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Your News and Information portal to the Abattoir, Butchery, Meat Processing and Deli Industries

This site, with its regular newsletters dedicated to the Abattoir, Butchery, Meat Processing and Deli industries brings you:

  • The latest news and developments from South Africa and the world.
  • Updates and new innovations in equipment, ingredients and solutions, so that you stay a step ahead
  • Local and International events and happenings, so that you stay informed
  • An updated list of suppliers to the industry, so you know who’s who
  • A regular newsletter updating you on all of this, conveniently delivered to your inbox
  • A platform to use to showcase your company, brands, products and/or services




Latest Local News

Franz de Waal, Hostex 2020 ambassador



Inspiring young chefs to dream big and tackle change –

Franz de Waal, Hostex 2020 ambassador, Owner of Hashtag Hot Caterers, Rome Around Mobile Food Bars, chef, catering specialist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and helicopter pilot





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Jackie Cameron Hostex 2020 ambassador



The sky’s the limit for young chefs in today’s culinary world – 

By award-winning chef, Jackie Cameron, owner of Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, author of two successful books, and Hostex 2020 ambassador






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James Khoza, Hostex 2020 Ambassador, President of the SA Chefs Association


Cheffing success takes a lot more than cooking

By James Khoza, Hostex 2020 Ambassador, President of the SA Chefs Association, Executive Chef of Sandton Convention Centre




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Hostex 2020 is the not-to-be-missed trade expo at Sandton Convention Centre


Hostex 2020 is just around the corner, taking place at Sandton Convention Centre from Sunday 1 to Tuesday 3 March. Every participant is gearing up to ensure that ‘the show that delivers’ more than meets industry expectations.




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Arnold Tanzer, Hostex 2020 ambassador


Life as I am learning it in hospitality – 

By Arnold Tanzer, Hostex 2020 ambassador, Chef and Owner of Food on the Move, catering for the film & TV industry





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Latest International News

Barentz Pakistan enters into a Joint Venture with Matco Foods in Pakistan


Barentz international B.V. and Matco Foods Limited officially announce the start of a new Joint Venture in Pakistan, following agreement between both parties. 



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New Ink Added To LINX Range


Linx Printing Technologies has introduced an ink specially formulated to resist moisture, colour change and transference.  It is ideal for consistent coding through pouch and can retort applications where the contents are cooked in the packaging after they are coded.



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Advanced Technology Enhances ISHIDA Mid-Range Weighers



Ishida Europe has launched an enhanced version of its top-selling mid-range multihead weighers that offers even greater levels of performance in the fast and accurate weighing of a wide variety of dry, frozen and sticky products.





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Ovens with artificial intelligence identify exact quantity of food being loaded


Operators will soon be loading trays full of food into ovens without having to press a single button thanks to the use of artificial intelligence.





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USDA Modernizes Swine Slaughter Inspection for the First Time in Over 50 Years

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a final rule to modernize swine slaughter inspection and bring it into the 21st century. For the first time in more than five decades, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is modernizing inspection at market hog slaughter establishments with a goal of protecting public health while allowing for food safety innovations.



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AB7 2020

Company Profile



Testo South Africa is a subsidiary of Testo SE & Co. KGaA with its headquarters in Germany. Testo is a world market leader in the field of portable and stationary measurement solutions with a strong focus on digital quality management software for the food and pharmaceutical industries. 



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Operating for over 25 years, Ecowize has grown to become an industry leader in the South African market as well as abroad.



Specializing in high performance, high compliance cleaning solutions covering any and all aspects of hygiene from food safety and biosecurity, bringing you what you need from farm to fork..

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AGQPE is a specialist supplier of MAP packaging, sealing film and packaging machines. AGQPE specializes in extending shelf-life of packed meat.



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MIMA has been around since 1995 and is still going strong. Since then we have been supplying the food industry with everything that is needed in the processing of meat products.


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FACTS Food & Allergy Consulting and Testing Services


FACTS offer members of the food and allied industries great depth and breadth of knowledge within one company. We are an authentic, multidisciplinary and connected team of experts, with medical, food science, dietetic, genetic and commercial knowledge.



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