New cooking oil company launched

Sadique Kebonang (left) and Fannie Gwizi launching Arona cooking oil
Sadique Kebonang (left) and Fannie Gwizi launching Arona cooking oil

Local firm, Arona Natural Foods, has launched a cooking oil brand aimed at the local and international market. The company produces cold pressed virgin sunflower oil and sunflower by-products like sunflower cakes (both crushed and non-crushed) for livestock and poultry feeding.

Speaking at the product launch last week, Arona Natural Foods managing director, Fannie Gwizi, said the company was pursuing potential buyers outside Botswana such as Namibia and Zambia. “We have approached several large chain stores such as Woolworths and Spar. Very soon the product will be on the shelves,” he said.

He added that were they are also keen to penetrate the export market.  Gwizi further noted that the Arona Cold Press Sunflower Cooking Oil had fulfilled the requirements for the use of the South African Heart and stroke foundation requirements, an internationally recognised symbol, which meant that the product was healthy, especially suitable for people with heart conditions. He added that Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) had also certified the product.

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