Industry associations, Govt agencies confirm AFMASS Southern Africa partnership

ZAMBIA– The southern Africa edition of Africa’s food, beverage and milling industry conference and exhibition, AFMASS has received a number of confirmations from high profile individuals, industry associations and Government agencies , with expectations that it will change the face of the industry in the region. Planned to take place on October 3-5, 2018 at…

Tetra Pak launches modular portfolio for food and bev makers

SWITZERLAND – Processing and packaging solutions provider Tetra Pak has launched Intelligent Customisation, an industry-first portfolio that offers full customisation of heating solutions and tailor-made processing solutions for food and beverage manufacturers.​ According to the company, its three new modules, which are based on its leading technologies in dairy, beverages and prepared food processing, can…

Bühler Group introduces new digital rice analyser TotalSense

SWITZERLAND - The Bühler Group has introduced a new digital rice analyser TotalSense, which enables the reduction of costs, improvement of yield and improvement of quality for rice processors. As part of Bühler’s digitalization initiative, this innovation features a number of new solutions that leverage the power of Internet of Things (IoT) with increased customer…

Tyson Foods to build Tennessee chicken production complex

USA - Tyson Foods has accepted the invitation of city, county and state leaders to build a new chicken production complex in the City of Humboldt, which is part of Gibson County in western Tennessee. The US$300 million project is expected to create more than 1,500 local jobs once the new complex begins operations in…

Rice in Nigeria: Building local capacity to grow, process vital grain

This article appeared in the Sept/October issue of Food Business Africa magazine The Government of Nigeria, the world’s second largest importer of rice, has initiated a number of policy initiatives in the last few decades to boost rice production and processing in the country. Despite these initiatives, the country continues to import large quantities, as…