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Yildiz "eyes silver" in global snacks 19 Mar 15

Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer...


Thai tuna scare puts Australian food safety back in spotlight 11 Mar 15

Food safety in Australia has rapidly become a politicised issue after two recent scares – involving berries packaged in China and, most recently, tuna canned in Thailand – have brought the safety of food produced overseas into question...


Can social media help product safety? 5 Mar 15

Trace One and SGS Supply Chain Solutions have developed a social network platform they believe will improve product safety globally by enabling more effective real-time communication in the supply chain...


Could 3D moulds offer cheap personalisation? 3 Mar 15

3D design company Lehrmitt Design Studios is offering designs using 3D printing technologies that, it says, can add an "artist's touch" to assembly line chocolate...


Intrexon targets fresh-prepared potential with Okanagan buy 2 Mar 15

Synthetic biology group Intrexon Corp. hopes its acquisition of Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) will help it tap into growing demand for fresh prepared fruits...


Morrisons pins fightback on David Potts 25 Feb 15

Morrisons has named David Potts to the post of CEO in the hope the former Tesco executive will lead a fight back at the struggling supermarket group...


Europe further probes Cargill's ADM chocolate buy 24 Feb 15

The European Commission is launching an in-depth investigation into Cargill's US$440m purchase of Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate manufacturing business...


MEPs back country of origin meat regs 12 Feb 15

The European Parliament has backed calls to create new country of origin meat labelling regulations in processed foods...


JM Smucker continues diversification with pet food buy 4 Feb 15

US jam, peanut butter and coffee maker JM Smucker has continued its diversification drive with a deal to acquire Big Heart Pet Brands, formerly part of Del Monte Foods, in a deal worth more than US$5.8bn...


Boulder expands in foodservice with Pizza Hut tie-up 14 Jan 15

Boulder Brands is expanding its Udi's brand in the foodservice channel through a tie-up that will bring two varieties of gluten-free pizza to Pizza Hut outlets throughout the US...

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