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February 2016

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Nestlé to acquire remaining stake in Osem for $840m 05 February 2016 Nestlé will acquire the remaining 36.32% stake it does not own from Israel-based listed food company Osem for...

AB Agri enters alternative proteins market with acquisition of AgroKorn 04 February 2016 AB Agri, a UK-based animal nutrition and agricultural services company has acquired animal feed business AgroKorn in...

Emmi to acquire 60% stake in Bettinehoeve 04 February 2016 Emmi will purchase a 60% stake in Netherlands-based goat's cheese manufacturer Bettinehoeve to strengthen its business in the growing market of goat's milk...

Norwegian Seafood Council develops online platform with information on cod 03 February 2016 The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), along with its new Cod Academy content hub, has developed a platform to provide a central resource for online information on Norwegian...

Total Produce acquires 65% stake in Progressive Produce 03 February 2016 Fresh produce company Total Produce has acquired a 65% equity stake in California-based company Progressive...

OSI opposes Shanghai court verdict in meat scandal 02 February 2016 OSI Group has challenged a verdict by the Chinese court, which accused the US food processing company to have sold inferior and outdated meat products to fast food chains in...

TreeHouse Foods completes acquisition of ConAgra Foods’ private brands for $2.7bn 02 February 2016 US-based TreeHouse Foods has completed the acquisition of the private brands operations of ConAgra Foods for $2.7bn in...

Frutarom acquires Wiberg for $130m 01 February 2016 Israel-based Frutarom Industries has completed its acquisition of Wiberg for approximately...

Researchers find superior form of plant enzyme that can increase wheat yield 01 February 2016 Research has revealed a superior form of a common plant enzyme, Rubisco, can boost photosynthesis resulting in a significant increase in wheat...

January 2016

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Oakland University scientists research to avert fatal threat of arsenic in plant seeds 29 January 2016 Oakland University (OU) researchers are collaborating with a team of scientists from the US, Germany and China to research on how arsenic enters and builds up in plant...

IBM and Mars introduce a new consortium to ensure global food safety 29 January 2016 IBM Research and Mars have collaborated to establish a food safety platform called Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain to make advancements in genomics and to investigate...

Home Maid Ravioli Company recalls 38,950lb of meat and pasta products in the US 28 January 2016 San Francisco-based Home Maid Ravioli Company has recalled 38,950lb of meat, poultry ravioli and pasta products, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection...

Salmonella-tainted Mexican cucumbers cause two more deaths in the US, reports CDC 28 January 2016 The Salmonella Poona outbreak caused by cucumbers imported from Mexico has been associated with two more deaths in California and 50 illnesses in 16 US...

Sensient Flavours develops solutions to reduce fat and sugar in ice creams 27 January 2016 Food ingredients manufacturer Sensient Flavours has developed two solutions to reduce fat and sugar in ice...

Nottingham Trent University chosen as Centre of Expertise for food authenticity testing 27 January 2016 Nottingham Trent University has been chosen by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) as the Centre of Expertise for food authenticity...

Cargill opens $100m wet corn milling plant in India 26 January 2016 US-based Cargill has inaugurated a $100m wet corn milling plant in Davangere, Karnataka,...

Mondelez agrees to pay $750,000 for failing to warn on excessive lead levels in Nabisco ginger snaps 25 January 2016 Mondelez International has agreed to pay $750,000 as part of a settlement with California for failing to warn consumers that its Nabisco ginger snaps contained high levels of...

Dole Food suspends operations at Ohio facility due to Listeria outbreak 25 January 2016 Dole Food has stopped production at its facility in Springfield, Ohio, after a multistate Listeria outbreak linked to packaged salad led to the hospitalisation of 11 people and one...

Great British Food Unit launched to boost exports 22 January 2016 Great British Food Unit at the Weetabix factory in Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK, has been launched to boost exports and create 5,000 jobs in the country's food and drink manufacturing...

Emmi takes complete ownership of Gläserne Molkerei 22 January 2016 Swiss dairy producer Emmi has acquired the remaining stake in Gläserne Molkerei, a leading organic milk processor in...

British High Court rejects Nestle’s appeal to trademark KitKat shape 21 January 2016 Nestle has been denied its appeal to trademark the four-fingered shape of KitKat in the UK by the British High...