03 September 2010

SA wins 4 Global Food Awards

Innovation is clearly flourishing in the South African food industry, with local products being ranked among the best in the world.

Innovation is clearly flourishing in the South African food industry, with local products being ranked among the best in the world.

Awards were made in three categories: Product and/or Process Innovation, Packaging Innovation and Communicating Science-Related Knowledge to Consumers (aimed at improving their lifestyle).

  • Cargill, for its food safety leadership and collaboration, commitment to improving access to food and to ensuring food safety through education.
  • The JDB Group, for applying modern process technology and modern packaging to a traditional herbal health drink, making it available to a wide population of consumers.
  • Nestlé for providing world leadership in quality, safe, nutritious food products to people worldwide, for encouraging and sponsoring young scientists and supporting food-safety education.
  • Beijing Air Catering Company for its commitment to improving food safety dissemination of information, through support of IUFoST initiatives in Beijing and at the World Expo in Shanghai.
  • Almond Board of California for its leadership in encouraging young scientists and student exchange and education, and for its promotion of and support for food safety efforts around the world.
  • Mengniu Dairy Group for the development of a digestible yoghurt in an environmentally-friendly, recyclable, paper-based package. The yoghurt provides a healthy, functional dairy food, allowing increased milk consumption, alongside improved intestinal and body health, to a huge consumer group


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