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Mondelez International names Robin Hargrove as EVP, Research, Development & Quality

Posted on: 26 March 2015

Mondelez International has announced that Robin Hargrove, 49, will become Executive Vice President, Research, Development and Quality from 1 April 2015...

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Anaerobic digestion at Nestlé factory turns rejected chocolate into renewable energy

Posted on: 26 March 2015

A new anaerobic digestion system at Nestlé’s factory in Fawdon is turning chocolate and confectionery waste into renewable energy and clean water...


FHRS and FHIS evaluation findings published

Posted on: 25 March 2015

The final two research reports, in a series commissioned by the FSA to evaluate the FHRS and FHIS are being published today...

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The first FSA Science Report focuses on foodborne viruses

Posted on: 25 March 2015

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued its Chief Scientific Advisor’s first Science Report, focusing on foodborne viruses...

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ACMSF publishes review of viruses in the food chain

Posted on: 25 March 2015

The Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) has published an extensive review of viruses in the food chain...

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H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group sign definitive merger agreement to form The Kraft Heinz Company

Posted on: 25 March 2015

Heinz and Kraft have signed a definitive merger agreement to form The Kraft Heinz Company, forming the 3rd largest food and drinks company in North America...

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EFSA assesses the risk of transmission of Ebola through food

Posted on: 25 March 2015

There is no evidence that the Ebola virus can be transmitted through food in the European Union, according to EFSA scientists...

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Nestlé meeting commitments for salt and sugar reduction in products

Posted on: 25 March 2015

In 2014, 98% of Nestlé’s portfolio of products for children met its Nutritional Foundation criteria for salt reduction and for sugar reduction...

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Arla Foods amba to increase its April milk price

Posted on: 25 March 2015

Arla Foods amba is raising its on-account milk price from 30 March 2015 by 1.5 eurocents as Sterling continues to strengthen...

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Eradicating sheep and goat plague (PPR) by 2030

Posted on: 24 March 2015

Goats and sheep in many countries are increasingly threatened by peste des petits ruminants (PPR). Upcoming conference discusses elimination of PPR by 2030...


Tiny food start-up beats national brands as Keen Nut Butter is labelled one of Northern Ireland’s favourite foods

Posted on: 24 March 2015

Keen Nutrition's Keen Nut Butter has been voted runner up in the People’s Choice Awards in this year’s Northern Ireland Food and Drink Awards...

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Measuring what matters: Nestlé’s materiality matrix

Posted on: 24 March 2015

Each year, Nestlé's materiality matrix plots the economic, social and environmental issues against the the company’s reputation, operations and finances...

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FSA welcomes sentencing from investigation into horse meat scandal

Posted on: 24 March 2015

The Food Safety Agency (FSA) has welcomed the conclusion of the first prosecution brought as a result of the investigation into the horse meat scandal...

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Nestlé meeting commitments in coffee growing communities as Nescafé Plan progresses

Posted on: 23 March 2015

Nestlé increases the volume of responsibly sourced coffee in 2014 to 412,000 tonnes- Nescafé increases amount of coffee sourced via Farmer Connect programme...

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Andy Morling appointed as the new Head of the Food Crime Unit

Posted on: 23 March 2015

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has appointed Andy Morling as the Head of the Food Crime Unit, and he starts in the role this week...