Arla Foods Ingredients wins award for innovative infant formula development

UK – Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI), global leader in natural whey ingredients for products in a range of categories, has been recognized with the 2018 Global Product Leadership Award for developing an innovative infant formula ingredient, Lacprodan OPN-10. According to the company, this recognition was based on the recent analysis of the global infant nutrition market, Frost & Sullivan. Lacprodan OPN-10 is rich in osteopontin, a protein that standard infant formulas have significantly lower content compared to human breast milk. AFI’s strong emphasis on research and development and its global…

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Olam receives AGROW Award as champion of inclusive agribusiness in ASEAN

SINGAPORE – The agribusiness giant, Olam international has received the AGROW Award, recognized for inclusive agribusiness in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) agricultural sector. Olam was honored with the Golden AGROW Award (Singapore) for its outstanding contributions in the field of agriculture by helping micro, small and medium enterprises in the region to prosper, and for advancing the field of agriculture overall. “We are honored and excited to receive this award,” said Prakash Jhanwer, president of Southeast Asia and China, Olam International. “Olam has a significant footprint in…

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The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch dominate Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards

NIGERIA – Journalists and media personalities from the industry were rewarded and celebrated for their outstanding journalism and media excellence at the concluded Golden Pen Awards organised by Nigerian Breweries in Lagos, reports Beverage Industry News. The awards seek to enhance professionalism, objective reportage of events in Nigeria and promotion of fine ethics within the journalism profession. Eric Dumo of The Punch Newspaper emerged the NB Golden Pen Reporter of the Yea, the first runner-up was Bayo Akinloye of Thisday Newspapers while Chikodi Okereocha of The Nation was the second…

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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 and competitive Awards, the combined new investments in new plants that were submitted for the New Plant of the Year category in the region was well over USD 350 million in the last four years…

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Most outstanding change makers in Africa’s food industry celebrated at Awards ceremony

KENYA – Some of the most important founders, managers, academicians, government and NGO shapers and other change makers in Africa’s food, beverage, milling and hospitality industry were feted at the Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards ceremony that was held on September 14, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. Made up of a mix of veterans from across Eastern, Southern and Central Africa, the Awards saw a number of industry leaders receive the coveted Africa Food Industry Champion Award, the highest accolade in the food industry in Africa. This Award, which is similar…

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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 a year’s process aimed at celebrating the region’s very best individuals, plants, innovations and company initiatives in the food industry. EABL won the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award for its Energy Efficiency Improvement Program…

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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 respectively. In a spectacular ceremony of its kind, the companies showed their innovative credentials by scooping the top three honors at the ceremony ahead of several companies that had entered products across a number of…

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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, milling, beverages among others, the three winners scooped awards for their unique training/capacity building initiatives. Introduced at this year’s Awards ceremony, the Training Initiative of the Year is meant to celebrate outstanding capacity building initiatives…

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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 their outstanding entries for their exemplary application of packaging in their new products. Aunty Betty’s Ready Meal Rice, a product from Calibre Foods, won the most innovative packaging award for its laminated cellulose biodegradable pack,…

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Africa’s Most Prestigious Food Industry Awards Ceremony is finally here!

KENYA –  The 2018 edition of the Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards – Africa’s most prestigious food, beverage and milling industry awards –  has finally arrived. Hon. Peter Munya, who is the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Co-operatives in Kenya will be the Chief Guest at the Awards ceremony. During the event, winners of the individual honorary awards and the contestants for the competitive categories at the Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards 2018 will receive various awards as pertaining to their categories. “This year’s Awards ceremony is set to be…

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