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Tiger Brands looking to sell off its processed meat business

Tiger Brands looking to sell off its processed meat business

Still feeling the fallout of 2018’s deadly listeriosis outbreak, the food giant has announced today that the business was not an ideal fit in its portfolio.

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Starbucks SA sold as Taste Holdings exits food business

Starbucks SA sold as Taste Holdings exits food business

Taste Holdings has been burned by Starbucks coffee. The retailer announced on November 1 that it would be selling the Starbucks franchise for R7-million.

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AgriProtein taking its maggot farming international

AgriProtein taking its maggot farming international

AgriProtein, the SA company behind the world’s first industrial-scale maggot farm based on organic waste, plans to kick off its international expansion with a plant in California next year, taking advantage of two global problems: a shortage of protein and an abundance of trash.

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No better time to start a small food business in SA!

No better time to start a small food business in SA!

No matter what the news media would have you believe – there is no better time to be thinking about starting a small business in South Africa than right now, argues Jonathan Cherry, well-known futures researcher and innovation practitioner.

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Making South African extra virgin olive oil, from grove to factory floor

Making South African extra virgin olive oil, from grove to factory floor

Most of South Africa’s olive groves are owned by just 11 growers, who each have more than 50 hectares of trees. This article goes behind the scenes to see how this luxurious liquid is made on a large scale.

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FoodForward SA achieves global recognition for its food security efforts

FoodForward SA achieves global recognition for its food security efforts

Local NGO, FoodForward SA, beat out numerous contenders to secure the annual Arrell Global Food Innovation Award in the Community Category for 2019.

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Did you know Chappies turns 70 this year?

Did you know Chappies turns 70 this year?

Iconic SA bubblegum brand, Chappies, is turning 70 this year, and on this anniversary it is apt to know more of its origins.

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Compulsory specifications for processed meat products

Compulsory specifications for processed meat products

The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), an entity of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has published new regulations for processed meats, known as VC 9100. They came into force on 8 October 2019 and will be enforced by the NRCS.

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Milco-Clover merger approved, with conditions

Milco-Clover merger approved, with conditions

The Competition Tribunal has approved the merger between Milco South Africa (SA) and Clover Industries, subject to a range of employment, local procurement of bulk juice concentrate, and information sharing conditions.

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‘Biltong must secure geographical indication’ – economist

‘Biltong must secure geographical indication’ – economist

Biltong is of strategic importance to the South African economy and should have ‘geographical indication’ status, providing protection to unique agricultural products based on their geographical origins.

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Latest Trends Reports!

Plants still hot but meat’s not off the menu

Plants still hot but meat’s not off the menu
Health-conscious consumers want it all! New Nutrition Business has released its always awaited and appreciated insights in its annual report, “10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health”, this time for 2020.

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Innova’s Top Trends for 2020

Innova’s Top Trends for 2020
“Storytelling: Winning with Words” leads the list of Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends for 2020.

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Whole Foods Market predicts Top 10 Food Trends for 2020

Whole Foods Market predicts Top 10 Food Trends for 2020
America’s trendy retailer, Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts reveal their food trends for 2020 in the its fifth annual trends predictions announcement.

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Digestive health gains ground in new product development

Digestive health gains ground in new product development
Gut health is increasingly establishing itself within the food industry. An update on this trend from Innova Market Insights….

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Here comes cannabis: how legalisation will disrupt global industries

Here comes cannabis: how legalisation will disrupt global industries
The global legal market is expected to represent 77% of total cannabis sales in 2025, reaching $166-billion. Within the next decade, some form of cannabis will be a part of consumers’ daily routines, either as a functional ingredient in foods, beverages and beauty or as a wellness mood enhancer in health.

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The future of baby food is sleek, organic & rooted in science

The future of baby food is sleek, organic & rooted in science
It’s no secret that going organic is trendy. People want quality and transparency in everything from their produce to their beauty products these days. And it doesn’t stop there. The newest frontier in the organic revolution is baby food.

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The brave new world of food as medicine

The brave new world of food as medicine
The concept of food-as-medicine is as old as human civilisation – but US columnist Victor Martino argues it’s back in a big way and major packaged food-bev companies are taking notice.

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Innova: Holistic health speaks to all generations

Innova: Holistic health speaks to all generations
Nutrition that supports both physical and emotional wellbeing is thriving. It can target different generations with more specific holistic approaches to help identify opportunities and optimise innovation.

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Nielsen: The impact of double-edged demand in SA

Nielsen: The impact of double-edged demand in SA
The South African consumer landscape is currently fragmented and polarised, characterised by what Nielsen terms “the double-edged demand of the South African consumer”.

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OP-ED: Millennial veganism

OP-ED: Millennial veganism
The world is going vegan – or at least an apparently consensus narrative on this is playing on a media loop. Excellent UK investigative food journalist, Joanna Blythman, is not impressed. Read on!

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