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Australia launches "full examination" of dairy industry 

The Australian government has launched a probe into the country's dairy industry after dairy processors including Murray Goulburn and Fonter...

Arla Foods points to branded growth as group sales decline

Arla Foods today (26 August) touted the strength of its branded products, pointing to a 6% rise in sales from that part of its portfolio, as...

Unilever insists Israel production licence not suspended

Unilever said it has "broadly confirmed" human error led to some of its Telma cereal products contaminated with salmonella being shipped out...

Tyson Foods faces investor scrutiny on ethical issues

Tyson Foods, the US meat giant, faces questions over the company's record on five environmental, social and governance issues, including ani...

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Australia launches "full examination" of dairy industry  26 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

The Australian government has launched a probe into the country's dairy industry after dairy processors including Murray Goulburn and Fonterra moved to cut their farmgate milk prices by as much as 20% earlier this year. 


Arla Foods points to branded growth as group sales decline 26 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Arla Foods today (26 August) touted the strength of its branded products, pointing to a 6% rise in sales from that part of its portfolio, as the European dairy group announced a set of half-year results that showed its total revenue fell in the first six months of 2016.


Samworth Brothers buys Tesco's former Euphorium bakery plant in UK 26 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Samworth Brothers, the UK food group, has acquired Tesco's former Euphorium bakery plant in Weybridge after the retail giant decided to sell the Euphorium business.


Tine boosted by international dairy operations 26 Aug 2016

John Shepherd

Norway-based dairy cooperative Tine has booked a slight increase in operating profit for the first half of 2016 boosted by a strong showing in its international dairy business.


Thai Union says Greenpeace 'undermining' sustainability efforts 26 Aug 2016

John Shepherd

Seafood company Thai Union Group has accused Greenpeace of "undermining" its efforts to boost sustainability and improve practices in the global seafood industry.


Michelsen Chocolate commits to Fairtrade cocoa 26 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

Michelsen Chocolate has said that all its products will be Fairtrade-certified from next month. 


Moon Ridge Foods opens pork plant in US 26 Aug 2016

John Shepherd

US start-up Moon Ridge Foods has opened its pork processing plant in Pleasant Hope, Missouri.


Food industry news of the week - Australia dairy sector probe, Unilever on Israel production, China's duties on US poultry to continue 26 Aug 2016

Dean Best

The Australian government this week announced plans for an investigation into the country's dairy sector in the wake of price cuts from processing giants Fonterra and Murray Goulburn for the price they pay for milk. Unilever said it continues to manufacture in Israel as the business recovers from the revelation cereal contaminated with salmonella was shipped to retailers. The spat between China and the US over the trade in poultry products continued with Beijing set to continue its anti-subsidy duties on certain imports from the US.


Vilkyškiu Pienine gets export approval for China  26 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

Lithuanian dairy group Vilkyškiu Pienine has said it will start exporting dairy products to China after gaining export approval to ship products into the Asian country. 


Unilever insists Israel production licence not suspended 25 Aug 2016

John Shepherd

Unilever said it has "broadly confirmed" human error led to some of its Telma cereal products contaminated with salmonella being shipped out of a plant in Israel but stressed the company's manufacturing licence had not been suspended.


Tyson Foods faces investor scrutiny on ethical issues 25 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Tyson Foods, the US meat giant, faces questions over the company's record on five environmental, social and governance issues, including animal welfare, its use of water and growing demand for plant-based foods.


Nomad Foods CEO touts improving sales trends as H1 results worsen 25 Aug 2016

Dean Best

Nomad Foods CEO Stéfan Descheemaeker today (25 August) insisted the UK-based frozen food group was seeing its sales trends improve despite the Birds Eye reporting a fall in underlying first-half revenue and earnings.


Mezzan Holding takes 70% stake in Al Safi Food Co. 25 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

Kuwait-listed food group Mezzan Holding has acquired a 70% stake in Saudi food maker Al Safi Food Co. 


Lower prices knock Sanderson Farms sales 25 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

Lower prices for chicken products have depressed sales at US poultry group Sanderson Farms.


Mengniu grows sales but net profit slips 25 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu said its strategy is paying off today (25 August) as it booked higher sales for the first half of the year, although its profits were dented by losses from associates and other items.


Costa Group reports "outstanding" citrus performance  25 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

An "outstanding" performance from its citrus business enabled Australian produce supplier Costa Group to book a-near 12% increase in full-year revenue. 


Lotus Bakeries' Natural Balance Foods launches Nakd Posh Bits snacks in UK 25 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

Natural Balance Foods, the UK snack business majority owned by Belgium-based Lotus Bakeries, is aiming to tap into demand for "healthy indulgence" in the UK with a new line under its Nakd brand. 


Brands drive Sanfilippo sales, profits mixed 25 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

US nut group John B. Sanfilippo & Son saw rising sales for its brands, including Fisher, drive annual sales but the company's profit numbers were mixed.


Murray Goulburn profits rise, hits revised target  24 Aug 2016

Katy Askew

Embattled Australian dairy processor Murray Goulburn today (24 August) booked a jump in annual profits, despite a difficult 12 months that saw the company cut payments to its farmer-owners, issue a series of profit warnings and announce the departures of its MD and CFO.


Mondelez International buys rest of Vietnam snacks business 24 Aug 2016

John Shepherd

Vietnamese food group Kido Corp., formerly Kinh Do Corp., has sold the remaining 20% of its snacks business to Mondelez International for a reported VND2 trillion (US$90m).


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