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Katy Askew

Katy AskewBiography

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

USDA proposals would align meat and poultry labelling requirements with FDA rules introduced this yearUSDA wants to revise Nutrition Facts panel for meat, poultry 5 December 2016

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. 

Beyond Meat is the first investment for Tyson's sustainability focused invesetment fundTyson Foods fund to invest in "breakthrough" businesses 5 December 2016

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 expands in pasta sauce market with Victoria Fine Foods buyB&G Foods buys US pasta sauce group Victoria Fine Foods  5 December 2016

B&G Foods has acquired US pasta sauce maker Victoria Fine Foods from private-equity owners Huron Capital Partners for US$70m in cash. 

Chaucer Food Group CEO Andy Ducker will continue to lead UK businessJapan's Nagatanien buys Chaucer Food Group 2 December 2016

Japanese food group Nagatanien Holdings has struck a deal to buy UK-based freeze dried fruit processor Chaucer Food Group.

China's Supreme Court wants to impose tougher penalties for food safety violations Taiwan tightening food adulteration laws  2 December 2016

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". 

Costa expands in avocado category with M&ACosta Group, Macquarie to buy Avocado Ridge  2 December 2016

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. 

Nigeria wants to modernise dairy sector Nigeria looks to boost local dairy industry 2 December 2016

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. 

American Farmer expands distribution American Farmer Popcorn, Hanover Foods in distribution tie-up 2 December 2016

US group Bickel's Snack Foods is to distribute American Farmer Popcorn products in selected markets in the country.

Nestle says new process can reduce sugar content without impacting taste Nestle researchers unveil process to cut sugar by 40%  1 December 2016

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%. 

Premium Brands expands in western Canada with M&APremium Brands Holdings buys Island City Baking, Conte Foods, Larosa Fine Foods 1 December 2016

Acquisitive Canadian food group Premium Brands Holdings has snapped up three more businesses.

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