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Hillshire Brands to acquire Van’s Natural Foods
23 April, 2014
Hillshire Brands has signed an agreement to acquire Van’s Natural Foods from US-based private equity firm Catterton Partners for around...
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USDA creates new investment fund to support agriculture-related businesses
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a new $150m fund to help create growth and job opportunities in rural areas in the...

Kraft Foods recalls Classic Wieners over undeclared allergen
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 US-based Kraft Foods is recalling around 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners due to the potential presence of Classic Cheese Dogs in Classic Wieners...

TreeHouse to buy Protenergy Natural Foods for $150m
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 TreeHouse Foods, a US-based food manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Protenergy Natural Foods from Whitecastle Investments, Whitecap Venture Partners and others, for around C$170m...

Post Holdings signs deal to acquire Michael Foods for $2.45bn
Thursday, April 17, 2014 US-based Post Holdings will take over egg distributor Michael Foods for $2.45bn on a cash-free, debt-free basis from affiliates of private investors GS Capital Partners, Thomas H Lee Partners...

Turners & Growers to buy apples exporter Apollo Apples
Thursday, April 17, 2014 New Zealand-based fresh produce exporter Turners & Growers will acquire Hawkes Bay-based Apollo Apples in a NZ$36m deal, as part of its global growth...

ADM to retain cocoa press operations, divest chocolate business
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced that it will retain the majority of its cocoa press operations but will pursue the sale of its chocolate...

Nestlé reports 5.1% drop in Q1 net revenues
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nestlé has reported a 5.1% year-over-year decrease in net sales to CHF20.8bn ($23.6bn) for the first quarter of 2014, its results affected by severe weather in North America and weak...

Heartland Food Products to expand operations in Indiana
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Heartland Food Products has unveiled plans to expand its operations in Indianapolis, Indiana, US, with an investment of...

Wilmar and Great Wall form sugar JV in Myanmar
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Wilmar Sugar (Myanmar), a subsidiary of Singapore-based agribusiness firm Wilmar International, is to establish a joint venture (JV) with Myanmar-based Great Wall Food Stuff...

Michael Foods reportedly close to sealing $2.5bn deal
Monday, April 14, 2014 US-based egg distributor Michael Foods Group is reportedly close to selling itself in a deal worth around...


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Ishida Europe Receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Ishida Europe Weighing and packaging equipment specialist Ishida Europe has won a Queen's Award for Enterprise, the UK's highest accolade for business...

Ishida Keeps Cheese Moving as Prima Keeps Growing
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by Ishida Europe Prima Cheese, based in Seaham, County Durham, is installing a third Ishida multihead weigher to handle its range of cheese products supplied to wholesale food and catering businesses...

Palsgaard Advises Danish Trade Delegation on How to Achieve Success in Asia
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Palsgaard On 7 April a Danish trade delegation headed by Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Mr Dan Jørgensen visited Palsgaard's newly inaugurated emulsifier factory in Johor Bahru during...

BAADER Announces Relaunch of its Next-Generation Trout Deboning Machine
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by BAADER The BAADER 136 produces a trout which seems to be complete - with head and tail - but it is indeed boneless and ready for...

Priorclave's QCS Front-Loading Autoclave Range Provides Greater Versatility
Monday, April 14, 2014 by Priorclave Priorclave's QCS front-loading autoclave range should help any laboratory increase its sterilising throughput thanks to a combination of an improved load capacity and strong operating...

Ishida Europe’s RV Series Takes Hygiene to the Highest Level
Monday, April 14, 2014 by Ishida Europe Ishida Europe’s newest range of multihead weighers, the RV Series, has been independently certified as having a market-leading level of water and dust-ingress protection for its WP waterproof...

DTS Food Laboratories Celebrates 60 Years as a Trusted Partner in Food Quality
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 by DTS Food Laboratories DTS Food Laboratories is excited to be part of the future of food safety and assurance excellence, supporting the Australian food manufacturing industry and helping to provide safe and healthy...

Ishida X-Ray Systems Providing Enhanced Quality Control Checks for Gold Meat
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 by Ishida Europe Ishida X-ray systems are providing enhanced quality control checks, detecting small bone particles in a range of brawn products from leading speciality producer Gold...

Wyma CEO Looks Back on a Successful Fruit Logistica Exhibition
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 by Wyma Solutions Wyma CEO Colin Birch provides a debrief on the company's attendance at Fruit...

BAADER 604 - The Most Gentle Mincing Method
Monday, April 07, 2014 by BAADER The BAADER technology for clean separation of fish meat from bones, fins and skin, which was developed in Luebeck, Germany, keeps setting new benchmarks when it comes to performance and...


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