• A sustainable solution to the plastic straw pandemic

    Sustainability is important, particularly when it comes to convenience products such as drinking straws.

  • Let’s get emotional about flavour

    Whether it is the familiar taste of your favourite flavour of ice-cream or the crunchy peanut butter cookies that you used to bake with your grandmother, certain flavours have the potential to evoke specific emotions.

  • Functional products hit a high during Covid-19

    More than four in ten consumers have increased their purchases of functional foods since the pandemic.

    22 Jul 2021
    Sir fruit launches all-new probiotic cranberry health shot

    We find ourselves in the middle of our South African winter, with many needing some extra immune-boosting products. Sir Fruit…

    Sir fruit launches all-new probiotic cranberry health shot

    We find ourselves in the middle of our South African winter, with many needing some extra immune-boosting products. Sir Fruit has done it again and created a one of a kind probiotic shot that will kick things up a notch! Introducing, the all-new Probiotic Cranberry Health Shot – the little…

    20 Jul 2021
    Functional products hit a high note during COVID-19 pandemic

    More than four in ten consumers have increased their purchases of functional foods, beverages and supplements since the start of…

    Functional products hit a high note during COVID-19 pandemic

    More than four in ten consumers have increased their purchases of functional foods, beverages and supplements since the start of the pandemic, a major global survey has found. Kerry, the makers of clinically proven immune health ingredient Wellmune, surveyed  13 000 people across 16 countries to provide manufacturers with insights…

    20 Jul 2021
    Go beyond metal detection with integrated system solutions

    Investing in an integrated conveyorised metal detection system provides far greater benefits than merely the detection of metal contaminants. Microsep…

    Go beyond metal detection with integrated system solutions

    Investing in an integrated conveyorised metal detection system provides far greater benefits than merely the detection of metal contaminants. Microsep offers a complete solution so that manufacturers can rest assured their metal detection system supports compliance with food safety legislation and retailer requirement. Mike Bradley explains the importance of having…

    20 Jul 2021
    The role of colours and flavours in a finished product

    Colour has a major impact on the expectation of the flavour of a certain food or beverage. Rafael Bonache, marketing…

    The role of colours and flavours in a finished product

    Colour has a major impact on the expectation of the flavour of a certain food or beverage. Rafael Bonache, marketing manager at Scentium, breaks down the important considerations when deciding on colour for a flavoured food product Identifying a consumer’s way of thinking can help marketers design brands and products…

    20 Jul 2021
    How can advanced robotics improve your company’s productivity and flexibility

    Advanced manufacturing solutions  The industry 4.0 enabling technologies scenarios represents a strategic choice to comply with the stricter and stricter…

    How can advanced robotics improve your company’s productivity and flexibility

    Advanced manufacturing solutions  The industry 4.0 enabling technologies scenarios represents a strategic choice to comply with the stricter and stricter requisites imposed by the market, especially in the F&B industry, particularly in secondary packaging applications. Delta Robots hold a primacy in this sector. Download the Guide to robotics in packaging plants for food &…

    15 Jul 2021
    Crispy delivery chips are finally here! #crispyondelivery

    There’s nothing better than seeing a portion of hot, delicious and crispy chips on the table. Whether it’s sitting down…

    Crispy delivery chips are finally here! #crispyondelivery

    There’s nothing better than seeing a portion of hot, delicious and crispy chips on the table. Whether it’s sitting down at your favourite casual dining restaurant or getting takeaway, chips are the perfect accompaniment to any meal. They are also still South African’s favourite side, playing a vital role in…

    06 Jul 2021
    Creating a culture of food safety

    Establishing a culture of food safety in an organisation can be challenging, but it is also necessary. Here are some…

    Creating a culture of food safety

    Establishing a culture of food safety in an organisation can be challenging, but it is also necessary. Here are some tips from AssureCloud for effectively implementing food safety protocols. Have you ever looked at a plate of food and wondered exactly what goes into making it? More than simply growing,…

    05 Jul 2021
    Food safety is now the top priority amongst consumers after Covid-19

    According to the new Tetra Pak Index 2020, released by Tetra Pak South Africa at the end of June, consumers…

    Food safety is now the top priority amongst consumers after Covid-19

    According to the new Tetra Pak Index 2020, released by Tetra Pak South Africa at the end of June, consumers from around the world have ranked food safety as their top concern after Covid-19. This global study, run by Tetra Pak in partnership with Ipsos (a global leader in market…

    05 Jul 2021
    South Africa ranks 69 on the 2020 Global Food Security Index Report

    The 2020 Global Food Security Index Report, released in June, ranked South Africa as number 69 out of 113 countries…

    South Africa ranks 69 on the 2020 Global Food Security Index Report

    The 2020 Global Food Security Index Report, released in June, ranked South Africa as number 69 out of 113 countries in the study. These results show that the country has dropped two places since last year when it comes to issues surrounding food affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural…

    05 Jul 2021
    Verder Group acquires Jabsco rotary lobe pumps from Xylem

    The Verder Group, a Dutch family-owned business specialising in the manufacture and distribution of pumps and laboratory equipment, has acquired…

    Verder Group acquires Jabsco rotary lobe pumps from Xylem

    The Verder Group, a Dutch family-owned business specialising in the manufacture and distribution of pumps and laboratory equipment, has acquired the Jabsco rotary lobe pump product line from Xylem. The acquisition strengthens the Verder Group’s portfolio of offerings in the food & beverage and pharmaceutical markets. During a transition period,…

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    07 Feb 2020
    Deli meat producer creates SA’s first plant-based sandwich slices

    Feinschmecker Deli Meats, who have built up a formidable reputation as the market leader in speciality deli meats in South…

    Deli meat producer creates SA’s first plant-based sandwich slices

    Feinschmecker Deli Meats, who have built up a formidable reputation as the market leader in speciality deli meats in South Africa, has launched a range of plant-based sandwich slices under the brand name Gudness. It is the first range of its kind produced in SA.

    18 Mar 2020
    Avocado growers celebrate the ancient history of avos this season

    According to the THP 2020 Flavour & Trend Forecast*, Michelin star restaurants around the world will be increasingly seeking out…

    Avocado growers celebrate the ancient history of avos this season

    According to the THP 2020 Flavour & Trend Forecast*, Michelin star restaurants around the world will be increasingly seeking out traditional ingredients from some of the oldest civilizations this year, particularly Central and South America.

    18 Mar 2020
    Limpopo residents become eco-warriors

    Residents in northern Limpopo are becoming eco-warriors thanks to a new campaign which aims to see environmental waste reduced and…

    Limpopo residents become eco-warriors

    Residents in northern Limpopo are becoming eco-warriors thanks to a new campaign which aims to see environmental waste reduced and much-needed jobs created.

    31 Mar 2020
    Sleep friendly food and beverages are the next big trend with millennials

    GlobalData predicts that sleep-friendly ingredients in food and drinks are the next big trend as it aligns with consumers’ desire…

    Sleep friendly food and beverages are the next big trend with millennials

    GlobalData predicts that sleep-friendly ingredients in food and drinks are the next big trend as it aligns with consumers’ desire for a good night’s rest through natural methods.


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