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Safety allegations could tarnish Mead Johnson's reputation 10 Feb 17

Headlines that Mead Johnson's board has backed Reckitt Benckiser's takeover bid will no doubt overshadow the other news on the group this week – that it is facing a US lawsuit from a “whistle blower” over alleged breaches of safety procedures...


Food industry highlights Hallowe'en pumpkin waste 28 Oct 16

UK consumers are being urged to think of other ways to use their jack-o-lanterns and cut the millions of tonnes of pumpkin that is wasted at this time of year...


Lack of healthy options at UK attractions points to opportunity 26 Oct 16

A new report by the Soil Association has highlighted a lack of healthy lunch options at the cafes of some of the UK's most prestigious visitor attractions...


Consumers are cooking for social media - and how brands can capitalise 28 Sep 16

We hear a lot in the food industry about two interconnected trends: and social media and “foodie” culture...


UK food prices buck Brexit inflation fears 13 Sep 16

Low food prices continue to hold back inflation rates in the UK as the supermarket price war continues in the face of rising import costs...


General Mills 'prepping Jeff Harmening for CEO spot' 26 Aug 16

General Mills is reportedly preparing long-time executive Jeff Harmening to succeed Ken Powell as CEO...


Kellogg takeover chatter cools 22 Jul 16

Market speculation over a possible takeover of Kellogg surfaced this week, with the snacks-to-cereal maker linked to both Kraft Heinz and Coca Cola Co...


More understanding needed of GMOs among consumers 20 Jul 16

The introduction of legislation requiring the labelling of GMOs in the US has gathered widespread public support...


Brexit – the just-food confidence survey 12 Jul 16

Following last month's referendum in the UK on the country's membership of the European Union, the repercussions from the decision to leave have been felt far and wide...


Emerging markets offer potential for dairy, soy makers 11 Jul 16

Growing demand in emerging markets are set to drive 4.6% growth in the global dairy and soy food market by 2020, according to new research...

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