Top stories on just-food this week
The melamine scandal continues to be a hot topic in this week's news as Heinz puts a stop to the use of Chinese milk, Cadbury is forced to recall 11 products and Unilever recalls a contaminated batch of Lipton-branded tea powders.
Elsewhere, rising fuel and commodity prices continue to hit companies hard as Dairy Crest is forced to cut 200 jobs in a bid to reduce costs. And in our latest just-food interview, Kellogg Australia CFO Peter Goldsworthy told us how the cereal giant is looking to recover in one of its problem markets.
These are the top ten stories on just-food this week:
CHINA: Cadbury recalls products in melamine scandal
Cadbury has recalled 11 products made in China and distributed to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia, the confectioner told just-food today (29 September).
HONG KONG: Unilever in melamine scare
Unilever has become the latest food group to be caught up in China's melamine scandal with the recall of a batch of Lipton-branded tea powders.
CHINA: Heinz rejects Chinese milk
Heinz has said that it will stop using Chinese milk following the discovery of traces of melamine in a baby food brand on sale in Hong Kong.
UPDATE: UK: Dairy Crest to cut over 200 jobs
Dairy Crest today (30 September) confirmed that it intends to axe jobs in a bid to reduce costs and increase efficiency.
The just-food interview - Peter Goldsworthy, Kellogg
Kellogg, the world's largest cereal producer, has had a solid 18 months, managing to grow profits despite surging commodity costs, while also expanding in emerging markets.
US: Food crisis down to "poor judgement" - Nestle chairman
Nestle chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has attributed the global food crisis to "poor judgement" and "irresponsible decisions" made by policy makers around the world.
INDIA: Nestle to double Indian investment
Swiss food giant Nestlé has approved plans to double its investment in India to INR6bn (US$128m) in a bid to increase its market share.
Unilever has expanded the range of Pot Noodles on sale in the UK with the launch of a doner kebab flavour....
Unilever and Starbucks have launched a line of "super-premium" ice creams based on the coffee chain's drinks....
Asda, the UK arm of Wal-Mart, has embarked on a fresh round of negotiations in a bid to get suppliers to drop their prices....
China's dairy industry is set to see further foreign investment this year, despite risks over poor food safety, leading Chinese analysts have predicted....
Consumer goods giant Unilever is introducing I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! cooking and baking sticks to the US market....
The voluntary ban in the UK on the use of six food colourings linked to hyperactivity in children is working, the country's food watchdog has insisted....
Cadbury has hit back after a UK-based campaign group accused the confectionery giant of "breaking promises" over its use of additives deemed to increase hyperactivity in some children....
Cadbury and Mars have been accused of "breaking promises" on their use of six artificial colours deemed in the UK to increase hyperactivity in some children....
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