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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

French MPs and senators to meet next week for talksFrance palm oil tax hike hits obstacle 17 May 2016

The French Senate has rejected an amendment in a government bill on sustainable development to raise the country's tax on palm oil, a source at France's second legislative chamber has confirmed to just-food.

The launch of the chosen labels set to start in the first half of 2017France to trial four nutritional labelling codes this autumn 11 May 2016

France's Ministry of Health has announced that three-month trials will take place in selected supermarkets this autumn on four nutritional labelling codes.

MS Foods says it will invest in a new production line dedicated to fresh chicken following the acquisitionMS Foods to take controlling stake in Tilly-Sabco Bretagne 4 May 2016

UK firm MS Foods is set to take majority control of French poultry exporter Tilly-Sabco Bretagne for the token amount of EUR1 (US$1.15).

Carambar among Mondelez brands up for saleEurazeo announces talks to buy Mondelez European candy brands 1 April 2016

Mondelez International is in exclusive talks over the potential sale of European chocolate brands including Carambar and Terry's to Eurazeo, the French investment company.

France wants privately-owned firms to publish accountsFrance aims to oblige food companies to publish results 1 April 2016

France's Agriculture Minister, Stephane Le Foll, is looking to a government bill focusing on transparency, tackling corruption and modernising business practices to get privately-held food firms like Lactalis and Bigard to publish their results.

Norac's new plant will produce products sold under Bakerly brandFrance's Norac plans first US plant 31 March 2016

Norac, the French food group, is planning to build its first production plant in the US as part of an international development strategy.

France testing origin labels on meat and dairy productsFrance gets European Commission approval for origin labels test 23 March 2016

The European Commission has agreed in principle for France to test out labels indicating the origin of meat and milk in processed foods.

France introduces tax on palm oil that is not sustainably producedFrench Assembly approves palm oil tax hike 18 March 2016

France's National Assembly has agreed to raise taxation on palm oil but, faced with protests from producing countries Indonesia and Malaysia, the amount is considerably smaller than the recommendation by the Senate, the country's upper house, earlier this year.

Gouters Magiques brands include Le Ster Le PatissierNorac in talks to buy French bakery group Gouters Magiques from Galapagos 9 February 2016

French food group Norac in talks with industry investor Groupe Galapagos to take majority control of French bakery Goûters Magiques.

LDC to supply poultry to KFC French outletsLDC secures poultry contract for KFC in France 3 February 2016

French poultry group LDC has signed a contract to supply KFC's outlets in France.

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