In reaction to several deaths in the US from an unknown lung illness apparently linked to vaping/e-cigarettes, here is a statement from SAAFFI (SA Association of the Flavour & Fragrance Industry) with regard to the use of food flavourings in these devices.
The sale of private label products in South Africa has been on an upward trend since 2016, with spend on this segment growing at almost twice the pace of named brands. And this rise is being fueled by increased innovation and differentiation by retailers and suppliers.
Blueberry production in South Africa is set to reach 17,000 tons this year – an all-time high. SA produced 11,300 tons in 2018. About 70% of the blueberries produced in the country are exported.
Global ingredients distribution company, Barentz International, is expanding in South Africa with a joint venture (JV) with SK Chemtrade Services, a supplier of raw materials to the life sciences industries the region.