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Katy Askew

Katy AskewBiography

Katy Askew is just-food's deputy editor, with over five years of experience writing for consumer and business titles. She has contributed to print, online and radio publications and worked across a variety of formats, including newspapers, magazines and websites.

Katy has specialised in writing for the FMCG sector for the past four years, during which time she has developed specialist knowledge of the global food and food retail industries, interviewed top international executives and covered a range of topics from financial updates and M&A to sustainability and safety issues.

Having completed her BA at the University of Sussex and postgraduate studies at Simon Fraser University, Katy began work as a travel and property journalist with Outbound Publications.

Articles by Katy Askew

Legality of PHO use must be clarified by FDA - judgeGeneral Mills class action suit awaits FDA clarification on PHOs 21 August 2015

A federal judge in California agreed to stay a class action lawsuit over General Mills' use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) until the US Food and Drug Administration decides whether its recent ban on the synthetic ingredient leaves room for its use as an additive in food products.

SnackWellBack to Nature's SnackWell's launches cookies 21 August 2015

US firm Back to Nature Foods is expanding its SnackWell's better-for-you range of cookies.

Manomasa launches Cantina tortillasManomasa launches "restaurant-style" tortillas in UK 21 August 2015

?Manomasa is launching a premium line of “restaurant-style” Cantina tortilla chips in the UK.

Smithfield expands pepperoni, salami capacity Smithfield expands dry sausage capacity 21 August 2015

Smithfield Foods is expanding the dry sausage manufacturing capacity at its Wisconsin production plant to ramp up production of pepperoni and salami products.

KelloggKellogg eyes India growth, plans R&D facility 20 August 2015

US cereal-to-snacks group Kellogg has confirmed it plans to open a new research and development facility in India as the group works on its aim of "tripling" its sales in the country.

Lancaster Colony sales, earnings rise Lancaster Colony FY sales gain, earnings trail 20 August 2015

Lancaster Colony booked an increase in sales today (20 August), supported by organic growth and M&A, but the company's earning growth trailed top line gains.

Brownie maker Hudson joins ArborArbor Investments acquires Hudson Baking Co. 20 August 2015

US private-equity firm Arbor Investments is expanding its bakery business through the acquisition of Hudson Baking Co., a manufacturer of premium marshmallow crispy dessert bars, brownies, cookies and other baked goods.

Smithfield details senior appointments Smithfield Foods names COO, CFO 20 August 2015

Meat group Smithfield Foods today (20 August) announced that Kenneth Sullivan, currently EVP and chief financial officer, has been named president and chief operating officer. Glenn Nunziata will succeed him as CFO.

Orior sales down but operating performance stronger Orior sees mixed H1 20 August 2015

Swiss food group Orior booked a mixed first half, with lower sales and net profit but an increase in operating profit.

Cherkizovo earnings rise but warns of uncertainty over grain costsCherkizovo H1 earnings rise, pork margins weigh 20 August 2015

Russian protein group Cherkizovo reported higher earnings today (20 August) as a rise in sales and improved poultry and meat processing margins offset lower margins in the group's pork business.

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