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John Shepherd

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US dairy exporters claimed new deal would increase access to Chinese marketDeal to give US dairy exporters "increased access" to China 16 June 2017

US dairy chiefs have welcomed the signing of an agreement between Washington and Beijing to boost access for dairy exporters to the Chinese market.


Hovis NPD to aid 'healthier, more balanced lifestyle'Hovis launching "reduced carbs" bread range 16 June 2017

UK bread maker Hovis is launching a range of loaves containing fewer carbohydrates.


Paris commercial court to consider deal in SeptemberFrench court to meet in September to weigh up William Saurin sale 16 June 2017

A French court will convene in September to consider the proposed takeover of the ready meals business of the under-pressure local food holdings company of Financière Turenne Lafayette (FTL) by Cofigeo and Arterris.


Cooperl takes ownership of brands including MadrangeFrench court backs sale of FTL charcuterie arm to Cooperl 16 June 2017

A court in France has approved the sale of the charcuterie and cooked meats business of embattled food industry holdings group Financière Turenne Lafayette (FTL) to French pork producer Cooperl Arc Atlantique.


Saikexing group chairman Yang Wenjun (third from left) at the loan signing ceremonyAsian Development Bank in China's Saikexing dairy expansion loan 16 June 2017

Chinese dairy firm Inner Mongolia Saikexing Breeding and Biotechnology Group has secured an Asian Development Bank-led syndicated loan valued at US$125m aimed at expanding domestic milk supply in China.


Sun Basket last month received investment from UnileverSun Basket appoints first CFO in ramp-up 15 June 2017

US organic meal-kit delivery service Sun Basket is ramping up its management team with the appointment of Stuart Huizinga as its first CFO and Isobel Jones as first general counsel.


'EU-27 food and drink trade with UK worth some EUR45bn'EU legislators urged to "make food a priority" in Brexit talks 15 June 2017

Europe's food and drink industry should be considered a "priority" in upcoming Brexit negotiations, the sector has told legislators.


Portugal, home of retailer Pingo Doce, said to be mulling nutrient taxPortugal 'considering junk food tax' 15 June 2017

Portugal is reportedly considering introducing a tax on foods containing high levels of fat and salt, in addition to raising an existing tax on sugary drinks, the country's health minister has said.


Ruling says purely plant-based products cannot be given dairy designationsEU Court of Justice rules against dairy names for vegan products 14 June 2017

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled today (14 June) purely plant-based products cannot be labelled as "milk", "cream", "butter", "cheese" or "yogurt" – even if the label states the item does not contain animal products.


'Progress needed to make healthy food choices easier'EU health chief backs taxes, ad restrictions to curb "unhealthy food" 14 June 2017

The European Union should "reduce accessibility to unhealthy food" using measures such as reformulation, taxation and curbs on marketing and advertising, EU commissioner for health and food safety Vytenis Andriukaitis has said.


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