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Stuart Todd

Stuart ToddBiography

'Emigrated' from north-east England to France over 20 years ago, setting up initially as a freelancer covering French business developments for the English-language press across a broad range of sectors. Stuart then spent several years with Reuters in Paris, before returning to freelancing. He began working for just-food and other ‘just’ titles in 2002.

Articles by Stuart Todd

Dominique Barrau, secretary general of French farmers union FNSEA, addresses farmers blockading French beef plantBeef price deal sees French slaughterhouse block lifted 18 June 2015

The president of French farmers union the FNSEA has announced the lifting of the blockades of around 20 slaughterhouses, following an agreement with meat processing firms and retailers on increasing beef prices yesterday evening.

Nutella maker Ferrero "defending intellectual property"Ferrero takes small French spread maker to court 18 June 2015

Ferrero has taken a small French company, Noiseraie Productions, to court over one of its products, Nuté+, an organic palm oil-free chocolate spread, claiming its name contravenes fair competition.

French government minister took aim at NutellaFrench environment minister launches Nutella attack 17 June 2015

France's environment minister, Ségolène Royal, has appealed to consumers to stop eating Nutella to help protect the Earth's eco-systems.

Dominique Barrau, secretary general of French farmers union FNSEA, addresses farmers blockading French beef plantMore French beef plants hit by farmer blockades 16 June 2015

The number of slaughterhouses across France blocked by several hundreds of protesting beef farmers increased to 17 today (16 June) ahead of talks with the Ministry of Agriculture tomorrow.

Cerealia owner set for sale talks 22 May 2015

Alphabeta 4, a company indirectly controlled by Norway-based private-equity firm IK Investment Partners, is poised to start talks with Sagard Private Equity Partners to buy French chilled dough business Cérélia.

Cooperl to sell Broceliande ham in China 22 May 2015

French pork processor Cooperl is poised to launch its Brocéliande brand cooked ham on the Chinese market.

Bonduelle faced criticism over ingredientsBonduelle under fire for meat flavourings 15 May 2015

Bonduelle has admitted the flavourings of some pan-fried vegetable dishes contain meat extracts in minor quantities that do not appear on recipe labels.

LDC and Duc among French companies finedFrench poultry firms handed moderate fines 7 May 2015

France's competition regulator has issued fines worth over EUR15m to 20 poultry firms for breaking competition rules - but admitted the penalties were more moderate than usual.

Fatal explosion at French desserts firm Senagral 26 March 2015

One person has been killed and two injured following the explosion of a machine at a Senagral dairy plant in Jouy, in France's Burgundy region.

The Agrial and Eurial proposed merger is on holdAgrial, Eurial dairy merger put on hold 23 March 2015

The dairy merger between French co-operatives Agrial and Eurial has been put on hold over divergence relating to its scope as originally perceived.

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