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September 2014

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KKR divests stake in China Modern Dairy for $80m
02 September 2014 US private equity firm KKR has sold its remaining stake in China Modern Dairy Holdings for an amount totalling...

Arla invests €38m in new whey protein hydrolysates factory
02 September 2014 European food processor Arla Foods Ingredients has invested €38m in setting up a new factory in Denmark to meet the increase in demand for whey protein...

KFC to introduce new American style dishes for UK market
01 September 2014 In its biggest menu overhaul in the past 20 years, KFC has added a number of slow cooked pulled chicken products to its...

Six employees of OSI Group subsidiary arrested for selling expired meat products in China
01 September 2014 Six employees from a unit of US food supplier OSI Group have been arrested by Chinese authorities for alleged involvement in the sale of expired meat products to fast food...

August 2014

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Flour Mills of Nigeria to invest in locally produced rice
29 August 2014 Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) will soon invest in the production and processing of locally grown rice through the participation of local farmers and other stakeholders in the supply...

Moscow court upholds Russian watchdog’s closure of McDonald's outlets
29 August 2014 The temporary closure of three McDonald’s outlets in Moscow owing to breaches of food safety rules has received backing from the Russian...

Fonterra to acquire 20% stake in Beingmate, expand capacity in New Zealand
28 August 2014 New Zealand-based co-operatively owned company Fonterra is to acquire a 20% stake in Chinese infant food manufacturer Beingmate and will also invest close to $555m in expanding its milk...

KKR to invest $400m in Sunner to improve quality of chicken products
28 August 2014 Chinese chicken meat producer Fujian Sunner Development (Sunner) has signed an agreement with global investment firm KKR, where the latter will invest approximately $400m for an 18% stake in...

Dole Food to invest $9m in Springfield plant expansion
27 August 2014 US-based Dole Food is expanding its footprint in Clark County by setting up three new packaging lines and one processing line at its Springfield plant at a cost of close to...

Chinese police arrest 38 for selling contaminated chicken feet
27 August 2014 Chinese police have arrested 38 people after seizing more than 30,000 tonnes of contaminated chicken feet in provinces including the eastern province of...

EU food information regulations to cost up to £200m per year, says BHA
26 August 2014 The British Hospitality Association (BHA) estimates that the cost of implementation for the new EU food information regulations could cost food businesses up to £200m per...

Russian deputy PM says no to ban on McDonald’s
26 August 2014 Following speculation over the temporary closure of some McDonald's outlets in Moscow, deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich has said in a statement that Russia does not plan to suspend...

Alaska seafood industry urges ban on Russian seafood
22 August 2014 The Alaska seafood industry has announced its support for a ban on the import of Russian seafood to the US and has also urged Russia to revoke its 7 August ban on US food...

Canada government announces new labelling requirements for mechanically tenderised beef
22 August 2014 The government of Canada has announced new labelling requirements for mechanically tenderised beef (MTB) to provide safe cooking instructions to customers as well as help them know when they...

Study suggests sugar tax might reduce obesity in South African adults
22 August 2014 A research paper titled ‘The potential impact of a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages on obesity in South African adults: A mathematical model’ has given more credence to the theory that...

Russia closes four McDonald’s outlets in Moscow
21 August 2014 Russia's federal service for surveillance on consumer rights protection and human wellbeing, Rospotrebnadzor, has temporarily shut down four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow, citing sanitary...

French chocolate makers oppose government’s proposal for colour coding chocolates
21 August 2014 French chocolate and pastry makers have launched a campaign to oppose the government’s proposal to impose health warnings on their products in an attempt to tackle the rise of obesity in the...

Blendhub opens pilot plants and labs to external food companies
20 August 2014 Spanish company Blendhub is to expand its formulation excellence centre services by opening its pilot plants and laboratories in India, Spain and Mexico to other food enterprises....

Heinz recalls infant food batches in China over lead concerns
20 August 2014 H.J. Heinz has recalled four batches of its infant food AD Calcium Hi-Protein cereal in China after it was found to contain more than the allowable limit of...

Ewe agency to support Hartleys with expansion plans
19 August 2014 UK-based frozen vegetable supplier Hartleys has appointed Ewe agency to support its expansion plans after an investment of £2.5m in a new Yorkshire production...

Tyson Foods faces export ban in China
18 August 2014 American food company Tyson Foods is exploring new export markets for its pork products after a recent delivery to China triggered an export...


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