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New range of value Royco Pasta Base sauces

Royco Pasta BasesMars Foods Africa has extended its Royco brand offering in the wet cooking aids category with the launch of a new range of value Pasta Base sauces.

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Parmalat kills Simonsberg brand: now becoming Président

President RangeSimonsberg cheese will soon be no more. Parmalat South Africa has decided to kill the brand and market the range under its global Président name.

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SAPA loses appeal: chicken brine to stay capped at 15%

Chicken injectorThe amount of brine to be injected into chicken will remain capped at 15 percent starting from October 22. This is after the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, yesterday turned down an application by the SA Poultry Association asking that regulations regarding the cap of 15 percent brine in chicken be reviewed and set aside.

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Woolworths chronicles: Thriving through the tempest

WW Expect moreThe Financial Mail takes another fascinating look at ever-nascent Woolies and how it's surviving, even thriving, in an economy buffeted by hectic headwinds...

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Not lovin' it: Ramaphosa to sell off McDonald’s SA

RamaphosaDeputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is poised to sell fast-food company McDonald’s SA to MSA Holdings, a McDonald’s subsidiary operating in the Middle East.

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Noakes Foundation launches new sugar labelling barometer

Sugar BarometerEat Better South Africa, The Noakes Foundation’s educational arm, has launched a labelling product, The Sugar Barometer, that it hopes will help change the sugar consumption landscape in South Africa and beyond - and its urging manufacturers and retailers to come on board.

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Global food award for homegrown low-carb, staple starch alternative

HEBA bread2Cape Town low-carb startup, Banting Blvd’s quick-to-prepare, affordable, low-carb alternative to staple starches, has won high acclaim from IUFoST, the international body representing the world's food scientists.

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Heavyweight experts flying in to support Tim Noakes in his LCHF trial

Tim NoakesWhen the Kafka-esque trial of world-renowned South African scientist Prof Tim Noakes resumes in Cape Town in October 2016, there will be two heavyweight international expert witnesses sitting next to him.

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Global award for innovative veggie chocolate created by Stellies students

Spread on toastAn ingenious and more nutritious version of the popular choc-hazelnut spread, Nutella, has earned its Stellenbosch food science student developers global recognition and acclaim.

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Famous Brands entrenches UK presence with GBK acquisition

Gourmet Burger KitchenFamous Brands is entrenching its position in offshore markets, with the R2.1-billion (£120m) acquisition of UK-based burger chain, Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

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Top International Stuff

German drug and crop chemical maker, Bayer, last week clinched a $66-billion takeover of US seeds company, Monsanto, ending months of price wrangling. Reaction to the deal - the largest all-cash...
The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.
The UK government's long-awaited childhood obesity plan has been attacked by health experts, campaigners, MPs and retailers, while Jamie Oliver has called it “underwhelming” because “so much is...

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