Food industry news of the week: Blue Bell, horsemeat sentence, Schreiber
Blue Bell expanded product recall amid listeria outbreak
US ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries this week expanded its product recall as it reacts to a listeria outbreak linked to three deaths. In Europe, Dutch horsemeat trader Willy Selten was sentenced to a jail term. And China has filed a dispute at the WTO over the EU's tariffs on poultry products. Click on the headlines for more.
Blue Bell Creameries further expands listeria recall
Blue Bell Creameries has once again expanded its product recall after additional products manufactured at its Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, plant tested positive for listeria.
Dutch horsemeat trader Willy Selten jailed
Dutch horsemeat trader Willy Selten has reportedly been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for his part in Europe's horsemeat scandal.
China opens WTO poultry dispute against EU
China has filed a World Trade Organization dispute against the EU over the bloc's tariffs on poultry products, which Beijing argues hamper the country's exporters.
FrieslandCampina to shut Lochem cheese plant, 139 jobs axed
FrieslandCampina has announced it is to close its Den Hollander Food cheese packaging plant in Lochem, Netherlands, a move that sees 139 jobs axed.
Southeastern Mills acquires Bruce Foods' Louisiana Hot Sauce
Southeastern Mills has acquired The Original Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce from fellow US group Bruce Foods Corp.
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