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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

Twinkies is produced by HostessHostess sale rumours hit headlines again 24 April 2015

Fresh speculation over the future ownership of US snacks maker and Twinkies maker Hostess Brands LLC has emerged, with new claims its private-equity backers are lining up a sale.

Hershey saw sales plummet in China in the first quarter of 2015On the money: Hershey's long-term confidence on China 24 April 2015

Confectionery giant Hershey saw sales in China come under pressure in the first quarter of 2015, a result of the government crackdown on gifting and macro-economic factors in the country. Hershey does not expect to turn this around soon, but insists it is putting the "right" things in place to secure its long-term growth in China. Hannah Abdulla reports.

RachelTesco delists Rachel's Organic yoghurt range 24 April 2015

Lactalis-owned UK dairy business Rachel's Organic has confirmed supermarket Tesco has delisted its yoghurt range.

B&G said PirateB&G posts Q1 profit, sales increase 24 April 2015

B&G Foods has posted a rise in first-quarter sales and profits despite the under-performance of the US group's Rickland Orchards brand.

China has amended its food safety law.China to introduce "toughest" food safety law yet 24 April 2015

China has reportedly passed amendments to its food safety rules that will see offenders given "the heaviest penalties yet".

Inventure has recalled some of its products after finding listeria at a production facilityInventure recalls products on listeria concerns 24 April 2015

?Inventure Foods has issued a recall of some of its Fresh Frozen line of vegetables and selected Jamba At Home smoothie kits in the US, after discovering Listeria monocytogenes, in its Jefferson, GA facility.

PepsiCo has launched LayPepsiCo launches Lay's Maxx in India 24 April 2015

PepsiCo has launched a product under its Lay's potato chip brand in India.

Associated British Foods CEO George WestonFood industry quotes of the week: ABF, Hershey, Iglo 24 April 2015

This week, Associated British Foods reported its annual results and revealed it struggled with competition in the UK and Australian bakery sectors. US consumer goods rookie acquired Birds Eye owner Iglo Group. Hershey had its first quarter results out which demonstrated troubles in uptake of chocolate in China. And Blue Bell announced it was pulling all its products off US shelves after fresh tests found more listeria-ridden products. Here is the week in quotes.

Mexico has reportedly suspended imports of Iowa poultryMexico halts Iowa poultry, eggs on bird flu concern - reports 23 April 2015

Mexico has reportedly suspended imports of live birds and eggs from Iowa, US, on bird flu concerns.

Hershey has reported a fall in profits for the first quarterHershey cuts sales forecast on forex and China 23 April 2015

Hershey has cut its target for annual sales, on the back of foreign exchange and lower-than-expected sales in China.

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