Capwell Industries expands into beverages market with US$2.5m investment

KENYA – Capwell Industries, one of Kenya’s leading milled cereal products manufacturer, has launched a new is cereal milk drink as part of the firm’s strategic direction to venture into beverages and expand its product […]

COMESA region’s cereal productivity affected by low seed quality

AFRICA – COMESA regions cereal productivity has remained low despite the high production potential that the region holds, greatly attributed to small- holder farmers’ limited access to improved seeds. New Times Rwanda reports that of […]

AFGRI signs concession with Transnet in South Africa ports deal

SOUTH AFRICA– South Africa’s rail operator Transnet has announced its intent to enter into a fifteen-year concession agreement with agribusiness major AFGRI Operations for the operation and maintenance of landside operations with Transnet Port Terminals […]

Kellogg’s to re-start shipments of Honey Smacks cereals after Salmonella scare

USA – Kellogg’s, an American multinational food-manufacturing company, to re-start shipment of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereals after the previous Salmonella scrae that led to the recall of the snacks from retail shops. According to the […]

SON develops new standards for dry beans to aid acceptance in global markets

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has developed a standard specification for dry beans following numerous rejections at the international market, reports This Day. SON is looking to aid in acceptance of the […]

Serengeti Breweries to increase volume of cereals sourced locally by 2020

TANZANIA – Serengeti Breweries, a subsidiary of East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) has said it will increase the amount of barley, maize and sorghum it sources locally from 15,300 metric tonnes to over 17,000 tons […]

Monsanto glyphosate traces found in children breakfast cereals and snack bars in US

USA – Significant levels of the weedkilling monsanto chemical glyphosate have been found in an array of popular breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars marketed to US children, a new study has found. According to […]

Kelllogg attributes acquisition of Chicago protein bar RXBar for profits

USA – Kellogg’s, an American multinational food-manufacturing company, has attributed the acquisition of the Chicago protein bar RXBar for its continued sales reports. According to CNBC, Kellogg bought the River North-based company last fall for […]

Kelloggs introduces improved cereal bags after insect infestation in Singapore packs

SINGAPORE – Kellogg’s, an American multinational food-manufacturing company, has introduced improved cereal bags following an insect infestation in several packs of Kellogg’s Special K cereal bought in Singapore. In a statement, Kellogg’s assured the public […]