Carrefour buys majority stake in meal kit company Quitoque
Carrefour has acquired a majority stake in French meal kit company Quitoque for an undisclosed price.
Brazil temporarily suspends BRF’s poultry exports to EU
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Supply, and Livestock (MAPA) has temporarily suspended the production and sanitary certification of BRF’s poultry exports to the European Union (EU).
Ben & Jerry’s launches limited edition Gimme S'more ice cream
Unilever’s subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s has launched a new limited batch ice cream flavor, Gimme S'more!.
Nestlé brings back Orange Smarties in UK for limited time
Nestlé has reintroduced Orange Smarties in the UK for a limited time after better consumer response for the product when it was released in the country last autumn.
Iceland Seafood to buy 67% stake in Oceanpath
Global seafood processor Iceland Seafood International (ISI) has agreed to buy a 67% stake in Irish fresh fish company Oceanpath.
European Commission opens knowledge center for food fraud and quality
The European Commission has opened a Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality, which will be operated by the Joint Research Centre, to respond to consumer concerns about food quality and fraudulent practices concerning food.
Irish food company Greencore to restructure US operations
Greencore Group has announced its plans to restructure its US operations to address low capacity utilization at some of its original sites in the country.
Mediterranean Umami now effective in reducing both salt and sugar
Salt of the Earth, which produces sustainable sea salt solutions for the food industry, has reported that its Mediterranean Umami is also effective for sugar reduction.
AHDB in talks to privatize Meat and Livestock Commercial Services
UK-based Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is in advanced discussions to sell Meat and Livestock Commercial Services (MLCSL) to HallMark Veterinary Compliance Services.
Nine food startups join Chobani Incubator family
US yogurt manufacturer Chobani has announced names of the companies that will take part in its Spring 2018 class for the Chobani Incubator.
Kiwi regulator clears Kraft Heinz’s purchase of Cerebos’ food and instant coffee business
Kraft Heinz’s A$290m ($228.25m) acquisition of the food and instant coffee business of Cerebos Gregg's has been conditionally approved by the New Zealand competition authority.
Carrington acquires US whey protein brand tera'swhey
The Carrington Tea (Carrington Farms) has purchased tera'swhey, an organic whey protein based in Madison, Wisconsin for an undisclosed price.
Kraft Heinz launches food start up incubator platform
Kraft Heinz has launched a new platform, called Springboard, which seeks to partner with and incubate fast-growing, disruptive brands.
Nestlé achieves 7.4% sugar reduction across confectionery portfolio
Nestlé said that its UK and Irish products have seen a sugar reduction of more than 2.6 billion teaspoons and more than 60 billion calories in the last three years.
Scotbeef secures Scottish government grant for abattoir and meat-processing plant
Food processing company Scotbeef has secured £4m grant from the Scottish government for constructing a new abattoir and meat processing plant in Inverurie.
UK asks food industry to cut calories by 20% by 2024
The UK’s Public Health England (PHE) has asked the food industry to cut down calories in their products by 20% by 2024, in a move to implement the government’s strategy to tackle childhood and adult obesity.
ReGrained launches snack bars made from upcycled ingredients
US-based food firm ReGrained has launched its sustainable SuperGrain+ Bar line made from upcycled ingredients.
FTC challenges JM Smucker's purchase of Wesson oil brand from Conagra
J.M. Smucker’s proposed $285m purchase of Conagra Brands’ Wesson cooking oil brand has hit a roadblock with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing the deal will reduce competition in the country for canola and vegetable oils.
Fonterra partners with German nutrition start-up foodspring
Fonterra Ventures has partnered with German active nutrition start-up foodspring via an investment in its parent firm, Goodminton.
Nestlé Canada to invest $40m in ice cream factory expansion
Nestlé Canada said that it will invest C$51.5m ($39.9m) to expand its ice cream production capabilities at its London ice cream factory in Southwestern Ontario.
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