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UK food industry warns government against lowering standards in US trade deal

UK agri-food organisations have reacted to reports that the UK may allow imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef from...

Coronavirus live news - Covid-19 and the global food sector, Friday 5 June (free to read)

just-food's coronavirus live feed is your one-stop shop for news on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting the world's packaged food se...

Saputo waits it out on foodservice where M&A could feature

Saputo said it will take time before the Canada-based dairy firm's foodservice business returns to pre-coronavirus levels, although retail i...

US plant-based firm Impossible Foods launches D2C operation

Impossible Foods, the California-based business which makes plant-based meat alternatives, has set up an operation in a new distribution cha...

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Danone workers strike in Germany ahead of Rosenheim factory closure 5 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

France-based dairy giant Danone saw workers stage a strike yesterday (4 June) at a plant earmarked for closure.


Danish Crown pulls out of e-commerce deal in China with Alibaba 5 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Danish Crown has discontinued a manufacturing and distribution agreement in China because volumes fell short.


Saputo waits it out on foodservice where M&A could feature 5 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Saputo said it will take time before the Canada-based dairy firm's foodservice business returns to pre-coronavirus levels, although retail is normalising.


Founder of US-based Guglielmo Sauce buys local peer Permac and canning plant 5 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Paul Guglielmo, founder and CEO of US-based Guglielmo Sauce, has bought a local peer and a cannery plant for an undisclosed sum.


US plant-based firm Impossible Foods launches D2C operation 5 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Impossible Foods, the California-based business which makes plant-based meat alternatives, has set up an operation in a new distribution channel.


Consumer confidence in meat could be hit by Covid-19 issues - analyst 5 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

London-based data and analytics company GlobalData has commented on how consumer confidence could be affected by prolonged turbulence in the meat industry caused by Covid-19. 


UK food industry warns government against lowering standards in US trade deal 5 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

UK agri-food organisations have reacted to reports that the UK may allow imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef from the US to secure a trade deal.


Arla Foods says foodservice starting to pick up in Denmark as Covid-19 controls ease 5 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Arla Foods said its foodservice sales in the European dairy group's home market of Denmark have started to pick up as controls ease.


Covid-19 factor boosts J.M. Smucker's quarterly sales by nearly $200m 4 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

US-based jam, peanut butter, relishes and snacks maker J.M. Smucker has reported Q4 sales figures that have been massively impacted by the Covid-19 factor.


Pilgrim's Pride CEO indicted over alleged chicken price-fixing 4 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Senior poultry industry executives in the US have been indicted in relation to a chicken price-fixing investigation.


'Incredible Burger' ruling creates uncertainty for trademark applications – Nestlé 4 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Nestlé has used the word "uncertainty" to describe future trademark applications amid a dispute with Impossible Foods.


Vital Farms backer InvestEco unveils third fund 4 Jun 2020

Dean Best

An investment fund in Canada has announced its third fund, with CAD100m lined up to back companies in North America "that promote health and sustainability in the food sector".


Campbell Soup Co. makes significant upgrade to outlook as sales surge on Covid-19 3 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Campbell Soup Co. has made a significant upgrade to its financial guidance due to "unprecedented" demand.


Turkey Hill buys plant from US ice-cream peer Yarnell's 3 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Turkey Hill, the private-equity-backed, US ice-cream supplier, has snapped up a factory from a US peer.


Italy's Fattorie Garofalo acquires buffalo milk supplier Fattoria Apulia 3 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Italy's Fattorie Garofalo, an agri-food firm specialising in buffalo mozzarella, has acquired a local milk producer and supplier.


Prepared-veg supplier Mash Direct on the agility needed to adapt to Covid-19 – the bitesize interview 3 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Mash Direct COO Jack Hamilton on adapting to Covid-19, with the SME prepared-veg supplier seeing the pandemic affect parts of the business in different ways.


Rich Products backs US smart-oven firm Tovala 2 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

The venture arm of privately-owned US food giant Rich Products Corp. has made its latest investment, it has emerged.


Investor spotlight on animal protein over "pandemic risk" 3 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

The global animal-protein industry is "vulnerable to zoonotic outbreaks and guilty of creating them", new research from an international investor group has claimed.


PepsiCo sells Havrefras cereal brand to Norway's Orkla 2 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has sold a Scandinavian cereal brand to a Nordic food group for an undisclosed sum.


Ferrero continues US expansion with new distribution site 2 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero, owner of brands such as Butterfinger and Baby Ruth, is building another US distribution centre, it has announced.


UK food standards group Red Tractor to bring in new chicken welfare labels 2 Jun 2020

Andy Coyne

Red Tractor Food Assurance, a UK food standards organisation, is to change the way that chickens are labelled, it has announced.


Dairy group Vinamilk enters South Korea 2 Jun 2020

Dean Best

Vietnam's largest dairy group, Vinamilk, has launched into another market in Asia, the company has confirmed.


Meadow Foods moves into dairy-free category with dedicated new facility 2 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Meadow Foods, a UK dairy cooperative, is moving into the plant-based category with plans for a dedicated production site.


New products - Nomad Foods Birds Eye launches plant-based meal mixes, vegan rolls; Kraft Heinz's 'Gourmet' sauces; Lactalis-Nestle expands range; Muller's first Skyr yogurt in UK 5 Jun 2020

just-food.com

Our pick of the new products this week includes the return of Necco Wafers to US grocery shelves and Australia's Murray River Organics moving into the breakfast category.


Croatia's Braca Pivac doubles capacity with new prosciutto plant 1 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

A new 10,500 square-metre prosciutto factory has been opened by meat processor Braca Pivac Group in Croatia.


Adelie Foods administrators unable to find buyer for ailing UK firm 1 Jun 2020

Dean Best

The administrators for Adelie Foods have issued an update on their bid to find a buyer for the troubled UK food-to-go business.


Nestle 'loses plant-based burger spat with Impossible Foods but plans to appeal' 1 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Nestlé has changed the name of its plant-based Incredible Burger marketed in Europe after a trademark spat with a US-based competitor.


Beyond Meat secures plant-based burger deal in China with KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell 1 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Free-from firm Beyond Meat has sealed another deal in China featuring the US firm's plant-based burgers.


Organic Valley owner CROPP appoints Joseph Eagleeye as finance chief 1 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

US dairy cooperative CROPP, the business behind the Organic Valley brand, has appointed a new finance chief.


Dutch fish processor Kennemervis acquires meat-alternative firm Bobeldijk Food Group 1 Jun 2020

Simon Harvey

Dutch fish processor Kennemervis Groep has moved into the vegan and meat-alternative category with a deal in the Netherlands.


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