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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 ...

February sees spike in food M&A - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

2017: policy hotspots in LatAm, Asia and Australia

In part two of his survey of the food policy areas to watch worldwide in 2017, just-food's contributing editor Ben Cooper runs the rule over...

The risks and rewards of zero-based budgeting

Zero-based budgeting can reduce costs and improve resource allocation. The method has also proven popular with investors. However, it is not...

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

Mexican hot sauce business Cholula bought by US PE firm L Catterton 12 Dec 2018

Andy Coyne

Cholula, the Mexican hot sauce brand, has been acquired by a US private-equity business for an undisclosed amount.


Chile's Agrosuper finalises move for Salmones Friosur 11 Dec 2018

Dean Best

Chile-based food manufacturer Agrosuper has sealed the acquisition of a local salmon business, its latest deal in the sector.


BRF sells QuickFood arm to Marfrig for $60m in all-Brazilian deal 7 Dec 2018

Andy Coyne

Brazilian meat heavyweight BRF has agreed to sell a processed food business in Argentina to a local peer.


JBS elects Gilberto Tomazoni as CEO to replace founder Jose Batista Sobrinho 5 Dec 2018

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat giant JBS has elected a new chief executive to replace Jose Batista Sobrinho, who assumed the role in September.


JBS names Guilherme Cavalcanti as CFO in wake of CEO change 5 Dec 2018

Simon Harvey

Brazil's JBS has made a second consecutive senior executive appointment having earlier announced a new chief executive.


Canada's Organto Foods sets up Mexico division 4 Dec 2018

Simon Harvey

Canada-based organic fresh produce supplier Organto Foods has set up a new division in Mexico to boost its supply network.



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