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Brenda Dionisi

Articles by Brenda Dionisi

Italy wants origin labels on pastaItaly pushes ahead with durum wheat origin plans 12 May 2017

Italy’s ministry of agriculture, food and forestry has notified the European Commission of plans that would make origin labelling mandatory for all foods containing durum wheat, including dry pasta.

Pastificio di Martino snaps up fresh pasta brandsPastificio di Martino takes majority of Italian pasta peer Grandi Pasti Italiani 10 May 2017

Italy’s Pastificio di Martino has added four fresh pasta brands to its roster of dry pasta brands, following the acquisition of a majority 66.67% stake in Grandi Pasti Italiani.

Italy wants to introduce country of origin labelling for riceItaly plans national origin labelling for rice 18 April 2017

The Italian government has released a package of measures designed to protect its hard-pressed rice industry, which would include mandatory country of origin labelling for rice sold in Italy.

Barilla says How Barilla is at forefront of 3D printing tests - interview 3 October 2016

This spring, Italian food group Barilla showcased a prototype for a 3D printer for its core product - pasta. The company is among those in the packaged food sector working out how it could use advancements in 3D printing technology. Brenda Dionisi talks to Barilla about its efforts so far and how it views the prospects for the technology.

Italy wants to put origin labels on dairy productsItaly to bring in origin labelling on dairy products 3 June 2016

The Italian government has signed a legislative decree making origin labels mandatory for milk and dairy products sold in Italy.

Exports of products including Parmesan cheese affectedItaly warns of EUR200m hit from Russia ban 22 October 2014

The cost to Italy's food and agricultural sector of Russia's restrictions on EU imports could be EUR200m, Italian producers have warned.

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