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Mars rice policy more than crop-ticking exercise

Recent years have seen the launch of numerous sustainability standards and initiatives across various agricultural commodities. Ben Cooper a...

The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...

Decision on US dietary advice missed opportunity

The US Dietary Guidelines of Americans are reviewed every five years because they are expected to evolve in response to scientific progress...

Foodservice focus - all-day breakfast; concept NPD

September saw McDonald's make two significant announcements in the US, a one-two from Taco Bell and a new format from hitherto retro-focused...

Latest Interviews

Interview: How American Halal rides ethical wave 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

Mondelez sets out thinking behind new CSR goals 30 Oct 2015

Ben Cooper

Mondelez International has laid out how it plans to "accelerate" efforts to reduce the group's impact on the environment, setting new sustainability goals for 2020. Ben Cooper spoke to Jonathan Horrell, the snacks giant's global director of sustainability, to discuss the targets.

Latest News

General Mills sets 2025 cage-free eggs deadline 25 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

General Mills has set a deadline of 2025 for its US business to only use cage-free eggs.

Nestle combats Thai seafood supply forced labour 24 Nov 15

Katy Askew

Swiss food group Nestle has issued an action plan to tackle forced labour and other human rights abuses in its supply of seafood from Thailand. 

RSPO launches extension to palm oil standard 19 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil has announced an extension to the RSPO standard that allows growers to demonstrate best practice in sustainable palm oil and help buyers deliver on their "no deforestation" commitments.

Hormel "disappointed" at animal cruelty claims 13 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Hormel Foods has said it is "extremely disappointed and concerned" following the release of a video depicting animal cruelty at one of its supplier farms in the US.

Food industry quotes: Orkla; American Halal 13 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Orkla pledged zero-deforestation by 2020. Elsewhere, United Biscuits opened its first e-commerce store in China. just-food spoke to CEO of American Halal Co., Adnan Durrani following the firm's recent acquisition in the plant-protein space and Givesco Bakery acquired cake maker Almondy. Here is the week in quotes.

Orkla sets 2020 zero-deforestation deadline 11 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

Orkla has committed to a zero-deforestation goal of 2020.

Latest blogs

GMO opposition mounts as Northern Ireland reveals bans 22 Sep 15

Katy Askew

Opposition to the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food continues to prove a controversial issue.

The food industry's supposed winter-efficiency drive 21 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

Is there a link between the weather cooling and the food industry belt-tightening? It appears autumn is the prime season for food manufacturers to get their firms operating at maximum efficiencies, with news of job-cuts is on the up.

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