Dutch food and nutrition group Numico has posted a second-quarter net loss, but reported a strong operational performance from its core units. Numico posted a second-quarter net loss of €104m (US$116.2m), compared with a €2m net profit in the year-ago period, mainly due to a restructuring charge related to its European baby food production platform and charges related to its divestment of US-based vitamin firm Rexall Sundown.