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FDA orders LA Star Seafood Company to shutdown over failure to comply with regulations
31 March, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the shutdown of Los Angeles-based LA Star Seafood Company until they demonstrate compliance of processed food with food safety laws...
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French government helps poultry industry with €15m grant
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 France’s poultry sector will be receiving a grant of €15m from the government to help it tide over the effects of European Union’s (EU) abolition of subsidies on the export of frozen chicken...

Almarai contemplates $400m investment in Egypt
Monday, March 30, 2015 Saudi Arabia-based dairy food company Almarai is planning an investment of $400m in Egypt to increase its presence in the...

Minnesota records third infection of bird flu in commercial poultry
Monday, March 30, 2015 Bird flu in the US has spread further, with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirming the third infection of a virulent strain of avian flu in a commercial poultry flock in...

Scientists launch heat-resistant bean varieties in Ethiopia
Friday, March 27, 2015 Scientists from the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in Ethiopia have developed a new breed of bean seed that can survive in high...

Taiwan clears more than 300 food items feared to be radiation contaminated
Friday, March 27, 2015 Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared around 300 food products that had been imported under false pretenses from areas near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power...

UK MPs recommend ban on fast-food joints in hospitals
Thursday, March 26, 2015 UK MP’s have urged NHS to play its part in controlling obesity, by banning fast-food outlets from...

UAE to implement stricter food safety law
Thursday, March 26, 2015 The UAE Federal National Council (FNC) has approved a new draft law that will help strengthen the country's food...

Innovate UK’s £16m support to 25 innovative projects to boost agriculture
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 The UK Government and industry will be providing over 70 businesses and universities funding of around £16m to aid in the development of business ideas, and to boost...

Kraft Foods might be acquired by Brazil’s 3G Capital
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 US-based food and beverage company Kraft Foods Group might soon be acquired by Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, which acquired ketchup maker HJ Heinz for $23.2bn two years...

Russia contemplates ban on fruit imports from Serbia
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 The Russian food safety watchdog has said that it might consider banning all fruit imports from Serbia if it does not control illegal...

USDA developing bird flu vaccine
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 In light of bird flu outbreaks in eight states, including Arkansas and Washington state, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has started work on the development of a new vaccine to...

China imposes ban on salmon from three Norway counties
Monday, March 23, 2015 China has imposed a ban on whole head-on salmon from three Norwegian counties amid concerns that viruses carried by the products could threaten its fish farming...

FDA gives clearance to Simplot’s Innate potato variety
Monday, March 23, 2015 The JR Simplot Company has completed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) food and feed safety consultation for its first generation of Innate potato...

Tyson to invest $47m on constructing new beef warehouse
Friday, March 20, 2015 US-based meat products producer Tyson Fresh Meats will be investing around $47m on a new, expanded boxed beef warehouse at its Lexington...

South Africa’s Pioneer Foods eyes acquisitions in five African countries
Friday, March 20, 2015 South African food and beverage company Pioneer Foods is considering acquisitions in at least five more African...

DuPont opens innovation application center for food in India
Thursday, March 19, 2015 DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced the opening of a multi-million-dollar Innovation Application Center aimed at the food industry in Gurgaon,...

Thailand’s CP Foods to invest $763m in 2015 in expansion
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Thailand-based meat and animal feed producer Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) is planning to spend between $611m and $763m in 2015, primarily on overseas expansions and...

European businesses waste €60bn annually on food wastage: Report
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Netherlands-based international financial services provider Rabobank that has a special focus on food and agriculture has released a report that reveals the European Food and Agribusiness...

Kraft recalls 242,000 Macaroni & Cheese boxes owing to metal contamination
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Kraft Food Group has announced a voluntary recall of around 242,000 cases of the 7.25oz original flavour Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, due to the possible presence of small pieces of...

Obama administration releases new measures to prevent seafood fraud
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 The Obama administration has announced new measures to prevent mislabelling of seafood and black-market...


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