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Delmas Plant

Central Edible Oils (Pty) Ltd bought the Delmas Plant from GR8 Holdings (Pty) Ltd with effect from 16 March 2015 with the view to enter the Soya Bean Extruded Oil Market. Our plant has three pressers and six extruders.

Central Edible Oils (Pty) Ltd purchases the raw Soya Beans from the local farmers and traders in the area to produce Extruded Soya Bean Oil Cake and Crude Degummed Soya Bean Oil.

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Sunflower seed bug

Nearly all parts of a plant are targeted by pests. However, most pests ignore the seeds, as they are often unpalatable or covered by a hard shell.

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Planting a sunflower crop

How to prepare the soil, when to plant and how many seeds to sow on your land.

Last week, we examined the basics of sunflower production – the soil, yield potential and cultivar choice. In this article, we look at planting the crop.

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Unilever SA in sunflower partnership

Consumer goods firm Unilever South Africa has formed a sunflower farming partnership as part of its sustainable living plan and has successfully developed hybrid seeds, which are expected to reduce the country's dependence on sunflower oil imports."This project is currently under way in Limpopo province where almost 30 000 hectares of land is under sunflower crops and expected to yield 20% of Unilever's oil requirements in South Africa," Unilever said in a statement last week.

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CEOCO Retains the FSSC certification

It is with great pride that this article is written as CEOCO (Pty) ltd had no less than two external surveillance audits in the month of May and June 2015 scarcely two weeks apart .

On the 28th May 2015 TUVRheinland® conducted the OHSAS 18001:2007 surveillance audit by two auditors Mr. Jan Kirstein and Mr. Colin Silk. The audit was concluded with only identifying 5 opportunities for improvement resulting in CEOCO (Pty.) ltd successfully retaining the OHSAS 18001:2007 certification.

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Sunflower Facts #7

The stem of a sunflower can grow up to 3 m (10 ft) tall and the flower head can be 30 cm (11.8 in) wide with as many as 2000 seeds to a single flower.

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Sustainable Crops

The careful preparation of clay-rich soils in Limpopo has enabled farmers to cultivate sunflowers without irrigation for the production of edible oil, enabling the sustainable growth of this crop in a water-scarce province, says global consumer goods company Unilever South Africa commodities procurement manager Ashton Eastman.

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Sunflower Facts #12

Sunflowers can be used to extract toxin such as lead, arsenic and uranium from contaminated soil. For example, sunflowers were used to remove toxins from a pond after the Chernobyl disaster and similar projects took place after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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CEOCO Hosting Vip Visitors

On the 16th of March 2015 CEOCO was privileged to host two VIP visitors from Unilever. Mr. Ashish Gupta the Procurement Manager - Commodities - Africa and Mr. Mbuso Mbuso Assistant Procurement manager - Commodities - Africa.

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Newly Appointed Emergency Co-ordinator

It is with great pride to see the progress made in not only having emergency equipment but also in our emergency teams and emergency co-ordinators whom has been trained and whom effectively can manage an evacuation drill. It is also heart warming to see employees taking their responsibilities and roles seriously and here Joggie has to be singled out for his commitment.

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