Authority orders bottler to shut down on Classy Water standards controversy

ETHIOPIA - The Ministry of Trade has cautioned the public against Classy Water bottled by Belay Industrial Plc on water quality issues, leading to the closure of the facilities, reports Fortune. The warning to avoid and stop drinking the product was issued on 20 September 2018 by the ministry saying a batch of bottled water…

AIF, Kenchic, SALL, CCBA, Wrigley’s and EABL take top positions in Plant of the Year Awards

KENYA- The food industry in the Eastern and Southern Africa regions is on the upswing, in terms of new investments in new plants and expansions, as evidenced in the just concluded Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards, held on September 14 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Courtesy of the entries received in the highly prestigious…

Union of European Soft Drinks Association sets new sustainability packaging goals

EU - The Union of European Soft Drinks Associations (Unesda) has set new sustainable packaging goals, including a commitment to ensure that 100% of soft drinks plastic packaging across the EU will be recyclable by 2025. According to FoodBev, other commitments made by the Union include a target to ensure that PET bottles used for…

Craft beer market in Europe has doubled up by 178% since 2013, surpassing N. America

EUROPE - North America, since 2013, has dominated the global craft beer market, accounting for 52% of all craft beer launches, but now another continent has taken the lead. According to data from Mintel, the number of craft beer launches in Europe has more than doubled since 2013 (up 178%) making it a global leader…

EABL, Bio Food Products and New KCC grab top sustainability honours

KENYA– East African Breweries Ltd (EABL), Bio Food Products and New KCC took first, second and third positions respectively from their initiatives on how to make their businesses more sustainable at the just concluded Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards. The event which will be remembered for its glitz, fun and networking, was the climax of…

CCBA, Bio Foods and Bidco Africa grab most unique ingredients application awards

KENYA– Coca-Cola Beverages Africa’s Minute Maid Fruity Boost with Milk and Nutrients, Bio Food Products’ Bio Yoghurt Fruit on the Bottom and Bidco Africa’s Noodies Ugali Noodles with Sukuma Wiki emerged the best in the novel way of ingredient application at the just concluded Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards, taking positions one, two and three…

CCBA, EABL and Fairy Bottling take top spots in Training Initiative awards

KENYA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), East African Breweries Limited (EABL) and Fairy Bottling Ltd took home the most prestigious awards for the Training Initiative of the year awards at the recently concluded Africa’s Food Industry Excellence Awards. At the glamorous evening that saw the industry’s outstanding entries into the several categories of the dairy,…

Calibre Foods, Squishy Drinks and Bio Foods win the most innovative packaging awards

KENYA – Calibre Foods, Squishy Drinks and Bio Foods Ltd were the winners of the most sought after most innovative packaging application in a new product at the just concluded Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards. The category, which was introduced at this year’s Awards, saw the three companies walk away with the packaging award for…

Japanese brewer Sapporo to form partnership with AB InBev to improve distribution

JAPAN - Japanese brewer Sapporo will resume its exports to China through a distribution partnership with AB InBev, as it aims to target the premium beer segment. According to FoodBev, China is the world’s largest beer market and Sapporo drew attention to the premium segment, including imported beer brands, which it says is exhibiting “dramatic…

Coca-Cola to complete acquisition of Nigeria’s largest juice company, Chi Limited

NIGERIA - The world’s soft drinks giant, Coca-Cola is planning to acquire the remaining 60% stake in Nigeria’s leading juice and snacks producer, Chi Limited with the deal to close early next year. The Coca-Cola company entered an agreement to acquire an initial minority equity shareholding (40%) in the juice and snack producer Chi Ltd…