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Lactalis ups stake in Italian peer Parmalat and plans to take it private

4 Dec 2018

Lactalis, the French dairy heavyweight, has increased its stake in a European subsidiary to more than 95%.

Kraft Heinz sells Canadian cheese assets to Lactalis-owned Parmalat

7 Nov 2018

US food giant Kraft Heinz is selling its Canadian natural cheese business to a major European dairy firm in a US$1.23bn deal.

Lactalis rebuts new accusations over contaminated milk

24 Oct 2018

French dairy giant Lactalis has rebutted accusations made by a local newspaper that it sold contaminated milk products made at a second tower at its salmonella-affected plant.

New Products - Coca-Cola milk JV Fairlife launches snack-sized beverages; Oatly takes oatmeal drinks to Spain; Unilever rolls out Culture Republick ice cream pints in US; Nomad-Foods owned Aunt Bessie's Melt in the Middle desserts

19 Oct 2018

This week's product news includes Nestle's plan to take its A2 infant formula into more markets and Tesco doubling the size of its Wicked Kitchen vegan range in the UK.

September adds to M&A deals growth in first nine months of 2018 - data

10 Oct 2018

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge, just-food's index of deals in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced worldwide.

Lactalis buys Nestle assets in Malaysia

9 Oct 2018

French dairy giant Lactalis has snapped up assets from Nestlé in Malaysia.

Food safety pressure group hits out as Lactalis re-opens salmonella-linked plant

19 Sep 2018

French dairy giant Lactalis has been given permission by the country's authorities to resume selling baby milk from a factory that was closed after salmonella-contaminated milk produced there infected dozens of babies.

Lactalis snaps up infant-formula brands of South Africa's Aspen

13 Sep 2018

Lactalis has purchased the infant-formula business of Aspen Pharmacare in South Africa for EUR740m (US$860.1m), giving the France-based dairy company ownership of the Alula, Infacare and S-26 brands.

New Products - Divine Chocolate to launch new organic bars using Sao Tome cocoa; Aimia Foods links up with Levi Roots; General Mills extends Fibre One, Nature Valley ranges in UK; PepsiCo's Quaker moves into chilled section with Morning-Go kits

17 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes PepsiCo taking Quaker into the chilled aisle in the US and Aldi's latest NPD offensive in the country.

Lactalis restarts production but restriction on sales remains after salmonella outbreak

9 Jul 2018

Dairy company Lactalis has had the all-clear from French authorities to restart full production of infant formula at its site in Craon, which was at the centre of a salmonella outbreak in December.

Purchase of Brazil dairy firm Itambe Alimentos by Lactalis referred to arbitration

27 Jun 2018

The proposed acquisition of Brazil-based dairy company Itambé Alimentos by French peer Lactalis is reportedly being referred to private arbitration proceedings.

Lactalis acquires majority stake in Lebanon's Hanilor

19 Jun 2018

French dairy giant Lactalis has taken a majority stake in the Lebanese distribution company Hanilor.

ThinkKids' protein bar range; Grupo Bimbo rolls out organic bread in US; McCormick broadens Schwartz stable; Danone adds 15 new products to Cow & Gate baby food portfolio

15 Jun 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Taco Bell moves into tortilla chips; Arctic Zero low calorie ice cream range; Lactalis Nestle JV launches quark products in UK; Turkey Hill Decadent Delights ice cream

23 Mar 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Earnings summary - Tipiak annual profits down on flat sales; Parmalat FY earnings up 30%; Premium Brands books 'record' sales on flurry of M&A; Strauss Group buoyant on back of FY sales hike

16 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Lactalis did not report earlier salmonella outbreak, claims government official

14 Feb 2018

A French government official has told a senate commission that dairy company Lactalis - embroiled in a crisis resulting from salmonella linked to its products - did not declare an earlier outbreak of the disease at its facility.

Lactalis CEO - 'Formula may have been contaminated for years'

2 Feb 2018

Lactalis CEO Emmanuel Besnier has warned the French dairy giant could have been producing infant formula tainted with salmonella for more than a decade.

France eyes changes to food-safety rules in wake of Lactalis saga

17 Jan 2018

France has set out plans to introduce new safety rules in a bid to prevent food-safety scandals in the wake of the salmonella outbreak that has battered the reputation of Lactalis, the country's largest dairy processor, and the wider supply chain.

French police raid Lactalis premises

17 Jan 2018

Police have raided the premises of troubled French dairy group Lactalis, which is embroiled in a large-scale recall of products linked to a salmonella outbreak. 

Lactalis offers salmonella compensation as probe continues

16 Jan 2018

Troubled French dairy giant Lactalis has said it will compensate victims of a salmonella contamination in its baby milk products.

Lactalis CEO defends company procedures as recall widens

15 Jan 2018

Lactalis CEO Emmanuel Besnier has stood by the French dairy giant's procedures throughout the recall of infant formula that has been linked to more than 30 children falling ill and which has been widened to take in more than 80 countries.

Lactalis scandal puts wider French supply chain in spotlight

12 Jan 2018

The scrutiny of Lactalis has intensified this week as the dairy giant battles to repair the reputational damage from the salmonella scandal that has engulfed the company. However, the latest revelations have meant retailers have also been criticised and led to questions about the wider supply chain, which could fuel anxiety in export markets.

Update - Lactalis to widen baby milk salmonella recall again

12 Jan 2018

Embattled French dairy group Lactalis is to extend the recall of products from its Craon factory in north-west France that is implicated in a salmonella outbreak that has engulfed the world's number three dairy group and a number of the country's retailers.

Recall of Lactalis formula fails

12 Jan 2018

The recall of infant formula manufactured at one of Lactalis' plants in France after it emerged babies had been infected with salmonella has failed, with a number of retailers revealing some of the under-scrutiny SKUs still found their way onto shelves.

European dairy giant Lactalis to buy US yogurt maker Siggi's

5 Jan 2018

French dairy giant Lactalis is to acquire Siggi's - the US based maker of Icelandic-style skyr yogurts - for an undisclosed price. 

Lactalis 'aware of salmonella contamination in August'

4 Jan 2018

Lactalis was reportedly aware of the salmonella contamination at a plant in France in August - four months before regulatory officials ordered the recall of several products.

Lactalis extends product recall to nutrition brand

21 Dec 2017

French dairy group Lactalis has increased the extent of its product recall following an earlier reported salmonella contamination scare.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

just-food in 2017 - our most-read news this year

21 Dec 2017

The news stories that got you clicking over the last 12 months.

Brazil court 'issues injunction' to suspend Itambe Alimentos sale to Lactalis

19 Dec 2017

A Brazilian court is said to have issued an injunction suspending the sale of dairy company Itambé Alimentos to France's Lactalis.

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