Campbell Soup announces strategic reorganization, appoints COO

USA - Campbell Soup has announced a strategic reorganization to capitalize on the rapidly changing food industry landscape while aligning the business to the company’s strategies. According to the company, the new structure reorganizes its core business operations -including its important soup, simple meals and shelf-stable beverages portfolios and its powerful snacks portfolio -under the…

PepsiCo to reduce sodium content in snacks in India

INDIA- PepsiCo will reduce salt content in Kurkure, its flagship snacks brand, in line with its global nutrition objectives. The first low-salt Kurkure packs have been recently rolled out, PepsiCo VP (snacks) Jagrut Kotecha said. “As per our performance with purpose agenda, we are working to improve our snack products through a stepwise reduction approach. In…

Namibia records its first fatal case of Listeriosis

NAMIBIA- Namibia has reported its first case of Listeriosis, a food safety concern that has swept across almost the entire meat industry chain in the neighboring South Africa. Namibia’s Health Minister, Bernard Haufiku gave the announcement to Namibia’s parliament saying that the victim was a 41-year-old man who succumbed to death after being hospitalized at…

Red meat industry body raises concerns about Listeriosis ‘misinformation’

SOUTH AFRICA - The Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) and its member organisations have raised concerns over the entire meat industry which has been associated with Listeriosis scare across the food chain. The forum which includes the SA Meat Processors Association (SAMPA) questioned the entire red meat value chain, marred with Listeria contamination that has…

Kenya bans importation of South Africa cold processed meat- Listeriosis scare

KENYA - Kenya has banned importation and sale of cold processed meat from South Africa, after South Africa’s listeriosis scare which has led to 180 deaths since the outbreak. Kepha Ombacho, the director of Public Health, has asked health officers in the counties and ports of entry to enforce the ban on meat and meat…

Nestle Nigeria sustains growth , grows revenue 34% in 2017

NIGERIA - Nestle Nigeria Plc, said on Friday that revenue for the full year 2017 grew by 34% to ₦244bn ($674 million). In the previous year, the food and beverage giant posted ₦182bn in sales. Net profit in the period under review jumped 326% to ₦33.7bn ($91 million), thanks to a 46% rise in Operating…