India’s food safety regulator imposes new restrictions on yeast levels in beer

INDIA -  TheFood Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), a food safety regulator in India, is seeking to impose new restrictions that will ensure yeast and moulds count in beer made across the country maintained within safe levels. According to the restrictions by FSSAI, regular beer has to be entirely free of yeast while…

AB InBev’s Accra Brewery Limited appoints Shaun Raposo as new country director

GHANA – Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), a subsidiary of multinational brewer Anheuser-Busch(AB) InBev, announced the appointment of Mr Shaun Raposo to the position of Country Director of the company. Mr Shuan Raposo replaces Philip Redman, who has been serving in the position since is appointment in March, 2017. In a statement issued by Ms. Adwoa…

African Distillers Limited half year profits grow by 159% to US$7m

Zimbabwe – Zimbabwean wine and spirits manufacturer, African Distillers Limited, recorded profit after tax amounting to US$7 million during its six months to 31st December 2018 against US$2.7 million recorded in the prior year, representing a 159% increase. The alcoholic drink manufacturer said that the remarkable performance was fuelled by increased revenues and cost containment…

Nestle India plans upto 36 new product launches as it expects more exports

INDIA – Nestle India, the maker of Maggi noodles and Kitkat has said that it plans to launch upto 36 products in the 2019 fiscal across all categories in the country as it also looks to expand its capacity to serve more overseas markets, reports ET Retail. According to chairman and managing director Suresh Narayanan,…

Coca-Cola European Partners launches line of Espresso Monster coffee drinks

UK - Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled a new line of ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee drinks under the Monster Energy portfolio as it looks to delight coffee and energy drink consumers with new products. The on-the-go coffee drinks will be available in the UK starting March in a premium ‘touch ink’ black 250ml can. They…

Coca-Cola European Partners expands Monster range with Ultra Blue variant

UK - Coca-Cola European Partners has expanded its Monster Energy Ultra portfolio with a new Ultra Blue energy drink, expected to be available starting March this year. Monster Energy Ultra Blue has a dry, citrus and berry flavour and contains zero calories to suit consumers who want to reduce calories in their diet while getting…

Coca-Cola HBC acquires Serbian confectionery brand Bambi for US$293.7m

SWITZERLAND - Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company has announced that it has agreed to acquire Serbia’s leading confectionery business, Bambi for US$293.7 million (€260 million). According to the company, the deal, which is subject to certain closing adjustments will help increase its presence in biscuits and other confectionery products market in the country. Completion of the…

Nigeria’s Chellarams DMK launches new chocolate malted drink

NIGERIA - Chellarams DMK Limited, the dairy arm of Chellarams Plc in Nigeria, has launched the ‘Real Activ Chocolate Malted food drink’ adding to its Real Activ product line. Speaking during the launch of the product, Aditya Chellaram, the Chief Executive Officer, Chellarams DMK, said the product’s unique taste and nutritional profile makes it a…

Coca-Cola European Partners unveils new line of sparkling fruit juice drink

EUROPE - Coca-Cola European Partners has launched a new line of canned Appletiser Spritzer drink, made with 50% real fruit juice and 50% sparkling water. The new range will be available in three flavors namely Apple & Exotic Lime, Apple & Blood Orange and Apple & Passion Fruit starting from March. According to the company,…

Ghana’s beverage company launches new US$2.2m Tetra Pak juice line

GHANA - Kasapreko Company Limited, a manufacturer and producer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in Ghana, commissioned a new automated carton aseptic juice line following a US$2.2 million investment. According to the company, the juice production line will produce Kiddy Pak juice drinks to serve the young adults market, reports GhanaWeb. According to Chris Addo-Sarkodie,…