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Arla Foods forms joint venture with Egypt’s Juhayna
22 May 2015 Denmark-based food company Arla Foods has signed a joint venture with Egypt's dairy company Juhayna, through which Arla will sell its products across...

ConAgra Foods to invest $50m in Iowa plant
22 May 2015 ConAgra Foods is planning to invest $50m to expand its plant located in the Waterloo MidPort Industrial Park in...

ConAgra to pay criminal fine of $11.2m over Salmonella contamination
21 May 2015 ConAgra Foods' subsidiary, ConAgra Grocery Products, has agreed to plead guilty and pay a fine of $11.2m regarding the shipment of contaminated peanut butter linked to a nationwide outbreak...

Bird flu outbreak spread to 35 countries since 2014
21 May 2015 A new report from the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) has found that the contagious bird flu that has led to the culling of millions of birds across the US since last year has affected...

TOP develops gluten-free bread
20 May 2015 Netherlands-based food innovation company TOP has developed a new gluten-free bread that does not contain any...

Russia might ease food import from three EU states after embargo lift
20 May 2015 Russia might permit around 20 companies from Hungary, Cyprus and Greece to restart food imports after it lifts its year-long embargo on food products from European...

Georgia-Pacific Professional and CloudClean technology to improve hand hygiene in food industry
19 May 2015 Georgia-Pacific Professional and CloudClean have developed a hygiene compliance solution to increase the hand-washing participation rates of food workers in the food service, food preparation...

WTO rules against US meat origin labels appeal
19 May 2015 The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled against a US appeal for introducing country-of-origin labels on meat packages, saying it discriminates against livestock from Canada and...

Taiwan tightens food import regulation for Japanese products
18 May 2015 Japanese food products imported into Taiwan will now be subject to stricter tests as Taiwan demands a certification revealing the place of origin and...

UK's Metcalfe’s Food Company announces demerger
18 May 2015 UK-based snacks manufacturer Metcalfe's Food Company will de-merge and restructure its business to better support its two...

Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods to set up new pork processing facility in Iowa
15 May 2015 Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods will build a new pork processing facility in Sioux City, Iowa that is expected to create 1,100...

Food import ban led to deluge of fake dairy products in Russian market, says watchdog
15 May 2015 Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has said that the ban on Western products and a dip in the value of the Russian currency has resulted in a deluge of fake dairy products in the...

Mechanically tenderised beef to follow new labelling rule from May 2016
14 May 2015 The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has said that raw or partially cooked beef products that have been mechanically tenderised will need to...

Bird flu inflates prices of eggs and poultry in US
14 May 2015 Prices of eggs and turkey in the US have hit the roof following the bird flu outbreak that led to the culling of thousands of birds across the...

Chinese scientists rear cattle rich in fish oils
13 May 2015 A team of Chinese scientists have reared genetically modified cattle that are said to be rich in omega-3 fatty acids, normally found in...

ConAgra Foods acquires natural meals producer Blake’s All Natural Foods
13 May 2015 US-based company ConAgra Foods will be acquiring natural and organic frozen meals producer Blake's All Natural...

UK considering detailed labelling of meat
12 May 2015 The British Government is discussing a proposal, the implementation of which will result in more detailed labelling of meat in the...

Southern Africa could face food shortage due to drought: WFP
12 May 2015 The severe drought situation in Southern Africa could lead to a possible food shortage in the region over the next few...

Syngenta rejects Monsanto’s $45bn takeover offer
11 May 2015 Agrochemicals company Syngenta has rejected a takeover bid of $45bn from US-based sustainable agriculture company...

New antibiotic standard for poultry in US
11 May 2015 The US has developed a new standard for the responsible use of antibiotics in chicken for school...

Soil insecurity can threaten future food production: Research
08 May 2015 Scientists have expressed concern about the world’s soil resources and the possible effects it can have on food production in the...


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