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New DSM enzyme to enable bakeries to reduce ascorbic acid in recipes
Royal DSM, a Dutch science-based company, has launched BakeZyme AAA baking enzyme for cost-effective production of bread with ideal texture and volume.

China lifts ban on exports of beef from UK
China has removed its ban on exports of beef from the UK, a move that is expected to help British producers earn an estimated £250m in the first five years.

Conagra Brands to buy Pinnacle Foods for $10.9bn
Conagra Brands has agreed to acquire New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods for about $10.9bn to expand its presence and capabilities in categories, including frozen foods and snacks.

2 Sisters Food to create 250 new jobs at Coupar Angus plant in Scotland
2 Sisters Food Group has announced an investment of £5m to create 250 plus jobs at its Coupar Angus plant near Perth, Scotland to double its cutting capacity in the portions department.

Hola Nola Foods acquires snacking firm NatureStar Foods
Louisiana-based Hola Nola Foods has acquired the assets of NatureStar Foods, the owner of Plocky's brand Hummus Chips and Tortilla Chips.

HKScan to slash 211 jobs in Finland to improve profitability
Nordic meat and meals company HKScan said that it will slash 211 jobs in Finland as part of its plans to rationalize its production operations in the country.

Sweet Earth Foods rolls out new line of frozen pizzas in US
Sweet Earth Foods, a vegetarian food company, has launched a new range of frozen pizzas in the US to mark its first foray into the pizza sector.

USDA conducts outreach survey to small and very small meat and poultry firms
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is undertaking a survey to help improve the creation and delivery of information and resources for small and very small meat and poultry processing and slaughter companies.

Unilever Indonesia to sell spreads business to KKR for $210m
Unilever’s Indonesian subsidiary has agreed to divest its food spreads business to a subsidiary of US-based private equity firm KKR & Co for IDR2.92tn ($210m).

Agrotop bags contract to build Nutropia’s poultry farm in Ethiopia
Agrotop, a livestock turnkey project contractor, has bagged a contract from Nutropia Poultry & Feed to develop a poultry integration project in Ethiopia.

Novacap invests in Canadian nutrition bar manufacturer Noble Foods
Noble Foods Nutrition, a Canadian-based manufacturer of nutrition and energy bars, has secured an undisclosed equity investment from private equity firm Novacap.

Gotham Greens secures $29m in new funding
Gotham Greens, a US-based urban greenhouse developer and grower of locally grown produce, has raised $29m in Series C equity funding last month.

Nestlé Wagner selects Getac's computing solutions to digitize production
Nestlé Wagner has selected its Getac A140 fully rugged tablet to digitize workflows and streamline productivity at its headquarters in Nonnweiler, Germany.

General Mills unveils high-protein, low sugar yogurt
General Mills is set to launch YQ by Yoplait, a new high-protein and less-sweetened yogurt range made with ultra-filtered milk, later this month in the US.

William Jackson Food acquires UK ingredients supplier Wellocks
British food manufacturer William Jackson Food Group has acquired UK-based food ingredient supplier Wellocks for an undisclosed price.

Conagra adds two plant-based, non-dairy varieties to Reddi-wip topping range
Conagra Brands has expanded its Reddi-wip topping range with the addition of two plant-based, non-dairy flavors.

Olymel acquires Pinty's Delicious Foods
Canadian pork and poultry producer Olymel has acquired Pinty's Delicious Foods, an Ontario poultry slaughtering and processing company, for an undisclosed price.

Kellogg’s recalls honey smacks cereal over salmonella risk
Kellogg has issued a voluntary recall of 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Honey Smacks cereal in the US and other countries owing to potential presence of Salmonella, which has reported to have caused illness in at least 73 people.

EC releases common testing methodology to compare food products quality
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has created a common methodology to enable national consumer authorities to conduct tests comparing the composition and characteristics of food products sold with similar packaging across the European Union (EU).

Bimbo Bakeries USA launches organic bread line
Bimbo Bakeries USA has introduced a new organic line of bread under the Arnold, Brownberry and Oroweat brands.


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