India’s food safety regulator imposes new restrictions on yeast levels in beer

INDIA –  TheFood Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), a food safety regulator in India, is seeking to impose new restrictions that will ensure yeast and moulds count in beer made across the country […]

Africa’s wheat consumption grows as imports hit 47million tonnes

AFRICA – Africa’s grain consumption has over the past decade posted remarkable growth amid increasing demand propelled by the increasing population and changing consumer habits. According to a report by World Grain, wheat was among […]

UK government launches consultation on proposed plastic packaging tax

UK – The UK government has launched a consultation process seeking views on the proposed plastic packaging taxes which looks to cement its leadership in a sustainable economy. The government proposed new taxes and tougher […]

Givaudan partners Israeli incubator The Kitchen to drive food innovation

ISRAEL – World’s leading flavor and fragrances company, Givaudan has partnered with the Israeli-based technology incubator owned by the Strauss Group, to accelerate innovation in the food sector. According to Givaudan, the partnership will enable […]

African Distillers Limited half year profits grow by 159% to US$7m

Zimbabwe – Zimbabwean wine and spirits manufacturer, African Distillers Limited, recorded profit after tax amounting to US$7 million during its six months to 31st December 2018 against US$2.7 million recorded in the prior year, representing […]

Sealed Air acquires MGM’s flexible packaging business in the Philippines

ASIA – US food packaging company, Sealed Air has acquired the Philippines based producer of flexible packaging, MGM Food and Commodities Corp for an undisclosed amount. With the transaction, expected to close in April, Sealed […]

Nestle India plans upto 36 new product launches as it expects more exports

INDIA – Nestle India, the maker of Maggi noodles and Kitkat has said that it plans to launch upto 36 products in the 2019 fiscal across all categories in the country as it also looks […]