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Baby food recipes in spotlight in US 22 May 2015

Dean Best

The make-up of the ingredients in baby food in the US is under some scrutiny, with Campbell Soup Co. and Nestle attracting criticism from consumer watchdogs.


Booker's move for Londis and Budgens sign of the times 21 May 2015

Dean Best

UK cash-and-carry and convenience retailer Booker Group has struck a deal to buy the Londis and Budgens symbol retail chains from Ireland's Musgrave Group - and emphasised the changing retail landscape in the country.


US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride 15 May 2015

Katy Askew

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.


Talk of merger between Ahold and Delhaize returns 11 May 2015

Dean Best

Over the weekend, there were fresh claims Europe-based food retailers Ahold and Delhaize are in discussions to join forces.


Unilever claims sales boost from sustainability 5 May 2015

Dean Best

Unilever today (5 May) published news on the progress it is making on its ten-year programme to double in size while reducing its impact on the environment - and claimed its efforts were becoming an engine behind its sales.


UN warns poor maize harvest likely 30 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned lower maize harvests in Africa could "trigger food price increases".


Should more dairy firms target bone health? 29 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

A growing awareness of bone health in the UK is presenting a big opportunity for dairy manufacturers in the UK, a report from Canadean has revealed.


The roller-coaster of home-baking sales 28 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

Home baking category sales have had something of a roller coaster ride in recent years.


Holland & Barrett sets out UK free-from ambitions 23 Apr 2015

Dean Best

UK-based health food retailer Holland & Barrett has outlined its ambitions to become the country's largest free-from retailer.


Tate & Lyle shakes up Splenda unit 21 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Amid significant pressure on profits from its Splenda sucralose business, UK-based food ingredients group Tate & Lyle has this morning (21 April) announced plans to try to "maximise returns".


US campaigners lobby FDA on GRAS rules 16 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Four campaign groups in the US have urged the country's Food and Drug Administration to close a "loophole" in regulations on food additives and bring the rules - due to be finalised by August next year - in line with policies first drawn up over 50 years ago.


Cargill unveils first landfill-free facility 15 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

The Cargill meat processing facility in Hazleton, Pa., has become the company's first certified landfill-free production site.


PepsiCo secures NBA sponsorship deal 14 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

PepsiCo has honed in on a sponsorship deal with the National Basketball Association, replacing current sponsor and chief soft drinks rival The Coca Cola Co.


Labour manifesto has sugar in its sights 13 Apr 2015

Dean Best

The UK Labour Party today (13 April) issued its manifesto for the country's upcoming general election - and has pledged to take aim at sugar.


Country-of-origin calls in Australia shine light on habits 9 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

While there are calls in Australia for country-of-origin labelling after the Hepatitis A outbreak, linked to imported berries from China, there has, in the last year, been a small increase in the number of people likely to buy China-made food.


Egyptian baker Edita Food Industries sees shares jump on listing 2 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Shares in Egyptian bakery firm Edita Food Industrues jumped 16% today after it listed on the Egyptian and London Stock Exchanges.


Edeka's bid to buy local retail rival Kaiser's blocked 2 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Germany's competition watchdog has thwarted a move from local retail giant Edeka to acquire supermarket chain Kaiser's from Tengelmann.


The Irish Dairy Board unveils logo for new name 31 Mar 2015

Dean Best

Timed to coincide with the end of EU quotas on dairy production today (31 March), Irish co-operative The Irish Dairy Board has published the logo for its new corporate name, Ornua.


Employee arrested over corruption claims at SPC Ardmona parent 27 Mar 2015

Dean Best

Coca-Cola Amatil is co-operating with Australian state police after an employee was arrested for money laundering and receiving a reported half-a-million Australian dollars in corrupt commissions.


Yildiz "eyes silver" in global snacks 19 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Yildiz Holding reportedly wants its snacks business to overtake Kellogg and become the world's second-largest snack manufacturer.


Kellogg under fire for "staggering" sugar levels in cereal bars 16 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has been criticised for having "staggering" levels of sugar in its cereal bars in the UK.


just-food at CAGE 15 Mar 2015

Dean Best

Nestle, Danone, Kerry Group and Tyson Foods are among the multinational consumer goods manufacturers presenting next week at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London - of which just-food and sister site just-drinks.com are the exclusive media partners.


Thai tuna scare puts Australian food safety back in spotlight 11 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Food safety in Australia has rapidly become a politicised issue after two recent scares – involving berries packaged in China and, most recently, tuna canned in Thailand – have brought the safety of food produced overseas into question.


WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 2015

Dean Best

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar.


Can social media help product safety? 5 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Trace One and SGS Supply Chain Solutions have developed a social network platform they believe will improve product safety globally by enabling more effective real-time communication in the supply chain.


Could 3D moulds offer cheap personalisation? 3 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

3D design company Lehrmitt Design Studios is offering designs using 3D printing technologies that, it says, can add an "artist's touch" to assembly line chocolate.


Unilever investors want spreads to be sold 2 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

It's no secret Unilever's spreads arm has been suffering for some time and, as CFO Jean-Marc Huët pointed out when he reflected on the company's 2014 performance in January, declining demand for its brands was dragging down the performance of the rest of its food business.


Intrexon targets fresh-prepared potential with Okanagan buy 2 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Synthetic biology group Intrexon Corp. hopes its acquisition of Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) will help it tap into growing demand for fresh prepared fruits.


Morrisons pins fightback on David Potts 25 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Morrisons has named David Potts to the post of CEO in the hope the former Tesco executive will lead a fight back at the struggling supermarket group.


Europe further probes Cargill's ADM chocolate buy 24 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

The European Commission is launching an in-depth investigation into Cargill's US$440m purchase of Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate manufacturing business.


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