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With market talk rumbling on over whether Diamond Foods is up for sale, attention has now turned to if the company could be preparing to sell its snack food brands separately having failed to secure a buyer for the business as a going concern.
Austria has become the latest country to join a growing list of European national governments who are opting out of allowing GMOs to be cultivated on their land.
Online selling still represents a huge opportunity for food manufacturers to develop a better understanding of their shoppers and to reach them directly, according to a new report set to be published next month.
Opposition to the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food continues to prove a controversial issue.
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.
A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have blamed increasing portion sizes in the UK for obesity.
Mumbai's outraged meat-eating Indians have taken to social media after officials imposed a temporary ban on the sale of meat following a demand from the vegetarian Jain community which is observing a fast.
New York City's Board of Health has voted through plans for a labelling first in the US restaurant sector.
Maggi noodles are yet to return to shelves in India but Nestle has started to pave the way for the brand's comeback with a series of social media ads.
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Just a month after reports Tyson Foods was investigating claims of animal abuse at one of its contract chicken farms in Delaware, the US poultry giant has dropped a Tennessee supplier over similar allegations.
Heinz's flagship product has provoked the ire of a competitor in Israel, a story that has attracted headlines in the international mainstream media. But even after making a change to the labels, a bottle of the red sauce can still use the word 'ketchup' in English.
A lawsuit tabled in the US has brought fresh attention to the supply chain for prawns, which hit headlines around the world last year amid claims of slavery.
Nearly 30 industry bodies have signed an open letter to the Scottish government asking it to reconsider its plan to ban on GMO crops, arguing that it would stop the use of cost-effective sustainable crops.
UK dairy farmers have been working to raise awareness of the low milk price, driven down by weakening global demand for dairy commodities. These efforts have met some success and farmers have gained the ear of the UK's retailers and regulators.
Thomas Davis, the former chair of US milk giant Dean Foods, is reportedly being investigated over whether he tipped off a professional gambler - who then told golfer Phil Mickelson - about the company's spin-off of WhiteWave Foods.
UK farmers grabbed the headlines this weekend when they paraded two cows through an Asda store in Stafford in protest over the price they are paid for milk.
Unilever has found itself at the centre of a public campaign which alleges it dumped toxic waste in India.
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.
UK firm Seabrook Crisps, which last week announced a private equity-backed management buy-out at the business, has appointed Paul Monk, the former chief executive of Golden Wonder, as its new chairman.
Food is a small part of the portfolio at PZ Cussons, the UK-based FMCG group better known for brands including Imperial Leather soap and Charles Worthington shampoo. However, the company is a major olive oil manufacturer in Greece and today (21 July) indicated how it is navigating the country's ailing economy.
Cargill's move to buy Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business has cleared its last regulatory hurdle after clearance from the European Commission. But Brussels has asked Cargill to offload part of the assets.
A panel advising the UK government on health and nutrition has today (17 July) called for the guidance on sugar intake to be halved, putting further scrutiny on parts of the industry. Should the recommendation become official, translating the advice into easy-to-follow consumer messages will be vital. One organisation has already set out what a typical weekly meal plan could look like.
The UK government has hosted a meeting today (16 July) with 80 representatives from the country's food and farming sector, with an eye on developing a 25-year plan to, in part, increase the industry's international competitiveness.
The UK today (13 July) woke up to more headlines about calls for a tax on soft drinks. This time, the demand came from The British Medical Association, as part of its report on improving the diets of children and young people. However, officials at the BMA also had parts of the food industry firmly in their sights.
ConAgra Foods has appointed former senior executives at Nestle and Kraft to its board, just three weeks after activist investor Jana Partners took a 7% stake in the US food group.
Just a week after the IGD issued forecasts for the growth of online grocery to 2020, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel today (7 July) issued their own take on the prospects for the channel. And the message to brands is clear: act now.
In an announcement that would have surprised few, Kraft Foods Group said today (1 July) its shareholders had thrown their weight behind the plans to combine the business with HJ Heinz. The market's attention on where the management of the new Kraft Heinz Co. will look to make savings.
US foodservice distributor Sysco has pulled the plug on its plan to buy local rival US Foods, four months after the country's competition watchdog moved to block the deal.
Whole Foods Market already had a reputation for being pricey. This will only be compounded by news that the retailer has been accused of routinely overcharging consumers by overstating the weight of packaged meat, dairy and baked goods.
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