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The November/December issue of Food & Beverage Reporter is now available online. Click on the cover to read the flip-mag version or click here for a pdf version you can save and read offline.


# Food & Beverage Reporter has changed hands – meet the new owners!

# Harmonizing testing methods to ensure the trade of safe food in Africa – what does this involve?

# Clearing the Cannabis Haze – a legal perspective

# The polystyrene industry launches a food compliance initiative


All this and a lot more in the latest issue …

Food Focus acquires Food & Beverage Reporter Magazine

Food Focus has recently acquired the food industry publication, Food & Beverage Reporter, adding the print media platform to its range of food media offerings and related services.

Food Focus was founded in 2016 as the brainchild of Linda Jackson, Adele Krogh and Bridget Day, focused on providing content, guidance and networking around food compliance issues. During the last three years, the organisation has added events planning and hosting as well as food safety culture assessments and interventions to its portfolio. With the addition of Food and Beverage Reporter, the organisation has combined their offerings under one banner, Food Risk Forum.

“The decision to acquire Food and Beverage Reporter was a strategic one,” says Director Linda Jackson. “We wanted to be able to offer print media options to the stakeholders in the industry who still prefer print marketing. Despite the rise in digital marketing solutions, print still has a dedicated place on the playing field, and we are delighted that we will be able to offer our clients the exclusivity of print vs the agility/flexibility of digital offerings.”

Food & Beverage Reporter has been published and edited by Bruce Cohen since 2016, but Cohen sold the brand so that he could focus his energies on his expanding organic food business.
“Searching for a trusted and credible publisher to take over the reins of F&BR has not been easy, but I’m pleased to advise that the magazine is passing into the very capable hands of the team at Food Focus. The magazine has had a long a fruitful relationship with Food Focus, which has been providing quality editorial to the magazine on food safety/compliance matters.” says Cohen.

Food Focus has a three-year strategy to develop a range of digital offerings alongside the print version of the publication, which will give the brand access to new markets. The new year will see some changes made to the publication, to ensure that the title offers a vibrant and relevant industry voice. Wendy Breakey, who has been with the title for many years, will remain onboard and will continue building on her existing relationships with advertisers and fostering new relationships as the magazine enters its 25th year of business.

Discover more about Food & Beverage Reporter, Food Focus and Food Risk Forum at:





The October issue of Food & Beverage Reporter is now available online. Click on the cover to read the flip-mag version or click here for a pdf version you can save to your PC and read offline.


# Tired old mayo and boring ketchup are getting sexy millennial makeovers. See what’s hot ‘n saucy …

# Call it fortification or call it enrichment … either way, food is getting plenty of added-value these days – but will the “clean” label movement win the day?

# Baking … it’s not just an art, it’s an oven-full of science, says a leading bakery expert.

# The future of bottles is incredibly eco-friendly if the latest innovations unveiled by industry leaders is anything to go by.

All this and a lot more in the latest issue …


Our September issue is now available online. Click on the cover to read the “flip-mag” version or click here to download a PDF you can read offline.


# South Africa’s fynbos botanicals are capturing growing interest as functional/wellness ingredients. We take a look at new research on the health benefits of buchu that are powering the plant to new heights.

# The University of Pretoria has exceptional depth of talent in food research, and its business-friendly partnership approach is starting to pay real dividends.

# SAFoST’s 2019 Congress delivered on all fronts: information, ideas, networking and entertainment. We report back on a very successful event.

# Nitrogen gas is a favourite for shelf life extension, but the hassle of handling those gas bottles … now there’s smart new technology that enables manufacturers to make the gas on site.

# Why has the Lunch Bar stood the test of time? Find out how Mondelez nurtures its iconic snack brands to ensure longevity and profitability.

All this more in the September issue.



The August issue of Food & Beverage Reporter is now available online.

Click here to read our flip-mag version or click here to view/download a PDF version you can read offline.


This month’s issue puts the spotlight on some key dietary trends that are having major impact on the food industry:

# The plant-based meat backlash: It’s booming worldwide, but is it just hyper-processed junk food pretending to be good for us?

# Ketogenic diets – and products – are taking off. It’s much bigger than Banting!

# Cannabis-infused products are flying high. And consumers are eager to experiment.

Also in this issue we look at some big trends in packaging, how smart frying technologies are producing perfect crisps without all that oil, and how KHS is riding the Fourth Industrial Revolution wave.



Our July issue is ready to read in a flip-mag format – just click on the cover below, or click here for a PDF version you can save to your PC and read later/offline.


# In our beverage focus we explore the world of low-alcohol/zero-alcohol drinks which are kicking the booze industry in the teeth and crossing over into the soft-drinks category.

# Smart new snacks with strong wellness claims are making inroads into what was once just a junk food category.

# Real milk without cows? Sounds ridiculous. Well, it’s not. It’s real!

# As the economy contracts, there’s an epidemic of discounting going on  – but foodbev brands face a backlash as consumers are being trained to buy them only when there’s a promotion.

# FSSC22000 is now at Version 5. So, what’s changed?  Well, finally, quality now matters …

# Are there any real alternatives to plastic packaging? We cut through the confusion about recycling.


Our June issue is now available online. Click on the cover pic to read it.


This issue features a special report on the latest developments in sweeteners: Is stevia set for a comeback?; is Monk Fruit the next big thing?; who’s offering specialised sweetener advice to the foodbev industry … and why honey still remains top of the sweetener pops.

We also take a look at the growing interest in kosher foods by non-religious consumers who see kosher as a stamp of quality and safety.

On the food safety front, we go beyond microbial issues into the concerning rise in foreign body contamination of foods – think metal, glass, plastics – and what to do about it.

In the packaging and processing section, we look at how smart conveying solutions can make a huge difference in protecting fragile products. Also, take a look at the stylish rebranding of the Montagu dried fruits and nuts brand, and see why Dairypack Tubs is winning awards for its IML packaging.


Our May issue is now ready-to-read online. Just click on the cover for our flip-mag.


# The 50 Foods for the Future Report puts the spotlight on a select group of plants that will keep humans – and the planet – healthy. Some fascinating super-foods from Africa are in the top 50.

# Starting a food business is tough … especially when you’re thousands of km from home. But Delight Mapasure shows us how it can be done with her boerewors invasion of the UK.

# With the Listeria class-action trial set to begin, we take a look at our Food Safety State of the Nation.

# Rooibos is seeping deep into the global foodbev sector. And this time it’s chocolates …

# If you thought flexo was the only way to print decent labels, you’ll be amazed by what photocopier technology can do these days. Really amazed!

All this and more in the May issue …