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UK 'prepares curbs on promotions' in obesity push

The UK government is reportedly preparing plans to announce restrictions in England on the promotion of foods high in sugar,...

No-deal Brexit will push up prices for consumers, retailers warn

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has voiced its concerns over a no-deal Brexit come the end of the transition period....

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 10 July (free to read)

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector....

Flowers Foods halts production at US facility hit by Covid-19 outbreak

US bakery major Flowers Foods has temporarily closed a facility after an outbreak of Covid-19 amongst its workforce there....

Recent news

Plant-based brand Nuggs gets new parent company, additional funding 10 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Nuggs, the US plant-based brand set up by young entrepreneur Ben Pasternak, has announced a structural change and revealed funding news.


BlueNalu confident about cell-based cost conundrum 10 Jul 2020

Dean Best

The founder and CEO of the US cell-based seafood supplier has an eye on creating a "very profitable business in the cell-based category".


Ethically-farmed egg producer Vital Farms to go public 10 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Vital Farms, a US-based producer of "ethical" eggs and butter, is seeking to raise funds in its local market.


Mr Crumb targets ailing UK foodservice channel with new product 10 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Irish food company Mr Crumb has launched a product line targeting the UK foodservice sector, which is just starting to re-emerge from Covid-19-related forced closure.


Investors vie for stakes in South Africa's Quantum Foods 10 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

South Africa's Quantum Foods is drawing interest from investors looking for stakes in the poultry and eggs producer.


Flowers Foods halts production at US facility hit by Covid-19 outbreak 10 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

US bakery major Flowers Foods has temporarily closed a facility after an outbreak of Covid-19 amongst its workforce there.


UK 'prepares curbs on promotions' in obesity push 10 Jul 2020

Dean Best

The UK government is reportedly preparing plans to announce restrictions in England on the promotion of foods high in sugar, salt and fat.


No-deal Brexit will push up prices for consumers, retailers warn 10 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has voiced its concerns over a no-deal Brexit come the end of the transition period.


FrieslandCampina to close cheese plant 9 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina to make redundancies amid plans to shut a production plant this autumn.


Sonoma Brands adds to jerky portfolio with Chef's Cut acquisition 9 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

US-based private-equity firm Sonoma Brands has added to its meat snacks portfolio with the acquisition of a local jerky manufacturer for an undisclosed sum. 


UK meat-free brand This starts crowdfunding 9 Jul 2020

Dean Best

Plant Meat, the UK-based meat-alternatives firm trading as This, is seeking more funds for production and NPD.


Mondelez to ditch racially-insensitive brand name in New Zealand 9 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

US confectionery giant Mondelez International has announced it is ditching a long-existing product name that may be deemed to be racially insensitive.


Bell Food Group invests again in cell-cultured meat developer Mosa Meat 9 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Switzerland's Bell Food Group has invested in a cell-based meat developer in Europe for the second time.


Chlorinated chicken – what's everyone really talking about? 8 Jul 2020

Ben Cooper

As the UK and US hold discussions over a free trade deal, Ben Cooper digs into what has become the controversial issue of 'chlorinated chicken'. 


Vietnam's Moc Chau Milk eyes expansion 8 Jul 2020

Dean Best

Moc Chau Milk, the largest dairy business in the north of Vietnam, is looking to raise funds for expansion.


'Flora-made' dairy start-up Perfect Day attracts more investment 8 Jul 2020

Dean Best

Perfect Day, the US animal-free dairy start-up, has secured further financial backing the company says more than doubles the amount raised in its Series C round.


Lactalis to 'close two dairy facilities in Romania' 8 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Privately-owned French dairy group Lactalis is reportedly consolidating production in Romania with planned plant closures.


UK meat, retail sectors sign up to initiative to halve waste and cut emissions 8 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

UK meat processors, retailers and trade bodies have signed up to a new initiative to combat food waste and emissions.


Tyson Foods launches namesake brand into European foodservice channel 8 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

US meat giant Tyson Foods has announced a new initiative linked to the European foodservice channel, which is starting to re-open.


Australian food group Bega Cheese 'to cut jobs' 8 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Australia's Bega Cheese is consolidating processed cheese production and plans to eliminate scores of jobs.


Vertegrow and IGS join forces on UK vertical-farming scheme 8 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

UK agriculture business Vertegrow has linked up with local agri-tech firm IGS on a new vertical farming project.


Hero Group, Angelini Holding launch baby food joint venture in Italy 8 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Two European businesses have launched a baby food joint venture in Italy to market 100% organic products.


Freedom Foods extends trading halt as investigation continues 8 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Australia's Freedom Foods Group has updated the market on the voluntary suspension of trading in its shares, originally intended to be for a period of 14 days.


Norwegian dairy co-op Tine sells minority stake in Rorosmeieriet 7 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Norwegian dairy cooperative Tine has sold its minority stake in a local dairy business to an investment firm.


Indian-style snacks maker Cofresh enters US market in hands of new owner 7 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

UK-based India-style snacks maker Cofresh is entering a new market just days after it was acquired by a new owner.


"This should be in everyone's household" – Braham & Murray MD David Shaw on the benefits of hemp and what's needed to build interest 7 Jul 2020

Dean Best

David Shaw, the MD of UK company Braham & Murray, on why he believes in the health and environmental attributes of hemp – and how the Good Hemp owner is looking to expand.


Mars invests in Australia plant to accommodate M&Ms pretzels launch 7 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

US giant Mars is expanding capacity at a factory in Australia to accommodate the production of new snacks.


Nestle, Barilla join China Food Tech Hub centred on start-up development 7 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

The China Food Tech Hub, a collective of global corporations launched last year to foster the development of Chinese start-ups, has attracted new members.


Covid-19 – Breakfast on-the-go products under threat, research claims 7 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

'On-the-go' breakfast products could be "rendered irrelevant" by lifestyle changes introduced during the Covid-19 lockdown period, new research has claimed.


How are packaged food manufacturers using AI in NPD? 7 Jul 2020

Lucy Britner

How can artificial intelligence help packaged-food companies in the development of new products, a notoriously difficult area in which to succeed? Lucy Britner explores. 


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