SimpliFine launches factory in Kenya seeking to expand market share in frozen foods, ready-to-cook segment

KENYA – SimpliFine, a food production company offering fresh, locally-sourced meat, vegetables, baked goods, and other foods to restaurants, hotels, and retail grocers across East Africa, has cut ribbon to its newly built food processing facility. This comes days after the company announced it will introduce 19 meat and vegetarian products in the market, as part of its rapid expansion strategy in the economy. These items include frozen meats, prepared meal accompaniments and a range of ready-to-cook prepared meals, complementing the quality French fries it supplies to restaurants, hotels, schools…

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Unga Holdings seeks to offload assets of bakery unit to cold chain logistic firm BigCold

KENYA – Unga Group, a Kenyan-based holding company with investments in flour milling and manufacturing of human nutrition products and animal feeds has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Bigcold Kenya Limited for its subsidiary Ennsvalley Bakery Limited, as it seeks to cut costs and improve efficiency. The leading milling and baked goods company has indicated that the transaction is subject to meeting certain conditions prior to completion. “Following discussion, BigCold Kenya Limited and Ennsvalley Bakery Limited have entered into an asset purchase agreement on July 26, under which,…

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Cold storage and logistics firm BigCold gets Food Safety System Certification

KENYA – BigCold Logistics, Kenya’s leading cold storage and logistics company, has received the Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000), becoming the first food storage and transport company in East Africa to get the certification. The FSSC 22000 provides a framework for certifying and auditing Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS), which meets the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) benchmarking requirements, which ranks as the highest food safety standards in the world. In adopting FSSC 22000’s stringent requirements, BigCold said that it had implemented the most robust food safety management…

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