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

The WHO wants industrially-produced trans fats removed from food by 2023. Major manufacturers have set the pace but the challenge is how to bring all food companies in all countries up to speed.

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

Unilever accused of failing to deliver on fortified food promises in Latin America 17 Sep 2019

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is facing criticism from pressure groups over its nutrition claims.

Trump withdraws threat of tariffs on Mexico 10 Jun 2019

President Trump has "indefinitely suspended" his threat to levy tariffs on goods from Mexico, after claiming a deal has been reached on immigration into the US.

PepsiCo to build new snacks plant in Mexico under $4bn investment project with local partner 8 May 2019

US food and drinks giant PepsiCo plans to build a new facility in Mexico for the manufacture of snacks. 

Kellogg defends Mexico cereal range after vitamin claims 8 Mar 2019

Kellogg has stood by the nutritional make-up of its cereals on sale in Mexico after an NGO criticised the range marketed by the US giant in the country.

Grupo Lala to supply Blue Diamond Growers' almond milk beverages 26 Feb 2019

Mexican dairy business Grupo Lala has struck a distribution agreement with US-based Blue Diamond Growers. 

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

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

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

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

Saputo signs deal for F&A Dairy Products 26 Oct 2018

Canadian dairy business Saputo has signed an agreement to make another acquisition, snapping up a business supplying the US and Mexico.

Nestle and Grupo Bimbo back Latin America food waste initiative 17 Oct 2018

Food groups Nestlé and Grupo Bimbo have helped launch a new initiative to prevent food loss and waste in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Grupo Bimbo commits to 100% renewable energy target 25 Sep 2018

Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, reputedly the world's largest bakery business, has committed to using 100% renewable energy to power its electricity by 2025.

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.

FMCG companies launch green initiatives down Mexico way 30 Nov 2010

The latest round of climate talks are underway in the Mexican city of Cancun as the world's politicians continue to find a global deal on carbon emissions. On the sidelines of the event, the world's FMCG companies have announced their latest green initiative.