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UPDATE: Nestle highlights ice cream sale "local" decision

Nestle has insisted that the sale of its Mexican ice cream business is a "local decision" that will not impact its global ice cream operatio...

Five dead in US caramel apple listeriosis outbreak

Five people have died in the US as part of an outbreak of listeria monocytogenes that is believed to be linked to the consumption of pre-pac...

US food shipments face "havoc" over delays at port

Delays at some of the busiest port complexes in the US are seriously delaying food shipments, according to food industry organisations....

Thai Union to buy US seafood firm Bumble Bee

Thai Union Frozen Products has struck a deal to buy US canned seafood supplier Bumble Bee Foods from private-equity firm Lion Capital for US...

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UPDATE: Nestle highlights ice cream sale "local" decision 22 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Nestle has insisted that the sale of its Mexican ice cream business is a "local decision" that will not impact its global ice cream operations.


Five dead in US caramel apple listeriosis outbreak 22 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Five people have died in the US as part of an outbreak of listeria monocytogenes that is believed to be linked to the consumption of pre-packaged caramel apples.


US food shipments face "havoc" over delays at port 22 Dec 2014

Craig Howie

Delays at some of the busiest port complexes in the US are seriously delaying food shipments, according to food industry organisations.


Kellogg to launch gluten-free cereal in UK 22 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Kellogg has revealed plans to launch Kellogg's Gluten Free Organic Puffed Corn Cereal in the UK next month.


Yorkshire Provender pumps GBP2m into new factory 22 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK chilled soup manufacturer The Yorkshire Provender Co., has invested GBP2m (US$3.1m) into expanding its production facilities.


Nolke Group sells sausage-making subsidiary 22 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

German meat processor Nolke Group has announced the sale of its subsidiary Heinrich Nolke Gmbh and Co., to the Zur Muhlen Groupe for an undisclosed sum.


Grupo Herdez buys Nestle's Mexican ice cream business 22 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Grupo Herdez has agreed to acquire Nestle's ice cream business in Mexico, Helados Nestle, in a deal worth MXN1bn (US$68.7m).


Gruma to invest US$50m in Russian plant 22 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

Gruma plans to invest US$50m over the next two years to open a new production facility in Russia, a move that will double the Mexican tortilla maker's capacity in the country.


Blue Diamond launches low-sugar almond milk 22 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Dairy-free milk alternatives maker Blue Diamond has launched a reduced-sugar version of its Almond Breeze dairy-free drink.


Food industry news of the week: Bumble Bee, ConAgra, Kraft 22 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Days before Christmas came one of the more notable deals of recent months with Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen swooping for US group Bumble Bee Foods. In the US, ConAgra Foods wrote down the value of its own-label arm and Kraft Foods Group announced a new CEO. Elsewhere, Australian retailer Coles admitted payments it demanded from suppliers broke competition law and we interviewed the CEO of Groupe Doux, the French poultry group getting itself back on a firmer footing a year after emerging from administration.


Food industry quotes of the week: Kraft, Thai Union, Doux 22 Dec 2014

Dean Best

US food giant Kraft Foods Group this week announced its chairman would also take on the role of CEO - and he promptly said the company would reassess its business to "stay ahead" of the "rapid change" within the industry.


Cow & Gate launches veg baby food range 22 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Cow & Gate has introduced vegetables to its range of baby foods.


Thai Union to buy US seafood firm Bumble Bee 19 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Thai Union Frozen Products has struck a deal to buy US canned seafood supplier Bumble Bee Foods from private-equity firm Lion Capital for US$1.51bn.


BRF, Indofood ink Indonesia JV deal 19 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Brazilian food group BRF and Indonesia food company Indofood are set to work together in the Asian market.


Unilever ends Just Mayo legal action 19 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Unilever has withdrawn the lawsuit against Hampton Creek in which it accused the US company of deceiving consumers with its egg-free Just Mayo.


Pork Farms "disappointed" over watchdog's Kerry deal stance 19 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Pork Farms has said it is "disappointed" over the UK competition watchdog's insistence the UK group must address "concerns" about its acquisition of Kerry Group's savoury pastry assets.


Just Mayo owner Hampton Creek eyes overseas expansion 19 Dec 2014

Dean Best

US firm Hampton Creek is looking to "accelerate" its expansion in Europe and Asia after raising US$90m in funding from investors.


Unilever in European disposal of Mazola cooking oil 19 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Unilever has struck a deal to sell its Mazola cooking oil brand in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to German food group Peter Kölln KGaA.


Japan dairy firms step up butter output to tackle shortage 19 Dec 2014

Jens Kastner

Japan’s four major domestic dairy companies have cut back on drinking milk and cream production to make more butter in a bid to tackle a national butter shortage ahead of the Christmas and New Year holiday period.


Parmalat moves for Australian dairy Longwarry Food Park 19 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Parmalat has signed a deal to buy Australian dairy firm Longwarry Food Park.


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