Category: NEWS

IT’S THE FOOD SCANDAL OF THE DECADE

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).



OUR APRIL ISSUE IS READY TO READ

The April issue of Food & Beverage Reporter is now available. Click on the cover pic to read the issue or download and read later.

HIGHLIGHTS:

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 …

 

 



MARCH ISSUE IS HERE – SUPPLIER GUIDE TOO!

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
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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

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SA’s FOOD SAFETY FAULT LINES

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).

HIGHLIGHTS:

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!

WHEAT DELETE
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.

MONDI MAGIC
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).

HIGHLIGHTS:

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.

THE INNOVATORS
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).

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER ISSUE

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.

 

 



THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO BE CHICKENSH**

The digital version of our September issue is now available (a PDF file you can download and read at leisure).

Click here to read it.

HIGHLIGHTS

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!

 

 



WANT TO BE RECESSION-PROOF?
TRY THE FOOD INDULGENCE BUSINESS

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).

HIGHLIGHTS

Township shops stagger under the invasion of the grocery giants

We need to talk about the wages of SA’s food technologists

Decadent inspiration:
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

Food Safety:
Is compliance taking the flavour out of our food?

Friends of the Forest:
How Woolies is making label peace with the planet



PLANT PROTEINS ARE GOING TO WAR WITH MEAT…
COULD THE VEG ACTUALLY WIN?

July cover Food & Bev ReporterThe digital version of our July issue is now available. Click here to read it (it’s a PDF file you can save and read offline).

Highlights of this month’s issue:

PLANT PROTEINS: There’s a green-goldrush going on for novel plant proteins as consumers seek out meat alternatives. We explore the huge leaps being made in developing a variety of new veg proteins that are set to give meat a run for its juices.

RICE IDEAS: Rice is, well, rice, you might say, but in Thailand it’s big news. Really big news. We went to Bangkok to find out how fresh ideas, state support and innovative hybrids are giving Thai rice a big boost. We also check out a massive rice-growing project initiated by Africa’s richest man.

THOUGHT FOR FOOD: South Africa’s food system is broken and we need bold new thinking to rescue SA from increasing hunger. Researcher Dr Tracy Ledger has mapped out the problem in a provocative new book and offers some radical proposals to fix it.

SPARE THE OIL: In our Packaging and Processing section we look at how smart new technologies are enabling manufacturers to produce fried products with much less oil and meet consumer demands for cleaner, lighter foods.

 

 



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