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Category Archives: Fruit Juices

Lagos State to address issues of consumption of unwholesome fruits, vegetables

Lagos State Government has commenced the process of ensuring that the fruits and vegetable sector in the State is sanitised in order to guarantee the safety of consumers.

To this end, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), in collaboration with other relevant Ministries and Agencies of Government, has initiated a project to ensure that the handling, packaging, and display of vegetables and fruits are done in accordance with acceptable standards.

Recycling critical to environmental preservation, jobs – FBRA

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has emphasised waste recycling, especially those of food and beverage packaging, as vital in environmental preservation.

According to FBRA, the value chain in the recycling process leads to job and wealth creation.

Police arrest owner of adulterated wine, spirits and juice factory in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday raided the site of where unwholesome wines, fruit juices and spirits are produced in the Oke Odo area of Lagos.

The police said they arrested a 48-year old man, Uju Daniel Ughanzi, who they identified as the owner of the illegal factory.

Discovered in the one-storey uncompleted building, which also serves as Mr Ughanzi’s family residence were assortment of fake wines, fruit juices and empty bottles.

FIIRO develops technology to commercially extract Thaumatin, a natural sweetener

The Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos, said it has developed a technology that can aid in the commercial extraction and optimization of high-grade Thaumatin, a low-calorie sweetener and flavor modifier.

The Director-General of FIIRO, Gloria Elemo, made this known at the International Conference on Alternative Sweeteners which held in Lagos recently,themed: “Harnessing of the Economic Potential of Thaumatin (Thaumatococcus danielli) in Africa”.

Food, Beverage & Tobacco Union lament high rate of retrenchment in sector

The Food, Beverage & Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) has expressed sadness over the increased rate of retrenchment of workers by employers in the sector.

The union urged the Federal Government to engage employers in the sector so as to halt the looming crisis the mass lay-offs in the sector may engender in the near future.

CWAY struggles to meet demand as it extends line into yoghurt

CWAY Foods & Beverages Nigeria Ltd said that business can’t be better as combined installed production capacity of fruit-flavoured milk drink firms cannot meet consumer demand in the country.

The Chinese company which came into Nigeria in 1999 and arguably can take some credit for pioneering the concept of fruit-flavoured milk drinks in the country said that growth in the sub-sector is being driven by the nation’s rising population as every Nigerian in different demography is a potential user of the various dairy products.

CHI adds Frooty Happy Hour to its assortment of drinks

Chi Limited, makers of Happy Hour by Chivita fruit drinks, has launched yet another variant called Frooty Happy Hour by Chivita. The new fruit drink which is available in 100ml pouches is being marketed as a healthy, refreshing fruit flavoured drink with exciting variants that offer an instant shot of refreshment for consumers.

CHI introduces Exotic Pineapple Coconut in 150ml pack

CHI Exotic Nectar has launched its pineapple Coconut variant in 150ml pack size.

According to the company, the taste and refreshment is the same as its bigger pack sizes. The new pack is price friendly at N50 retail. The firm said it is the result of deploying innovation to drive brand growth in a dynamic market environment.

It notes that the variant offers an irresistible taste and distinctive refreshment that makes it ideal for indulgence and relaxation. Its taste and trendy pack size connects with the taste preferences and healthy choices of a youthful consumer segment.

Coca-Cola targets Q1 2019 to complete acquisition of Nigerian juice maker Chi Ltd

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola said on Wednesday it is on track to complete the acquisition of Nigeria’s largest juice maker, Chi Limited by the first quarter of 2019.

In a wide ranging interview with Reuters in Lagos, the soda giant reaffirmed its plans to acquire the remaining 60% stake in Chi Ltd it doesn’t already own as it seeks to diversify its product offerings from its core sugary drinks.

FBRA, Lagos State partner on plastic waste clean-up and recycling

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA), a group made up Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Nigerian Bottling Company, Nestle Nigeria plc, Seven-Up Bottling Company and Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced a partnership with the Lagos State government, through its Ministry of Transportation, to rid the states waterways of plastic and packaging waste.