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New protocol for Atypical BSE investigations

Posted on: 21 July 2014 | Source: The European Food Safety Authority

EFSA has developed a laboratory protocol on how to conduct new studies for investigating the presence of the agent of Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in tissues of infected cattle...


Danone partners with Brookside, East Africa’s leading Dairy Products company

Posted on: 18 July 2014 | Source: Danone

Danone and Brookside’s shareholders announced an agreement allowing Danone to acquire a 40% interest in Brookside’s holding company...

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The Ferrero Group continues investing in Turkey and in the hazelnut sector

Posted on: 17 July 2014 | Source: The Ferrero Group

The Ferrero Group continues to strengthen its presence in the hazelnut market in order to guarantee and further improve the quality of a leading raw material that gives a unique taste to many of its popular products...

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ConAgra Foods buys TaiMei Potato in $93m deal

Posted on: 16 July 2014 | Source: ConAgra Foods'

As part of its ongoing business strategy to grow the company’s international presence, ConAgra Foods, Inc., announced that it has acquired TaiMei Potato Industry Limited...

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Rapid expansion continues at Lindt & Sprüngli

Posted on: 16 July 2014 | Source: The Lindt & Sprüngli Group

The Lindt & Sprüngli Group, manufacturer of premium quality chocolate world wide, is to acquire the traditional US family business Russell Stover Candies, Inc. headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri...


Great tasting low-fat cheeses and cakes could soon be on the menu

Posted on: 16 July 2014 | Source: Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt scientists have been involved in research which could produce low-fat cheeses and cakes that are just as tempting as full-fat equivalents...


Majority stake acquired in Gulf Union Foods Company

Posted on: 16 July 2014 | Source: Olayan Financing Company

Olayan Financing Company has acquired 51% of Gulf Union Foods Company, a leading beverage maker in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf that specializes in fruit juices...

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The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company declares regular quarterly dividend

Posted on: 16 July 2014 | Source: The Coca-Cola Company

The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company declared a regular quarterly dividend of 30.5 cents per common share...

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TreeHouse announces common stock offering to fund Flagstone Foods acquisition

Posted on: 16 July 2014 | Source: Treehouse Foods

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $325 million of shares of its common stock pursuant to an underwritten public offering...

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Mars one of 12 leading companies to sign Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles

Posted on: 15 July 2014 | Source: Mars

Seeking to increase availability of cost-competitive renewable energy to run their businesses, 12 leading companies signed the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles to better communicate their purchasing needs and expectations to the marketplace...


PerkinElmer opens its new Italy head office and Customer Knowledge Center in Milan

Posted on: 11 July 2014 | Source: PerkinElmer

New facility in Milan’s fast-growing scientific and academic community broadens customer support capabilities...

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Unilever sells Slim-Fast to Kainos Capital

Posted on: 11 July 2014 | Source: Unilever

Unilever announced that it has sold its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital...


FSA Board to consider proposals for the sale of raw or unpasteurised milk

Posted on: 11 July 2014 | Source: The Food Standards Agency

The FSA Board is being asked to consider new proposals for the sale of raw, or unpasteurised, milk...

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EFSA consults on guidance to predict pesticide concentrations in soil

Posted on: 10 July 2014 | Source: The European Food Safety Authority

EFSA is launching a public consultation on draft guidance that enables scientists to predict environmental concentrations of plant protection products and their transformation products in soil...

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SABMiller sets out ambitious new sustainability targets

Posted on: 9 July 2014 | Source: SABMiller

Commits to supporting half a million small businesses, world-class water efficiency, and cutting total carbon footprint...