Kenya halts maize imports plans from Mexico, turns to regional market

KENYA – The Ministry of Agriculture in Kenya has halted importation of 11.1 million bags of maize from Mexico and will instead be importing the commodity from Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) […]

Corona beer unveils interlocking cans to reduce plastic packaging

MEXICO – Beer group, Grupo Modelo has unveiled interlocking cans for its Corona brand to replace six-pack rings in an innovative approach to tackle the problem and impact of plastic waste on the environment. The […]

FDA investigates Salmonella outbreak linked to Papayas from Mexico

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration other partners are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Uganda and have potentially linked the outbreak to whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico. FDA, which […]

Arca Continental launches new hydrating coconut water beverage

MEXICO – Arca Continental has launched a new hydrating beverage containing coconut water and electrolytes designed to offer a more dehydrating category in the market. Called Isolite, the new beverage was produced in Mexico using […]

Ghana partners with Mexican government in technology to combat aflatoxin

GHANA – The Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) is partnering with the Mexican Government to introduce the Nixtamalisation technology in Ghana that aims at combating aflatoxin contamination in maize. The technology, which has been successfully utilised […]

PepsiCo to invest US$4 billion in Mexico in the next 2 years

MEXICO – PepsiCo Mexico has announced that it is investing US$4 billion to boost operational excellence in the country in the next 2 years. The investment will focus on strengthening our agricultural model, infrastructure, sustainability […]

Mexico’s Arca Continental to invest US$681m in 2019 to boost production

USA – Arca Continental, Mexican bottler of Coca-Cola beverages has announced that it will be investing US$681 million (Ps. 13 billion) in 2019 to enhance production capacities. The investment is also expected to boost distribution […]

Grupo Bimbo invests US$20.1m into new production lines in San Fernando plant

MEXICO – Grupo Bimbo, a Mexican multinational bakery product manufacturing company, has invested US$20.1 million in four new production lines in its San Fernando plant to allow expansion. According to the company, it will elaborate […]

PepsiCo Mexico cuts down on sugar and salt by 24% in snacks

MEXICO – PepsiCo Mexico has cut down on sugar and salt across its snacks portfolio by 24% as part of a long-term reformulation strategy designed to reduce added sugars and sodium across products. According to […]