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Katy Askew is just-food's deputy editor, with over thirteen 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 ten 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.
Articles by Katy Askew
The US Department of Agriculture has proposed revisions to the regulations on nutritional labels for meat and poultry that would bring the sector in line with changes already pushed through by the cu Food and Drug Administration.
Tyson Foods has become the latest US food company to set up an investment fund with the establishment of a venture capital unit that will focus on start-up companies developing "breakthrough" sustainable technologies, business models and products.
B&G Foods has acquired US pasta sauce maker Victoria Fine Foods from private-equity owners Huron Capital Partners for US$70m in cash.
Japanese food group Nagatanien Holdings has struck a deal to buy UK-based freeze dried fruit processor Chaucer Food Group.
Taiwan is tightening laws governing food adulteration and counterfeiting in a bid to crackdown on "unscrupulous" practices in the food sector and reduce the number of "major food safety and health incidents".
Australian produce company Costa Group Holdings has teamed up with investment bank Macquarie to buy the Avocado Ridge avocado orchards and packing operations from the Carney family.
The government of Nigeria has signed a memorandum of understanding with local dairy company L&Z Integrated Dairy Farms in a bid to "develop" the local dairy sector by modernising practices employed by travelling Fulani herdsmen.
US group Bickel's Snack Foods is to distribute American Farmer Popcorn products in selected markets in the country.
Nestle has said its researchers have developed a new process that could enable it to cut the sugar content of its chocolate products by as much as 40%.
Acquisitive Canadian food group Premium Brands Holdings has snapped up three more businesses.
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