South Africa

 

Raising the game

Dr Alexander Smerz looks at how bakery manufacturers can address the free from trend with the use of alternative raising agents.

Key trends

Following our trip to Food ingredients Europe in Paris this month, the joint December/January issue of CP will have an ingredients focus and an image showing a selection of so-called ‘functional ingredients’ on the cover.

Ishida MD steps down

Long serving managing director of Ishida Europe, Graham Clements, is stepping down from his role from 4 May 2015, handing over the day to day running of the company to the new managing director and former finance director Dave Tiso. Graham is to remain with the business as chairman to help effect a smooth transfer […]

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Soggy biscuits

Here in the UK, many of us like to dunk our biscuits into a cup of tea; apparently dunking releases more flavour by dissolving the sugar they contain, as well as softening the texture; some are less likely than others to become so soggy that they break off and fall in! And it turns out […]

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Sugar substitutes market

Grand View Research has published a new report entitled ‘Sugar Substitutes Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020’. The report found that the sugar substitutes market is likely to grow due to rising concerns over diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Increasing scope of application for sugar […]

Seasons greetings

According to Wikipedia, Christmas crackers are part of Christmas celebrations primarily in the UK, Ireland and Commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. But apparently their origins are sweet related. Pull a cracker this Christmas, in the UK at least, and it’s likely you will receive a set of mini screwdrivers, […]

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Nestle CEO elected to FDF

Fiona Kendrick, CEO and chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland, has been elected FDF president for 2015 in succession to Richard Evans, president of PepsiCo West Europe & South Africa Region.

Peanut company expands

Golden Peanut Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company, has acquired an 80% stake in the assets of P-Farm Agentre, on of the largest peanut processors in South Africa. The company will operate under the name Golden Peanut and Tree Nut S.A. Alfonso Visser has privately owned the firm since 1997, and […]