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September 2015

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Nestlé’s KitKat to use sustainably sourced cocoa from next year
02 September 2015 Nestlé's chocolate brand KitKat is set to use only sustainably sourced cocoa to manufacture all of its products by the first quarter of next...

Australia’s Harvey Norman acquires a 49.9% stake in Coomboona dairy farm
02 September 2015 Australian-based retailer Harvey Norman's subsidiary has acquired a 49.9% stake, worth $34m, in dairy farm...

General Mills aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% over next decade
01 September 2015 General Mills is set to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across its full value chain over the next...

USDA APHIS to provide non-regulated status for Simplot’s second-generation Innate potato
01 September 2015 The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has decided to provide non-regulated status for a genetically engineered (GE) potato variety...

August 2015

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Turkey and egg prices continue to rise after bird flu
28 August 2015 The outbreak of bird flu in the US continues to hamper the availability of poultry and egg supplies, as prices of turkey and chicken eggs constantly...

Greece and Latvia opt out of Monsanto’s application to grow GM crops
28 August 2015 Monsanto has agreed to Latvia and Greece's requests to be excluded from its application to grow genetically modified (GM) crop across the European Union (EU), under the new EU opt-out...

US FDA says Just Mayo can not be considered as mayonnaise
27 August 2015 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that some of Hampton Creek's Just Mayo products violate regulations related to mayonnaise standards and...

CFS sues APHIS for non-disclosure of GE crops information
27 August 2015 The Center for Food Safety (CFS) has sued the US Department of Agirculture (USDA)'s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for non-disclosure of public information regarding...

Arla develops protein solution to improve quality of low-fat cottage cheese
26 August 2015 Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a new clean-label protein solution to address the problem of watery low-fat cottage...

Heartland Food Products to buy Splenda from J&J subsidiary
26 August 2015 Heartland Food Products Group will be acquiring the artificial sweetener brand Splenda from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary McNeil Nutritionals for an undisclosed...

Heinz to be no longer considered as ketchup in Israel
25 August 2015 The Israeli Ministry of Health has ordered Heinz to remove the word 'ketchup' from the labelling of its tomato ketchup product due to the low level of tomato solids in the...

Australia-Indonesia partnership to invest $12m on boosting red meat and cattle sector
25 August 2015 Australia and Indonesia are planning to invest over $12m from the Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the red meat and cattle sector, in projects that are likely to be...

Indian Government panel recommends ban on junk food in and around schools
24 August 2015 A new panel under the Indian Government has suggested a ban on the sale of junk foods in and around...

Thomas Foods and CP Group to develop food processing centre in South Australia
24 August 2015 Adelaide-based food company Thomas Foods has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Thailand's Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group for the construction of an advanced food processing centre...

Russia considers making import of banned foods a criminal offence
21 August 2015 Russia may make the smuggling of food from banned Western nations a serious criminal...

Aryzta acquires 49% stake in French food retailer Picard
21 August 2015 Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta has acquired a 49% stake in French food retailer...

UN agency says recent Saudi attack on Yemen brings country closer to famine
20 August 2015 United Nations' (UN) World Food Programme executive director Ertharin Cousin has slammed the recent Saudi-led bombings on Yemen's port in Hodeida, saying that the country was now on the verge...

Nomad Foods eyeing acquisitions in US
20 August 2015 Frozen foods company Nomad Foods is considering the acquisition of neglected frozen food brands in the US at bargain prices and redeveloping them, according to CEO Stefan...

Russia lifts ban on New Zealand dairy products
19 August 2015 Russia has announced that it will lift a ban on imports from 29 New Zealand-based dairy...

Ballymaguire Foods’ new food plant to create 100 jobs in Ireland
19 August 2015 Ireland-based chilled ready meals producer Ballymaguire Foods is constructing a new food plant at Lusk, Dublin that will create around 100 new...

UAE student’s research to help strengthen soil quality
18 August 2015 A graduate student from UAE's Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is developing soil fertility-enhancing biodegradable microbeads to strengthen the country's farming...