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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.

2017 - the year in food industry M&A

15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.

Update - UK not affected by Lactalis salmonella scare, FSA says

11 Dec 2017

The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) says the country is unaffected by the international recall of certain baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of salmonella bacteria.

Lactalis faces worldwide recall of products in salmonella scare

11 Dec 2017

French officials have ordered the global recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by the country's dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of salmonella bacteria.

Lactalis said to be buying Brazilian dairy firm Itambe Alimentos

6 Dec 2017

French dairy group Lactalis is said to be lining up to buy Brazilian counterpart Itambé Alimentos in the first half of 2018.

Murray Goulburn confirms approaches from suitors

21 Sep 2017

Up-for-sale Australian dairy processor Murray Goulburn has confirmed it has had approaches from a number of suitors interested in either buying some assets or taking over the whole co-operative.

Parmalat hints at "problems" in pushing through costs

12 Sep 2017

Parmalat, the Italian dairy group majority-owned by France's Lactalis, today (12 September) indicated it is having difficulty passing on rising milk costs to customers.

Parmalat names Jean-Marc Bernier as new CEO

12 Sep 2017

Parmalat, the Italian dairy giant majority-owned by France's Lactalis, today (12 September) named Jean-Marc Bernier as its CEO and general manager.

Goodman Fielder, Bega Cheese, Parmalat 'eye Murray Goulburn assets'

6 Sep 2017

Dairy companies including Australia’s Goodman Fielder and Bega Cheese, as well as Italian giant Parmalat, are reported to be eyeing under-pressure Aussie cooperative Murray Goulburn.

UK's Rachel's to launch organic, lactose-free yogurt range

29 Aug 2017

Lactalis-owned UK yogurt maker Rachel's is tapping into the free-from trend with the launch of what it suggests is the first-ever organic, lactose-free yogurt.

Parmalat books higher H1 revenue only for CEO to announce resignation

28 Jul 2017

Just as Italian diary giant Parmalat reported an almost 10% increase in preliminary first-half revenue, albeit due to an unexpected rise in milk prices in its main markets, CEO Yvon Guerin announced he will resign in September.

Lactalis secures clearance of two Romania acquisitions

10 Jul 2017

Romania's competition regulator has cleared the way for French dairy giant Lactalis to buy two local companies.

Lactalis acquires Stonyfield from Danone

3 Jul 2017

Privately-owned French dairy giant Lactalis has entered into an agreement to acquire US organic dairy business Stonyfield from Danone for US$875m.

J&F Investimentos denies hiring banks to sell Brazilian dairy Vigor

14 Jun 2017

J&F Investimentos, the Brazilian holding company behind local meat giant JBS, has refuted a report claiming it has hired banks to advise on the possible sale of another asset, dairy company Vigor.

Lactalis set to acquire German dairy Omira

23 May 2017

French dairy giant Lactalis is set to acquire German dairy group Omira for an undisclosed sum, it was announced today (23 May).

Lactalis launches Galbani Mozarella Grill in UK

15 May 2017

Lactalis has launched a "protein replacement" product in the UK under its Italian cheese brand, Galbani.

Forex, M&A help Parmalat sales, volumes fall

9 May 2017

Parmalat, the Italy-based dairy group that is majority-owned by France's Lactalis, has reported an 11% rise in first-quarter sales, boosted by exchange rates and recent acquisitions, despite sliding volumes.

Parmalat acquires US "ethnic dairy specialities" firms

2 May 2017

Parmalat, the Italian dairy group majority-owned by France's Lactalis, said today (2 May) the business has acquired two companies operating in the US "ethnic dairy specialities" sector.





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