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North Castle acquires controlling stake in Sprout Organic Foods

Investment firm North Castle Partners has acquired a controlling interest in Sprout Organic Foods, a developer, marketer and distributor of...

JBS acquires Cargill's US pork unit

Brazilian meat group JBS has entered an agreement to acquire Cargill's US pork business in a deal worth US$1.45bn....

Ireland sets 2025 agri-food export target

Ireland is targeting an 85% jump in the value of its agri-food exports by 2025, the country's government announced today (2 July)....

Monogram to buy Golden County from Chapter 11

US group Monogram Food Solutions is set to buy local snack and appetiser business Golden County Foods out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protectio...

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Cooperl fined EUR150,000 in contaminated meat case 6 Jul 2015

Stuart Todd

France's leading pork processor Cooperl has been handed a fine of EUR150,000 for knowingly selling around 2,000 tonnes of meat contaminated with salmonella between 2010 and 2012.


UK's first free range milk label launched 6 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

The Free Range Dairy Pasture Promise label was launched in the UK last week in an effort to alert consumers to whether the milk they buy is free range and “support farmers” by paying a “fair price” for cows that are kept in fields for at least six months of the year.


Sandwich maker On A Roll invests in new factory 6 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

UK sandwich maker On A Roll plans to open a GBP3.2m (US$5m) factory to expand production of its food-to-go sandwiches.


North Castle acquires controlling stake in Sprout Organic Foods 3 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Investment firm North Castle Partners has acquired a controlling interest in Sprout Organic Foods, a developer, marketer and distributor of premium organic foods.


China's Dali Food Group "mulls Hong Kong IPO" 3 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese biscuit maker Dali Foods Group is reportedly planning to raise US$1.5bn in a Hong Kong initial public offering in September.


Canada says Nestle's Maggi noodles "safe" 3 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has said that it found “no health rise” associated with the consumption of Nestle's Maggi noodles.


Murray Goulburn unit Trust lists on ASX 3 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Australian dairy producer Murray Goulburn has completed the implementation of its new capital structure with the listing of the MG Unit Trust on the Australian stock exchange.


ABF's Kingsmill returns to Tesco 3 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Associated British Foods-owned bread brand Kingsmill is set to return to Tesco shelves, after the UK's largest retailer delisted the brand in March.


Tyson expands poultry plant with US$8m investment 3 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Tyson Foods announced plans to expand its poultry production plant in Robards to meet “growing demand” for Tyson branded chicken sold at retail nationwide.


Food industry quotes of the week - McCormick, CGF, Valio 3 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, McCormick highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.


Food industry news of the week - ConAgra, JBS 3 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

ConAgra said that it will sell its private brands business after reporting losses. We asked whether General Mills' plans to turn around US sales will work and took a detailed look at what Grexit would mean for the food industry in Greece. Here are this week's highlights on just-food.


JBS acquires Cargill's US pork unit 2 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Brazilian meat group JBS has entered an agreement to acquire Cargill's US pork business in a deal worth US$1.45bn.


Ireland sets 2025 agri-food export target 2 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Ireland is targeting an 85% jump in the value of its agri-food exports by 2025, the country's government announced today (2 July).


Monogram to buy Golden County from Chapter 11 2 Jul 2015

Dean Best

US group Monogram Food Solutions is set to buy local snack and appetiser business Golden County Foods out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


UPDATE: Ebro sees sandwich boost from Roland Monterrat buy 2 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Ebro Foods has said the acquisition of French sandwich firm Roland Monterrat will help it get ahead in a category in which it is struggling to grow market share.


Hovis "mulls Irish Pride Bakeries takeover" 2 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Irish Pride Bakeries is reportedly an acquisition target for Gores Group-owned Hovis, after the firm went into receivership last month.


Fonterra begins consultations in efficiency drive 2 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has commenced a process of worker consultations as it looks to boost efficiency across and streamline its business structures.


French co-ops Eurial, Agrial strike dairy deal 2 Jul 2015

Stuart Todd

The dairy merger between French co-operatives, Eurial and Agrial, which was put on hold this year, has been finalised with the signing of a protocol agreement.


Sodiaal's Candia signs China JV 2 Jul 2015

Dean Best

French milk producer Candia, part of the dairy co-operative Sodiaal, is to set up its first joint venture in China as part of plans to broaden its reach in the country.


Mead Johnson names ex-Numico exec CFO 2 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Mead Johnson Nutrition has appointed former Numico executive Michel Cup as its new CFO - and asked the man filling the role temporarily to become COO.


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