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Tapping E414 in Senegal: “This is the ‘grand cru’ of acacia gum”

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Tapping E414 in Senegal: “This is the ‘grand cru’ of acacia gum”

By Flora Southey

Acacia gum, or food additive E414, is used by food and beverage manufacturers as a natural texturizing agent. FoodNavigator travels to Senegal to find out how the plant exudate is ‘tapped’ from African acacia trees, before being exported and processed...

Arabica coffee fruits in Ethiopia.

‘This is the first time a coffee extinction risk assessment has been made – and the results are worrying’

‘This causes concern for the future of coffee production’: 60% of wild coffee species threatened with extinction

By Rachel Arthur

New research shows that 60% of all wild coffee species are under threat of extinction due to climate change, deforestation, and fungal pathogens and pests. Furthermore, wild Arabica coffee – the origin of the world’s most popular coffee – is now categorised...

The Fairplay Movement: frozen Brazilian chicken may be thawed, reworked and refrozen before reaching South Africans

Brazil hits back at 'health risk’ chicken claim

By Oscar Rousseau

The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) is “appalled” by allegedly defamatory remarks made by South Africa’s Fairplay Movement on the quality of Brazil’s chicken.

An SABC TV segment found that Brazilian chicken be thawed and refrozen multiple times before reaching shoppers

Brazilian chicken a ‘serious health risk’

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa’s antidumping PR machine has claimed it’s “no surprise” imported Brazilian chicken could be thawed and refrozen before reaching consumers, an allegation reported by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Danish Crown enters Africa via acquisition

Danish Crown enters Africa via acquisition

By Oscar Rousseau

Danish Crown has snapped up a majority stake in South Africa's Overberg Food Distributors, marking the pork giant's first entry into a continent boasting big "potential".

Strategic growth planned for Sub-Saharan Africa

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Strategic growth planned for Sub-Saharan Africa

By Aidan Fortune

Poultry operators Tyson Foods Inc and Acacia Foods are to make investments in Zimbabwe-based processor Irvine’s Group as part of plan to target growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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