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Terrific new flexible pack concept comes to SA

PackXpert3Last year Dow Packaging launched the innovative rigid packaging alternative, PacXpert, at the giant Interpack expo in Dusseldorf. It's now coming to South Africa via a licensing agreement signed with Astrapak.

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Why greater transparency on SA food packaging should get the green light

FOP labellingMaking healthier food purchasing decisions is becoming increasingly important for South Africa where more than half of the population is overweight and obese. This articles by two Wits University public health academics advocates better FOP - front-of-pack - labelling as one helpful strategy.

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Chatting to Woolies' head of food

Zyda RylandsGrowing up as a fisherman's daughter in the midst of apartheid, Zyda Rylands, now the MD of Woolworths Food, is proof of the pudding that workforce diversity is what drives the competitive advantage of one of the leading retailers in South Africa...

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Woolies to oust sweets and chocs from checkout lines

Pester powerWoolworths has announced it is removing sugary temptation from its checkout aisles - following the footsteps of most UK retailers and again setting the retail bar in SA.

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OP-ED: Oh what a waste, by Richard Brasher, CEO Pick n Pay

Richard BrasherThere are many things we cannot change. But waste is something we can. We can decide straight away that we will not go on tolerating our current levels of waste in all its various forms. We can start to make a difference — today. So writes Richard Brasher, CEO of Pick n Pay... and his thoughts on the issue and its challenges extend to beyond food waste. Do read on!

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Will this mean big bucks for South Africa's apple industry?

BigBuks AppleAn apple mutation in the Elgin Valley is being hailed as the fruit discovery of the decade - an apple that is redder than normal, and stays redder for longer, reports the Sunday Times.

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Sequel to 'Real Meal Revolution' published

Raising Superheroes2Is SA in for another cookbook publishing phenomenon? Raising Superheroes, the sequel to the massively successful The Real Meal Revolution, has now hit the shelves. Desbribed as a "real food" cookbook that "provides parents with scientifically-supported nutrition advice and delicious recipes to raise the healthiest, brightest kids possible", it is co-authored by Tim Noakes who has been researching infant nutrition for the past four years.

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SA's fresh ostrich meat exports resume after four-year EU ban

Ostrich exportsFinally a break for the battered ostrich industry - the EU has lifted a four-year ban on fresh ostrich meat after SA was declared free of bird flu.

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Chocolate challenges: sweet and sour spots for Cadbury in SA

Cadbury boxCadbury's nearly 90-year-old factory sits in front of the North End Lake in Port Elizabeth. Now an industrial hub, much has changed in the area over the years, but the original façade of the building and the faint smell of melted chocolate wafting through the air remain a constant in the precinct. Not so constant are a pile of challenges facing brand owner, Mondelez International, and all other FMCG players in SA.

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SA's No 2 tomato sauce producer buys PET packaging company

All JoySA's second biggest tomato sauce/paste producer, All Joy Foods' controlling shareholder, Eastern Trading, has bought PET packaging company, Winplas, so it can add to its packaging capacity.

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Top International Stuff

Global chocolate biscuit brand, KitKat, manufactured by Nestlé, has announced that it will use only sustainably sourced cocoa to manufacture all of its products, and will do so from the first...
A decade on from his school dinners campaign, Jamie Oliver is back fighting a new war, this time against unhealthy levels of sugar in the nation's diet.
article thumbnail In defence of cheap milk
24 August 2015
The falling cost of milk has created a furore in Britain, as dairy farmers there and in Western Europe have been hit by something of a perfect storm. Anyone with a heart should have sympathy for...

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