The Netherlands to form a new institute for food safety and research

NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands is set to create a unique knowledge and research institution for food and feed safety to further its capabilities in research as well as food security matters. The institute will be formed through a merger between RIKILT Wageningen University & Research and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA)’s…

Flexicon unveils new sanitary bulk bag discharger

SOUTH AFRICA - Flexicon Corporation, an international designer and manufacturer of bulk handling equipment has unveiled a new sanitary bulk bag discharger. The stainless steel equipment features an open channel construction for applications in which contamination of the product or equipment cannot be tolerated. The company explains that unlike hollow steel frame members, the open-channel…

Chi Limited Launches ‘Frooty Happy Hour by Chivita’

NIGERIA – Chi Limited, a major producer of juice brands in Nigeria, has launched ‘Frooty Happy Hour by Chivita’ which the company says is produced to deliver natural fruity refreshment at an affordable price point. The new product comes into the market following the success of its major brand Happy Hour by Chivita fruit drink.…

Coca Cola unveils new flavors and marketing campaign for Diet Coke

USA – The Coca Cola Company has launched two new flavor variants of the Diet Coke alongside new marketing content as part of the Because I Can campaign it launched in January last year to support rebrand in North America. The two variants, Blueberry Acai and Strawberry Guava are zero-calorie sparkling beverages that adds to…

Danone taps Amcor’s technology to develop new PET packaging jar

ARGENTINA – The French multinational food corporative, Danone has partnered flexible packaging company, Amcor to develop attractive PET packaging jar for its new all-natural spoonable yogurt, La Serenísima sold in Argentina. The transparent packaging, made of made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has a wide-mouth opening and an aluminum-PET-aluminum closure with a 65mm over cap in…

Israel firm Yofix unveils clean-label, plant-based yogurt alternative

ISRAEL – Israel based plant-based food startup, Yofix Probiotic Ltd has launched its first dairy-free, soy-free yogurt alternative line, expanding its plant-based food and drinks platform. The new line produces three fruit flavors made from natural ingredients using zero-waste process that involves fermentation. According to the company, the product utilizes live probiotic cultures and prebiotic…

Distell Group launches new premium wine company

SOUTH AFRICA - Africa’s leading wines and spirits producer and wholesaler, Ditsell Group Limited has launched Libertas Vineyards and Estates as a new stand-alone company with ownership of all its premium brands, reports IOL Business Libertas Vineyards and Estates managing director, Kay Nash said the move marks a significant shift from the company’s previous approach…

PepsiCo adds Flamin’ Hot Nacho variant to Doritos tortilla chip brand

USA – PepsiCo has launched a new Flamin' Hot Nacho flavour variant, an addition to its Doritos tortilla chip brand to enhance snacking experience of its customers in the United States. The new flavor offers a combination of the popular hot and spicy flavor of flamin' hot and the timeless flavor of original nacho cheese.…

Rwanda’s Skol brewery partners AFC to increase brand’s support

RWANDA - SKOL Brewery Ltd Rwanda has announced a signed partnership with UK-based renowned football team, Arsenal FC, saying it will use the recently launched brand ‘Skol Select’ in promotional activities to grow support for both Skol and Arsenal brands. The brewer says they will use the recently launched brand, SKOL Select, as the partner beer…

Givaudan opens new US$1.2m flavour commercial center in Morocco

MOROCCO – Givaudan, a leading flavour and fragrance company, has commissioned a new Flavours technical and commercial centre in Morocco, an investment valued at US$1.22 million. The investment is part of Givaudan’s growth plan in tandem with its high growth markets strategy and demonstrates its ongoing commitment to the Maghreb and West Africa regions. Louie…