Drink maker Pura Beverages debuts new low sugar kids’ range, ZZ2 Afrikado launches 12 avocado varietals in SA

SOUTH AFRICA – South African company Pura Beverages, known for its ‘better-for-you’ soft drinks, has launched a new range of beverage with lower in sugar, designed specifically for kids. Pura Kids is natural flavour-infused kids drink created with health-conscious parents in mind. It’s preservative and colourant-free, contains just 34 calories and comes in four natural flavours – mixed berry, pink lady apple, peach and lemonade, reports BizCommunity. “Pura Kids comes without the sugar rush that drives parents crazy by sending kids bouncing off the walls,” says Greig Jansen, CEO of…

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Endress +Hauser introduces new interface components for reliable and power supply

SWITZERLAND – Switzerland-headquartered instrumentation and automation company Endress +Hauser has introduced new interface components for reliable power supply, switching and signal doubling in safety systems.   The new RN Series are comprised of RN22: (RN42): Active/passive barrier; signal doubler, RLN22: (RLN42): NAMUR isolating amplifier, RNO22: Output isolating amplifier, RNB22: System power supply (single or redundant), and RNF22: Feed-in and error message module.  Endress notes that the RN Series interface modules power the foundation of measurement instrument loops and safety instrumented systems built on the widely used analog process control infrastructure.   Additionally, the interface components are equipped with intrinsically safe signal processing and…

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Bühler pursues highest quality flour production with launch of new data-driven milling technology

SWITZERLAND – Swiss technology group Bühler has unveiled its most recent innovation yet: a high-tech data-driven mill with the potential to produce the highest quality flour possible. Dubbed Mill E3, the new technologically advanced mill was unveiled at Whitworth Bros. Ltd’s Whitley Bridge plant in Yorkshire, the UK. At the heart of the Mill E3 lies more than 15,000 data points collecting information on all aspects of the production process. According to Bühler, the volume of data being analyzed, along with the cutting-edge application of blockchain technology, will enable the…

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Cocoa processing startup Koa, chocolate maker Valrhona launch most conc cocoa fruit juice concentrate

GHANA – French chocolate maker Valrhona in collaboration with Swiss-Ghanaian start-up Koa have launched a new cocoa fruit juice concentrate ingredient dubbed Oabika. The flavourful ingredient is the very first cocoa fruit juice concentrate at 72° Brix, created especially for chefs and other gastronomy professionals. It has the highest concentration on the food service market providing a silky consistency and an amber-coloured appearance. Besides its fruity and tangy flavour, Oabika surprises through its candied, honey-like notes, delivering a new experience with a smooth texture and a unique taste. The innovation…

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Pick n Pay brings South Africa’s most-loved traditional local dishes closer to shoppers

SOUTH AFRICA – The recent pandemic has brought copious amounts of stress, worry and uncertainty to consumers due to change in lifestyle. This has left consumers looking for ways to alleviate that stress by turning to traditional and nostalgic foods, which offer something soothing and familiar during times of uncertainty. Leveraging on this fast-growing trend, South African supermarket chain Pick n Pay, has launched a traditional Mzansi-inspired range of products reflecting the country’s best in look and flavour. Dubbed Africa Rise, it comprises of five signature local flavours, Chakalaka, Chicken…

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Mane Kancor expands R&D capabilities with launch of new Innovation center

INDIA – Mane Kancor, a subsidiary of French flavour specialist Mane, has inaugrated a new Innovation center at its campus in Angamaly, India.   According to a statement from the food ingredients supplier, the new innovation center is housed in a 24000 Sq.ft building set in a vast stretch of land.   The state-of-the-art facility integrates all the research activities and product development initiatives in one comprehensive site with the support of expert analytical teams and top-of-the-line technologies.  Mane Kancor notes that the new facility will focus on innovations in natural shelf-life solutions, natural color solutions, culinary taste…

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Agricultural service provider Cropnuts launches cutting edge soil testing platform powered by AI

KENYA- Kenya based Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd (Cropnuts), Africa’s leading independent laboratory for agricultural and environmental testing, has launched AgViza, a disruptive AI based soil testing and digital crop advisory service for smallholder farmers. Soil testing services have been out of financial reach for smallholder farmers, which is reflected in the fact that poor soil fertility remains a key driver of yield loss in smallholder farms across Africa. AgViza soil testing technology will change the status quo by empowering farmers with this critical soil management information. The technology bundles…

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JBT-Avure enhances efficiency, versatility of high-pressure pasteurization with launch of FlexiBulk

US – JBT-Avure, formally known as JBT Corporation, has unveiled a new bulk high-pressure pasteurization (HPP) technology aimed at enhancing the efficiency of the pasteurization process.   Known as FlexiBulk, the new technology boasts fill speeds of up to 55 gallons per minute. The machine HPPs both individually packaged products, and food and beverage bulk products, simultaneously.  With FlexiBulk, filling and unfilling is done outside the HPP press, resulting in the FlexiBulk being able to fill bags, in baskets, while other bags are being pressed and unfilled.   The new technology also has an added advantage…

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda launches new drink with unique local taste dubbed Ades Nutri-Bushera

UGANDA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda has launched a new product known as Ades Nutri-Bushera. Ades is the global brand for plant-based beverages for the Coca-Cola Company with blends of nuts, cereals, fruit juices, indulgent flavours, vitamins and minerals for a rich, smooth and delicious taste. While, Bushera is a traditional drink made in Ugandan households out of millet and sorghum, mainly consumed at social gatherings such as weddings, child naming ceremonies etc. The new Ugandan blend, Ades Nutri-Bushere has been produced and packaged to match the specific taste…

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Red Bull reveals new taste in South Africa, beverage industry players promote sustainable operations

SOUTH AFRICA – Red Bull, world’s most famous energy drink brand has unveiled a limited edition of a new flavour offering with a special taste for the summer season in South Africa. The new Red Bull Summer Edition: Cactus Fruit, has been inspired by the unique looking, yet utterly delicious exotic Cactus Fruit, Dragon Fruit and Pitaya. “Summer is about adventure and all good adventures begin with the thirst for something refreshing and new. “When you crack open a cold can of Red Bull Summer Edition and experience your first…

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