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Ragged Edge designs new packaging for Deliciously Ella Energy Balls 26 August 2016 UK-based integrated branding agency Ragged Edge has designed the new packaging for Deliciously Ella Energy Balls, the new product by food blogger Ella...

M&As this week: Bell, Maxilin Crawford Group 26 August 2016 Swiss meat processor Bell will acquire charcuterie specialist Cher-Mignon, which is in line with the company’s strategy to boost its business in regional...

New complex carbohydrate research centre launched in South Australia 26 August 2016 A new comprehensive facility for the analysis of complex carbohydrates (glycans) has been established in South...

Deals this week: Seafarms Group, OPER, Kitchnza Foods And Hospitality 26 August 2016 Australia-based aquaculture prawn producer Seafarms Group will raise A$7.1m ($5.40m) through a private placement transaction that is expected to be closed by 29...

Mezzan Holding acquires 70% stake in Al Safi Food Company 26 August 2016 Kuwait-based food and beverage company Mezzan Holding has acquired a 70% stake in Al Safi Food Company, a food manufacturing start-up in Saudi...

Hügli acquires 80% stake in Bresc 25 August 2016 Switzerland-based Hügli Group has acquired an 80% stake in Dutch food service company Bresc, which develops and produces chilled garlic and herb...

Mondelez completely acquires Kinh Do Corp 25 August 2016 American confectionery, food and beverage company Mondelez International has acquired the remaining 20% stake in Vietnam-based Kinh Do Corp for VND2tn...

Fonterra Australia invests $6.2m in Cobden Spreads plant 25 August 2016 New Zealand-based dairy company Fonterra has invested A$6.2m ($47.2m) to expand the coolroom at its Cobden Spreads plant, which produces Australian butter brand Western...

Arla Foods UK launches new Choose Goodness breakfast campaign 24 August 2016 Dairy cooperative Arla Foods UK has launched the Choose Goodness breakfast campaign, as part of its £100m commitment to support healthier eating...

China extends anti-subsidy duties on US chicken 24 August 2016 The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has extended the anti-subsidy duties on imports of broiler chicken products from the US for another five...

UK processor Icelandic Seachill to axe 86 jobs after losing M&S contract 24 August 2016 UK-based chilled fish processor Icelandic Seachill has confirmed that it would axe nearly 86 jobs and close a factory after losing a supply contract with Marks and Spencer...

Bosch and Bühler to collaborate for new innovations 23 August 2016 German electronics manufacturer Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions has collaborated with Swiss-based Bühler for increased innovation and market launches, further leveraging the opportunities...

Danish Crown stops evening slaughtering shift at Ringsted facility 23 August 2016 Meat processing company Danish Crown has stopped evening shifts at its slaughterhouse in Ringsted, Denmark, due to decline in the supply of pigs for...

BRF Brasil's Sadia brand gets Certified Humane label 23 August 2016 US-based non-profit organisation Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) has accepted Brazilian food company BRF into the Certified Humane programme for 33 of their chicken farms in Goiás,...

Puratos launches Satin cake mix 22 August 2016 Belgium-based bakery goods manufacturer Puratos has introduced its new Satin range of cake mixes, which can be used to create more than 1,000...

SEC to investigate Hampton Creek’s Mayo Buybacks 22 August 2016 The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched an inquiry to determine whether San Francisco-based food company Hampton Creek has omitted that it has been purchasing its own...

Good Health launches organic Black Bean & Rice Tortilla Chips 22 August 2016 US-based snacks manufacturing company Good Health has introduced its Organic Black Bean & Rice...

Deals this week: Hempler Foods Group, Mondelez, Beloxxi Industries 19 August 2016 Meat product manufacturer and distributor Hempler Foods Group will acquire the business and certain assets of Fletcher's Fine Foods in a transaction that is expected to be completed in...

Dole launches Mixations in US 19 August 2016 Fruit and healthy snack producer and distributor Dole Packaged Foods has launched DOLE Mixations in the...

Barry Callebaut, IFC, and IDH partner to provide credit for cocoa farmers 19 August 2016 Chocolate and cocoa product manufacturer Barry Callebaut; International Finance Corporation (IFC); and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) have signed a $9m risk sharing partnership to...

M&As this week: Tall Tree Foods, Thai Union Group Public Company, Lonza 19 August 2016 The January Company, a leading North American manufacturer of Chinese-style meat, has been acquired by Tall Tree Foods, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital...