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August 2015

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Scottish mackerel industry opposes free mackerel and herring import to EU countries
04 August 2015 Members of the Scottish Pelagic Processors Association (SPPA) are urging the Scottish and UK Governments to oppose an agreement that allows Norway to carry out duty free exports of mackerel...

CDC confirms 358 Cyclospora cases across 26 states in US this year
04 August 2015 The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed that the country has seen nearly 358 cases of cyclospora infections across 26 states this...

Kenya to launch genetically modified maize
03 August 2015 Kenya will soon see the launch of a genetically modified drought-tolerant and insect-resistant variety of maize, being developed under Kenya's biosafety...

RCL Foods expands to Uganda
03 August 2015 South Africa-based RCL Foods has expanded to Uganda by forming a new company HMH-Rainbow in a joint-venture with Uganda's Hudani Manji...

July 2015

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EU extends support to dairy and vegetable farmers affected by Russian food import ban
31 July 2015 The European Union (EU) has extended its aid to support the exporters of dairy produce, fruits and vegetables that have been affected by the Russian...

Mondelez to axe 600 jobs in Chicago and invest $130m in Mexico
31 July 2015 US-based confectionery company Mondelez International will cut 600 jobs at its Chicago plant and invest over $130m in new production lines at its plant in...

Russia to destroy imported food from banned countries
30 July 2015 Russia has announced new rules, under which the country will immediately destroy sanctioned foods from either the US or European Union (EU)...

TreeHouse Foods, Post Holdings reportedly bid for ConAgra’s Ralcorp unit
30 July 2015 ConAgra Foods that is planning to divest its private label unit Ralcorp for an estimated $3.5bn is said to be engaged in talks with TreeHouse Foods and Post Holdings regarding the...

World Bank works on strengthening Kyrgyzstan’s dairy industry
29 July 2015 The World Bank is partnering with the Kyrgyz Government and other players to strengthen the dairy sector of...

Amplify Snack Brands launches IPO to raise $225m
29 July 2015 Snacks producer Amplify Snack Brands, which produces SkinnyPop popcorn, and Paqui tortillas and tortilla chips, has launched an initial public offering (IPO) to raise an approximate...

Charoen Pokphand Foods to acquire Agro Invest’s Russian poultry business
28 July 2015 Thailand-based agro-industrial and food conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) will acquire the Russia-based poultry business of Agro Invest Brinky for an undisclosed...

Neogen’s new salmonella service identifies serotypes in 72 hours
28 July 2015 New detection and identification technology has been developed by the US-based Neogen Corporation that provides DNA-specific test results for pathogenic serotypes of...

FDA announces winners for Food Safety Challenge
27 July 2015 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the winners of the 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge, which was aimed at developing methods for the speedy and efficient detection of...

EU contributes €1,575,000 to seed protection programme in Central African Republic
27 July 2015 The European Union, through its Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), has contributed €1,575,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as food assistance to...

Nestle unveils $50m global R&D centre in Ohio for frozen and chilled foods
24 July 2015 Nestlé has unveiled its new $50m Nestlé Research & Development Center in Solon, Ohio, which will be a global center dedicated to innovation in frozen and chilled foods....

30% to 70% other ingredients make up dried oregano in UK and Ireland, says new study
24 July 2015 A recent food fraud study in the UK reveals 25% of 78 samples of dried oregano bought at various retailers were found to be mixed with other ingredients such as olive and myrtle...

Sciex unveils new halal meat authentication method
23 July 2015 Sciex has unveiled a new method used to address the need for increased sensitivity in halal meat authentication for supporting halal meat...

Canadian genomics research gets a major boost with $93m funding
23 July 2015 Canadian minister of agriculture and agri-food Gerry Ritz, and the chairs of Genome Canada and the Western Grains Research Foundation, have granted $93m to 11 new genomics research projects...

Smart cap developed to detect spoiled food
22 July 2015 Engineers at UC Berkeley in the US, and National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan have developed a wireless smart cap for milk cartons that can detect signs of...

Venezuelan companies ordered to supply food to state stores amid shortage
22 July 2015 Amid the worsening food crisis in Venezuela, the government has ordered food manufacturers to supply food staples to a network of state-run...

Indian food regulator to impose strict norms for ice cream, flavoured milk
21 July 2015 India's food safety watchdog, FSSAI, has set its sights on ice cream and flavoured milk after imposing tough safety regulations for milk and other dairy...


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