December 16, 2018

The future of the African food industry

by Matt Holmes, Features editor, Milling & Grain

De Wet Boshoff, of the Animal Feed Manufacturers’ Association, South Africa, spoke of the opportunities and challenges facing the African continent at the World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town.


Mr Boshoff said the African continent is slowly, but surely, starting to perform economically. Ironically, Africa weathered the financial crash of 2007-2008 because it is not fully integrated into the international network.
 


“The effect of the economic meltdown in 2007-2008 did not have such a negative effect as it had on the developed economies,” he said. “While the developed world struggled to kick-start their economies after 2007-2008, and the majority are not fully functional at pre-2007 levels yet, some developing African economies outranked and, in some cases, still are outranking developed economies, although mindful that in most cases it was from a low economic growth and production basis.”

Positive economic growth gives way to an increase in demand, due to an increase in job opportunities, and therefore a higher pool of disposable income which, in turn, leads to an increase in demand for products and services, he said.

This higher demand is determined by a variety of variables all depending on the Living Standard Measure (LSM) group the consumer falls into. In most cases, where economic growth takes place and disposable income per household increases, the consumer moves up to a higher LSM group due to a higher household income (disposable), which causes higher demand due to being able to spend more.

Spending patterns of the LSM groups can differ dramatically with spending on food and food products normally at a considerably higher level in developing or third world economies than in developed first world economies.

In the higher LSM group places, like the United States, they spend 6.4 percent of their disposable income on food or food products; Singapore 6.7 percent and the UK 8.2 percent, whereas developing nations like Nigeria see as much as 56.4 percent spent on food and food products. Kenya spends 46.7 percent; Pakistan spends 40.9 percent and Algeria 42.5 percent, whilst Canada spends 9.1 percent and Australia 9.8 percent of disposable income on food and food products. Four of the top 20 animal feed producing nations in Africa feature on the list for spending the highest percentages on food and food products.


Read more HERE.
 

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Superior Grain Equipment company profile



Superior is a family-owned company based right in the heart of farm country – in Kindred, North Dakota. They offer a complete line of robust grain storage, handling and conditioning equipment suitable for commercial facilities and farm operations.


Their state-of-the–art manufacturing locations feature the most advanced manufacturing equipment and quality control procedures. Meanwhile their dedicated workforce understands the importance of crop protection to your livelihood.

Superior are committed to providing superior bins and grain handling equipment that can be relied on for generations. You are invited to call or visit to see for yourself why Superior is more than their name, but also their promise to you of the quality you can expect from every one of their bins and their complete line of grain handling equipment.

Designed to fit your operation’s needs
Small or large, Superior Grain Equipment can help. Whether it’s a single farm bin or a large commercial facility complete with conditioning and handling systems, their experts work with you to determine the most efficient and economical storage solution for your operation while keeping in mind future growth.

- Site Analysis & Selection
- Project Design & Management
- Engineering Support

Construction you can rely on
Strength and stability. Superior take pride in manufacturing using only the highest quality materials and incorporating the latest innovations to build the most durable storage systems available.

- Lifetime Warranties Engineered
- Precision Fit Designs
- Withstand Highest Winds & Loads

Total support, from start to finish

Superior understand that it’s not just grain, but your livelihood that their products protect. From day one, they are committed to using their decades of experience and dealer network to support you and your operation’s growth.

- Top to Bottom
- Construction Service & Warranty
- Worldwide Dealer Network

From farm and commercial binds to grain dryers and accessories, all of the superior products are built with superior materials and attention to detail. Their decades of experience means that they understand exactly what it takes for you to get the most out of your grain storage and handling equipment. We pride themselves on delivering exceptional service and products.

For more information visit the Superior Grain Equipment website, HERE.
 

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December 13, 2018

Pastazym PD greatly improves the cooking tolerance of pasta

Pasta tends to stick together quickly if it is cooked or kept hot too long. The quality and therefore the cooking tolerance of the pasta suffer considerably, especially when low-protein flours are used.

In Pastazym PD, the Ahrensburg flour expert Mühlenchemie has developed a new enzyme system that ensures excellent cooking stability of the pasta even under extreme conditions. Not only does this have a positive influence on consumers' purchasing decisions; above all, it proves extremely useful in the food service sector.
 
Image credit: Mühlenchemie
The optimal raw material for producing high-quality pasta is hard wheat, but fluctuating wheat qualities, restricted availability and unstable prices are increasingly causing pasta manufacturers to resort to soft wheat or mixtures of hard and soft wheat. Pasta with this composition has considerably less tolerance in respect of cooking times, and the desired al dente bite of the pasta is lost.

Just a small amount of Pastazym PD – 40 g per 100 kg flour – extends the cooking time to as long as 20 minutes and ensures a pleasant mouth feel as well as reducing the stickiness of the cooked pasta.

Mühlenchemie's innovative enzyme was first used at high altitudes, where the reduced air pressure lowered the boiling point of the water. This in turn increased the cooking time for the pasta. With Pastazym PD, it was possible to achieve acceptable quality in spite of prolonged cooking times of up to 20 minutes, with a significant difference as compared to untreated pasta.

The use of Pastazym PD is also of interest to pasta manufacturers who supply companies in the food service and restaurant sectors; these are than able to guarantee their customer's uniformly high quality in spite of long standing times and frequent re-heating of the pasta.

Pasta manufactured with the addition of Pastazym PD is classified as a "clean label" product and does not require adjustment of the label declaration – a fact that makes it particularly attractive to consumers.

For more information visit the Mühlenchemie website, HERE.
 

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AFIA launches new website focusing on policy issues impacting animal food manufacturers

The American Feed Industry Association has announced the launch of its new website to better communicate the animal food manufacturing industry's key legislative and regulatory priorities to policymakers and the public.

The revamped, mobile-responsive website (afia.org) will also feature an optimised search function and resource centre that allows its roughly 5,500 monthly web visitors quickly find and share content about the animal food industry.
 
www.afia.org

"One of AFIA's four promises to members is that we will convey one powerful, unified voice that represents every segment of the animal food industry to members of Congress, federal regulators and the public," said Victoria Broehm, AFIA's director of communications. "With AFIA's Marketing Committee, the communications team developed a one-stop-shop online resource that provides even more information about the issues impacting America"s 6,200 animal food manufacturers and arms AFIA"s members with communications tools to be effective in their advocacy efforts."

The website organises the association's policy issues impacting US animal feed and pet food manufacturers into five overarching categories, including: the access and availability of technology; feed and food safety; the availability and cost-effectiveness of ingredients; global competitiveness; and health, safety and the environment. It boasts an improved advocacy section that allows members to directly contact their elected officials on urgent issues.

The resource centre allows members to quickly search through hundreds of AFIA news updates, advisories, reports, guidance documents and more by topic. Web visitors can also quickly find facts and stats on the industry and all of AFIA's multimedia content in the #FeedFacts section.

Web visitors can still register for one of the association's many conferences and/or webinars via the events page and search AFIA's Online Buyers' Guide, the industry's go-to resource for searching for feed, pet food, ingredients and equipment.

In addition, AFIA's members will have access to an all-new, members-only dashboard that allows them to easily update their profiles, search the member database and pay their invoices.

Visit the new AFIA website, HERE.
 

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GSI Africa company profile




GSI is a leader in the manufacture and provision of crop storage, grain storage and handling. GSI’s Material Handling is designed with great ingenuity to serve your system with decades of reliability. Easy to assemble and quick to maintain, their handling systems are designed tough for high-duty cycling that keeps your system on course.


Arch Span Structures

GSI Arch Span Structures are about to revolutionise the building, storage, and crop protection industries in Africa. The complete structure is made on site utilising a mobile factory. By bringing the factory to the job site, GSI SA is able to provide turnkey solutions to building needs that are both cost effective and time saving. GSI Arch Span Structures. The power of a factory, on site and on time. Fast, efficient, economic, and strong.

Drying Systems
GSI dryers are known for their reliability and precise engineering, and GSI Drying Systems offers the widest selection of models in the industry. Every dryer utilises heavy-duty galvanised steel and industrial grade electrical components.

Grain Storage Systems
New, larger diameters up to 72’ are available in a 4” corrugation to match your existing bins. If you have limited space available, the 4024 can be built up to 21 rings tall (on 30′ diameter bins and larger) so you won’t lose needed capacity with your footprint restriction. With a state of the art manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Assumption, IL and manufacturing, sales and warehouse facilities throughout the world, The GSI Group continues to expand its product lines and market presence in Grain Storage Systems.

Material Handling
GSI not only provides you with the best grain storage and drying products available, they also manufacture and market a line of grain and feed conveying equipment.


Visit the GSI Africa website, HERE.
 

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December 12, 2018

CSI company profile



The 20,000 m2 factory and the office of the ÇSİ, is equipped with the highest quality engineering and producing technology.

Their goal is to sell our products using the ÇSİ brand in the domestic and abroad markets; presenting the highest quality and service, combined with our experiences they have gained over the years.

All of the equipment they use in the production of our silos have ISO 9001:2000 certificate and supplies all the requirements of the Quality Management System.

ÇSİ has become an expert in the production of the silos and equipment, in their highest technology equipped institutions.

Having adequate technology, manpower and substructure, ÇSİ has an impressive place in the market.

Their main attribute is the capability of doing the montage of the silos, which have different diameter and tonnages, their carrying equipment and the concrete bottoms at the shortest duration as possible.

This attribute is the root of their success.

ÇSİ has proved its difference with its experienced quality control unit and Ar-Ge unit.

ÇSİ uses modern machines and equipment in all the steps of the production and its engineering team which has the highest technology and quality, analyses the necessities of the customers continuously.

The experienced engineering team in the Ar-Ge department, uses the latest computer programmes and techniques while preparing the project designs, developments, patterns, drawings and the production systems.

ÇSİ is always continuing its search of quality

The basic components of their quality of production is the necessities of our customers combining with the highest technology.

The main aim of ÇSİ is to improve its success day by day and give the customers the continuous and the best quality of product and service.

Visit the website HERE.
 

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December 11, 2018

Primeval superfood meets 21st century

As part of Hi Europe & Ni 2018, GoodMills Innovation demonstrated how innovative products can be created from ancient pseudo grains

At this year's Hi Europe & Ni, GoodMills Innovation showcased a functional ingredient rich in heritage but one that had long been forgotten: Tartary Buckwheat, which contains phytochemical rutin, an effective ingredient for Traditional Chinese Medicine.


 
Tatary Buckwheat Plant
Image credit: GoodMills Innovation
This prehistoric pseudo grain scores highly as an ingredient thanks to its added nutritional value and, as a result of state-of-the-art refinement technology, offers the best taste properties for various applications.

The grain specialist also used the trade show to present a prebiotic wholegrain fibre concentrate before its official market launch next year. Thanks to specially processed dietary fibres, this is regarded as optimum 'feed' for intestinal flora.

The RutinX product range includes both flour and crispies made from fermented Tartary Buckwheat. The high content of rutin, which is a known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, is of particular nutritional interest. Also rich in the trace element zinc, baked goods with RutinX support carbohydrate metabolism. In early 2019, additional scientific studies will be launched to investigate the blood sugar-regulating properties of this superfood.

Michael Gusko, Managing Director of GoodMills Innovation, said, "Despite all the health benefits of Tartary Buckwheat, it also offered us a great challenge: the taste. That's because the rutin contained in the pseudo grain causes a very strong bitter note. However, we found the solution in a patented, special fermentation process. This allows us to achieve an optimal sensory profile and, at the same time, maintain the full nutritional benefit and even expand it."

RutinX is ideally suited for bread and roll recipes, as well as for pastries.

for more information visit the GoodMills Innovation website, HERE.
 

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