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State of emergency declared in Minnesota over bird flu
24 April, 2015
The contagious strain of avian flu has forced Minnesota to declare a state of emergency on Thursday, following in the footsteps of...
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Nestlé USA achieves zero waste to landfill status across 23 factories
Friday, April 24, 2015 Nestlé's USA division has announced that all its US-based factories are now...

DuPont acquires microbiome discovery company Taxon Biosciences
Thursday, April 23, 2015 DuPont has announced that it will buy California-based microbiome discovery company Taxon Biosciences for an undisclosed...

Food industry should focus more on everyday health issues, says Trace One
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Collaboration software company Trace One has urged the food industry to adopt a comprehensive approach towards managing food contamination and health issues instead of acting on the most...

Working group meets to revise ISO 22000
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) recently organised a meeting of an ISO group that will be working on the revision of the ISO 22000 to ensure food safety in the supply...

Russia starts inspection of food companies from Greece, Hungary and India
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 In what can be seen as a positive step towards the loosening of their food import ban, Russia has announced that it has commenced inspection of companies from Hungary, Greece and...

Nomad Holdings inks $2.8bn deal to acquire Iglo Foods
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Acquisition company Nomad Holdings will spend approximately €2.6bn ($2.8bn) to acquire Europe-based frozen food company Iglo Foods...

WTO and FAO to strengthen food security
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 The World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) have announced that they will work in collaberation, as part of efforts to strengthen cooperation on the issue...

Patties Foods' products test negative for Hepatitis A, E. coli
Monday, April 20, 2015 Patties Foods, the company that was recently implicated for manufacturing frozen berries that caused a health scare in Australia, said that its product had tested negative for Hepatitis A...

Japan funds $1.5m for Zimbabwe’s food security
Monday, April 20, 2015 The Japanese Government has offered up $1.5m to the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations to improve the livelihood and ensure food security of communities in...

UK gets its first commercial aquaponic farm
Friday, April 17, 2015 A warehouse in London is being transformed into the UK's first commercial aquaponic farm after getting planning permission from the London Borough of...

EU might soon authorise 17 GM food products
Friday, April 17, 2015 In a major step towards speeding up biotech trade, seventeen new genetically modified (GM) food products might soon be authorised for import to Europe, before the end of...

Millions of Yemenis at risk of severe food insecurity: FAO
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Yemen’s political conflict has resulted in close to 11 million people being severely food insecure with the possibility of millions not meeting their basic food requirements, according to the...

FAO and WWC report urges governments to prioritise water use to ensure food security in future
Thursday, April 16, 2015 A report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Water Council (WWC) has warned that while there will be enough water in 2050 to produce the food needed to feed nine...

Nestle in advanced talks to divest frozen food unit
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Sources reveal Nestle has been engaged in advanced level discussions regarding the divestment of its frozen food unit Davigel to Brakes Group, owned by Bain Capital, a buyout...

Fukushima contaminated food products could be entering UK markets
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Food being produced around the Fukushima nuclear disaster site in Japan could be entering the British food market as a result of loopholes in food safety...

Cargill’s Hazleton unit acquires verified landfill-free facility status
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 The meat processing facility of food company Cargill's Hazleton has become a verified landfill-free...

CFIA quarantines 29 farms to prevent spread of bird flu
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 With the discovery of avian flu on a turkey farm near Woodstock last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded the bird flu quarantine zone that will have 29 farms...

US beef and pork producers to get greater access to Mexico and Peru markets
Monday, April 13, 2015 The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will expand the access of US beef and pork producers to consumers in Mexico and...

Yildiz's Ak Gida receives several bids for stake
Monday, April 13, 2015 Turkey-based food group Yildiz Holding has received several bids for a stake in its dairy business Ak Gida that could be worth approximately...

China files WTO request over EU poultry tariff concessions
Friday, April 10, 2015 China has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) secretariat of a request for consultations with the European Union (EU) about its measures to modify its tariff concessions on a few...


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