Recently a one day workshop, facilitated by Rolf Uys and hosted by AIB International and Von Holy Consulting proved that there are many questions as to whether companies in SA are prepared to react in the event of a product recall.
The food industry is highly dependent on an extensive and specialised product distribution value chain. Due to the hygiene, time and often temperature sensitive nature of food products, logistics forms an essential component which directly impacts service delivery and ultimately profitability of the food manufacturer.
An American chemist calculated that if 300 trout are needed to support one man for a year, and the trout must consume 90,000 frogs, which in turn must consume 27 million grasshoppers that live off 1,000 tons of grass, would this mean one man would require the input of 1000 tons of grass every year?
Producing the best-quality cookies in South Africa at a profit while radically improving the lives of everyone involved in a company might seem to be ideas at odds with each other, but that is the ethos behind the Khayelitsha Cookie Company.
Last month, Hidden Centre Cupcakes featured in the Symrise / Food Review New ProductCompetition. Nicola Brook went to Fifer's Bakery (Foodcorp Speciality division) to learn more about the development and production of these sweet treats.