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Danone acquires 25% stake in Yashili for €437m
31 October, 2014
Danone is to acquire a 25% stake in Chinese infant milk company Yashili international holdings for €437m ($550m)....
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China lifts import ban on Fonterra whey products and infant formula
Friday, October 31, 2014 China has lifted its temporary ban on New Zealand-based dairy co-operative Fonterra’s whey products and infant formula....

Amy’s Kitchen to begin operations in Pocatello
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Natural and organic convenience and frozen foods manufacturer Amy's Kitchen is to expand its operations by purchasing Heinz's plant located in Pocatello, Idaho, US....

Loblaw removes all additives from President's Choice brand products
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Canadian food and pharmacy company Loblaw Companies has removed all artificial flavours and colours from its complete range of more than 4,000 President's Choice brand...

Russia to import meat and dairy products from Israel
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Russia is set to import meat and dairy products from Israel, said Russian Deputy Economic Development Minister Aleksey Likhachyov....

EWG app to tell if food is healthy
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Washington-based Environmental Working Group (EWG) has developed a new food database and mobile app that contains ratings and other information about nutrition and ingredients....

Cutrale-Safra finalises merger with Chiquita for $682m
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Brazilian juice maker Grupo Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group will takeover banana company Chiquita Brands International for $682m....

Gordon Food to open distribution centre in Kannapolis
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 US-based food service distributor Gordon Food Service will be investing $58m in the next five years for a distribution centre in Afton Ridge Business Park, Kannapolis....

Chiquita shareholders say no to merger with Fyffes
Monday, October 27, 2014 Banana company Chiquita will not enter a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes after the company's shareholders voted against it....

USDA recalls 31,689lb of gluten free chicken
Monday, October 27, 2014 Pennsylvania-based Murry's has recalled 31,689lb of chicken after the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a high risk recall over fears of...

Goya Foods opens new facility in California
Friday, October 24, 2014 The US's largest Hispanic-owned food company, Goya Foods, has opened a new facility and distribution centre in Southern California to meet increasing demand for its new facility and...

James Hutton Institute report calls pesticides ban threat to UK food security
Friday, October 24, 2014 A report by scientists at the James Hutton Institute has stated that the European Union's plan of blacklisting up to 40 chemicals will lead to an overall drop in farming income of £1.7bn....

Abraaj Group poised to acquire Kudu
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Private equity firm Abraaj group is hoping to buy a majority stake in Saudi Arabia-based fast food chain Kudu, alongside TPG Capital....

General Mills completes acquisition of Annie’s
Thursday, October 23, 2014 US-based General Mills has completed the acquisition of Annie’s for $821m....

New research to help banana farmers in Tanzania and Uganda
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 A new $13.8m project is set to help smallholder banana farmers develop and distribute higher-yielding, disease-resistant hybrid banana varieties in Tanzania and Uganda....

Russia bans animal fats from EU countries
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 After several products failed to meet hygiene standards, Russia has announced a ban on import of animal fats and offal from the European Union (EU), widening its ongoing rift with the West....

Symington’s acquires Tanfield Foods
Tuesday, October 21, 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
Tuesday, October 21, 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
Monday, October 20, 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
Monday, October 20, 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....

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


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