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October 2014

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Frutarom to acquire Montana's flavours and natural food colours division
01 October 2014 Frutarom Industries is set to acquire Montana Food, the flavours and natural food colours division of Peru-based Montana, for approximately...

Global snack food sales increase to $374bn
01 October 2014 A Nielsen global report has revealed that consumers across the globe spent a total of $374bn on snack foods annually between 2013 and...

September 2014

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USDA awards $52m grants to support organic food producers and local food economies
30 September 2014 The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced grants to a total of $52m to support the growing organic industry and the local and regional food...

Unlabelled meat detected in Tesco burgers and sausages
30 September 2014 Tesco has confirmed the presence of unlabelled meat content in its products such as venison burgers and pork...

Dafa Chia Tai to use Marel Stork's secondary processing technology
29 September 2014 Beijing Dafa Chia Tai and Marel Stork Poultry Processing have entered into an agreement to supply an automated secondary processing solution to Dafa Chia Tai's high-capacity poultry...

Fonterra launches Farm Source to support dairy regions in New Zealand
29 September 2014 New Zealand-based multinational dairy company Fonterra is rolling out Farm Source to help farmers and their...

MSU to launch food processing and innovation centre
26 September 2014 The US Economic Development Administration (USDA) will give a grant of $3m to Michigan State University (MSU) for the launch of a food processing and innovation centre...

Hershey Company acquires 80% stake in Shanghai Golden Monkey
26 September 2014 Global confectionary manufacturer, The Hershey Company, has acquired an 80% stake in Shanghai-based privately owned confectionery company Shanghai Golden Monkey...

Future Group's $164m food park unveiled in India
25 September 2014 Indian Prime Mnister Narendra Modi has unveiled Future Group's INR10bn ($163.9m) India Food Park (IFP) in Tumkur region of Karnataka, which will make it possible to directly procure the...

FDA relaxes food safety rules in response to farmers’ concerns
25 September 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to relax its food safety rules after farmers complained that the new proposed regulations would hurt their businesses....

Seattle to impose fine for wasting food
24 September 2014 Businesses and residents wasting too much food in the city of Seattle, US, will now be fined, according to new city council...

British regulator drops pricing probe against British Sugar
24 September 2014 The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is dropping its planned investigation against British Sugar, a company accused of charging higher prices than the market...

UK food and drinks industry exports reach £6.5bn, says FDF report
23 September 2014 The total of food and non-alcoholic drink exports from the UK has risen to £6.5bn during the first six months of the year, according to a report by the Food and Drink Federation...

Shanghai Husi Food to lay off 360 employees after China meat scandal
23 September 2014 US-based meat supplier OSI's Chinese subsidiary Shanghai Husi Food will be laying off 340 employees after it was blamed of selling expired meat products to leading fast food chains across...

USDA approves five-fold increase in tomato lycopene limit in RTE meat
22 September 2014 Ready to eat (RTE) meat products will now be able to use up to five times more tomato lycopene as a colorant following approval from the US department of agriculture...

Dairygold invests €117m in two Irish dairy processing units
22 September 2014 Dairygold has invested about €117m in its dairy processing units at Mallow and Mitchelstown in County Cork, Ireland, which is expected to create 115 full-time jobs by...

USDA approves use of GM corn and soybean seeds
19 September 2014 The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to Enlist, a popular weed...

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...

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...

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...

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...