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ConAgra Foods sells its JM Swank and Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings businesses 27 July 2016 North American packaged food company ConAgra Foods has completed the sale of its JM Swank and Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings...

Unilever and Hubbub initiate Joint Ambition for a Zero Food Waste Britain 27 July 2016 Global consumer goods company Unilever has joined hands with social enterprise charity Hubbub to launch a new initiative known as Joint Ambition for a Zero Food Waste...

India’s Herb Nutriproducts introduces natural resourced plant formulations 26 July 2016 Indian organic tea manufacturer Herb Nutriproducts has introduced plant-based formulations and food supplements under its Pure Nutrition...

Ireland’s Greencore acquires Sandwich Factory from Cranswick 26 July 2016 Irish primary and prepared foods manufacturer Greencore Group has acquired UK-based company The Sandwich Factory from...

UK firm Fera Science launches new service OriGen to trace foodborne bacteria 26 July 2016 UK-based joint private/public sector venture Fera Science has launched its new OriGen service to allow food manufacturers to find the exact origin of foodborne...

Taekyung Food & Processing proposes strategic alliance with Beston Global Food 25 July 2016 Australia-based Beston Global Food Co (BFC) has secured a proposal from Taekyung Food & Processing (TFP), a unit of South Korean firm Nongshim...

General Mills to close certain facilities in US, China, and Brazil 25 July 2016 American consumer food products manufacturer General Mills has announced plans to close certain manufacturing facilities in the US, China and...

European Commission grants approval to Monsanto for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans 25 July 2016 The European Commission has granted import approval to Monsanto Company for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans....

Yamazaki Baking acquires Bakewise Brands 22 July 2016 US-based investment firms Ancor Capital Partners and Merit Capital Partners have announced the sale of Macedon, New York-based Bakewise Brands to Tokyo-based Yamazaki Baking...

M&As this week: UTZ Quality Foods, Inc., Emmi AG, Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited 22 July 2016 Privately held snack food company, UTZ Quality Foods, Inc., will acquire Golden Enterprises Inc following a definitive merger agreement between the two...

Deals this week: Freed Foods Inc, Prataap Snacks Private Limited 22 July 2016 Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners LP has invested $3.7m in Texas-based Freed Foods Inc (NurturMe), a producer of organic quinoa food products for babies and toddlers....

Snyder’s pretzels production facility in Pennsylvania becomes peanut-free 22 July 2016 US-based snack manufacturer Snyder’s-Lance has made its Pennsylvania pretzel manufacturing facility peanut-free in order to meet the growing demand from consumers for allergen-free...

Mondelez in negotiations to acquire Cadbury licence to produce biscuits 22 July 2016 American multi-national confectioner Mondelēz has approached Burton’s Biscuit with a £200m proposal to purchase its license to produce biscuits under the Cadbury...

Gryphon Investors agrees to buy gourmet cheesecakes manufacturer Lawler Foods 21 July 2016 San Francisco-based private equity firm Gryphon Investors has agreed to purchase Lawler Foods, a manufacturer of gourmet cheesecakes, layer cakes, pies and other desserts for retail and...

Arla Foods UK launches new strategy to boost group-wide revenue 21 July 2016 Arla Foods UK has unveiled a strategy to boost its group-wide revenue by almost one-third and make Arla a household brand by 2020....

Insignia Capital Group acquires Snak Club and New Century Snacks 21 July 2016 US-based private equity firm Insignia Capital Group has acquired and merged two family owned companies, Snak Club and New Century Snacks....

Utz Quality Foods signs agreement to acquire Golden Enterprises 20 July 2016 Utz Quality Foods has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Golden Enterprises, which owns snack producer subsidiary Golden Flake Snack...

Maple Leaf Foods to upgrade Manitoba facility with $35m investment 20 July 2016 Maple Leaf Foods, a Canadian meat processing company, plans to invest $35m to upgrade its facility in Winnipeg,...

Tesco to use cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified sources by end of 2018 20 July 2016 Tesco, a UK-based retailer, has announced that it will use cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified sources for its own label chocolate products sold in UK by the end of...

PureCircle to invest $100m to support stevia production 19 July 2016 PureCircle, a producer of stevia ingredients, plans to invest $100m in its PureCircle Agronomy Program to become the largest supplier of natural stevia in the...

Dow Food Solutions develops plant-based ingredients to cut down fat 19 July 2016 Dow Food Solutions has developed two plant-based functional ingredients, which will help food manufacturers to reduce the amount of fat in their...