• 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.

    02 Aug 2021
    Hybrid Beverages – The Best of Both Worlds

    Hybrid beverages have been around for a few years now, and the popularity of these types of drinks continues to…

    Hybrid Beverages – The Best of Both Worlds

    Hybrid beverages have been around for a few years now, and the popularity of these types of drinks continues to increase, especially among younger consumers. Tennille Aron looked at how the hybrid drink industry is faring and the trends it seems to follow. Curiosity might have killed the cat, but…

    02 Aug 2021
    The importance of safe sample transport with Assurecloud

    When it comes to the integrity of samples and specimens, ensuring their safe transport to laboratories and testing facilities is…

    The importance of safe sample transport with Assurecloud

    When it comes to the integrity of samples and specimens, ensuring their safe transport to laboratories and testing facilities is of vital importance. Guaranteeing secure collection, transport and delivery is crucial in making sure that the samples’ value remains uncompromised, and that they are not damaged or mishandled in any…

    02 Aug 2021
    Introducing South Africa’s first double malt beer

    Castle Lager, is proud to introduce the Castle Double Malt, which is the country’s first ever double malt lager. This…

    Introducing South Africa’s first double malt beer

    Castle Lager, is proud to introduce the Castle Double Malt, which is the country’s first ever double malt lager. This new addition to the Castle family is another celebration of Castle’s 126 year legacy in beer and brings together malts from two of the country’s finest growing regions to create…

    29 Jul 2021
    Meeting the demanding requirements of the food and beverage industry

    The food and beverage industry maintains a fine balance of priorities and requirements. Customers need dependable low and no-maintenance (sealed…

    Meeting the demanding requirements of the food and beverage industry

    The food and beverage industry maintains a fine balance of priorities and requirements. Customers need dependable low and no-maintenance (sealed for life), cost-effective food-grade solutions that can withstand the rigours of corrosive, acidic, wet and excessively hot environments, with a focus on hygiene and food safety standards. Leading supplier Bearings…

    27 Jul 2021
    Tiger Brands recalls certain canned foods due to defective cans

    Tiger Brands is recalling certain KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021 due to…

    Tiger Brands recalls certain canned foods due to defective cans

    Tiger Brands is recalling certain KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021 due to an extremely small number of defective cans supplied by a packaging supplier. Some of these cans were found to have a defective side seam weld that could cause the can…

    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 &…

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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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