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Pioneer weathers loss of Pepsi

Pioneer FoodsPioneer Foods has reported that its total interim revenue was up 6% to R10bn, despite the loss of Pepsi along with the divestments of its biscuits and Maitland Vinegar businesses.

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The high price of SA's daily bread

BreadConsumers are being encouraged to rail against soaring food prices, particularly bread, which continue to outstrip inflation by almost double.

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Tiger Brands' new CEO on the way forward

Tiger Brands logoSouth Africa's biggest consumer foods maker, Tiger Brands, has pledged a sweeping overhaul of its operations this week, after a botched investment in Nigeria and mounting difficulties in its home and exports markets force a re-think. 

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New brine cap to increase chicken prices is not true

Rainbow IQF chickenWidespread reports stating that frozen chicken portions will become more expensive in SA with the new brine cap, is untrue, according to Scott Pittman, MD of the consumer division at RCL Foods.

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SA's 2016 dairy champion!

Dalewood Fromage HuguenotFor the second time in four years, Dalewood Fromage's signature cheese, the 12-month matured, uniquely South African Huguenot, has done it again, and was recently crowned South Africa's Dairy Product of the Year for 2016.

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Big growth ambitions for SA's upmarket Melissa’s food brand

Melissas biscuitsOne of South Africa’s most successful upmarket food brands, Melissa’s, is looking to Africa’s biggest food and beverage expo in June, AB7, to promote its 400-strong product range and boost its footprint via franchise opportunities.

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The state of the SA chocolate industry

Chocolate reportThere has been a marked decline in SA's chocolate consumption, according to a new report by Insight Survey, a doubly whammy as a result of the country's consumer spending woes and the global health revolution.

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Jamie Oliver, Patrick Holford and Tim Noakes to star in reality TV show

My Food Addiction showA first of its kind reality TV series, guest starring the legendary Jamie Oliver, Patrick Holford and Professor Tim Noakes, will be hitting South African screens next year.

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Food Explorer #9: A South African food scientist savours Champagne in Champagne!

Champagne poppingLisa Ronquest is one of South Africa's top young food scientists, now transferred to The Netherlands in a global food R&D role by Mars. She's been sharing her impressions and insights with FOODStuff SA readers in a regular blog, and we're proud here to publish the ninth episode on her big move. This time, Lisa is seduced by the wonders of Champagne!

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Government finally sets levels of brine in frozen chicken

Chicken briningFinally, after much industry wrangling and mangling‚ there’s a legal limit to the percentage of brine - salted water - which can be added to frozen chicken pieces for sale in South Africa.

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Top International Stuff

The US FDA has taken a major step in making sure consumers have updated nutritional information for most packaged foods sold in the US.
The US FDA seems intent on bringing sugar out of the shadows. Not only will American food companies have to reveal, right on the package, how much sugar they've added to food; they also will have to...
Nestlé spent three decades building a beloved noodle brand in India. Then the world’s biggest food and beverage company stumbled into a public relations debacle that cost it half a billion dollars....

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