The upcoming class-action lawsuit against Tiger Brands following the deaths of 200 people from Listeria is set to change the face of South Africa’s food industry forever. This month we take an in-depth look at the case against Tiger through interviews with the lawyers who will be challenging the food giant in court. Our verdict: it’s going to be a no-holds-barred David vs Goliath battle of wits and DNA forensics.
Click on the cover to read our May issue. It’s packed with good reading (it’s a PDF file you can also save and read offline).
The April issue of Food & Beverage Reporter is now available. Click on the cover pic to read the issue or download and read later.
The African acacia tree is proving to be a perfect natural ingredient to build a zero-kJ, low-GI sweetener with. Read how HEYLO is set to take the market by storm.
Our food safety guru Linda Jackson looks back on the Listeria outbreak and teases out the lessons learnt.
Is calorie counting worth the effort? Latest research shows that the food industry and consumers are ‘waisting’ their time.
Retail is facing a defining moment: is it an apocalypse or a renaissance?
A group of global design experts got together in Jo’burg recently to brainstorm the future of packaging. Find out what the future holds …
The March issue of Food & Beverage Reporter is now available online.
And so too is our 2018 Supplier Guide – packed with info and contact details for the leading industry suppliers (see links below)
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MARCH ISSUE
Junk food TV & teen obesity: It’s a perfect storm … is it time to ban junk food TV advertising?
SA’s global Pop Stars: How AGT Foods Africa rose to become a world leader in popcorn.
The Blockchain: The technology behind Bitcoin could be the best new weapon to fight food fraud.
When genes meet diet: find out all about the hot new science of Nutrigenomics
The flavour hit for 2018? It’s actually a colour – the colour purple.
Listeria: This enemy is even worse than we thought.
Pierre Pienaar: Meet SA’s global packaging guru
Read the March issue here: It’s a PDF file you can download and read offline too.
Get the 2018 Supplier Guide here: 44 pages packed with industry contacts
Welcome to 2018. Our Jan-Feb issue is now available online. Click here to read it (it’s a pdf file you can also save and read offline).
THE LISTERIA SAGA
Two of SA’s leading food safety experts, Dr Lucia Anelich and Linda Jackson, probe the fault lines behind the outbreak. No-one escapes blame!
DARLINGS OF DECADENCE
We visit Darling, the sweetest place in South Africa – it’s a true toffee paradise!
Gluten-free is on a roll these days and we explore the options. We also chat to SA’s gluten-free guru Mathew Ballenden about the trend.
Our home-grown Mondi is now a world leader in innovative packaging solutions – and the awards are flowing in.
LORNA’S FABULOUS FYNBOS ADVENTURE
F&BR speaks to Lorna Scott, the genius behind the remarkable fynbos-infused Inverroche gin success story.
Plus a whole lot more ….
Our year-end issue (November-December) is now available online. Click here to read it (it’s a pdf file you can also save and read offline).
AN INDUSTRY UNDER THREAT
Nampak’s Andre de Ruyter pulled no punches at Propak Cape 2017, issuing a storm warning over threats facing the packaging industry.
Dew Crisp has been making our salads sexy for over a decade … and the passion continues …
PACKAGING REALLY IS PERSUASIVE
Nielsen shows just how much it matters in consumer decision-making.
FOOD PROCESSING AFRICA
African Development Bank chief warns that the continent’s spiralling food imports are “completely unnacceptable”
THE ECO-ROAD – A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT
Facing up to the challenges of sustainable food production. What the Irish can teach us …. myths and facts … and more!
Our October issue is available. Click here to read (it’s a PDF file you can also save and read later).
SAAFost 2017 Congress: It was bigger and better and appreciated by all. Read our congress wrap.
Designer drinks: how companies like Chilla and Slo-Jo are reinventing the upper end of the beverage category.
Liquid Gold: Find out who’s top of the olive oil industry and check out the state-of-the-art in presses at Morgenster.
Chemical-free sanitising: Meet the SA company that’s killing pathogens with just water and salt.
Brazil’s King of Cool: Embraco, the world’s leading refrigeration company, is making its presence felt in SA.
Fakefish is here: “Seafood” made from plants looks and tastes like the real thing and its coming to a supermarket near you.
Click here to read it.
EU DUMPING … Why is Government destroying SA’s poultry industry?
GUT GOODNESS: True health starts in the gut and Danone SA is giving yoghurt a huge push in SA.
PASS THE SALT, PLEASE: New research says we’ve got it all wrong – salt is actually healthy, and we need more not less in our food.
THINK LIKE A TERRORIST: We explore the dark side of food safety and how to combat factory sabotage.
AFRICA’s TOP 50: Meet the consumer goods giants of Africa and see how much muscle SA’s foodbev companies flex on the continent
SPACE GIANT: We take a look at Shoprite’s brand new DC in the Cape. It’s awesome!
Our August issue is now available online and it’s packed with interesting stuff. Click here to read it (it’s a PDF file you can download and read offline).
Township shops stagger under the invasion of the grocery giants
We need to talk about the wages of SA’s food technologists
Indulgence gurus @ Sally Williams & NOMU tell us how it’s done
Climate changes everything:
There’s no more place to hide
FUTURELIFE is 10:
A decade of smart innovation
Is compliance taking the flavour out of our food?
Friends of the Forest:
How Woolies is making label peace with the planet