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Spur buys new gourmet brand, upping its niche market presence

RocoMamasMore South Africans will soon get to experience a trendy, new, fast-but-personalised restaurant concept, now that the Spur Corporation is set to acquire the majority stake in RocoMamas.


World-famous Gary Taubes to speak at Cape Town's world-first Low Carb High Fat Health Summit

LCHF-Summit"The theory that blood cholesterol and a high fat diet are the causes of heart disease will be one of the greatest errors in the history of medicine." With a statement like this it's no wonder that Prof Tim Noakes has been heavily criticised for starting an eating revolution with Cape Town as its hub. But which side are you on? That is why the First International Low Carb High Fat Health Summit has come about: to create a platform for debate and the sharing of the science.


South Africa's first black diamond truffle discovered

Black-truffleThis exciting discovery on an Mpumalanga plantation ends a farmer's nine-year quest to cultivate one of the most expensive delicacies in the world - and could be the start of a lucrative new agri-industry.


South Africa Kit Kat ruling: IFFCO appeals

Tiffany-Break-ChocIFFCO, the United Arab Emirates-headquartered company is hoping to overturn an earlier ruling from the Supreme Court that prevented it from selling its Tiffany Break bar because it was allegedly in breach of Nestlé Kit Kat trademark. The case is now headed to the ConCourt.


Full cream products are in favour, says Clover

Clover-creamConsumers are buying more of Clover's full cream products and slightly fewer of its low fat offerings, says CEO Johann Vorster. Promulgated and hugely popularised in SA by sports scientist Prof Tim Noakes, a low-carbohydrate, high-fat eating plan has been widely adopted by SA's middle classes, compelling retailers and restaurants to cater for changing preferences.


Pilchards for Africa

Lucky-StarFishing conglomerate Oceana is looking to cast the nets of its highly profitable canned fish business into African markets.


Hostex and IFEA to merge into one hospitality-food show in 2016

Food-Hospitality-ExpoDescribed as the "biggest and best hospitality show on the African continent", the Food & Hospitality Africa show in 2016 is the merger between Hostex, Africa's leading expo in the industry for close on three decades, and IFEA, the international food and drink event that launched in 2013.


Nestlé successfully defends Kit Kat shape mark in South Africa

Nestle-vs-IFFCONestlé has successfully protected its trademark for the Kit Kat shape in South Africa against International Foodstuffs’ (IFFCO’s) Tiffany Break brand.


BRM Brands expands into new high-end factory

BRM-RibsOver the past 30 years Barbeque Rib Manufacturers, trading as BRM Brands, has become the market leader in value added meat and poultry manufacturing in South Africa, providing national retailers with top quality ribs. The company recently commissioned a greenfield factory in Mostyn Park, Roodepoort.


Olive oil: Spain’s pain, SA’s gain

WillowCreekOliveOIlLocal olive oil producers are in for a bumper year, courtesy of Spain, where drought is expected to cut production by more than 50%.


Top International Stuff

WikiPearls, a future food packaging concept, have been around for a few years now and have deservedly garnered much media coverage and innovation awards. The latest is a citation by Time Magazine as...
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article thumbnail EFSA: BPA poses no risk
21 January 2015
Bisphenol A (BPA) poses no health risk to consumers of any age group, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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