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UK has France and Germany in its sights 21 Jan 16

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled...


UK sets out latest attempt to boost exports 20 Jan 16

The UK government has outlined changes to the way it aims to support the country's exporters - including the creation of a new office to help food manufacturers looking to build their presence overseas...


Clive Sharpe takes chair at UK co-op First Milk 11 Jan 16

The industry veteran and former Burton's Biscuit Co. and Quorn Foods chairman is to take the role at First Milk, the UK dairy co-operative hoping to bounce back from a challenging 18 months or so...


Sugar, cholesterol, meat feature in new US dietary guidelines 7 Jan 16

The US government has today (7 January) formally announced its latest dietary advice for consumers in the country - and changes to the guidelines on added sugars, cholesterol and meat jump out...


No eggs but FDA allows Hampton Creek to keep Just Mayo name 18 Dec 15

In a surprise agreement, the US Food and Drug Administration has said egg-free mayonnaise maker Hampton Creek can continue to use the Just Mayo brand...


Mondelez's latest board appointment shows strategic importance of e-commerce 10 Dec 15

Mondelez International has made a number of moves in recent quarters that demonstrate the attention the snacks giant is giving to the digital sphere - and this week the Cadbury owner made another...


Russia Turkey sanctions - food said to be involved 30 Nov 15

The Kremlin has formally outlined the sanctions Moscow is imposing on Turkey after a Russian fighter jet was shot down last week and, although specific details on the goods to be blocked has yet to be announced, food items are reportedly involved...


Globally, consumers are dining out again, says NPD Group 17 Nov 15

Researchers at US-based The NPD Group have expressed optimism in the prospects for the foodservice sector after analysing sales data in 11 markets this summer...


Talk of IPO of Australia's Manassen Foods returns 29 Oct 15

Speculation Bright Food is planning to float its Australian asset, the distributor Manassen Foods, has resurfaced, with a report the Chinese giant has hired banking advisers to line up a listing next year...


Former Muller executive Carl Ravenhall takes board seat at First Milk 23 Oct 15

First Milk's bid for recovery has seen the UK dairy co-operative appoint former Muller Wiseman Dairies, Milk Link and Adams Foods executive Carl Ravenhall to its board...

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