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Nestlé

Nestlé set to be first major confectionery company to source 100% sustainable cocoa in UK and Ireland

Posted on: 6 August 2014 | Source: Nestlé

Nestlé UK & Ireland announced it is on target to achieve 100 per cent cocoa from sustainable sources by end of 2015, becoming the first major confectionery company in UK and Ireland to achieve this milestone...

USDA

USDA announces additional food safety requirements, new inspection system for poultry products

Posted on: 6 August 2014 | Source: The U.S. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat...

Queens University Belfast

Queen’s University awarded £500,000 to tackle global food fraud

Posted on: 6 August 2014 | Source: Queen’s University Belfast

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have received £500,000 to investigate global food fraud and help prevent criminal activity within the industry...

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Cargill’s Milwaukee beef harvest facility closed due to diminished cattle supply

Posted on: 6 August 2014 | Source: Cargill

Cargill closed its Milwaukee, Wis., beef harvest facility, which employs approximately 600 people, on Friday 1 August 2014....

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Campylobacter survey results published

Posted on: 5 August 2014 | Source: The Food Standards Agency

The FSA has published the first set of quarterly results from a new survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens...

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Molecular typing for food-borne pathogens

Posted on: 4 August 2014 | Source: The European Food Safety Authority

EFSA has evaluated the requirements for the design of surveillance activities for food-borne pathogens in animals, feed and food when molecular typing methods are applied...

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SME food allergen labelling guidance published

Posted on: 4 August 2014 | Source: The Food Standards Agency

The FSA is issuing technical guidance to help small and medium-sized businesses comply with new rules on allergen labelling and information, which take effect later this year...

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13,500 farmers from 7 countries own Arla Foods

Posted on: 4 August 2014 | Source: Arla Foods

Arla Foods’ merger with Belgian EGM Walhorn reinforces Arla Foods’ status as the world’s most multinational farmer-owned dairy company...

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New EU law on food information to consumers

Posted on: 31 July 2014 | Source: Ferrero

The new EU regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers changes existing legislation on food labelling in the EU countries. This is due to come into force 13 December 2014...

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Hormel Foods announces new Board Members

Posted on: 31 July 2014 | Source: Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation announced the election of three new members to the Hormel Foods Board of Directors, effective July 28, 2014...

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Automated PCR-Setup for the detection of pathogens in the food sector: BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH and DORNIER-LTF GmbH start worldwide sales cooperation

Posted on: 31 July 2014 | Source: BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH

BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH Potsdam, Germany and DORNIER-LTF GmbH Lindau, Germany announce their new OEM partnership in July 2014...

Lassonde

Lassonde Industries Inc. completes acquisition of Apple & Eve, LLC of Port Washington, New York

Posted on: 30 July 2014 | Source: Lassonde Industries Inc.

Lassonde Industries Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Apple & Eve, LLC of Port Washington, New York, for a total cash consideration of US$147.9 million...

USDA

USDA Secretary announces creation of Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research

Posted on: 30 July 2014 | Source: The United States Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the creation of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research and the appointment of a 15-member board of directors...

Tyson

Tyson Foods to sell Mexico and Brazil poultry businesses

Posted on: 30 July 2014 | Source: Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with JBS SA to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil, the company announced...

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Diageo announces appointment to its Board of Directors

Posted on: 30 July 2014 | Source: Diageo

Diageo announces the appointment of Nicola Mendelsohn as a Non-Executive Director effective 1 September 2014...

 

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