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Beyond Burger arrives in SA

Beyond Burger arrives in SA

Jo’burg’s Infinite Foods has introduced one of Silicon Valley’s much publicised meat alternatives, the Beyond Burger, the flagship product of Beyond Meat, one of the rapidly growing companies taking a new approach to animal protein alternatives.

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Uncovering the value in Clover

Uncovering the value in Clover

On October 19 Clover Industries announced that it was in talks with an unnamed company that is looking to acquire all of its shares and delist it from the JSE. In the four weeks since then, the company’s share price has climbed from R14 to its current levels of around R18.

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Nutriseed introduces new single 30g sachets

Nutriseed introduces new single 30g sachets

Healthy snack food company, Nutriseed, has launched its NuSeed range of seeds/fruit snacks in single-portion packs, perfect for on-the-go, low carb snacking.

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Salmonellosis outbreak in Durban: imported eggs suspected

Salmonellosis outbreak in Durban: imported eggs suspected

Salmonella bacteria, most likely from contaminated eggs, has put at least 30 people in the greater Durban area in hospital, and sickened many more.

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Meat’s year of blood and tears

Meat’s year of blood and tears

Arnold Prinsloo, CEO of Eskort and chairman of the Category Rebuild Committee of the South African Meat Processors Association (SAMPA), reflects on the industry’s challenges, and highlights some of the positive actions taken and safety measures implemented in the wake of the listeria crisis that threatened to overwhelm the industry.

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More on SA’s first Centre for Food Safety

More on SA’s first Centre for Food Safety

Tiger Brands and Stellenbosch University have partnered to launch the Centre for Food Safety, a one-of-a-kind applied food science research consortium.

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Big step up for food safety in SA: launch of Centre For Food Safety

Big step up for food safety in SA: launch of Centre For Food Safety

Tiger Brands in partnership with Stellenbosch University has launched the first Centre for Food Safety in the country.

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Checkers launches new private label wellness range Simple Truth

Checkers launches new private label wellness range Simple Truth

Checkers has announced it is making healthier alternatives to everyday products more accessible and affordable with the launch of Simple Truth, its new private label wellness range.

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Flour but not chicken to be added to SA’s VAT-free basket

Flour but not chicken to be added to SA’s VAT-free basket

Government has proposed that white bread flour, cake flour and sanitary pads should be included in the basket of zero-rated VAT items from April 1, 2019.

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Fallout from listeriosis outbreak still lingering – study

Fallout from listeriosis outbreak still lingering – study

Listeriosis levels have declined in South African ready-to-eat meat, after the recent major listeriosis outbreak in the country, but the bacteria is still present in samples obtained from rural areas and the informal sector.

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Latest Trends Reports!

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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Millennials kill again. The latest victim? American cheese

Millennials kill again. The latest victim? American cheese

American cheese will never die. It has too many preservatives. But it’s melting away….

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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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