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Hong Kong bans poultry products from Germany following bird flu outbreak
19 December, 2014
Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has banned imports of poultry meat and products from Lower Saxony, Germany, following an outbreak of...
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FDF launches new guide for sustainable palm oil sourcing
Friday, December 19, 2014 The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a new guide for food and drink manufacturers to encourage them to use sustainably produced palm oil....

China might lift ban on Syngenta's GMO corn trait MIR 162
Friday, December 19, 2014 US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that a high-ranking Chinese official said that the country had approved imports of genetically modified Agrisure Viptera corn and two varieties...

Michigan to get $255.7m pork processing plant
Thursday, December 18, 2014 The Coldwater township in Michigan will soon get a new Clemens Food Group pork processing plant that is expected to generate around $255.7m in total capital, creating 810 new jobs....

Taiwan FDA finds banned dye in dried tofu
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found traces of banned industrial dyes in several dried tofu products, months after the country's cooking oil scandal. ...

Half of pizzas sold in the UK exceed daily salt limit, says survey
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 A survey performed by the Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) and World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) has revealed that pizzas from supermarkets, restaurants and takeaways exceed...

Olam set to acquire ADM’s cocoa business for $1.3bn
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Olam is to acquire the cocoa business of Archer Daniels Midland for $1.3bn, which would include fixed assets of $550m and working capital of $750m....

EU to review proposed merger between Mondelez and DE Master Blenders
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 The European Commission (EC) is to initiate an in-depth investigation to examine a proposed joint venture between Netherlands-based coffee manufacturers Douwe Egberts Master Blenders 1753...

EFSA organises consultation to discuss effects of acrylamide in food
Monday, December 15, 2014 Scientists from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have met to discuss acrylamide in food, a contaminant that forms in starchy foods as a result of high-temperature processing,...

Scotland decreases salt, fat and calories content in food products
Monday, December 15, 2014 Scotland's bakers, butchers and other small and medium-sized food producers have reduced salt, fat and calories in their products, as a part of a partnership between industry and the...

New food labelling rules to come into effect in Europe
Friday, December 12, 2014 New European food labelling rules are coming into effect this week will help consumers have accurate and comprehensive information on food content....

Scotland gets first Centre for Food Development & Innovation
Friday, December 12, 2014 Scotland's first Centre for Food Development & Innovation has opened at Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh....

Cargill contemplates $1bn investment in Indonesia
Thursday, December 11, 2014 American agricultural and industrial conglomerate Cargill is planning to invest around $1bn in Indonesia over the next three to four years, with special focus on the poultry sector....

Monogram Food Solutions to invest $36.475m to expand in Virginia
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Memphis-based manufacturer of value-added processed meats, Monogram Food Solutions, will invest $36.475m in expanding its meat snacks production operation in Virginia....

JFPT and Cool Wave Processing develop new cold press technology
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Dutch companies JFPT/foodlife and Cool Wave Processing have worked together to develop a new cold press technology, said to be the first that meets European hygiene...

Indian health ministry invites suggestions on $282m food safety schemes
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 India's Health and Family Welfare Ministry has recently issued a notice inviting suggestions on two schemes under the Food Safety Standards Regulations (FSSR) 2011, estimated at Rs1,750cr...

CFIA establishes control zone to contain the spread of bird flu in poultry farms
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established a primary control zone in British Columbia after a detecting avian influenza at a fifth farm in the region....

Retailers need to be careful to protect £30m investment in FIR compliance, says Trace One
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Own-label software company Trace One has said that while efforts have been made to address the EU's upcoming Food Information Regulation (FIR) legislation, mistakes may have still been made by...

Chinese watchdog finds 23% water being sold in the country substandard
Monday, December 08, 2014 Tests carried out by China's Food and Drug Administration have found excess bacteria in barrelled water from drinking water companies, including Wahaha, Robust and C'estbon....

Premier Foods promises to simplify its 'Invest for Growth' programme
Monday, December 08, 2014 British food manufacturer Premier Foods has said it will simplify the details of its 'Invest for Growth' programme, following reports that it requested large funds from suppliers to...

Hershey acquires Allan Candy Company
Friday, December 05, 2014 Global confectioners The Hershey Company has acquired North America-based The Allan Candy Company for an undisclosed amount....


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