sparking the hottest trend in the US market: the pasture-raised egg.

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The era of the mindful consumer

The era of the mindful consumer

The Waitrose & Partners Food & Drink Report 2018-19 shows how mindfulness of well-being and environment are having a huge influence on the way we shop and eat today.

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Mintel announces three global food and drink trends for 2019

Mintel announces three global food and drink trends for 2019

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has announced three forward-looking trends which will lead the momentum of global food and drink innovation in 2019 and beyond. And you can download a FREE comprehensive report!

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Provenance powers success at premium prices

Provenance powers success at premium prices

Provenance, authenticity and artisanal processes are transforming mainstream food-bev categories. The idea of “provenance” – having a back-story anchored in heritage and trust and perhaps made in a traditional, artisanal way – is now entering the strategies of largest companies, according to 10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2019, the annual trend report from New Nutrition Business.

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Whole Foods’ Top 10 Food Trends for 2019

Whole Foods’ Top 10 Food Trends for 2019

Phil Lempert, known as ‘The SupermarketGuru’, is one of America’s leading food and consumer trend-watchers and analysts. Here’s his report on what trend-setting US retailer, Whole Foods – now owned by Amazon – predicts for the F&B development in 2019.

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Catering to ‘The Adventurous Consumer’ is key for 2019: Innova Market Insights

Catering to ‘The Adventurous Consumer’ is key for 2019: Innova Market Insights

Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019, asserts Innova in its latest report on trends for 2019.

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How technology, consumer habits, industry dynamics are changing the future of food

How technology, consumer habits, industry dynamics are changing the future of food

These days, everyone is talking about the future of food, and with good reason. With population growth, climate change and technological innovations, the landscape today isn’t the same as it was yesterday and it won’t be the same tomorrow.

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Why people in rich countries are eating more vegan food

Why people in rich countries are eating more vegan food

Interest in vegan food has been booming across the rich world. Celebrity claims of veganism are everywhere: Bill Clinton and Al Gore, Serena and Venus Williams, Lewis Hamilton, Mike Tyson, Beyoncé, take your pick….The Economist takes a look at this burgeoning trend.

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