11 December 2013
New EU rules on the origin labelling of products including pork and poultry are to be introduced after a majority of members states backed the proposals.
11 December 2013
Italian consumer goods giant Bolton Group has received EU clearance to take joint control of tuna supplier Tri Marine alongside the company's current owner Renato Curto.
7 November 2013
The US market has re-opened to imports of beef from the EU, reversing trade ban imposed at the hight of the BSE crisis in 1997.
25 October 2013
The use of milk-based 'growing-up' formula does not bring additional value to a balanced diet in meeting the nutritional requirements of young children, the EU's food watchdog has claimed.
21 October 2013
Canadian and European food manufacturers are poised to benefit from a free trade agreement signed between the two trading partners that would see import taxes dropped on various products, including food stuffs.
17 October 2013
Brittany's struggling food firms are set to benefit from a EUR15m (US20.5m) package of emergency state aid to the region's industry, the Ministry of Agriculture has announced.
4 October 2013
The head of French poultry group, Tilly-Sabco, has warned of a "jobs massacre" as a result of the the European Commission's decision to end subsidies to support exports outside the EU.
30 August 2013
The European Food Safety Authority has commenced its search for a new executive director. However, as the processes of the food safety watchdog come under increasing public scrutiny and new challenges arise from the integrated nature of the global supply chain, heading up the regulator will be no easy task. Ben Cooper investigates.
31 July 2013
Last week saw the launch of the UK government's Agricultural Technologies Strategy which aims to foster investment in technology and innovation while bridging the gap between scientific research and food manufacture. Ben Cooper reports.
25 July 2013
Food waste is again a hot topic in the food sector with the launch last month of FoodDrinkEurope's multi-stakeholder programme, Every Crumb Counts. Ben Cooper spoke with Tove Larsson, director of environmental affairs at Food Drink Europe, about the new initiative.
25 July 2013
The head of the European Food Safety Authority, Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, is stepping down to return to the French government.
24 July 2013
French poultry group Tilly-Sabco is to take legal action against The European Commission for Brussels' decision to end subsidies to support exports outside the EU.
3 July 2013
Russia has placed a temporary ban on the import of seed and ware potatoes from the EU, citing phytosanitary reasons.
28 June 2013
EU sugar quotas will end in 2017 as part of the reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.
11 June 2013
The European Parliament has endorsed a final deal agreed with EU member states on regulations on the composition of infant formula, baby food, diet replacements and special medical foods.
4 June 2013
Dutch snacks firm Ad van Geloven is set for a new majority shareholder after The European Commission cleared a move from private-equity firm Avedon Capital Partners to buy a controlling stake in the firm.
29 May 2013
McCain Foods will have to offload the Lutosa retail brand in Europe after the EU looked into the impact of the Canadian giant's acquisition of the business from rival PinguinLutosa.
7 May 2013
EU food safety laws are facing reform under new proposals from the European Commission, which wants to "simplify and strengthen" controls in the wake of the horsemeat contamination saga.
22 April 2013
Major food manufacturers began to report their first-quarter results last week. Nestle came under scrutiny for its performance in emerging markets. A cautious Danone saw signs of improvement from its European dairy operations, while its infant formula business was buoyant. Elsewhere, we shone the spotlight on the recent rationing of formula in Western markets amid high demand in China, looked at Marks and Spencer's latest European venture and analysed Magnit's move to Russian retail's top spot.
16 April 2013
More products were found to contain horsemeat in France than any other EU country, according to results published by The European Commission today.
15 April 2013
The EU is to clear FrieslandCampina's acquisition of Dutch cheese peers Zijerveld & Veldhuyzen after the dairy giant agreed to give up some production to competitors.
2 April 2013
After six years of economic turbulence, the FMCG sector is getting used to operating in challenging trading conditions, believes SymphonyIRI consultant Rod Street. Reflecting on the just-food confidence survey, Street says companies are adjusting to shopper demand for value and are searching out new ways to drive growth.
2 April 2013
Bringing together the opinion of food industry professionals from across the world, the annual just-food Confidence Survey acts as a barometer of the industry's mood. As we moved into 2013, one of the messages that came through loud and clear is that FMCG companies are now acclimatised to the grim global economic outlook - and have adjusted their strategies to try to continue to grow.
15 March 2013
Dole Food Co. has said it will appeal at the European Court of Justice over the EU's decision to fine the fresh produce giant for anti-competitive practices.
25 February 2013
FrieslandCampina has requested the European Commission's approval to acquire Mywo Food Group-owned cheese specialist Zijerveld & Veldhuyzen and its packaging unit Den Hollander Food.
25 February 2013
The UK's Food Standards Agency has released a second set of test results from the industry revealing 99% of products sampled proved negative for traces of horse DNA.
22 February 2013
Birds Eye has pulled three beef ready meals from supermarkets in the UK and Ireland as a precaution after a product it sells in Belgium tested positive for horse DNA.
20 February 2013
The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to double its testing of meat products in the wake of the horsemeat contamination scandal.
19 February 2013
Members of the European Parliament have demanded severe punishments for food manufacturers found guilty of mislabelling horsemeat as beef.
14 February 2013
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found traces of potentially harmful horse drug phenylbutazone in eight horses slaughtered in the UK - and warned six may have entered the French food chain.