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Agropur to acquire Davisco’s dairy processing assets
24 July, 2014
Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has signed an agreement to acquire US-based Davisco Foods International's dairy processing assets, for an undisclosed...
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UK meat products free from horse meat: FSA report
Thursday, July 24, 2014 The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reported that no horse meat DNA at or above the 1% reporting threshold has been found in the latest round of industry and European Union (EU) meat...

BBX Sweet buys Helen Grace Chocolates
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 BBX Capital's wholly-owned subsidiary BBX Sweet Holdings has bought the assets of Helen Grace Chocolates for an undisclosed...

Sara Lee Foodservice recalls smoked sausage over misbranding and undeclared allergen
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 US-based Sara Lee Foodservice is voluntarily recalling around 82,440lbs of smoked sausage over misbranding and an undeclared...

Shanghai closes OSI’s meat factory for selling out-of-date meat
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 The Shanghai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has closed a meat factory owned by US-based OSI Group for selling out-of-date...

Universal Robina to acquire Griffin's Foods in $609m deal
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Philippines-based Universal Robina (URC) has reached an agreement to acquire New Zealand-based Griffin's Foods from Australian Pacific Equity Partners...

AAK to acquire Unilever’s oil brand Frita in Turkey
Monday, July 21, 2014 Vegetable oils and fats producer AAK has signed an agreement with Unilever to acquire Turkey-based frying oil brand Frita, for an undisclosed...

Danone to acquire 40% stake in dairy firm Brookside
Friday, July 18, 2014 French food firm Danone has reached an agreement to acquire a 40% stake in Kenyan dairy products group...

Hain Celestial acquires remaining stake in Hain Pure Protein
Friday, July 18, 2014 Natural and organic food products producer Hain Celestial has acquired the remaining 51.3% stake in Pegasus Capital Advisors’ Hain Pure Protein (HPP) that it did not already...

Grupo Bimbo enters Ecuadorian market with Supan deal
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Mexican baking company Grupo Bimbo has entered the Ecuadorian market with an agreement to acquire bread maker...

USDA proposes new rule to keep extensive records of ground meats
Thursday, July 17, 2014 The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has drafted a new rule that would require all manufacturers of raw ground beef products to keep extensive...

General Mills inaugurates $15m technical centre in China
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 General Mills has inaugurated its $15m technology and quality centre in Shanghai, China, in a move to channel more investment into one of its largest growth...

United Natural Foods acquires Tony’s Fine Foods for $195m
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 United Natural Foods has completed its acquisition of Tony’s Fine Foods, a distributor of perishable food products, for a total consideration of about...

ConAgra Foods buys TaiMei Potato in $93m deal
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 US-based packaged foods firm ConAgra Foods has signed a $93m deal to acquire Chinese potato processor TaiMei Potato, as part of its strategy to grow its international...

Olayan buys majority stake in beverage maker Gulf Union Foods
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Olayan Financing Company (OFC), the Middle East arm of The Olayan Group, has bought a 51% stake in beverage maker and fruit juices specialist Gulf Union Foods Company...

FSA board to consider wider access to raw milk
Monday, July 14, 2014 The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) board is being asked to consider wider access to raw milk, including limited sales from vending machines in shops, and changes to hygiene...

Lindt close to takeover of Russell Stover Candies
Monday, July 14, 2014 Lindt & Sprüngli is close to acquiring US-based candy, chocolate and confections supplier Russell Stover...

British researchers examine how proteins can replace fats without affecting quality
Friday, July 11, 2014 Researchers from Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh have created a protein that could closely mimic the behaviour of fats during food...

AAK acquires Colombian vegetable oils firm
Friday, July 11, 2014 Swedish-Danish vegetable oils and fats producer AAK has acquired Colombia’s FANAGRA, which specialises in vegetable oils and fats for the bakery...

Cherkizovo JV secures funding for turkey meat production facility
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tambov Turkey, a joint venture (JV) between Russian meat manufacturer Cherkizovo and Spanish turkey meat producer Grupo Fuertes, has secured RUB1.2bn as the first credit tranche of a loan...

Bell & Evans begins construction of $44m processing plant in Fredericksburg
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Poultry processing firm Bell & Evans has commenced construction of a new processing and packaging plant in Fredericksburg, Lebanon County,...


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