Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

AFMASS FoodTech – Rwanda edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo - Rwanda edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region (Uganda, Burundi, South Sudan and eastern DRC). The event is focused on providing a platform to share vital technical skills to the food manufacturing, retail…

AFMASS FoodTech – Tanzania edition

AFMASS FoodTech Conference & Expo Tanzania edition is the first conference and exhibition targeted at the food & beverage and milling industry in Tanzania. The event is focused on providing a platform to share vital technical skills to the food manufacturing, retail and foodservice industry; Government agencies and other stakeholders in Tanzania, while enabling the…

Nampak ramps up aluminium cans due to plastics backlash 

SOUTH AFRICA (Bloomberg News)- Nampak is ramping up production of aluminium cans as Africa’s biggest producer of beverage packaging responds to consumers’ global retreat from plastic. The Johannesburg-based company is also putting greater emphasis on cardboard cartons and developing a type of renewable plastic lid made from sugarcane, chief executive officer Andre de Ruyter said…

Tetra Pak partners Veolia to get all beverage carton components recycled by 2025

SWITZERLAND – Global food packaging company, Tetra Pak has partnered with global resource management company Veolia to enable all components of used beverage cartons collected within the European Union to be recycled by 2025. According to Tetra Pak, the average beverage carton comprises around 75% paperboard, 20% plastic and 5% aluminium foil, and the fibres…

Beta Glass earnings rise 58% on strong revenue growth in 9 months

NIGERIA – Beta Glass, the Nigerian maker of glass bottles and containers for the beverage industry has reported that net income rose 58% to US$9.64 million for the nine-months period ended September. The company, which is a member of the Frigoglass Group had posted US$6.06 million in net income in the same period last year.…

New AFMASS FoodTech Conferences & Expos to debut in Tanzania and Rwanda in 2019

EAST AFRICA– A new set of events with a focus on the food, beverage and milling industry in Africa have been unveiled, as the AFMASS series of events are set to expand to more countries in Africa from 2019. The AFMASS FoodTech Conferences & Expos cover the latest trends in processing, packaging, food safety and…

Food and beverage majors sign global pact to eradicate plastic waste and pollution

WORLD – Major food and beverage companies, packaging manufacturers, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are among 250 organisations that have signed a marker pact to eradicate plastic waste and pollution. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment led by UN Environment and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, aims to eliminate plastic waste at the source in an…

Shoprite to reward customers for reusing newly launched plastic bags

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s largest supermarket chain, Shoprite has announced that it will pay customers for reusing its newly introduced ‘planet’ plastic bags in an effort to control plastic pollution, reports Business Day. According to a Business Day report, Shoprite will reward customers who reuses its 100% recycled and recyclable plastic bag with 50c…