Zambeef Plc appoints Walter Roodt to succeed Francis Grogan as Chief Executive

ZAMBIA – Food products and agribusiness company, Zambeef Plc has announced the appointment Walter Roodt as the company’s chief executive director to succeed Francis Grogan. According to the statement by Pangea Securities Limited, Roodt will […]

Zambia’s Health Minister backs utilisation of GM foodstuffs

ZAMBIA – Zambia’s Health Minister, Dr Chitalu Chilufya, said that Genetically Modified (GM) foodstuffs have been to have no adverse effects on human health hence assuring safety to consumers in the country. According to a […]

Beyond Meat launches plant based Beyond Beef alternative to ground beef

USA – The Los Angeles-based producer of plant-based meat substitutes, Beyond Meat has launched Beyond Beef, a plant-based alternative to ground beef, suitable for vegan diets. According to the company, the new product provides the […]

Norwegian seafood exports valued at US$1.8b in 2019 boosted by salmons

NORWAY – Norway has exported 406,000 tonnes of seafood valued at US$1.88 billion (NOK 16.4 billion) this year to February, supported by among other factors, strong salmon exports. In February, which Norwegian Seafood Council said […]

Japan, FOA hand over surveillance project to Zimbabwean small scale farmers

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwean small scale farmers are set to benefit from a US$500 000 disease and pest surveillance project from Japan and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The project which was handed […]

Sugar tax takes toll on South Africa’s Clover Industries Limited performance

SOUTH AFRICA – Clover Industries Limited, a South African branded consumer goods and beverages group, has revealed that sugar tax has continued to implicate on its performance shaving off US$2.98 million during its recent half […]

Kraft Heinz enlists five startups for second round of Springboard incubator program

USA – The packaged consumer foods company, Kraft Heinz has announced five food and drink startups for its second round of Springboard incubator program. The second incubator class includes Blake’s Seed Based, BRAMI, Ka-Pop! Ancient […]

Ugandan coffee processors seek direct sales to bolster earnings

UGANDA – Ugandan coffee processors have unveiled plans of trading their commodity directly with buyers, by passing the widely used auction markets, in a move to secure more earnings from the sales, reports Daily Monitor. […]

COMESA agency pushes for restructure in Coca-Cola’s pricing model

AFRICA – The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Competition Commission (CCC) has called for suspension of the clause that allows Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Ltd (CCBA) to set prices for its distributors. According […]

Buhler and Alfa Laval partner to offer advanced solutions in insect processing

SWITZERLAND – Bühler Insect Technology Solutions, leading solution provider for the food and feed industry has announced partnership with Alfa Laval, world leader in heat transfer, separation and fluid handling to offer advanced solutions in […]