Cadbury Nigeria unveils stakeholders training to promote healthy living

NIGERIA - Cadbury Nigeria has unveiled training of its stakeholders to build on its recently launched healthy lifestyle programme to promote healthy living among children and adults, reported the Guardian. The project aims to inculcate healthy habits in children and in the long run improve the wellbeing of Nigerians. In partnership with Helen Keller International…

Ghana develops new global standard for sustainable cocoa

GHANA - Ghana has developed a new global standard that will be used to measure cocoa quality level internationally, raising its cocoa pricing image on the international market, as reported by  GNA. The new standard which ensures sustainable cocoa production has been adopted by International Standards Organisation (ISO), an international standard-setting body to be used…

Ishida’s new technology to solve water ingress in food weighing applications

EUROPE - Ishida Europe has unveiled a new technology including an internal moisture sensor and monitoring system that controls and prevent water entering production equipment when weighing fresh and frozen food. The technology together with Ishida’s advanced Sentinel monitoring and reporting system will allow producers achieve both high performance and longer term reliability while protecting…

Researchers develop patch which shows whether food is safe to consume

CANADA - Researchers at McMaster University in Canada have developed a transparent paper patch printed with harmless molecules and have the ability to detect harmful bacteria while food is still packaged. The pouch called ‘Sentinel Wrap’ can be incorporated directly into food packaging with the potential to replace the traditional "best before" date on food…

Anheuser-Busch fuels green goals with new hydrogen trucks

USA - Anheuser-Busch, a US-based brewing company, has taken a step towards achieving its 2025 sustainability targets by ordering 800 hydrogen-powered semi-trucks from Nikola Motor Company, which will drastically reduce emissions produced by its dedicated distribution fleet. The company said the trucks will be integrated into its distribution fleet from 2020, and will reduce the emissions…

UK to ban plastic straws, stirrers, buds in war against plastic pollution

UK - The UK government through Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, plastic drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in fresh war against plastic pollution. The announcement came before the Prime Minister met the Commonwealth leaders in London with an intention for them to sign-up the…

Bühler improves food safety with digital solutions

SWITZERLAND – Bühler, a global technology company for plant and equipment materials, has improved its food safety and digital solutions with new designs to make foods safer, to save energy, and to prevent waste. According to the company, the digitalization contributes significantly to its goal of slashing energy consumption and waste in the food chain…

Tetra Pak reduces energy use of separators by 40% with Encapt technology

SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak, the multinational food packaging and processing company, has reduced the energy use of its separators by 40%, by incorporating a breakthrough pressure management technology, Encapt​, into the systems’ design. According to the company, this Encapt technology lowers the atmospheric pressure around the spinning bowl using a low-pressure pump, and the system…

Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for its portion-size carton packages​

SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak aims to launch a paper straw that is suitable for its portion-sized carton packages before the end of the year, as part of a broader programme to help address the issue of plastic straw waste. Straws play an integral functional role on portion packages, but if not disposed of properly, they…

AB InBev’s subsidiary Accra Brewery receives HACCP Certification

GHANA - Accra Brewery Limited, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest beverage and brewing company, AB InBev, has received the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana. The certification was granted after the brewer proved successful in implementing the programme which it said was…