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UK food safety regulator says lead in Maggi within permissible limit
03 July, 2015
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has given a clean chit to Nestle’s Maggi noodles after it was banned in India for containing excess...
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US to allow beef imports from Argentina and Brazil
Thursday, July 02, 2015 The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is now allowing beef imports from Argentina and...

JBS to acquire Cargill’s pork businesses for $1.45bn
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Brazil-based meat packer JBS' US unit Swift Pork will acquire the pork business of Cargill for...

Bowman Ingredients to invest in facility dedicated to gluten-free products
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 UK-based food coatings company Bowman Ingredients will invest in the country's first dedicated production facility for gluten-free...

ConAgra to exit Private Brands labelling business
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 US-based packaged food company ConAgra Foods is planning to leave its struggling store-brand packaged food business to focus on enhancing its faster growing brand products, such as Chef...

London’s first underground farm to start trading in July
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 London's first underground farm, Growing Underground, located in disused World War II tunnels beneath the Northern Line at Clapham will start trading for the first time in...

Italy police seizes facility re-labelling Polish meat as Italian
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Italian police have raided an illegal laboratory in Villaricca, near Naples that was allegedly boning cured Polish meat and re-labelling it as...

USDA proposes changes to Child and Adult Care Food Program
Monday, June 29, 2015 The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed the overhaul of a federal programme that feeds low-income-group children for the first time in 50...

General Mills likely to slash up to 725 jobs
Monday, June 29, 2015 General Mills, known for manufacturing Cheerios, Bisquick and Yoplait, will cut 675 to 725 jobs in an attempt to reduce...

IFC, partners to provide long-term loans to coffee farmers in Nicaragua
Friday, June 26, 2015 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will be providing long-term loans to Nicaraguan coffee farmers to help them deal with the effects of coffee rust fungus that has been damaging crops...

FSSAI proposes fixing permissible limit for lead content in fruits, pulses, and juices
Friday, June 26, 2015 The Indian food safety watchdog Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has introduced a draft regulation that proposes a permissible limit of lead in a wide range of food...

Russia extends ban on EU food imports by one year
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Russian president Vladimir Putin has confirmed the extension of the retaliatory ban on food imports from European Union (EU) member states for another...

China busts $483m worth of smuggled meat
Thursday, June 25, 2015 In the latest food scandal to be exposed in a series of such incidents in China, authorities have seized smuggled meat worth CNY3bn ($483m), some of which dated back to the...

UK to launch new powdered substitute that could eliminate the need for food
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 UK markets will soon see the launch of a new powdered food that will eliminate the need for consuming real food by providing the complete daily recommended...

Ferrero offers to buy Thorntons for £112m
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Italy-based chocolate-maker Ferrero International has agreed to buy the struggling British chocolatier Thorntons for...

JBS to buy Marfrig Global Foods’ UK operations for $1.5bn
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Brazil-based meat packager JBS will be acquiring the UK unit of Marfrig Global Foods, Moy Park Holdings Europe, for an estimated...

General Mills to remove artificial ingredients from products
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 US-based General Mills has committed to remove artificial flavours and colours from all its...

Pepsi's India unit promises to reduce salt and sugar in snacks and beverages
Monday, June 22, 2015 Global food and beverage company Pepsico has committed itself to reducing salt and sugar in its beverage and snack offerings in India in the wake of the recent Maggi food scandal that hit the...

a2 Milk receives acquisition bids from two companies
Monday, June 22, 2015 Two unnamed companies are said to have shown an expression of interest in acquiring New Zealand based listed dairy company a2...

Pork products in UK supermarkets contaminated with MRSA strain
Friday, June 19, 2015 Pork sold at UK supermarkets, including Sainsbury's, Asda, the Co-operative and Tesco, have been found to be laced with a strain of the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...

Yemen conflict has put six million people at risk of severe food insecurity
Friday, June 19, 2015 A new joint-study by two United Nations (UN) organisations has revealed that close to six million people are at risk of moving towards severe hunger and will need emergency food and...


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