Just as Big Meat bent to demands for organic and antibiotic free products, the new challenge is persuading consumers their dinner was treated nicely before slaughter. Here's news of an interesting move by one of the biggest US chicken producers.
The importance of packaging and related industries will take centre stage next week at Africa’s ultimate packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling trade exhibition, which will afford over 600 exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their latest technologies and innovations.
3G Capital burst onto the business scene a decade ago when it spent billions to buy America’s old-school food companies, including Heinz and Burger King, and then relentlessly cut costs, including mass layoffs, to create efficient production machines.
Following recent outbreaks of listeria and salmonella in South Africa, food safety has come under the spotlight, particularly within food manufacturing environments. This article discusses the role of machinery lubricants in achieving optimal safety.
Nice bit of innovation out of the US for these lower-carb/vegan times! Introducing RightRice, a vegetable rice grain made up of over 90% vegetables and 10% rice, from the man who invented Popchips.
Sugar is again in the headlines, with SA upping its sugar tax on sweetened beverages, and the sugar industry in some considerable distress. So what's the global picture? A new report, "Sugar in 2019" by Schroders, the global investment management firm, makes for informed reading. Here's a synopsis but you can download the full report, free!
Encapsulating a wonderful success story, Peter Nyathi, the founder of Tropical Mushrooms in Magaliesburg, has been awarded Pick n Pay's 2019 Small Supplier of the Year. The annual award recognises the retailer's top performing supplier from its Enterprise and Supplier Development programme. The winner is selected...
In a fascinating and creative report, GlobalData's industry experts have selected their favourite innovations of 2018 and analysed why these stand out in their ability to connect with consumers. It's FREE to download, too!
The UK bakery chain Greggs was offering free samples of its vegan sausage roll to early morning punters this week. A friend picking up a coffee declined the offer: “Didn’t seem right.” He is not with the zeitgeist on this one. [Great opinion piece from the FT...Ed]
Cape Town's Agriprotein has been named among just two companies hailing from Africa in the Global Cleantech 100, a list of the 100 companies best positioned to solve the future’s clean-tech challenges and make an impact on the market.
The arrival of alternatives for almost everything in food and beverages has been driven by a number of factors, but health remains the leading reason, according to Innova Market Insights.
Afriplex, the Paarl-based botanicals ingredient producer, has established a dedicated cannabis laboratory to meet the requirements, it says "of the exploding cannabis industry" for high quality processing and testing in South Africa.
It's a crowd-pleasing party trick: cut a grape in half, pop it in the microwave, hit "start" — then sit back and be dazzled by the grape balls of fire. Some serious science behind the phenomenon has just been uncovered...
Gaming and casino company Grand Parade Investments (GPI) is exiting its Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins businesses as its losing streak continued in the food market that it entered in a gamble three years ago.
With food safety and factory hygiene the flashing stars atop the SA food industry's priority pyramid, there was never a more apt time for the relaunch of Carbotect, an innovative, locally-developed factory hygiene management tool that offers a multitude of benefits.
In a determined effort to change the fortunes and lives of aspiring bakers and confectioners, Chipkins Puratos, a supplier in the bakery, patisserie, and chocolate sectors, has started a bakery school, claimed as an industry first for South Africa.
The 2017/2018 Listeriosis outbreak is officially over but there's no room to let one's guard down for microbiological hazards. Pick n Pay, in conjunction with FoodFocus, is hosting two workshops for suppliers and other interested participants.