Guinness Ghana appoints Sylvia Owusu-Ankomah as new Corporate Relations Director

GHANA – Guinness Ghana Breweries Plc, the country’s only total beverage company, has appointed Sylvia Owusu-Ankomah as its new Corporate Relations Director. Sylvia will replace Gabriel Opoku-Asare who was recently appointed as Head of Society […]

Nampak’s Bevcan unit ramps up investment in plastic bottles alternatives

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s packaging group, Nampak, has indicated that various innovations are being advanced to grow the pack share of beverage cans and cartons as environmentally responsible alternatives to plastic. Amid the increase […]

Lactalis acquires Italian cheese maker Nuova Castelli

ITALY – French dairy products corporation, Lactalis has confirmed that it has acquired Italian cheese maker Nuova Castelli from private equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. Just-Food had earlier reported that Lactalis […]

Brazilian meat processors BRF and Marfrig in merger talks

BRAZIL – Brazilian food processors BRF SA and Marfrig Global Foods SA have entered talks to merge their companies, creating one of the largest meat giants in the world. According to Bloomberg report, the deal […]

Danish researchers to use blockchain technology to fight food fraud

DENMARK – Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) are developing blockchain solutions to help food manufacturers fight food fraud across the entire food value chain. The project is being developed by the university’s […]

ADM combines origination and oilseeds businesses to accelerate growth

USA – Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced the creation of a new business unit called Ag Services & Oilseeds, which combines ADM’s Origination and Oilseed business operations in a bid to accelerate growth […]

Ghana unveils rice self-sufficiency initiatives targeting 1.66m MT by 2023

GHANA – Ghana has embarked on comprehensive initiatives to promote rice production as part of the country’s ambitions of realising rice self-sufficiency by 2023.   According to Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and […]

China stops US soybean purchases amid trade tensions

CHINA – China has put a stop to purchases of U.S. soybeans amid continued trade tensions between the United States and China, according to a report from Bloomberg. Citing sources familiar with the trade situation, […]

New Israeli consortium to invest US$100m in foodtech startups

ISRAEL – Finistere Ventures, a global agri-food investment leader in collaboration with three Israeli companies have created one of the largest consortia looking to invest US$100 million in the country’s foodtech start-ups. The venture capital […]

South Africa bans meat imports from Lesotho after anthrax outbreak

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa has imposed a ban on imports of meat, live animals and animal products from Lesotho following an anthrax outbreak.  According to a Business Day report, the Veterinary Authority of Lesotho […]