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Fresh speculation over the future ownership of US snacks group and Twinkies maker Hostess Brands LLC has emerged, with new claims its privat...
Lactalis-owned UK dairy business Rachel's Organic has confirmed supermarket Tesco has delisted its yoghurt range....
McCain Foods is to close a plant in the US state of Wisconsin....
B&G Foods has posted a rise in first-quarter sales and profits despite the under-performance of the US group's Rickland Orchards brand....
Fresh speculation over the future ownership of US snacks group and Twinkies maker Hostess Brands LLC has emerged, with new claims its private-equity backers are lining up a sale.
Lactalis-owned UK dairy business Rachel's Organic has confirmed supermarket Tesco has delisted its yoghurt range.
McCain Foods is to close a plant in the US state of Wisconsin.
B&G Foods has posted a rise in first-quarter sales and profits despite the under-performance of the US group's Rickland Orchards brand.
Netherlands-based food group Wessanen today (24 April) reported higher first-quarter sales and profits, with the company's CEO Christophe Barnouin pointing to the company's volume performance.
China has reportedly passed amendments to its food safety rules that will see offenders given "the heaviest penalties yet".
?Inventure Foods has issued a recall of some of its Fresh Frozen line of vegetables and selected Jamba At Home smoothie kits in the US, after discovering Listeria monocytogenes, in its Jefferson, GA facility.
First-quarter numbers came in from the likes of European confectionery Cloetta and Mexican business Gruma. The Irish Dairy Board, now known as Ornua, reported its full results for 2014. Here's our weekly round-up of companies' financial results.
PepsiCo has launched a product under its Lay's potato chip brand in India.
The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.
This week, Associated British Foods reported its annual results and revealed it struggled with competition in the UK and Australian bakery sectors. US consumer goods rookie acquired Birds Eye owner Iglo Group. Hershey had its first quarter results out which demonstrated troubles in uptake of chocolate in China. And Blue Bell announced it was pulling all its products off US shelves after fresh tests found more listeria-ridden products. Here is the week in quotes.
Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream supplier linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, has been connected to cases of listeriosis in 2010.
Mexico has reportedly suspended imports of live birds and eggs from Iowa, US, on bird flu concerns.
Argentine dairy firm Verónica has launched the first milk with higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA milk) in Latin America.
US infant formula group Mead Johnson today (23 April) reported higher first-quarter profits, helped by price increases, lower dairy costs and a fall in its tax rate.
Hershey has cut its target for annual sales, on the back of foreign exchange and lower-than-expected sales in China.
South African food group Pioneer Foods has announced a joint venture with health foods firm Futurelife.
PepsiCo today (23 April) reported falling first-quarter sales and earnings - in part due to the impact of foreign exchange - but said its core revenue and profitability improved year-on-year.
Mexican food and drinks group Arca Continental is eyeing growth at home and in export markets after investment at its domestic Bokados snacks plant.
Kraft Foods Lunchables Uploaded has topped IRI's poll of the top NPD launches in the US during 2014.
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