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US campaigners lobby FDA on GRAS rules 16 Apr 15

Four campaign groups in the US have urged the country's Food and Drug Administration to close a "loophole" in regulations on food additives and bring the rules - due to be finalised by August next year - in line with policies first drawn up over 50 years ago...


Labour manifesto has sugar in its sights 13 Apr 15

The UK Labour Party today (13 April) issued its manifesto for the country's upcoming general election - and has pledged to take aim at sugar...


Edeka's bid to buy local retail rival Kaiser's blocked 2 Apr 15

Germany's competition watchdog has thwarted a move from local retail giant Edeka to acquire supermarket chain Kaiser's from Tengelmann...


The Irish Dairy Board unveils logo for new name 31 Mar 15

Timed to coincide with the end of EU quotas on dairy production today (31 March), Irish co-operative The Irish Dairy Board has published the logo for its new corporate name, Ornua...


Employee arrested over corruption claims at SPC Ardmona parent 27 Mar 15

Coca-Cola Amatil is co-operating with Australian state police after an employee was arrested for money laundering and receiving a reported half-a-million Australian dollars in corrupt commissions...


just-food at CAGE 15 Mar 15

Nestle, Danone, Kerry Group and Tyson Foods are among the multinational consumer goods manufacturers presenting next week at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London - of which just-food and sister site just-drinks.com are the exclusive media partners...


WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 15

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar...


US regulator blocks Sysco, US Foods foodservice mega-deal 23 Feb 15

The US competition watchdog has shown its teeth and moved to block Sysco's takeover of fellow US foodservice distributor US Foods...


Ferrero moves to dismiss sale rumours 18 Feb 15

Since Ferrero announced the death of company founder Michele Ferrero at the weekend, there has been fresh speculation over the future of the Kinder and Nutella maker. Today (18 February), the Italy-based giant looked to quash the rumours...


Are there signs of a recovery from the UK's Big Four? 10 Feb 15

Figures released today (10 February) by Kantar Worldpanel made for interesting reading...

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