Danone pulls dairy products
Fin24 - Mar 19th, 13:16
Bucharest - French food industry group Danone said Monday it had withdrawn some of its dairy products from sale in Romania after a potentially carcinogenic substance was found in milk from one of its suppliers.
Danone also said it had blocked as a precautionary measure 75 tonnes of products destined for the Romanian market that may have been in contact with the contaminated milk.
The milk was contaminated with aflatoxin, which can be found in milk after cows consume feed contaminated by mould and can increase the risk of cancer.
Like much of Europe, Romania has been affected by a food scandal that saw horsemeat discovered in "beef" products on sale in supermarkets.
Meatco and Witvlei bid for Norwegian meat quota, Namibia
22/10/2013 - 08:31
Meat processing companies, Meatco and Witvlei Meat, have once again bid for the lucrative beef export quota to Norway, which is set at 1600 tonnes per year and pays 72% more than exports to other parts of Europe. Earlier this month, the Meat Board of Namibia requested for bids for the Norway quota from local meat companies.
BOS Ice Tea launches in Belgium and Holland
18/10/2013 - 09:07
BOS Ice Tea has recently celebrated its third birthday in South Africa, and has taken the first steps into European markets, launching in Belgium and Holland earlier this month.
World markets react to US debt deal
18/10/2013 - 08:41
Johannesburg - Markets across the world on Thursday gave a lukewarm reaction towards the US debt deal, due to fears that the scenario will repeat itself early next year.
Glassmaker expands in Africa to boost revenue, Kenya
16/10/2013 - 11:38
East Africa Glassware Mart plans to double its revenue to $34 million (Sh2.9 billion) by opening in 10 new markets within Africa over the next three years.
Distell taps into China's cognac market
09/10/2013 - 10:23
Johannesburg - South African liquor company Distell Group Limited [JSE:DST] has acquired a 60% share in fast-growing liquor distribution company CJ Wines & Spirits‚ expanding its presence in the East.