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Brexit – What will it mean for the food industry? Live reaction

UK voters have spoken: Britain will leave the European Union. With the vote tally now reporting 51.9% of people back leaving commentators ar...

Bi-partisan Senate bill backs US GMO labelling standard

A US Senate committee has agreed a bi-partisan bill for a proposed national standard on the mandatory disclosure of genetically engineered (...

Brexit - Europe's food manufacturers call result "a blow"

The UK's departure from the EU is "a blow" that will have an impact across the bloc, FoodDrinkEurope, the trade body for the European food a...

Brexit - UK food companies face "very challenging period" says FDF

UK food manufacturers face a "very challenging period" in the wake of the country's decision to leave the EU, trade body the Food and Drink...

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India's Patanjali moves into liquid milk 25 Jun 2016

Jagdish Kumar

Fast-growing Indian FMCG company Patanjali Ayurveda is to expand its presence in the dairy sector through the launch of a liquid milk product.


Brexit – What will it mean for the food industry? Live reaction 24 Jun 2016

Katy Askew and Dean Best

UK voters have spoken: Britain will leave the European Union. With the vote tally now reporting 51.9% of people back leaving commentators are turning to the future with uncertainty. What will Brexit mean for the food sector? 


Bi-partisan Senate bill backs US GMO labelling standard 24 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

A US Senate committee has agreed a bi-partisan bill for a proposed national standard on the mandatory disclosure of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients – commonly known as GMOs – in most foods.


Brexit - Europe's food manufacturers call result "a blow" 24 Jun 2016

Dean Best

The UK's departure from the EU is "a blow" that will have an impact across the bloc, FoodDrinkEurope, the trade body for the European food and drink industry, has claimed this morning (24 June).


Brexit - UK food companies face "very challenging period" says FDF 24 Jun 2016

Dean Best

UK food manufacturers face a "very challenging period" in the wake of the country's decision to leave the EU, trade body the Food and Drink Federation has said this morning (24 June).


Brexit - Irish food export agency Bord Bia sounds warning 24 Jun 2016

Dean Best

The UK's departure from the EU "represents a significant challenge" to Ireland's agri-food industry, Bord Bia, the government agency that promotes the industry domestically and abroad, said this afternoon (24 June).


Tine plans overhaul of Norwegian cheese plants to cut costs 24 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

Norway-based dairy group Tine has announced plans to rebuild a dairy plant and overhaul its cheese production operations in the country as part of a cost-cutting programme expected to save around NOK69m (US$8m) annually.


Cargill sells Argentina flour assets to Molino Canuelas 24 Jun 2016

Paula Krizanovic

Argentine flour and baked goods producer Molino Cañuelas SACIFIA has confirmed the acquisition of Cargill's wheat flour division, its main competitor in the market.


Icelandic Seachill set for UK redundancies over lost M&S business 24 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

UK fish products supplier Icelandic Seachill has briefed employees on proposals to close one of its three plants in the English seaport town of Grimsby with the expected loss of around 200 jobs.


Atria denies breaching Danish competition rules 24 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has launched an investigation into meat processor Atria concerning the sale of cold cuts to retail customers.


Fuchs to take over as MD of South Africa's Capespan 24 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

Johan Dique, the MD of South Africa-based produce supplier Capespan Group, is to step down for health reasons.


Food industry news of the week - Brexit, Kellogg's new VC-style fund, Lamb Weston merger talk 24 Jun 2016

Dean Best

The UK has voted to leave the EU, arguably the most significant event in the country since 1945. just-food is providing rolling coverage of the snap reaction from the food sector and the investment community on the result. Elsewhere this week, Kellogg became the latest US food major to set up an investment vehicle to back fledgling, on-trend businesses. Staying in the US, there were claims there have been talks over a possible merger between Post Holdings and ConAgra Foods' Lamb Weston division.  In Europe, France's lower house dropped plans to up the tax on palm oil but the country's government is still looking at how it taxes food oils.


Food industry quotes of the week - Brexit and M&A in food, Kellogg on new 1894 fund, France's origin labels under fire 24 Jun 2016

Dean Best

This morning, the UK awoke to news it has voted to leave the EU, perhaps the most significant event in the country since the end of World War II. Political and economic commentators are trying to digest what it could mean for the country and for business but some initial thoughts on the potential impact on the food sector are coming in. Elsewhere, this week Kellogg became the latest US group to set up an investment vehicle to back up-and-coming food makers. Meanwhile, in Europe, there was criticism of France's origin label plans.


France re-thinking taxes on food oils 23 Jun 2016

Stuart Todd

France is preparing to look again at taxes on food oils after a re-think of fiscal measures relating to the ingredients.


General Mills names Jeff Harmening to new COO role 23 Jun 2016

Dean Best

General Mills has created the role of company chief operating officer, naming Jeff Harmening, the head of its US retail - and largest - business, to the position.


Europe's food companies hit out at French origin labels plan 23 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

France's plan to introduce country-of-origin labels for the meat and dairy ingredients used in processed food sold in the country are a "protectionist measure" and "the end of the single market", Europe's food manufacturing trade body, FoodDrinkEurope, has claimed.


Mondelez International acknowledges "work to do" on saturated fat, sodium targets 23 Jun 2016

Dean Best

Cadbury chocolate and Ritz crackers owner Mondelez International has conceded it has "much more work to do" on its targets for lowering saturated fat and sodium in its products after revealing the progress it is making on a range of moves to make products healthier and more sustainable.


National Foods Products Co. 'abandons sale'  23 Jun 2016

Katy Askew

The owners of the UAE's National Foods Products Co. (NFPC) have reportedly abandoned negotiations over the potential sale of a majority stake in the Abu Dhabi-based dairy group. 


German dairy group DMK names Ingo Mueller new CEO 23 Jun 2016

John Shepherd

German dairy cooperative DMK has announced "a generational change" in its leadership team following the decisions of CEO Dr Josef Schwaiger and chairman Otto Lattwesen to step down.


FrieslandCampina to use EU loan for European R&D 23 Jun 2016

Dean Best

FrieslandCampina has secured a loan worth EUR150m from the European Investment Bank, which the Dutch dairy giant said it would use to invest in research and development in the region.


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