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Study says common ingredients in packaged food may promote inflammatory diseases
27 February 2015 A study has revealed that common ingredients in packaged food may promote several chronic inflammatory diseases....

Report says food waste reductions may save $300bn per year
27 February 2015 A new report by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has revealed that the reduction in consumer food waste may save between $120bn and $300bn a year by 2030....

KFC to launch edible coffee cups in UK
26 February 2015 KFC is to start using edible cups made from a wafer coated in sugar paper and lined with a heat-resistant white chocolate to serve its coffee in the UK outlets....

Bon Appetit acquires Dairy Bell to save it from closure
26 February 2015 Gelato maker Bon Appetit Australia paid an undisclosed amount to acquire ice-cream maker Dairy Bell, its recipes and five of its shops in Melbourne to prevent the company from closing....

London’s LGC develops meat mixture reference materials to prevent food fraud
25 February 2015 London-based life sciences measurement and testing company LGC is to put six new meat mixture reference materials on sale with the aim of controlling food fraud....

UN launches new technique for smoking fish in West Africa
25 February 2015 The United Nations has launched a newly developed fish drying technology in West Africa that is helping the region improve food quality and boost food safety....

Australia opens $93m Livingstone Beef facility
24 February 2015 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has opened the Australian Agricultural Company's (AACo) $93m Livingstone Beef facility, near Darwin....

Mitsubishi acquires 34% stake in Indo Nissin Foods
24 February 2015 Mitsubishi (MC) has announced that it will now hold 34% stake in Indo Nissin Foods, which produces Top Ramen instant noodles in India, for an estimated Rs5bn ($80.22m)....

Caramel colouring in soda could increase cancer risk, says study
23 February 2015 A new study has found that ingredients used to manufacture cola contain high levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), which can cause cancer....

McCormick to buy Italy’s Drogheria & Alimentari
23 February 2015 McCormick & Company (MKC) has signed an agreement to buy 100% shares of the Italy-based spices and seasonings company Drogheria & Alimentari (D&A) for €85m ($97m)....

US health panel recommends diet rich in plants, fruits and grains
20 February 2015 A US panel has suggested that Americans should eat a diet rich in plants, fruits and grains as it is healthier and has a lower impact on the environment....

WHO develops nutrient profiling model to curb child obesity
20 February 2015 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed a model for food nutrient profiling to help countries classify foods based on their nutritional composition to reduce childhood obesity....

Nigerian Government's food safety initiative gets EU support
19 February 2015 The European Union (EU) funded National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) project has extended its support to the federal ministry of Nigeria to give a push to the implementation of the national...

Hershey commits transition to simpler ingredients in products
19 February 2015 Hershey is committing to use simpler ingredients in its chocolate products amid growing concerns from Americans about the quality of products they are consuming....

Nestle promises to remove artificial flavours from candy products by 2015
18 February 2015 Nestle USA has announced that it will take steps to remove artificial flavours and FDA-certified colours from all of its chocolate candy products by the end of 2015....

Interpol-Europol operation leads to seizure of 2,500t of fake food and drink
18 February 2015 A joint operation between Interpol and Europol has seen the agencies seize thousands of tonnes of fake and sub-standard food and drink in 47 countries worldwide....

Enjoy Life Foods bought by Mondelez
17 February 2015 Enjoy Life Foods has been acquired by Mondelez International, owner of well-known snack brands such as Cadbury's, Oreo, Tang, Ritz and Chips Ahoy....

Scotland's Perth Food and Drink Park ready for companies to move in
17 February 2015 Perth Food and Drink Park, a project to boost industry growth in Scotland, is now ready for start-ups and established businesses to move their operatations into it....

Pinneys switches to natural ammonia cooling system from Star Refrigeration
16 February 2015 Scottish seafood processor Pinneys is now using a natural ammonia cooling system from Star Refrigeration, replacing the majority of its systems for chilling, freezing and cold storage,...

US Agriculture Department approves genetically modified non-browning apples
16 February 2015 Two genetically modified varieties of non-browning apples, Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny Smith, may soon be commercially available following approval from the US Agriculture Department....

UK to introduce food enterprise zones to help local food producers
13 February 2015 The UK Government is to create several food enterprise zones (FEZs), which it hopes will boost economic activity for food producers and the countryside. ...