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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...

Comment: FSSAI's antagonism on Maggi is lose-lose

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has taken a hard line on Nestle's Maggi brand. But – with Nestle's strong international foo...

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 listeria outbreak leaves one dead, 11 sick 25 Jan 16

Katy Askew

One person has died and 11 hospitalised in an outbreak of listeria linked to Dole Food Co. packaged salads in the US, the country's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed. 


Top news: Yildiz, Unilever, Scotland and sugar tax 22 Jan 16

Dean Best

Godiva and McVitie's owner Yildiz Holdings has decided to bring its snacks brands under one unit in a bid to drive growth internationally. Unilever's CEO, Paul Polman, sounded a note of caution about trading conditions in 2016. And sugar was once again in the headlines, driving policy agendas in Europe.


Sweden launches 'joined-up' food safety approach 20 Jan 16

Katy Askew

The various bodies responsible for overseeing food safety in Sweden through the production cycle are to work together on a new initiative to try to improve standards in the country.  


Korea blocks US poultry after new AI outbreak 19 Jan 16

Hannah Abdulla

South Korea has temporarily suspended poultry imports from the US following a bird flu outbreak on a farm in Indiana.


Saudi Arabia latest to halt French poultry imports 19 Jan 16

Hannah Abdulla

Saudi Arabia has become the latest country to halt imports of French poultry on the back of bird flu fears.


Quotes of week - Hain, Chobani, Ornua 15 Jan 16

Hannah Abdulla

US group Hain Celestial this week cut its forecasts for annual sales and earnings amid pressure on its domestic business. The company's management also presented at the ICR investment conference, where it sought to be upbeat about Hain's prospects. Staying in the US, Danone warned it could pursue legal action over Chobani's "misleading and deceptive marketing" which targeted its Light & Fit brand. Elsewhere, Irish dairy co-op Ornua announced the acquisition of Chinese group Ambrosia. And we analysed General Mills' recent acquisitions of Brazilian yoghurt maker Carolina and US meat snacks firm Epic Provisions. Here is the week in quotes.

Latest blogs

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.


Maggi crisis results in Q2 loss for Nestle India arm 29 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

After a particularly difficult quarter in India where it became the centre of the country's worst food scare in a decade, Nestle has reported a loss in its India business for the second quarter of the year.

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