Pundits are predicting that 2018 will be a growth year for FODMAPS, which has been bubbling under since its debut in Australia as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The acronym comes from Fermentable Oligo-Di, Mono-saccharides and Polyols, which are types of short-chain carbohydrates found in a variety of foods, including onions, garlic, wheat and apples.
Unilever has partnered with a pioneering British business to trial new technology which cuts carbon emissions from refrigerated trucks to zero. Now its hoping to scale it up.
Following the massive boom in the South African and global macadamia industry, SA is now the largest producer of macadamia nuts in the world and home to the largest processing factory.
Nestlé today has unveiled Milkybar Wowsomes in the UK and Ireland, the first chocolate using Nestlé’s new structured sugar to reduce sugar by 30% versus comparable bars.
945 dairy products from 83 producers vied for the attention of 84 judges at the 2018 SA Dairy Championships. Only 18 were honoured with the Qualité mark of excellence and 105 were named SA Champion. Among them was the "Dairy Product of the Year..."
Free advice to a food company CEO during a listeria outbreak – specifically Tiger Brands – Enterprise CEO, Lawrence MacDougall, from Bill Marler, top US food safety expert and litigator...
In February, upmarket Canadian meat purveyor, Greenfield Natural Meat Co, kicked off a Meatless Monday campaign. A butcher encouraging customers to forgo meat on Mondays? What's going on here? The UK market research consultancy, TrendWatching, offers these perspectives....
Cargill has officially started producing EverSweet, a zero-calorie, next-generation sweetener made with two of the best-tasting sweet compounds found in the stevia leaf, Reb M and Reb D, via a fermentation process.
Euromonitor International has released the eight most influential packaged food megatrends for 2018. These megatrends, sharing common drivers, have the power to transform and disrupt entire categories while also providing sustainable growth and relevance for companies that succeed in these new ideas.
Behind the buzz words and hype, it easy to miss the fact that consumers are the real disruptors right now. They have shaken off their “automatic” post-World War II grocery shopping behaviour, and are using their own values to redefine modern food production.
According to the US’s Grocery Manufacturers Association, food fraud affects approximately 10 percent of all commercially sold food products and costs the global food industry between $10 and $15bn annually. Data focused on the African continent is not as readily available, but what exists is alarming.
BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme, which aims to investigate on a consumer level everything about the food we eat, is currently running a series of interviews on an extraordinary bread research project led by a techno-food wizard, Nathan Myrhvold.
FoodBev Media in the UK hosts three annual international innovation awards for food, dairy and beverages. The World Food Innovation Awards 2018 were announced at a ceremony at Hotelympia in London recently. Here is a feast of interesting innovation [video]!
How is it that the food company’s rivals, like AVI, don’t seem to always find themselves in the dock for apparently breaking the rules, asks Business Day editor, Rob Rose, in this scathing editorial?
Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, has picked Rotterdam over London as its sole headquarters but denied the move was related to the Brexit vote.
Tiger Brands, the South African food giant at the centre of the listeriosis storm engulfing the country, is facing serious brand erosion as a result of the way it handled the unfolding crisis.
Consumer brands company, AVI, has plans to include healthier, low-to-no sugar biscuit products under its food portfolio in light of the sugar tax rates and in accordance with consumer lifestyle changes.