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Argentina's economic plan and the impact on food

just-food's Latin America correspondent Paula Krizanovic analyses how Argentina's recent packaged of emergency economic measures could impac...

Mixed reaction as meat giants seek more muscle

Brazil-based meat giants Marfrig and BRF are to hold talks on a merger - a deal that could create one of the largest players in the sec...

How might Brazil's president affect food sector?

Latin America correspondent Ivan Castano looks at how the administration of Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro could impac...

Can industry eliminate trans fats by 2023?

The WHO wants industrially-produced trans fats removed from food by 2023. Major manufacturers have set the pace but the challenge ...

Latest Interviews

"The opportunity is so big" - Nestle and new asset Terrafertil eye Latin America's fledgling markets for plant-based foods 7 Nov 2018

Dean Best

After a deal finalised in August, Nestle owns a majority stake in Latin American organic and plant-based business Terrafertil. Dean Best spoke to both companies to ask what lies ahead.


Colombia's Colombina targets $1bn sales from health drive, international expansion - interview 19 Oct 2017

Ivan Castano

Colombina, the Colombia-based food manufacturer, has enjoyed solid growth in the last decade and, to maintain its performance, it is looking towards its growing line of healthier products and its international businesses. Ivan Castano spoke to marketing vice president Jose Fernando Ochoa and CEO Cesar Caicedo to hear more about the company's plans.

Latest News

Mexico's new nutrition labelling laws get green light 31 Mar 2020

Paula Krizanovic

The Mexican government has formally announced the new regulations for nutrition labels for food and non-alcoholic beverages.


Brazil's M. Dias Branco sets up coronavirus crisis committee, announces new hires 30 Mar 2020

Andy Coyne

Brazilian pasta and biscuits maker M. Dias Branco has announced measures to help it steer a path through the coronavirus crisis.


Marfrig elects a new CEO, finance chief 17 Mar 2020

Simon Harvey

Marfrig Global Foods has elected a new chief executive and a new finance chief for the Brazil-based meat processor.


Coronavirus - Brazilian meat processor BRF operating normally but protocols in place 13 Mar 2020

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processor BRF said its factories are operating normally amid the global coronavirus outbreak, which has now been declared a pandemic.


Brazilian meatpacker Prima Foods 'heading for IPO' 9 Mar 2020

Andy Coyne

Brazilian meatpacking business Prima Foods is planning to change its ownership structure, according to reports.


Mexico court halts plan for nutrition warning labels 6 Mar 2020

Dean Best

There has been a fresh development in Mexico's bid to introduce nutrition warning labels on packaged food and beverages.



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