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Tyson Foods to ban growth drug in pork to meet Chinese demands 17 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

US meat giant Tyson Foods has announced its decision on the continued use of the growth drug ractopamine in its pork supply.

Wensleydale Creamery secures funding to support expansion 17 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

Wensleydale Creamery, a UK-based cheese maker, has secured new bank funding to finance its plant expansion.

UK's Peter's Food Service to expand on the back of order wins 17 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Peter's Food Service, a UK manufacturer of savoury baked goods, is to create 110 jobs after a "significant increase in orders".

UK food industry body hopes PM Johnson's Brexit agreement "definitively" rules out no-deal exit 17 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tweeted that a Brexit deal has been reached between UK and European Union negotiators.

Post Holdings sets price for BellRing Brands IPO 17 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

US food manufacturer Post Holdings has set a price for an initial public offering of shares by its BellRing Brands business.

Thai Union launches venture fund, makes first investment 17 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Thai Union Group has become the latest food company to launch a venture fund and has announced the recipient of its first investment.

Cereal isn’t dead - it just needs better strategy and some ‘snap, crackle and pop’ 17 Oct 2019

Victor Martino

just-food's US columnist Victor Martino takes a close look at the US cereal category and suggests ways in which product providers might up their game.

Danone makes "minority investment" in US plant-based dairy business Forager Project 17 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

French dairy giant Danone has invested in a US plant-based organic dairy company through its venture capital fund.

Danone teams up with UN on global nutrition initiative 17 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

French dairy giant Danone has teamed up with the United Nations on a new initiative linked to global nutrition and food safety.

Cal-Maine Foods buys local peer Mahard Egg Farm 16 Oct 2019

Dean Best

Cal-Maine Foods, the largest producer of fresh shell eggs in the US, has snapped up a local peer to boost its presence in the south of the country.

PZ Cussons 'mulling options for Australian yogurt maker' 16 Oct 2019

Dean Best

UK-based consumer-goods giant PZ Cussons is reportedly weighing up its options over the future of its Australian yogurt business Five:Am.

Aussie agri-food group Webster attracts takeover bid 16 Oct 2019

Dean Best

Webster, the Australia-based agri-food supplier, has received a takeover offer from an overseas pension fund.

Dangote Flour Mills investors give green light to bid from Olam International 17 Oct 2019

Dean Best

The shareholders of Nigeria-based flour and pasta supplier Dangote Flour Mills have given their backing to a takeover bid from one of the world's largest agri-food businesses.

AI technology advances in retail - what it might mean for suppliers 16 Oct 2019

Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson finds out how major UK retailers are using the latest AI technology and the impact that could have on the supply chain.

Symington's eyes Stateside growth after Walmart listings win 16 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

UK ambient food business Symington's is eyeing growth in the US market after securing product listings with an American retail giant.

From pizza to chicken but with cauliflower – Gail Becker on rise of US frozen-food firm Caulipower 16 Oct 2019

Dean Best

Gail Becker gave up a lucrative career in PR to run her own food business. She talks to us about the growth of US frozen-food firm Caulipower.

Plant-based foods and M&A in play for Hormel - investor day takeaways 16 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

Hormel Foods outlined its growth plans at an investor day held at the New York Stock Exchange last week. Simon Harvey looks at the talking points.

Lamb Weston targets Argentinian market through new JV 16 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

US-based potato products manufacturer Lamb Weston has formed a joint venture in a South American country, it has announced.

GRH Food bought out of administration by dairy firm Futura Food 16 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

GRH Food Company, a UK-based cheese manufacturer, has been bought out of administration by a local dairy firm. 

UK's Tomlinsons Dairies goes into administration 16 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Tomlinsons Dairies, a UK dairy group employing 330 people, faces an uncertain future after administrators were called in. 

Pilgrim's Pride-owned UK meat group Tulip enters vegan arena 15 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Tulip, the UK-based meat product manufacturer, has revealed that it has a launched a plant-based brand.

Kind eyes new segments through Creative Snacks acquisition 15 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Mars-backed, US snacks business Kind has made its first acquisition, buying a local peer for an undisclosed sum.

Taylor Farms acquires assets of foodservice provider Club Chef in all-US deal 15 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

US-based fresh produce business Taylor Farms has bought the assets of a local foodservice supplier, it has announced.

Contract manufacturer Nu-Pak gets investment 16 Oct 2019

Dean Best

US-based contract manufacturer Nu-Pak has attracted investment from local private-equity firm The Halifax Group.

UK fast-food chain Leon moves into groceries with Sainsbury's partnership 15 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

Leon, the UK fast-food chain, is moving into groceries after inking a deal with a 'big four' supermarket group. 

UK government to put forward "transformative" environmental bill 15 Oct 2019

Simon Harvey

The UK government is expected to put forward a new bill to Parliament today (15 October) outlining key environmental priorities.

UK plant-based businesses Rebel Kitchen and Nurture Brands merge  15 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

UK-based alternative-dairy firm Rebel Kitchen has merged with a local peer to create an enlarged business.

European Commission may push for further harmonisation of food-labelling rules 15 Oct 2019

Keith Nuthall

A new team at the European Commission may seek to further harmonise food-labelling rules under a new president, according to a European Parliament questionnaire.

Yogurt drinks part of new Singapore health regulations 14 Oct 2019

Dean Best

Yogurt drinks are among the list of beverage products on sale in Singapore that will need to have front-of-pack nutrition labels.

US regulator to allow GM cotton to be used as food source  14 Oct 2019

Andy Coyne

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its verdict on whether genetically-modified cotton can be used as food for human consumption.





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