South Africa’s Libstar launches par-baking facility to expand convenience foods

SOUTH AFRICA – Libstar, one of the leading producer of consumer packaged goods (CPG) in South Africa has launched an additional par-baking facility at its bakery division, Amaro Foods, to expand production capacity. The company […]

Kenya gives bakery sector 9 months extension for the use of banned plastic packaging

KENYA – The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Kenya through the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has resolved to extend the deadline for plastic primary industrial packaging for the bakery sector. According to […]

Nigeria to partner local varsities in US$100.37m programme to revive poultry sector

NIGERIA – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled a US$100.37 million (N36 billion) university-based programme that seeks to revive the country’s poultry sector. The programme will provide infrastructure that will support sustainable production […]

Tanzania, Netherlands sign five-year deal to boost aquaculture and poultry subsectors

TANZANIA – Tanzania has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Netherlands to improve performance of Tanzania’s poultry and aquaculture subsectors. The deal will be implemented over the next five years through a public-private partnership […]

Nestle Nigeria taps into the growing coffee market as leading player

NIGERIA – Nestle Nigeria, producers of the Nescafe coffee brand, has continued to dominate the Nigeria’s coffee sector controlling a 75% market share, in a sector projected to hit 1000 tonnes by 2020. According to […]

Kenya’s Williamson Tea mulls investing in power project to boost efficiency

KENYA – Williamson Tea Plc has said that it is considering to invest in an energy generation project in a bid to boost efficiency of its tea processing divisions. Williamson says that frequent outages on […]

Nigerian cashew association lobbys for policies to promote industry

NIGERIA – The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) has called for the Federal Government to enact policies that would promote the cashew industry. The president of the association, Mr Ojo Ajanaku, says that it […]

PBC, AMG launch cocoa sensitization programme in Ghana to boost productivity

GHANA – The Produce Buying Company (PBC) LTD one of the leading cocoa marketers in Ghana in partnership with the Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited (AMG) have launched an intensive cocoa sensitization program in Ashanti region […]

Kröner-Stärke launches clean label spelt gluten and starches range

GERMANY – Kröner-Stärke, organic starches manufacturer has launched new clean label spelt gluten and starches range for bakery and meat products applications. The Vital Spelt Gluten and Spelt Starches are said to contain no additives, […]

Cargill to invest US$200m in diversifying starches portfolio to wheat

GERMANY – Cargill will invest US$200 million in diversification of starches and sweeteners portfolio at its Krefeld, Germany site to include production of wheat-based products. According to FoodIngredientsFirst, the processing facilities will focus on wheat […]