Ishida expands African presence with NPS acquisition
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by fbreporter
21h ago
Ishida Europe has further strengthened its presence and offering to customers on the African continent with the acquisition of specialist South African packaging equipment manufacturer National Packaging Systems (NPS). Established in 1983 and based in Pinetown, near Durban, NPS has built a strong reputation for the design and manufacture of high-performance and reliable vertical form, fill and seal machines for sachets, stick packs and pillow packs, as well as volumetric fillers, auger fillers and feed systems. The company also designs and installs bespoke systems manufactured to customers’ s ..read more
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Africa’s thriving consumer market to shine at 30th edition of SAITEX 
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by fbreporter
21h ago
Africa has one of the world’s fastest growing consumer markets, projected to boast 1.7 billion consumers by 2030. The number of ‘ultra-high net worth’ individuals in Africa with assets exceeding $30 million is expected to grow by almost 50% this year, making way for ample retail opportunities. Consumer and business spending in Africa should reach around US$6.6 trillion by 2030, fuelled by population growth and urbanisation.  This gives rise to the strength within the African Continental Free Trade Area that has the potential to boost economies across the continent by promoting intra-Afri ..read more
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White Paper outlines Berry’s breakthrough technology in PE cling film
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by fbreporter
21h ago
The solution to finding an alternative to traditional polyvinyl chloride (PVC) cling films for fresh food applications is outlined in a new White Paper from Berry Global. How Omni™Xtra+ Can Drive More Recycling of Cling Films details the challenges that users of PVC cling films now face owing to its inability to be widely recycled and how the development work behind Berry’s new Omni® Xtra+ polyethylene (PE) version has created a film with a comparable performance to PVC, and which can also be recycled. PVC has been the material of choice for many years for fresh food applications thanks to it ..read more
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April 2024 Food & Beverage Reporter Magazine
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by fbreporter
6d ago
Read your April 2024 Food & Beverage Reporter Magazine It is with some sadness that I write this message to you all. Due to an unexpected medical condition I’ve been forced to step away from the magazine to focus on my health. But, I leave it in the hands of my business partner Adele, and our competent team with full confidence that they will continue to provide content that adds value, and the latest news and insights into the food and beverage industry.  I firmly believe that Food and Beverage Reporter magazine will accomplish much in 2024 as it responds to the changing needs ..read more
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Organic and Natural Products Expo hits Cape shores in April
Food & Beverage Reporter
by fbreporter
1w ago
The highly successful Organic and Natural Products Expo is set to hit the shores of Cape Town for the first time, from 26 to 28 April. “Following the unprecedented impact of the ‘bigger, better’ 2023 Johannesburg show, an expo in Cape Town had to be the next step,” says event organiser John Thomson.   John Thomson Warren Hickinbotham With less than four weeks to go, more than 500 trade visitors have already registered and about 100 exhibitors are set to take part in one of the country’s premier lifestyle shows, to be held at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town.&nb ..read more
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What To Look Forward To In Our May Magazine
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by fbreporter
2w ago
ALLERGEN TESTING Unexpected or undeclared allergens and the misrepresentation of food continue to make headlines and is the leading cause of food recalls globally. Whilst the impact on brand reputation can be financially damaging, the impact on people can be catastrophic. Reducing your risk and increasing your capability in allergen management is key for the modern day food manufacturer. We highlight all the latest solutions in our May edition.  PROCESSING TECH – CARBONATION SYSTEMS From beer to cool drinks, who doesn’t love a beverage with a bit of bite and zing and that carbonation i ..read more
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Ishida develops high-speed x-ray for flow wrapped packs
Food & Beverage Reporter
by fbreporter
3w ago
The challenge of carrying out comprehensive foreign body and quality checks on small lightweight flow wrapped confectionery and bakery packs on high-speed packing lines has been overcome with the introduction of Ishida’s latest X-ray inspection system. The new Ishida IX-EN-2493-Compact combines an ultra-compact design, which can fit easily into existing lines, with speeds of up to 120 metres per minute. This is double the speed of a typical standard X-ray inspection system. Key to achieving these high speeds is the IX-EN-2493-Compact’s unique split conveyor design. Traditional X-ray systems h ..read more
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Rooibos and chocolate pairings to delight your senses this Easter
Food & Beverage Reporter
by fbreporter
3w ago
Make this Easter a feast for the senses by elevating your celebrations with a decadent Rooibos and chocolate tasting. Pairing tea or herbal tisanes with chocolate is a culinary delight, which can help to unlock the more subtle flavours and aromas that you might not pick up when you enjoy tea or chocolate on its own.  Adele du Toit, spokesperson for the SA Rooibos Council (SARC), says Rooibos and chocolate make excellent Easter companions. “Both Rooibos and chocolate are associated with comfort, indulgence and reflection, which align with the spirit of Easter. Enjoying a cup of Rooibos an ..read more
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Woodlands Dairy’s First Choice unveils irresistible low-fat dairy snacks
Food & Beverage Reporter
by fbreporter
3w ago
Pioneer in the dairy industry, Woodlands Dairy’s First Choice, is delighted to announce the launch of its newest products: a delectable Low-Fat Drinking Snack and a Low-Fat Dairy Snack, designed to cater to health-conscious consumers.  Combining great taste with the goodness of low-fat dairy, these guilt-free and nutritious snack offerings, meticulously crafted with the perfect blend of taste and health-consciousness, are set to captivate the market’s appetite for both flavour and wellness. Low Fat Drinking Dairy Snack: A Guilt-Free Treat on the Go Marilee Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen, Brand ..read more
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Enviromall launches revolutionary compostable PLA bags
Food & Beverage Reporter
by fbreporter
1M ago
Enviromall, a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, proudly announces the launch of its revolutionary compostable PLA bags. These innovative bags, made from plant-based materials, offer a sustainable alternative to traditional single-use plastics, revolutionising the battle against plastic pollution in the hospitality, retail, and packaging industries. Studies have shown that a significant portion of plastic packaging goes unrecycled in South Africa due to challenges in processing certain types of plastics, leaving the environment vulnerable to pollution and harm. Enviromall’s ..read more
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