Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

Food, Medicine Authority to decentralize for efficiency in product regulation

ETHIOPIA - The Food, Medicine Authority of Ethiopia considers decentralizing after the government revealed plans to re-establish the federal authority with a focus on product regulations, leaving services to other agencies, reported the Fortune. With the new bill awaiting approval and endorsement by parliament, the country seeks to restructure the Food, Medicine & Health Care…

Tyson Foods launches new brand that aims to reduce food waste

USA - Tyson Foods, an American multinational corporation, through its Innovation Lab has launched ¡Yappah!, its first brand that will challenge consumers to reduce food wastes. According to the company, the brand name was inspired by a tradition in the South American Andes called “yapa,” which refers to the little something extra a merchant gives…

Nestle to release new ‘Smarties’ in Germany in preparation for World Cup

GERMANY - Nestle is set to release three new limited-edition of Smarties products in Germany as it looks to take advantage of the World Cup which is to happen in the approaching summer. The Smarties include a new range of signature chocolate chips, coloured red, yellow and black – the colour of the German national…

HOCHDORF to acquire traditional Swiss brand Bimbosan AG

SWITZERLAND - The HOCHDORF Group, one of the leading foodstuff companies in Switzerland, has signed an agreement to acquire Bimbosan AG in Welschenrohr. According to the company, the takeover which is of an undisclosed sum will take place retroactively to 30 April 2018. Bimbosan is a family-run traditional Swiss company that has been producing first-class speciality infant…

Nestle to close Nairobi office as it restructures business in Sub-Saharan Africa

KENYA - Nestle SA, the Swiss transnational food and drink company, has announced plans to close the headquarters of its Equatorial Africa unit in Nairobi, Kenya by the end of July as part of its strategy to restructure its business in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nestle said the Nairobi office, which employs over 100 people has been…

AFMASS Eastern Africa Edition records 44% growth, stakeholders impressed with outcome

KENYA- The 2018 of AFMASS Eastern Africa edition has been hailed as a milestone event by attendees, sponsors and exhibitors who participated at the event held in Nairobi, Kenya on the last week of April 2018. The event was held on April 25-27, 2018 at the Nairobi Convention & Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The event recorded a 44% increase…

DuPont divests its alginates business to JRS Group

USA - DuPont has received approval from the European Commission (EC) to divest its alginates business to JRS Group, a manufacturer of functional additives from plant-based raw materials. The divestiture, expected to close in the third quarter 2018 was a requirement set by the EC for its proposed acquisition of FMC’s Health & Nutrition (H&N)…

Muller launches into UK spreadable market with its first branded butter spread

UK - Muller UK and Ireland has entered the UK spreads market with the introduction of its first ever branded butter spread, launched exclusively in Tesco on 21 May. The launch of the Official Spreadable of British Athletics boosts its butter category including salted, unsalted and lactic butter which it supplies to both the domestic…