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Dole Food to invest $9m in Springfield plant expansion
27 August, 2014
US-based Dole Food is expanding its footprint in Clark County by setting up three new packaging lines and one processing line at its Springfield plant at a cost of close to...
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Chinese police arrest 38 for selling contaminated chicken feet
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Chinese police have arrested 38 people after seizing more than 30,000 tonnes of contaminated chicken feet in provinces including the eastern province of...

EU food information regulations to cost up to £200m per year, says BHA
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 The British Hospitality Association (BHA) estimates that the cost of implementation for the new EU food information regulations could cost food businesses up to £200m per...

Russian deputy PM says no to ban on McDonald’s
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Following speculation over the temporary closure of some McDonald's outlets in Moscow, deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich has said in a statement that Russia does not plan to suspend...

Canada government announces new labelling requirements for mechanically tenderised beef
Friday, August 22, 2014 The government of Canada has announced new labelling requirements for mechanically tenderised beef (MTB) to provide safe cooking instructions to customers as well as help them know when they...

Study suggests sugar tax might reduce obesity in South African adults
Friday, August 22, 2014 A research paper titled ‘The potential impact of a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages on obesity in South African adults: A mathematical model’ has given more credence to the theory that...

Russia closes four McDonald’s outlets in Moscow
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Russia's federal service for surveillance on consumer rights protection and human wellbeing, Rospotrebnadzor, has temporarily shut down four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow, citing sanitary...

French chocolate makers oppose government’s proposal for colour coding chocolates
Thursday, August 21, 2014 French chocolate and pastry makers have launched a campaign to oppose the government’s proposal to impose health warnings on their products in an attempt to tackle the rise of obesity in the...

Heinz recalls infant food batches in China over lead concerns
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 H.J. Heinz has recalled four batches of its infant food AD Calcium Hi-Protein cereal in China after it was found to contain more than the allowable limit of...

Blendhub opens pilot plants and labs to external food companies
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Spanish company Blendhub is to expand its formulation excellence centre services by opening its pilot plants and laboratories in India, Spain and Mexico to other food enterprises....

Ewe agency to support Hartleys with expansion plans
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 UK-based frozen vegetable supplier Hartleys has appointed Ewe agency to support its expansion plans after an investment of £2.5m in a new Yorkshire production...

Tyson Foods faces export ban in China
Monday, August 18, 2014 American food company Tyson Foods is exploring new export markets for its pork products after a recent delivery to China triggered an export...

UN plans emergency food drops for West Africa’s Ebola affected countries
Monday, August 18, 2014 According to a top World Bank official, international agencies are exploring the possibilities of sending emergency truck convoys and air-dropping food to citizens of Liberia and Sierra Leone,...

USDA introduces new system for improved safety of ground beef
Friday, August 15, 2014 The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has introduced a new system for the improved safety of ground...

Chiquita Brands rejects Cutrale-Safra proposal
Friday, August 15, 2014 Chiquita Brands has rejected an unsolicited offer proposed by the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group, deeming it inadequate and not in the best interests of Chiquita...

Perdue Farms recalls chicken nuggets over possible presence of plastic pieces
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Perdue Farms, a poultry farm in Gainesville, Georgia, has recalled approximately 15,306 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous...

Golden State Foods acquires Snap Fresh Foods
Thursday, August 14, 2014 US-based Golden State Foods has acquired Snap Fresh Foods, a New Zealand-based provider of salad greens, vegetable mixes, baby-peeled carrots, fresh sprouts, dressings and...

ArNoCo begins whey and lactose production in Germany
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 ArNoCo, a joint venture between Arla Foods Ingredients and Deutsches Milchkontor (DMK), has commenced production of whey and lactose at its new facility in...

Hormel Foods expands range by acquiring CytoSport for $450m
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 US-based consumer branded food and meat products firm Hormel Foods has completed its acquisition of milk products maker CytoSport...

Agropur completes acquisition of Davisco Foods
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur Cooperative has completed the acquisition of Davisco Foods International for an undisclosed...

Two Brazilian companies bid for banana brand Chiquita
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Brazil-based juice maker Cutrale Group and investment firm Safra Group have bid £363m ($610.5m) for banana brand Chiquita in a cash offer valued at $13 a...


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