Visit Gourmet Africa at ANUGA 2013

30 September 2013

It is ANUGA time again!

Come and visit us in Hall 11.1 at the South African Pavillion from the 5th to 9th October 2013 in Cologne.

See our award winning Gourmet Africa range of authentic African products.

Gourmet Africa wins at the SA Food Review new product competition

19th September 2013

The 19 year old event just gets better and better. Previously only accessible to South African manufacturers, it has now extended to include international brands, too. And because if the new labelling legislation, the completion has been opened to rebranded and repackaged products to give the opportunity to re- compete against its peers. Entries are independently evaluated by a panel of expert judges; all regarded specialists in formulation, marketing regulations and packaging for the food and beverage industries.

This year Gourmet Africa  scooped not only Best New  Range of  Food Products for 2013, and in addition to this…… Runner up…. Best Individual Food Product 2013.

What the judges said:
Best New Range of Food Products - Winner.

Gourmet Africa
Authentic Regional Dishes from Africa

Market potential/marketing
The integration of social responsibility and much targeted flavours of Africa make the product really different and stand out. The range gives the consumers a great variety, and the packs are easy to use and convenient.

The printing on the packaging is clear and legible and visually appealing. It adheres to the R146 standards and the preparation instructions are easy to decipher and follow.

Product contents
A really innovative, awesome range. The judges adjudged the variants as creamy, delicious and wonderfully unusual. Cook-in products is a great idea using flavours from African countries.

Best Individual Food Product…Runner up

Gourmet Africa
Unique Klui Klui Spicy Snack

Market potential/marketing
Great innovation from a product perspective - a twist on a peanut snack.
Integration of social responsibility and African tradition is a lovely angle.

The printing on the packaging is clear and legible. It adheres to the R146 standards. It performs the duty of adequately protecting the pack contents. It could be a great marketing move to include more on the pack about being environmentally friendly/recyclable, particularly in line with the social responsibility story that comes forward.

Product contents
Lovely, tasty flavour and aroma. Good texture and mouthfeel.
Product is visually appealing. A very interesting concept.

Burchells Foods certified to
FSSC 22000:2011

15th September 2013

Burchells Foods (Pty) Ltd is one of the
first food manufacturing companies in
Southern Africa to acquire the
internationally acclaimed FSSC 22000:2011
This demonstrates the level of Burchells
Foods (Pty) Ltd commitment to
International food safety standards. The
company believes it should be benchmarked
against the world’s best in order to drive
and sustain the manufacture of top quality
food products from Southern Africa for the
discerning international food markets, which
requires the highest international food
manufacturing standards from African
Particularly as Burchells Foods (Pty) Ltd
has embarked on an aggressive export roll
out of their Gourmet Africa products for
the markets worldwide.


Gourmet Africa at ANUGA

11 October 2013

Tim and Debbie Alcock on the Gourmet
Africa Stand at the South African Pavilion at
ANUGA 2013 in Cologne.

Picture from an article by Alex Smit-
Stachowski on the blog -"Südafrika - Land der