Dangote Sugar embarks on expansion plan to drive growth in the sector

NIGERIA – Dangote Sugar Refining Plc said that it has embarked on expanding its Savanna Sugar processing plant as it seeks to double the production capacity. Speaking during the company’s annual general meeting, the chairman […]

FSSAI proposes ban on junk food advertisements in and around schools

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has proposed a ban on junk food advertisements in and around school premises to protect school children from junk foods and unhealthy eating. This is […]

Unilever unveils wrapper-less ice cream multipack to tackle plastic waste

UK – Unilever has launched new wrapper-less multipack for ice cream, Solero Organic Peach to reduce plastic use in the home. The new pack uses 35% less plastic compared to the original pack and is […]

Mondelez invests US$6m in UK research and development center

UK – Mondelez International is investing US$6 million at its Reading Science Centre in the UK to accelerate research and development of new products for various markets. Serving over 150 countries, the investment will support […]

Cormart Nigeria inaugurates caramel plant to boost production capabilities

NIGERIA – Cormart Nigeria, a chemicals and raw materials company, has commissioned a new caramel plant to boost supply to the food and beverage sector. The plant, located at its factory in the Lagos, has […]

Stock exchange suspends Tongaat Hulett listing awaiting financial probe

SOUTH AFRICA – The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has suspended South Africa’s diversified agribusiness firm, Tongaat Hulett’s shares from the bourse as well as the London Stock Exchange, where the company has a secondary listing. […]

Kenya’s Sony Sugar seeks US$4m to revitalise operations as production declines marginally

KENYA – The Sony Sugar Company, a state–owned sugar milling firm, is seeking US$4 million (KShs400 million) to turn around the company’s fortunes after plunging into financial problems resulting to 45% decline in production. The […]

Ben & Jerry’s to launch cannabis infused ice cream on FDA legalization

USA – Unilever-owned ice cream and dairy brand, Ben & Jerry’s has announced that it is exploring the cannabidiol space and may launch CBD-infused ice cream in the market if the proposal for its legalization […]

Ultra-processed food: ice cream, pizza, bacon linked to early death

WORLD – New research published by The British Medical Journal suggests that ultra-processed foods such as sugary cereals and ready meals are linked to cardiovascular disease and early death. The research carried out in two […]

Ben & Jerry’s unveils new raspberry sorbet with lemonade swirl in US

USA – Unilever owned Ben & Jerry’s has released a new raspberry sorbet with lemonade swirl to offer US consumers with a fruity, refreshing and frozen dessert. The limited-batch pint features raspberry sorbet with an […]