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Kellogg's unveils chocolate frosted flakes made of cereal
American multinational food-manufacturing firm Kellogg's has launched chocolate frosted flakes made out of actual cereal.

CPF buys 40% stake in Brazilian shrimp producer Camanor
Thailand food company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has acquired a 40% stake in Brazilian shrimp producer Camanor Produtos Marinhos for $17.5m.

Mondelez opens $90m biscuit manufacturing plant in Bahrain
Confectionery giant Mondelēz International has opened a new $90m biscuit manufacturing plant in Bahrain.

Müller puts food service delivery operation under review
Müller Milk & Ingredients said it will review a food service delivery operation delivering fresh milk and other products to 3,000 non-residential customers in England and Wales which is suffering losses of about £5m per year.

Charlesbank Capital, Partners Group to buy Hearthside Food Solutions
An investment group led by Charlesbank Capital Partners and Partners Group has agreed to acquire US-based baking company Hearthside Food Solutions from Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital Partners.

Heinz Mayochup to make US debut this year
Food processing firm Heinz has announced that Mayochup will make its US debut this year.

China lifts 18-year ban on Irish beef exports
China has opened its markets to Irish beef exports, ending an 18-year ban that was imposed on Ireland following the outbreak of mad cow disease.

Rose Acre Farms recalls over 206 million eggs over Salmonella concerns
Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms has recalled over 206 million eggs in nine US states owing to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup after reports of 22 people falling sick upon consumption.

Bell & Evans to build $260m poultry harvesting facility in Pennsylvania
US-based poultry processing firm Bell & Evans is set to invest more than $260m to expand its operations in Pennsylvania with a new poultry harvesting facility in Bethel Township, Lebanon County.

McCain Foods invests in Canadian agritech company TruLeaf
McCain Foods has made an undisclosed investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture, a Canadian agricultural technology company.

Perdue Farms to create 125 new jobs in Georgia
Perdue Farms will invest $42m to expand its cooking operation in Houston County in the US state of Georgia, and create 125 new jobs.

Cargill to invest $20m to expand egg processing plant in Minnesota, US
Cargill is investing $20m to expand its egg processing facility in Big Lake in the US state of Minnesota.

Greenyard acquires 49% stake in Israel-based Mor International
Belgium-based Greenyard has acquired a 49% stake in Mor International for an undisclosed price with an option to become its majority owner in the future.

Nestle to launch four finger KitKat ruby chocolate in UK
Nestlé is introducing a Ruby chocolate version of its KitKat brand in the UK, following its launch in Japan and Korea earlier this year.

Nestlé launches first noodle meal kit in Sri Lanka
Nestlé has launched Maggi Creations in Sri Lanka which will offer consumers with pre-portioned food ingredients and recipes to prepare home-cooked Nasigoreng and Biriyani style noodle meals.

Brazil’s Marfrig to buy 51% stake in National Beef for $969m
Brazilian meat company Marfrig Global Foods has agreed to acquire a stake of 51% in US beef processor National Beef Packing for $969m.

Hellmann's launches real ketchup in US
Unilever’s mayonnaise brand Hellmann's is reimagining the way ketchup is made with the introduction of Hellmann's REAL Ketchup Sweetened only with Honey.

Quebec to invest $3.9bn in food industry over next five years
The Canadian province of Quebec will invest CAD5bn ($3.91bn) in its food sector, including organic farming, as part of its new biofood policy.

PPC Partners acquires C.H. Guenther & Son
PPC Partners has completed the acquisition of US-based food manufacturer C.H. Guenther & Son for an undisclosed amount.

Strauss Brands to offer CrossFit approved meat products
US-based meat processing company Strauss Brands is offering CrossFit approved premium-quality meat via a multi-year deal brokered by IMG.

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