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US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride 15 May 15

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority...


UN warns poor maize harvest likely 30 Apr 15

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned lower maize harvests in Africa could "trigger food price increases"...


The roller-coaster of home-baking sales 28 Apr 15

Home baking category sales have had something of a roller coaster ride in recent years...


Cargill unveils first landfill-free facility 15 Apr 15

The Cargill meat processing facility in Hazleton, Pa., has become the company's first certified landfill-free production site...


PepsiCo secures NBA sponsorship deal 14 Apr 15

PepsiCo has honed in on a sponsorship deal with the National Basketball Association, replacing current sponsor and chief soft drinks rival The Coca Cola Co...


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...

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