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Hannah Abdulla

Hannah AbdullaBiography

Hannah-Farah Abdulla is just-food's news editor, with over four years of experience in the publishing industry.

Hannah graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in publishing with English.

She has experience in both print and online journalism. Hannah spent two years as assistant editor for John Lewis' internal publication The Chronicle before travelling to the Middle East where she worked for two years under the ITP Publishing Group umbrella. Hannah spent one year as editor on B2B title Facilities Management Middle East before moving on to F&B title Caterer Middle East which focused on the retail and foodservice aspects of the industry.

Articles by Hannah Abdulla

Smithfield Foods has announced construction of a new pork sausage plantSmithfield to build new pork sausage plant 27 May 2015

Smithfield Foods has announced the construction of a new pork sausage plant in Sampson County, North Carolina.

FrieslandCampina will sell hard-cheese directly to the customer in GermanyFrieslandCampina ends Bongrain German tie-up 27 May 2015

FrieslandCampina is eyeing growth in Germany with plans to take responsibility for sales of its branded cheese products in the country "this year", after terminating its distribution relationship with Bongrain.

Almarai has said the investment will cover expansion in farming, manufacturing, distribution and logistics.Almarai approves US$5.6bn capex plan 26 May 2015

Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai's board of directors has approved a capital investment plan for SAR21bn (US$5.6bn) over the next five years.

Yildiz Holding is reportedly eyeing further acquisitionsYildiz eyeing further deals - reports 26 May 2015

Mehmet Tutuncu, CEO of Turkish biscuit firm Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi, has reportedly said parent company Yildiz Holding is eyeing further acquisitions, following the sale of its milk business to France's Lactalis.

Cocoaland has rejected a takeover bid from Navis AsiaMalaysia's Cocoaland rejects takeover bid from Navis Asia 26 May 2015

Malaysian confectionery firm Cocoaland Holdings has rejected a takeover bid from investment firm Navis Asia Fund.

Snack makers tapping into demand for health and conveniencejust-food's pick: Health, convenience dominate at Sweets & Snacks Expo 26 May 2015

Busier lifestyles and a growing awareness of how diet can affect health has prompted a big shift in the way US consumers eat. This has been particularly felt by the sweets and snacks industries where manufacturers are having to innovate to meet evolving consumer demand.

Arla Middle East and Africa boss Rasmus Malmbak KjeldsenFood industry quotes of the week - Arla, Premier, Thorntons 26 May 2015

This week, Arla Foods struck a notable deal in Egypt, with plans for a local venture with Juhayna Food Industries. Elsewhere, Unilever announced CFO Jean-Marc Huet would step down from his post and Thorntons said CEO Jonathan Hart had decided to leave the business. Premier Foods announced its annual results and CEO GavinDarby said the UK group would continue to focus on revamping its range.

Japan takes South Korea to WTO over import banJapan files WTO complaint over South Korea import ban 22 May 2015

Japan has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation to challenge South Korea over its import bans and demands for additional testing on Japanese food following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Hormel Foods is to close a CytoSport plant in CaliforniaHormel to close CytoSport plant in US 22 May 2015

Hormel Foods has announced it is to close a CytoSport manufacturing facility in Benicia, California.

Ireland has tightened up its rules on some food marketing termsIreland outlines stricter rules on food marketing terms 22 May 2015

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has published new guidance to ensure consumers are not "misled" by the use of some marketing terms on foods.

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