Cream Liqueur sees growth with new players, more flavours

Cream liqueur is experiencing renewed growth in Nigeria, spurred by increased interest by consumers, particularly women. It is a favourite of women because it is a type of alcoholic spirits for people More »

Modular building technology firm sees growth opportunities in various sectors as economy recovers

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Category Archives: Water

FG exempts milk, table water, others from VAT increase

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The Federal Government on Tuesday said it would exempt 10 food items, including milk, table water, barley and sorghum among others from the 7.5% Value Added Tax (VAT) increase it proposed in early September.

President Muhammadu Buhari made this known on Tuesday in its 2020 Appropriation Bill presented to a joint session of the National Assembly.

NBC gets global Water Stewardship recognition

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The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Ikeja plant has received the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Gold Certification Award.

The company received the award in recognition of its responsible use of freshwater in a socially, economically and environmentally beneficial way.

Coca-Cola HBC buys Italian mineral water and sparkling beverage firm, Lurisia

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Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC), which bottles Coca-Cola products in Nigeria and 27 European countries, said it has reached an agreement to acquire Italian mineral water and sparkling beverages firm, Lurisia for €88 million euros ($97 million).

According to the company, the purchase was made with the global bottling group, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and would allow it to add Italian premium brands to its portfolio which already includes iced teas and plant-based drinks.

Circular Economy: Stakeholders urge Effective Plastic Waste Management

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As countries across the world sustain the drive towards mitigating the dangers of non-degradable waste, participants at the CEO Roundtable on Sustainability have hinted that Nigeria stands a good chance of bending the curve in good time, only if the private and public sector can collaborate strategically. Aside policy making, the panel recommended strategic timelines for executing each step of the national plan on circular economy.

Microplastics are in our water, but no proof they’re harmful – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has said that its research into the effects of microplastics on human health has shown it does not seem to pose any health risk to humans, but more research was needed.

Microplastics are the tiny particles or plastic bottle fragments about five millimetres long most often found in bottled water.

Employer’s Union appeal to government to engage private sector in talks on forex ban on food import

The Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employers (AFBTE) has called on the Federal Government to go into talks with the Organised Private Sector (OPS) and other concerned stakeholders in the food industry in a bid to find lasting solutions to the government’s plan to restrict foreign exchange on food imports.

NAFDAC clears Eva bottled water safe for drinking

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has given the all-clear on its investigation of Eva bottled water. The regulatory agency said that following its default in two batches of Eva bottled water produced and bottled by the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), it has determined that Eva bottled Water is safe for consumption.

NBC withdraws two batches of 75cl Eva bottled water following recall alert issued by NAFDAC

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) said it has withdrawn two batches of 75cl Eva Table Water produced between May 22 and 23 at its Asejire Plant in Ibadan, Oyo State due to public complaints of impurity in the water.

According to NBC, it reported a change in colour of the product from colourless to light green in the batch and presence of particles to NAFDAC on June 20, 2019.

England to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds with plastic stems

The British Government has banned the sale and use of plastic straws, drink stirrers, as well as cotton buds with plastic stems in England from April 2020.

The move which has been planned for over a year is meant to reduce environmental litter and other impacts caused by over five billion plastic straws, 300 million stirrers and nearly two billion cotton buds with plastic stems used in the UK every year.

FBRA Encourages Waste Recycling, Launches Buy-back Initiative at Orile Community

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called on citizens of Lagos State to imbibe the culture of recycling. This is as it reinstated its unwavering commitment to a cleaner environment through its buy-back campaign on recyclable waste launched at Orile community, Lagos on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

On that day, FBRA, the Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) of companies in the food and beverage sector will embark on reward-for-waste initiative at Market Bus Stop, Ojora Street (former Baale Street) Orile, Lagos. The event is to commence by 10am.