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No comment from Goodman Fielder over gelatin sell-off speculation

Australia's largest food company Goodman Fielder refused to comment on Tuesday morning about speculation that the group was in negotiations to sell its $300 million...

Cargill announces rosy results

Agricultural giant Cargill Inc. announced on Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings had jumped 20 per cent to $174 million, led by the company's beef processing...

First case of BSE strikes Italy

Italy's first suspected case of BSE has been found in an animal destined for the McDonald's restaurant chain, The Independent newspaper reports. Traces of the...

French magistrate to investigate Britain over BSE

A French magistrate is to seek documentary evidence from the UK government in the next few weeks to substantiate claims that the Thatcher government ``criminally...

Opposition MP demands dairy deregulation report

An independent report in Australia into the deregulation of the dairy industry must be made public as a matter of urgency, Australian Opposition agriculture spokesman...

Sainsbury reports sales increase

The UK supermarket group, J Sainsbury, reported total sales growth up 3.2 per cent in the third quarter on Monday. Like-for-like sales increased 0.7 per...

Japanese Snow Brand closes five plants

Japanese dairy goods producer Snow Brand Milk Products Co Ltd said on Monday it will close a total of five domestic milk plants as it...

Cadburys subsidiary buys packaging business

Mott's Inc., a subsidiary of Cadbury Schweppes Plc, announced on Thursday that it had agreedto acquire New Jersey-based Carteret Packaging, Inc. for $14.8 million. The...

Ajinomoto apologises to Muslims

Ajinomoto, the Japanese food seasoning giant, apologised to the Muslims of Indonesia this week in several major newspapers over the use of pig enzymes in...

Danone faces strikes

Unions at the LU biscuit arm of French food group, Danone were up in arms on Thursday following leaked reports in the press that 12...

UK milk supply plunges

Britain's milk supply is running at historically low levels and may fall short of the quota set by the European Commission, the National Farmers Union...

Strong growth for China food industry

China's food industry is expected to maintain rapid growth over the next five years to eventually become China's largest industry by 2020, according to news...

UK consumer regains faith in beef

UK consumers once again trust British beef the results of a poll showed on Tuesday. . The IGD, a leading research and education body for...

Geest buy French salad

Geest, the UK prepared foods group, said on Wednesday that it had completed the acquisition of Cinquieme Saison, a French prepared salads business ahead of...

NutraSweet moves

Aspartame giant, NutraSweet, on Wednesday moved its global headquarters to 10 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3200, Chicago. The company believes that this is a significant...

Metro reports strong sales for 2000

Metro, the German-based retailer, on Tuesday reportedthat sales for 2000 matched expectations, rising 7.1 percent to DM91.8bn ($44.2bn) on the back of strong growth in...

Green nominated German Agriculture minister

Blamed for their inadequate handling of the "mad cow" crisis in Germany, Andrea Fischer, Minister of Agriculture and Karl-Heinz Funke, Minister of Health handed in...

US megahub launched

Transora.com, the eMarketplace for the consumer packaged goods industry, and GlobalNetXchange (GNX), the business-to-business online marketplace for the retail industry, announced this week the joint...

Campbell name new chief executive

US soup and snacks company Campbell Soup ended its nine-month search for a chief executive on Monday. Douglas Conant of Nabisco was named as the...

McDonalds responds to BSE crisis

Amid increasing BSE fears in Germany, fast food giant McDonalds has launched a new burger made entirely from pork. In a bid to protect sales...

Gorton CEO denies threat of sale

Previous reports that Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever is to divest itself of frozen seafood producer Gorton's Seafood were called "totally erroneous" by Gorton's President and CEO...

Fosters deny takeover talk

Contrary to reports, Australian brewing group Fosters said on Monday that it had not received a takeover offer from British Diageo. In a statement the...

Processors to justify water percentage

US Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman announced this week a new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requirement intended to improve the safety of raw meat...

Diageo thirsty for Fosters beer

UK drinks giant Diageo Plc may have its eyes on Australia's Fosters's Brewing Group, The Observer reported on Sunday. The paper claims that Diageo is...

Australia suspends European beef imports

Imports of all beef and beef products from Europe into Australia and New Zealand will be suspended from today amid growing fears of Bovine Spongiform...