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William Jackson Food Group to expand with new £40m bakery
UK-based William Jackson Food Group will invest £40m to build a second bakery to support growth at its Jacksons bakery.

Capitol City Produce buys distribution business of Table Fresh Foods
Capitol City Produce Company has agreed to acquire the distribution operations of Table Fresh Foods, effective 30 December 2017 for an undisclosed price.

Food industry leaders call for rapid progress on Brexit trade talks
Food industry leaders have urged the UK and European Union (EU) policy makers to make swift progress on Brexit trade negotiations.

Wayne Farms breaks ground on expansion of enterprise fresh processing plant in Alabama
Wayne Farms started a major expansion of the Enterprise Fresh Processing Facility in the US state of Alabama.

Orkla’s Anamma develops new vegan burger for McDonald's
Orkla Foods Sweden, through its Anamma division, has developed a new vegan burger for international fast-food chain McDonald's which will be launched in Sweden and Finland later this month.

My/Mo Mochi launches new innovation
My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream has expanded the snacking experience with addition of premium ice cream pints with mochi bits.

ADM to sell Bolivian oilseeds business to Inversiones Piuranas
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), a US-based global agricultural processor and food ingredient provider, has reached a deal to sell its oilseeds business in Bolivia to Peru-based Inversiones Piuranas for an undisclosed price.

Wind Point Partners buys Pacifica Foods and Stir Foods
Chicago-based private equity company Wind Point Partners has acquired Pacifica Foods and Stir Foods, two California-based custom food manufacturers.

Lactalis issues global recall of baby formula over salmonella concerns
French dairy group Lactalis and health bodies have issued a global product recall of the company's baby formula milk products over fears of salmonella contamination.

Tyson Foods increases stake in Beyond Meat
Beyond Meat has closed a new financing round led by Cleveland Avenue, a venture capital firm founded by Don Thompson, former CEO of McDonald’s Corporation.

SunOpta to invest in roasted snacks operations in Minnesota
SunOpta announced that it intends to exit its nutrition bar product lines and operations in Carson City, Nevada.

Cargill, JFC open new poultry processing plant in Philippines
A joint venture (JV) between Cargill and Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) has opened a new poultry processing plant in the Philippines which can process up to 45 million chickens per year.

Lampados completing new plant expansion for Liteez production
Lampados International is completing a new plant expansion for the production of Liteez, a vegan, egg-free 3D meringue kiss sweetener for hot drinks.

Nestle to acquire Atrium for $2.3bn
Nestle has agreed to acquire Canada-based Atrium Innovations, a manufacturer of nutritional health products, for $2.3bn in an all-cash deal from a group of investors.

Redsun Raisins acquires RTE Snacks
Redsun Dried Fruit & Nuts, a portfolio company of One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V) has completed an equity investment in RTE Snacks, a manufacturer of ready-to-eat trail mix products.

Hain Celestial to acquire UK-based natural sweeteners company Clarks
The Hain Celestial Group, a US-based organic and natural products company, has agreed to acquire Clarks UK, a sweetener, syrup and dessert sauce business, for an undisclosed price.

Ferrero acquires candy manufacturer Ferrara Candy
Global confectionary group, The Ferrero Group has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ferrara Candy Company from L Catterton through one of its affiliated companies.

Fonterra to pay EUR105m to Danone over botulism scare
Fonterra Co-operative Group has been ordered by an arbitration tribunal in Singapore to pay NZ$183m (€105m) to French food firm Danone over a product recall related to a false botulism scare.

Maple Leaf Foods to buy Field Roast Grain Meat for $120m
Maple Leaf Foods has agreed to acquire Field Roast Grain Meat for $120m and associated costs.

Flagship Food opens distribution facility in New Mexico, US
Flagship Food Group, a manufacturer of salsas, sauces and frozen food handheld snacks, has opened a new distribution facility in Albuquerque in the US state of New Mexico, creating 200 jobs.

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