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Biogen plant becomes first in Wales to receive BCS certification
19 September 2014 Biogen’s GwyriAD anaerobic digestion (AD) plant has achieved a certification under the REAL Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS), becoming the first in Wales to do...

Taiwan contemplates tenfold fine for food safety violations
18 September 2014 Taiwan is contemplating increasing fines for food safety violations in the wake of the recent tainted oil scandal that cost the country close to...

Grobbel's installs conveyor system from Dynamic Conveyor
18 September 2014 US-based beef producer Grobbel's has installed a conveyor system DynaClean from Dynamic Conveyor to ensure better sanitation and a bacteria-free...

Danone acquires two dairy processing businesses in New Zealand
17 September 2014 French food giant Danone plans to use New Zealand as its innovation hub for infant food production after acquiring two Kiwi dairy processing businesses, Sutton Group and...

Seafood labeling and sourcing to become clearer in UK
17 September 2014 Labeling and sourcing of sustainable fish in the UK will become clearer with two new codes of conduct recently published by the Sustainable Seafood Coalition...

Lawsuit against USDA to stop implementation of new poultry inspection rules
16 September 2014 Food and Water Watch, a US-based action group, has filed a suit in the federal court against the US department of agriculture (USDA) to stop the implementation of the new poultry inspection...

UK to develop new centralised equine database
16 September 2014 European Union (EU) member states have endorsed stringent proposals to bring out a new equine database after the UK witnessed the horse meat scandal last...

Cargill sues Syngenta over China’s rejection of genetically modified corn
15 September 2014 Cargill has sued a unit of Switzerland-based Syngenta AG for damages caused due to China's rejection of genetically modified US corn, which cost the company around...

Thai Union to buy Norway's seafood firm King Oscar
15 September 2014 Thai Union Frozen Products is buying Norway-based seafood firm King Oscar for an undisclosed amount to scale up...

Arla Foods bids for Arab Dairy to boost growth outside Europe
12 September 2014 Arla Foods has made an outline bid of EGP65 a share for Egypt-based Arab Dairy Products, as it looks to expand its presence outside...

F Smales & Son leases facility in Stoke-on-Trent
12 September 2014 UK-based fish supplier F Smales & Son has leased a 6,000ft² unit from property company and regeneration specialist Langtree at the City Park Trading Estate site in...

Indonesia invests $2.7bn in palm oil industry between 2012-14
11 September 2014 Indonesia, which is considered to be the world’s largest palm oil producer, has invested about $2.7bn in the industry between 2012 and 2014, according to the Indonesian...

La Moderna to set up pasta processing plant in Cleburne
11 September 2014 Mexico-based food company La Moderna is building a new plant in Cleburne that could potentially create hundreds of jobs in the...

General Mills acquires Annie’s for $820m
10 September 2014 US-based General Mills will acquire Annie’s, a producer of branded organic and natural food products, for an estimated...

UK to establish food police unit
10 September 2014 An independent report by Professor Chris Elliott from Queen’s University Belfast, suggesting that the UK needs a special food police unit to look into crime in the food industry, has...

Starbucks trials coconut milk in selected US outlets
09 September 2014 American coffeehouse chain Starbucks is testing coconut milk in stores across Los Angeles, Cleveland and Oregon as an alternative to traditional dairy...

Singapore to conduct survey to study food wastage
09 September 2014 As part of its efforts to curb the growing amount of food waste in Singapore, the National Environment Agency (NEA) will undertake a survey to study how Singaporeans shop for, eat, cook and...

AAK to invest $56.34m in China factory
08 September 2014 Sweden-based producer of high value-added speciality vegetable oils and fats solutions AAK will construct a speciality and semi-speciality edible oils factory in...

Oil company owner in Taiwan arrested for selling tainted oil to 900 restaurants
08 September 2014 The owner of an illegal factory in southern Pingtung county in Taiwan has been detained following a food safety scare over recycled cooking oil that, according to the Food and Drug...

English food and drink industry poised to create 66,942 new jobs in five years: Lloyds study
05 September 2014 A new study by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has revealed that food and drink sector firms in England plan to create as many as 66,942 new jobs over the next five...

Randox creates test to screen Oxytetracyclines in seafood
05 September 2014 UK-based Randox Food Diagnostics has developed a specific ELISA test for Oxytetracyclines, in response to a sharp rise in Oxytetracycline residues in Asian seafood products in recent...