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Symington’s acquires Tanfield Foods
21 October 2014 Manufacturer of innovative meals and specialist nutrition products, Tanfield Foods, has been acquired by UK-based Symington’s....

Fonterra joins hands with MFAT to enhance dairy production in developing countries
21 October 2014 New Zealand-based co-operative dairy Fonterra will be working together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to help developing countries increase their dairy nutrition knowledge....

EBRD grants €3m loan to Vitaminka for modernisation
20 October 2014 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of around €3m to Vitaminka, a leading Macedonian agribusiness...

Taiwan Government sets-up new food safety office
20 October 2014 The Taiwanese Government is launching a new food safety office, which will begin operations this week in response to the recent cooking oil scandal....

Arla Foods to acquire Falbygdens Ost
17 October 2014 Sweden-based food cooperative Arla Foods is acquiring cheese company Falbygdens Ost from food company Atria Scandinavia for an undisclosed amount....

Xergi to build plant that uses food waste to produce energy
17 October 2014 Xergi has been appointed to build and operate Willen Biogas's new 27,000tpa waste-to-energy plant in Enfield, north London....

Abbott unveils nutrition manufacturing plant in Gujarat
16 October 2014 US-based Abbott has opened a new nutrition manufacturing plant in Jhagadia, Gujarat, which is its biggest investment in India to date....

SCR and Nestle open dairy farm institute in China
16 October 2014 Cattle management and monitoring systems provider SCR Engineers is collaborating with Nestle to set up the Nestle Dairy Farming Institute (DFI) in China....

Symrise opens new vanilla processing plant in Madagascar
15 October 2014 Symrise has opened a vanilla extraction facility with the aim of sustainable production in Madagascar for around €3m. ...

WHO study warns of health dangers with rising energy drinks consumption
15 October 2014 A study by the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe has warned of dangerous health consequences in children and adolescents from increasing consumption of energy...

Archer Daniels Midland Company to buy Specialty Commodities
14 October 2014 Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has signed an agreement to purchase Specialty Commodities (SCI), the originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients for $170m....

UN stresses on the need for enhanced food measures
14 October 2014 A United Nations committee has opened its current session with a goal of adopting responsible principles to invest in agriculture and food systems to increase food security....

New food processing plant to create 1,000 jobs in American Samoa
13 October 2014 A Filipino company is expected to invest approximately $100m in a food processing plant in American Samoa, creating close to 1,000...

Finsbury Food to buy Fletchers Group of Bakeries for £56m
13 October 2014 Private equity investment firm Vision Capital will sell Fletchers Group of Bakeries to Finsbury Food Group for approximately...

Cambridge research reveals widening price disparity between more and less healthy foods
10 October 2014 A study by Cambridge University has revealed a wide price gap between more and less healthy foods, with healthy foods costing three times more per calorie than less healthy...

Blendhub’s PPB factory begins production of dairy products in Spain
10 October 2014 Blendhub group’s Portable Powder Blending (PPB) factory has begun production of products for dairy applications in...

Abraaj buys majority stake in Libstar
09 October 2014 UAE-based private equity firm The Abraaj Group has acquired a majority stake in Liberty Star (Libstar), a South African food and personal care goods...

Arla pushes for industry collaboration to include dairy products in food aid
09 October 2014 Arla Foods Ingredients has stressed the importance of including dairy products in emergency food programmes, and has called for industry collaboration to make it a...

US farmers sue Syngenta over GMO corn rejected by China
08 October 2014 Swiss marketers of seeds and agrochemicals Syngenta has been sued by farmers from the biggest corn-growing states in the US over the rejection of genetically modified corn seed from...

Belarus considers setting up joint food processing companies with Poland and Estonia
08 October 2014 Belarus is considering a proposal to set up joint food processing companies with Poland and Estonia, according to the country's agriculture and food minister Leonid...

Pulsar Network Capital launches €75m food fund
07 October 2014 Dutch private equity firm Pulsar Network Capital has launched a new sustainable food fund with a capital of €75m ($94m), said to be the first in Europe to focus completely on healthy...