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Foodservice focus - Brakes, Chipotle, Smashburger

February saw US foodservice giant Sysco move for European player Brakes, Chipotle seek to restore consumer confidence in the business and Sm...

Foodservice focus - Chipotle rocked, Yum! in China

December saw the scrutiny on Chipotle Mexican Grill intensify as the under-pressure US fast-casual chain battled to restore its reputation a...

Nestle's sales miss - 10 things to learn

Nestle missed analyst expectations for its sales growth today (16 October), when the world's largest food maker reported sales of CHF64.8bn...

What peanut exec sentence says about food safety

This week saw the owner and CEO of the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America, Stewart Parnell, sentenced to a 28-year jail term over his...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ramsden International CEO 7 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The Middle East is often seen as a bit of a golden nugget for exporters, with 98% of its consumables coming from elsewhere in the world. But Sean Ramsden, CEO of UK wholesale exporter Ramsden International, says it's not always the easiest market in which to operate, with strict compliance legislation and a focus on driving down prices. Hannah Abdulla caught up with Ramsden on the sidelines of Gulfood where they exchanged notes on the challenges and advantages of being an exporter to the Middle East.


Interview: Bottom-up approach to China food safety 15 Jul 2013

David Green

As the Chinese government moves to step up regulation of the country's food industry, China's domestic brands are developing a for-profit food safety model that aims to restore battered consumer confidence in the quality and reliability of the country's foodstuffs, according to Rick Gilmore, chairman of the Global Food Safety Forum (GFSF). David Green caught up with Gilmore in Beijing to find out more.

Latest News

Dole faces DoJ probe over listeria outbreak 3 May 16

Katy Askew

Dole Food Co. has confirmed that it is "cooperating" with a US Department of Justice criminal investigation regarding a listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio.


Week's news - China "fake" formula, Premier latest 8 Apr 16

Dean Best

China again found itself the centre of fresh claims over the authenticity of infant formula this week, with arrests made over the alleged selling of fake products under brands owned by Abbott and Beingmate. Danone, meanwhile, announced plans to invest in its formula business in India. McCormick & Co. takeover target Premier Foods said it had had "constructive" talks with its US suitor and we ran an interview with the CMO of Enjoy Life Foods, the US free-from business owned by Mondelez International.


Chinese "fake" infant formula scandal widens  7 Apr 16

Katy Askew

China's latest infant formula counterfeiting scandal has drawn in brands owned by the country's largest milk powder manufacturer, Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co. 


Six arrested on "fake" Abbott milk powder in China 5 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Shanghai food safety authorities have confirmed six arrests have been made over the alleged production and sale of fake milk powder under the Abbott brand name in China. 


US FDA eyes inorganic arsenic limit in baby cereal 4 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing a limit to the amount of inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal.


Quotes of the week - Finsbury, PepsiCo, Premier 1 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

This week just-food spoke to Finsbury Food Group's finance boss, Stephen Boyd, who said the UK cake and bread maker is open to more acquisitions. Elsewhere a reshuffle at the top of PepsiCo sent the rumour mill flying the US group could be lining up a successor to replace CEO Indra Nooyi. Premier Foods turned down another takeover proposal from McCormick but did agree to meet with its US suitor. And Fyffes announced the acquisition of Canadian mushroom processor Highline Produce. Here is the week in quotes. 

Latest blogs

Mars undertakes huge recall after latest plastic-in-snacks incident 23 Feb 16

Dean Best

Mars Inc has grabbed mainstream headlines around the world today (23 February) after announcing a recall of chocolate products from over 50 markets after plastic was found in one product. It is comes just months after the US food giant pulled batches in the UK over fears of plastic could be found in products.


Blue Bell Creameries 'to face federal investigation over listeria outbreak' 6 Jan 16

Hannah Abdulla

The US Department of Justice has reportedly launched an investigation into ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries following the death of three people after a listeria outbreak last year that was linked to its products.

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