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Can the food industry eliminate trans fats by 2023? 5 Jul 2018

The World Health Organization's REPLACE initiative aims to eliminate industrially-produced trans fats from the global food supply by 2023. Major food manufacturers have set the pace on trans fat elimination but the critical challenge for the WHO and the food industry is how to bring all food companies in all countries up to speed. Ben Cooper reports.


The food market in 2017 - the food policy hotspots in Latin America, Asia and Australia 25 Jan 2017

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 likely developments in Latin America, Asia and Australia this year.


How soda is drawing fire from food in Mexico obesity battle 24 Aug 2015

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks at the effect the parallel tax on calorie-dense foods has had on consumers and on food companies.


Briefing: Latin America and dairy - Why Arla is upbeat about Latin American prospects 26 May 2015

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.


BRICs and beyond: How Mexico's obesity fight has turned to advertising 4 Aug 2014

Mexico is a country battling diet-related health problems. The nation's diabetes right is the highest among the members of the OECD. Last year, legislation was passed for a tax on high-calorie foods. Now, food manufacturers operating in Mexico have had restrictions placed on their advertising. Paula Krizanovic reports.

Latest News

Grupo Lala brings in former Anheuser-Busch InBev man Mauricio Leyva as CEO 2 Aug 2018

Mexican dairy business Grupo Lala has appointed former Anheuser-Busch InBev executive Mauricio Leyva as its new CEO.


Pladis plans Mexico push 5 Jul 2018

Pladis, the UK-based, international snacks arm of Turkey's Yildiz Holding, is looking at plans to significantly build its business in Mexico.


Mexico confirms tariffs on US pork 6 Jun 2018

Mexico has slapped tariffs on pork from the US in response to President Trump's tariffs on steel from the country.


Mexico 'set to impose 20% tariff on US pork' 5 Jun 2018

In a tit-for-tat move following the US decision to impose trade tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminium entering the country, Mexico is set to impose a 20% tax on US pork imports, reports news agency Reuters.


Food products to fore as EU and Mexico tie up new trade deal 23 Apr 2018

The European Union and Mexico have reached a new agreement on trade which means the flow of goods between them will now be largely duty-free.


NAFTA deal may be reached next month 12 Apr 2018

An agreement on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be reached by the first week of May, Mexico's Economy Minister has said, with that optimism corroborated by US President Donald Trump.


Grupo Bimbo's Eleva accelerator returns 2 Mar 2018

Mexico-based bakery behemoth Grupo Bimbo has opened the second edition of its accelerator programme.


Earnings summary - Arca Continental's sales surge; Grupo Nutresa ahead on strong overseas sales; Profits sag at bread giant Bimbo; BRF books FY loss, back in red in Q4 23 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Arca Continental buys Deep River Snacks via Wise unit in US 30 Nov 2017

Mexican food and beverage company Arca Continental, the parent of Wise Snacks of the US, has agreed to acquire Deep River Snacks for an undisclosed amount.


Nestle invests in production in Mexico 15 Nov 2017

Nestle has invested in its production network in Mexico with a move to improve efficiency at a dairy plant in the centre of the country.

Latest blogs

Unilever - consumers in emerging markets care more about sustainability 5 Jan 2017

Unilever, one of the consumer goods companies seen in the vanguard of sustainable business, has issued data it claims shows the issue is a bigger driver of shopper behaviour in emerging markets than in the developed world.