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Italy warns of EUR200m hit from Russia ban

The cost to Italy's food and agricultural sector of Russia's restrictions on EU imports could be EUR200m, Italian producers have warned....

Boulder Brands shares tumble after warning of Q3 loss

Shares in Boulder Brands slumped today (22 October) after the US spreads and gluten-free business said impairment charges on its Smart Balan...

Arla plans organic dairy expansion in Germany

Arla Foods is to expand a dairy plant in Germany as part of the dairy giant's bid to build its organic business in the country....

Mars puts R&D at centre of US plant expansion

Mars is setting up an R&D facility at a US food plant as part of expansion plans at a site that makes brands including Uncle Ben and Seeds o...

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Boulder Brands shares tumble after warning of Q3 loss 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Shares in Boulder Brands slumped today (22 October) after the US spreads and gluten-free business said impairment charges on its Smart Balance business would lead it to report a third-quarter loss.


Bongrain posts sales jump on M&A and base business 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

French dairy group Bongrain has reported a 13% rise in nine-month sales on the back of recent acquisitions and growth from its underlying operations.


Arla plans organic dairy expansion in Germany 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Arla Foods is to expand a dairy plant in Germany as part of the dairy giant's bid to build its organic business in the country.


Abbott posts 9M increase in nutrition sales 22 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Abbott Laboratories has reported an increase in nine-month sales from its nutrition division as recently-launched infant formula and Ensure adult nutrition drinks boosted third-quarter revenue.


Aldi launches "affordable" organic produce range in UK 22 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

German supermarket Aldi is launching a range of organic produce in its UK stores.


B&G Foods posts Q3 loss on Rickland Orchards charges 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

US food group B&G Foods made a US$4m loss in the third quarter of 2014 as it booked impairment charges on Rickland Orchards, a snack bar business it bought last year.


Nestle exec Lutz to join Orior as CEO 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Swiss food group Orior has named Nestle executive Daniel Lutz as its new CEO.


Mars puts R&D at centre of US plant expansion 22 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Mars is setting up an R&D facility at a US food plant as part of expansion plans at a site that makes brands including Uncle Ben and Seeds of Change.


Italy warns of EUR200m hit from Russia ban 22 Oct 2014

Brenda Dionisi

The cost to Italy's food and agricultural sector of Russia's restrictions on EU imports could be EUR200m, Italian producers have warned.


Mead Johnson to up production capacity at US site 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

US infant formula producer Mead Johnson is to increase the production capacity of a plant in Indiana.


SIAL 2014: Bongrain hits out at retailers' purchasing deals 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Major suppliers operating in France will lose money from the two buying partnership deals announced by four of the country's largest grocers, a senior executive at dairy group Bongrain has said.


WTO rules against in US over meat origin labels 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

The World Trade Organization has ruled US plans to change its rules on country-of-origin labels for meat contravene trade rules.


Hershey wins case against copycat marijuana suppliers 21 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Hershey has won a case against two marijuana companies after the confectionery giant claimed they sold products that infringed its trademarks.


Senoble to pull out of Senagral joint venture 21 Oct 2014

Stuart Todd

Dairy group Senoble is poised to relinquish a 49% stake in Senagral, a joint venture with Agrial, leaving the French co-operative as the sole shareholder.


FDA rule on additive process to be enforced by 2016 21 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The US Food and Drug Administration has settled a lawsuit over its food additive approval process, with final rules set to be introduced in 2016.


Kellogg, Nestle slammed for "chaotic approach" to salt reduction 21 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle and Kellogg have been criticised by World Action on Salt and Health for what it says is a "chaotic approach" to salt reduction in products.


SIAL 2014: Chile's Empresas Carozzi eyes Asia, Europe growth for Agrozzi 21 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Chilean food group Empresas Carozzi hopes a focus on quality will drive growth from its Agrozzi business in international markets from Asia to Europe.


SIAL 2014: Premier in talks over US manufacturing 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Premier Foods is in discussions over contract manufacturing in the US, one of three focus overseas markets for the UK food group.


Tiger Brands issues apology over recall 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

South African food group Tiger Brands, which has recalled products over concerns they could contain carcinogenic ingredients, has issued an apology to consumers who have eaten the affected lines.


United Biscuits names Thomas Cook's Meysman new chairman 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

United Biscuits, with owners weighing up whether to float or sell the business, has named Thomas Cook chair Frank Meysman as chairman of the UK biscuit manufacturer.


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