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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…

26 May 2021
Karoo gin distillery has Dutch courage

From distilling gin in a farm shed normally used to house the distiller’s six dogs, to setting up an office…

Karoo gin distillery has Dutch courage

From distilling gin in a farm shed normally used to house the distiller’s six dogs, to setting up an office in the Netherlands, Six Dogs gin distillery has big dreams. “We set out to make a gin that would make a difference in the craft distillery industry in South Africa,”…

29 Apr 2021
Partnership contributes to sustainable food future

Givaudan, a global leading company in Taste and Wellbeing, and Bühler, global leader for food processing solutions, have announced the…

Partnership contributes to sustainable food future

Givaudan, a global leading company in Taste and Wellbeing, and Bühler, global leader for food processing solutions, have announced the official opening of the APAC Protein Innovation Centre. Located at the Givaudan Woodlands site in Singapore, the Protein Innovation Centre is jointly run and supported by experts from both companies…

12 Apr 2021
How sweet potatoes could alleviate malnutrition in South Africa

A potential solution to malnutrition and vitamin A deficiencies is a puree made from orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP), which can…

How sweet potatoes could alleviate malnutrition in South Africa

A potential solution to malnutrition and vitamin A deficiencies is a puree made from orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP), which can be used as an ingredient in a variety of foods. This according to Unathi Mhlatyana, managing director at McCain Foods South Africa. A challenge in South Africa Malnutrition has been…

09 Apr 2021
Clearing the haze: Getting to grips with legislation around cannabis, CBD and hemp in SA

BY: Janusz F Luterek, Pr.Eng for Hahn & Hahn Attorneys There has been a haze surrounding the use of Cannabis…

Clearing the haze: Getting to grips with legislation around cannabis, CBD and hemp in SA

BY: Janusz F Luterek, Pr.Eng for Hahn & Hahn Attorneys There has been a haze surrounding the use of Cannabis in South Africa ever since the Constitutional Court Judgement in the Prince case in 2018.  Since 22 May 2020 amendments to the Scheduling Regulations were published in terms of which…

07 Apr 2021
LIVEKINDLY raises $335 million to accelerate adoption of plant-based living

LIVEKINDLY Collective, a collection of heritage and start-up brands on track to become one of the world’s largest plant-based food…

LIVEKINDLY raises $335 million to accelerate adoption of plant-based living

LIVEKINDLY Collective, a collection of heritage and start-up brands on track to become one of the world’s largest plant-based food companies, has announced a successful capital raise led by The Rise Fund, the global impact investing platform managed by TPG. This round was joined by existing investor Rabo Corporate Investments,…

30 Mar 2021
Manufacturers report constrained supply chains due to COVID-19

Global restrictions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 have had a direct impact on manufacturing supply chains with constraints…

Manufacturers report constrained supply chains due to COVID-19

Global restrictions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 have had a direct impact on manufacturing supply chains with constraints still evident across many manufacturing subsectors a year after the country first went into hard lockdown, according to the Q1 Absa Manufacturing Survey. “South African manufacturers are reporting issues in…

15 Mar 2021
Severely restrained consumers emerge during COVID-19 pandemic

Findings from a new NielsenIQ study called Unlocking Consumption in 2021 show there is a rapidly growing group of newly…

Severely restrained consumers emerge during COVID-19 pandemic

Findings from a new NielsenIQ study called Unlocking Consumption in 2021 show there is a rapidly growing group of newly constrained consumers. South African consumers are navigating uncharted territory as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent financial fallout that has wreaked havoc on their income, financial situations…

04 Mar 2021
How to avoid COVID complacency in the workplace

After months of suffering through lockdowns, social distancing, isolation and sanitising, it is easy to suffer from COVID-fatigue. The temptation…

How to avoid COVID complacency in the workplace

After months of suffering through lockdowns, social distancing, isolation and sanitising, it is easy to suffer from COVID-fatigue. The temptation exists to become lax when it comes to implementing health and safety protocols in the workplace. Health and safety protocols South Africans were all relieved when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced…

26 Feb 2021
Five predictions driving transformation in food manufacturing in 2021 and beyond

BY: Phil Lewis Infor VP Solution Consulting for the EMEA Unforeseen disruptions experienced in 2020 prompted F&B producers to future…

Five predictions driving transformation in food manufacturing in 2021 and beyond

BY: Phil Lewis Infor VP Solution Consulting for the EMEA Unforeseen disruptions experienced in 2020 prompted F&B producers to future proof their businesses. Focusing on expediting time-to-market; food quality and safety; supply chain resilience and the creation of omni-channel models will place companies in the strongest position to embrace and…

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