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Lactalis faces worldwide recall of products in salmonella scare

French officials have ordered the global recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by the country's dairy giant Lactal...

UK investment analysts suggest 'meat tax' looks "inevitable"

A UK organisation that provides analysis for investors in areas such as livestock production has produced a report looking at the likelihood...

Oetker buys Belgian bakery business Diversi Foods

German food and beverage giant Oetker Gruppe has agreed to buy Belgium-based bakery supplier Diversi Foods for an undisclosed sum....

French dairy co-operative Sodiaal unveils strategic plan

Sodiaal has unveiled a strategic plan in which the France-based dairy cooperative aims to boost profitability and rank among the top five Eu...

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Lactalis faces worldwide recall of products in salmonella scare 11 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne

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.


UK investment analysts suggest 'meat tax' looks "inevitable" 11 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne

A UK organisation that provides analysis for investors in areas such as livestock production has produced a report looking at the likelihood of a 'meat tax' being brought in.


Oetker buys Belgian bakery business Diversi Foods 11 Dec 2017

Dean Best

German food and beverage giant Oetker Gruppe has agreed to buy Belgium-based bakery supplier Diversi Foods for an undisclosed sum.


Egypt's Edita enters $10m joint venture agreement in Morocco 11 Dec 2017

Simon Harvey

Egypt's Edita Food Industries has signed a memorandum of understanding with Morocco's Dislog Group to form a US$10m joint venture.


Arla sets out Endrup Dairy plans 11 Dec 2017

Simon Harvey

Arla Foods plans to run Denmark's Endrup Dairy as a cheese maturing and packing centre after acquiring the bankrupt company in September.


Nissin Foods drops on HKD904m share debut 11 Dec 2017

Simon Harvey

Shares in Nissin Foods, the Japanese instant noodle maker, fell on the first day of trading in Hong Kong after the company raised HKD904.4m (US$115.8m) in an initial public offering.


NPD Tracker - Life Health Foods UK Breakfast Balls; Allied Bakeries' artisanal-style loaves; Nestle Brazil children's yogurts 11 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne

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.


French dairy co-operative Sodiaal unveils strategic plan 8 Dec 2017

Stuart Todd

Sodiaal has unveiled a strategic plan in which the France-based dairy cooperative aims to boost profitability and rank among the top five European groups by 2025.


Campbell Soup-backed Acre Venture Partners invests in incubator network 8 Dec 2017

Dean Best

Acre Venture Partners, a US investment fund backed by Campbell Soup Co., has put money into Pilotworks, a local incubator set up to support fledgling food and drink companies.


Canada secures multi-million dollar meat export deal with China 8 Dec 2017

Simon Harvey

Canada has secured an agreement with China to ramp up meat exports in a deal potentially worth as much as CAD225m (US$175m).


Exceldor plans new poultry distribution centre in Quebec 8 Dec 2017

Simon Harvey

Canada's poultry company Exceldor is investing CAD35m (US$27.2m) in a new distribution centre to meet increasing demand and accelerate growth.


Norway's Tine to invest in new cheese plant in Ireland 8 Dec 2017

Simon Harvey

Norwegian cooperative Tine plans to invest EUR77m (US$90.4m) in a new dairy plant in Ireland as it seeks to "consolidate'' sales outside of its home market.


New Covent Garden Soup Co. founder John Stapleton backs Latin American food start-up 8 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne

New Covent Garden Soup Co. and Little Dish co-founder John Stapleton has backed UK-based Latin American food business Capsicana, investing in the company as part of a crowdfunding campaign.


Tyson Foods ups its stake in vegan firm Beyond Meat 8 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne

US meat giant Tyson Foods has increased its stake in Beyond Meat, a vegan business which specialises in plant-based meat substitute products.


UK supermarket giant Sainsbury's to offer Zizzi pizzas in-store 8 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne

UK grocer Sainsbury’s is partnering with Italian restaurant chain Zizzi to provide an in-store takeaway pizza counter.


EU, Japan finalise trade deal 8 Dec 2017

Dean Best

The EU and Japan today (7 December) announced they had finalised a deal on trade between the two markets, an agreement that looks set to open the Asian country to European agricultural exports.


Chicken business Cargill's merger with Faccenda gets UK clearance 7 Dec 2017

Simon Harvey

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has given the green light to a merger between Cargill's fresh chicken business in the country and local meat producer Faccenda Foods.


French meat specialist Jean Caby 'under judicial administration' 7 Dec 2017

Stuart Todd

French cooked meats specialist Jean Caby has been placed under judicial administration for the next six months by a commercial court in northern France, it is understood.


US chicken giant Perdue Farms launches 'premium' division 7 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne

Perdue Farms, the US processor of chicken, turkey and pork, has created a new arm, Premium Meat Company, to take advantage of the company's growth in "premium branded" products.


Kraft Heinz commits to 100% cage-free eggs in first CSR report 7 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne

US food giant Kraft Heinz has launched its first ever corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which includes a commitment to use 100% cage-free eggs in its products by 2025.


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