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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…..
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.