• Formulating with vegan ingredients a cinch

    With plant-based ingredients and products on everyone’s lips, AGT’s webinar scheduled on the 24th of June will offer a first-hand look behind the scenes with a celebrated chef

  • Take your chocolate confectionary to the next level!

    The chocolate industry is a dynamic and innovative segment that is ever-changing.

  • How to prepare for post-COVID success PUBLISHED

    Following a year of global pandemic restrictions, the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the food production industry are starting to come into focus.

    15 Jun 2021
    Why you should be using PVC cling film to keep food fresher

    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or vinyl cling film has been widely and commercially used since the 1950’s to wrap and protect…

    Why you should be using PVC cling film to keep food fresher

    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or vinyl cling film has been widely and commercially used since the 1950’s to wrap and protect food. It offers a high clarity, puncture resistant packaging solution that keeps food fresher for longer, allows for quick, visual identification and has literally revolutionised the food industry. Benefits of…

    14 Jun 2021
    Cama develops high-velocity packaging to keep up with growing demand for instant noodles

    In a recent project, Cama was tasked with developing a new secondary packaging solution for one of the worlds largest…

    Cama develops high-velocity packaging to keep up with growing demand for instant noodles

    In a recent project, Cama was tasked with developing a new secondary packaging solution for one of the worlds largest food and confectionary suppliers, at a brand-new greenfield site in India. The customer, seeing a 30% increase in noodle demand even before the pandemic, was eager to start exploiting the…

    11 Jun 2021
    Sidel reduces repacking activities with Cermex EvoPack

    To meet the need for extreme case counts while still dealing with the standard high-production formats, Sidel is launching Cermex…

    Sidel reduces repacking activities with Cermex EvoPack

    To meet the need for extreme case counts while still dealing with the standard high-production formats, Sidel is launching Cermex EvoPack, a highly flexible Industry 4.0 case-packing platform for shaped containers in wrap-around blanks, trays & Shelf Ready Packaging (SRP). Changing consumer preferences, sustainability requirements as well as the growing…

    10 Jun 2021
    fdt Africa cancelled

    food & drink technology (fdt) Africa, the premier trade fair for the processing, filling, packaging and logistics for Africa’s food…

    fdt Africa cancelled

    food & drink technology (fdt) Africa, the premier trade fair for the processing, filling, packaging and logistics for Africa’s food and beverage industry, has been cancelled. Suzette Scheepers, CEO of event organisers Messe Muenchen South Africa, says the event, which had been scheduled to take place at the Gallagher Convention…

    09 Jun 2021
    How to be a food safety warrior

    BY: Annelie Coetzee of Annelie Coetzee Consulting   An effective food safety management system is a preventive tool that enhances…

    How to be a food safety warrior

    BY: Annelie Coetzee of Annelie Coetzee Consulting   An effective food safety management system is a preventive tool that enhances a food handling organization’s ability to produce safe end products and gives the assurance that the FHO has systems in place to manage food safety. Food handling organisations are aware…

    04 Jun 2021
    Intertek helps clients create sustainable food safety solutions

    This year’s World Food Safety Day theme, “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow” emphasises that production and consumption of…

    Intertek helps clients create sustainable food safety solutions

    This year’s World Food Safety Day theme, “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow” emphasises that production and consumption of safe food has both instant and long-term benefits for people, the planet, and the economy. This is in line with Intertek’s “Build Back Ever Better” movement, it doesn’t believe that…

    03 Jun 2021
    New bottle labelling trial renders PET bottles with self-adhesive labels fully recyclable

    A successful sustainable labelling trial is significant for plastic producers and national sustainability efforts, as the Extended Producer Responsibility regulations…

    New bottle labelling trial renders PET bottles with self-adhesive labels fully recyclable

    A successful sustainable labelling trial is significant for plastic producers and national sustainability efforts, as the Extended Producer Responsibility regulations under the Waste Act kick into effect. A ground-breaking trial that renders plastic bottles with self-adhesive labels fully recyclable promises positive spin-offs for the environment and plastic producers who have…

    02 Jun 2021
    Consumers drive rapid rise in laboratory testing, inspection and certification

    The need for laboratory testing, inspection and certification (TIC) has never been greater and is growing. A recent estimation of…

    Consumers drive rapid rise in laboratory testing, inspection and certification

    The need for laboratory testing, inspection and certification (TIC) has never been greater and is growing. A recent estimation of the value of the burgeoning global food safety testing market is that it could be greater than pass $7 688 million by 2025 and grow at an anticipated compound annual…

    01 Jun 2021
    Food safety is everyone’s responsibility

    World Food Safety Day raises awareness of the threat of unsafe food to human health and society. The event aims…

    Food safety is everyone’s responsibility

    World Food Safety Day raises awareness of the threat of unsafe food to human health and society. The event aims to draw public attention and direct efforts to stop the roughly 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses that occur annually. Poor food safety Every year one in ten people will…

    31 May 2021
    Spread into a growing market

    The changing needs of consumers in the Middle East and Africa mean that spreadable cheese is now a key opportunity…

    Spread into a growing market

    The changing needs of consumers in the Middle East and Africa mean that spreadable cheese is now a key opportunity for food producers in the cheese category. However, category challenges exist: Spreadable cheese products must offer convenience, high-quality taste, nutrition, affordability and differentiation if producers are to meet consumers’ demands.…

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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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