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…

PepsiCo India to reduce salt in snacks and pilot 100% plant-based packaging

INDIA - PepsiCo India has said it will reduce salt content in 75% of its snacks by 2025 as it looks to pilot 100% compostable, plant-based packaging for its popular brands in India this year. The food and beverages company is planning to cut the sodium content in its Lay’s snacks by 13-15% in line with…

Coca-Cola Nigeria to use 50% recycled packaging by 2030

NIGERIA - Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria has announced a commitment to use an average of 50% recycled content in its bottled drinks packaging by 2030. According to NBC Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director Sade Morgan, the company was also working on developing plant-based resins, and reducing…

Dairy farmers of Canada to participate in Front-of-Package consultations

CANADA – The Government of Canada has announced its plan to move ahead with its Front of Pack Warning Labelling public consultation, to which other dairy products, rich in essential nutrients, will be stigmatised by a warning label telling consumers as to which products are healthy and which are not. By exempting whole milk from…

World food and beverage companies want the government to label GMO ingredients

USA - The world’s top food companies and farmers of crops such as beet sugar are pitted against each other as they lobby the U.S. government over plans to label genetically engineered ingredients. According to Reuters, this issue of transparency over ingredients used by packaged foods makers which are facing flagging consumer trust and stagnating…

Bosch plans to sell its packaging business to focus on further growth on resources

GERMANY – Bosch, a German multinational engineering and electronics company, has made plans to sell its packaging machinery business (PA), especially the pharmaceuticals and food units of the Packaging Technology division to expand growth. According to the company, the decision was made to ensure it focuses on its resources, remaining as a stable partner for…

AB InBev’s Accra Brewery commits to recycling PET bottles

GHANA - Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev’s subsidiary has announced plans to focus more on solutions for the recycling of its Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles, reported Ghana News Agency (GNA). This follows a successful separation between the brewery and Voltic Ghana, a manufacturer of natural mineral water brand. Before the separation of the…

FrieslandCampina Kievit expands portfolio with new dairy-based fat powders

NETHERLANDS- FrieslandCampina Kievit, the Dutch dairy company’s ingredients business has expanded its line of dairy-based fat powders with butter and cream offerings. The Vana-Lata BB75B butter and CB72B cream products enables brands to leverage global food trends, address the growing need for indulgence and transparency while delivering on the clean label popularity. According to the…

Tiger Brands plans expansion into North Africa

SOUTH AFRICA - The packaged goods company, Tiger Brands is eying expansion into North Africa, outside its home market South Africa. According to a Bloomberg report, plan to expand outside SA, its biggest market was hampered by the listeriosis outbreak in the past months, claimed to have originated from one of its meat processing facilities.…