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Lubrication management – a strategy rather than a practice

     5th August 2016 “Lubrication management can make or break asset performance, therefore getting it right will provide a sound foundation for asset reliability,” notes SKF Lubrication solutions and dealer manager, Jan Backer. Citing a food and beverage industry estimation that states ‘15-25% of maintenance budget... 

Plant-based packaging gains popularity

By: Sascha Solomons     1st July 2016 Food processing and packaging solutions provider Tetra Pak produced the world’s first package made entirely from plant materials, the Tetra Rex Bio-based, using a combination of Forest Stewardship Council-certified paperboard and certified bio-plastics materials. The company is expected to... 

Company affirms commitment to sustainability in Africa

By: Dylan Slater     10th June 2016 Executives from chemicals, materials, agrosciences and plastics company Dow reassured African clients that the company’s commitment to servicing the continent will remain and grow sustainably, as flexible plastic packaging can play an important role in spurring economic development and supporting... 

Tetra Pak expects to deliver over 100 million fully renewable packages in 2016

     3rd February 2016 Tetra Pak expects to deliver over 100 million Tetra Rex Bio-based packages to customers during 2016. The world’s first package made entirely from plant-based materials has gained popularity among consumers across Finland, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands, with brands such as Valio, Arla Foods,... 

National Consumer Commission Celebrates 5 years

     22nd January 2016 The National Consumer Commission (NCC), which is the chief regulator of consumer-business interaction in South Africa, celebrated its fifth year of operation in 2015, said NCC principal Thezi Mabuza at a food labelling seminar, hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in Pretoria,... 

S African wine exports to China hit 11m litres a year

By: Natalie Greve     13th November 2015 Becoming South Africa’s sixth-largest export market for packaged wines by volume, Chinese imports of South African-produced wines continue to accelerate, hitting 11-million litres in 2014, the Western Cape government (WCG) said on Friday. This comes as the province revealed that global exports of... 

China an attractive export market for South Africa, says analyst

By: Dylan Stewart     4th September 2015 Owing to the significant expansion of China’s middle class, the world’s fastest-growing economy has become an attractive market for South African exporters, says KPMG director Glenn Ho. 

Sustainable farming critical to food security in South Africa 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st August 2015 The long-standing health of South Africa’s agricultural sector depends on the sustainability of farming methods, which need to take into account long-term productivity, the impact on the environment, as well as profitability. However, sustainable agriculture in the country would require... 

WTO’s SPS committee hears record number of trade concerns

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd July 2015 A record number of trade concerns on food safety and animal and plant health have been raised by members at the latest World Trade Organisation (WTO) committee on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures meeting last week. A total of eight new specific trade concerns were raised – the highest in... 

Food safety now a complicated issue

By: Keith Campbell     17th July 2015 Food safety in the modern world has become a decidedly complex affair. Global supply chains are now more the norm than the exception and no longer apply only in rich countries. “Today, global food supply chains could involve as many as 30 to 40 links in the food chain,” reports food quality... 

Ecolab Receives 2015 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award

     13th July 2015 Ecolab has received a 2015 Institute of Food Technologists Food Expo Innovation Award for the development of DrySan™ Duo, an innovative EPA-registered technology providing the first no-rinse cleaner and sanitizer for dry- or low-moisture processing environments. Presented to Ecolab by the IFT at... 

Strip Curtains Help To Minimise Dust In Production And Packaging Facilities

     9th July 2015 The quality, maximised shelf life and saleability of consumables are dependent on a number of factors, including their freshness. Linked to this is the absence of pollutants and unsafe micro-organisms. Creating favourable environmental conditions with temporary climate control solutions helps... 

Infor M3 Delivers Strategic Enhancements To Customers

     10th June 2015 Infor, the industry cloud company, has announced Infor M3 version 13.3, delivering deep industry-specific functionality to cover a wide-range of unique business needs. Infor M3 is a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution featuring core processes to manage customer service,... 

SA an importer of grain this year, GOSA symposium hears

     25th March 2015 The agricultural sector is obliged to promote food safety and security and we should take a stand regarding events that can affect these negatively, for example indiscriminate land reform and the use of arable agricultural land for mining activities. In the meantime the extreme drought conditions... 

Davies takes EU, SA black spot fight to WTO 

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th October 2014 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies on Thursday took a hardline stance against the European Union’s (EU’s) threat of a ban on South African citrus fruit by tabling the issue with the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The EU had been threatening to refuse entry to citrus fruit exports from... 

Apex Strip Curtains & Doors Announces Full Compliance Of Its Products

     2nd October 2014 New food production and processing practices, coupled with emerging food borne pathogens and changing eating habits and demographics have all contributed to an increased awareness of food borne illness. In order to be able to effectively address safety concerns, the food and beverage industry has... 

Opportunities galore for Africa-US food export, agriculture relationships

By: Sashnee Moodley     4th October 2013 There was expansive growth in Africa and coupled with an increasing middle class, the US hoped to sustain a long-term food export and agricultural relationship with the continent for economic success, stated US Department of Agriculture deputy under-secretary Darci Vetter at the first... 

Company Announcement: Student Gold Pack Awards- Nampak proudly sponsors Food Science category

     25th October 2012 Nampak, Africa’s largest packaging company, was a proud sponsor of the Food Science category at this year’s Student Gold Pack Awards, which were presented at the Inanda Club in Johannesburg on Thursday, 18 October 2012 

Developing world emerging as a big dairy industry growth prospect

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     25th May 2012 New research from Tetra Pak, the global food processing and packaging company, has identified 2.7-billion low-income consumers in developing countries as the dairy industry’s next big growth opportunity owing to an expected rise in prosperity, purchasing power and desire for packaged liquid dairy... 

Company Announcement: Tetra Pak Dairy Index identifies 2,7 billion consumer-opportunity for dairy industry

     7th May 2012 New research from Tetra Pak, the global food processing and packaging company, has identified 2,7 billion low-income consumers in developing countries as the dairy industry’s next big growth opportunity due to an expected rise in prosperity, purchasing power and desire for packaged liquid dairy... 


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