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ADM closes cocoa processing plant

US agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced on Monday that it will discontinue operations indefinitely at its Savannah, Georgia cocoa processing plant, effective...

Sainsbury's pledges 100 per cent organic British meat and dairy

UK supermarket J Sainsbury plc recently pledged to dramatically decrease the amount of imported organic food sold in the UK. In a statement one of...

Criminal charges possible for Snow Brand

Snow Brand Food Co Ltd said on Monday it expected earnings to slump following a meat-packaging scandal that has sent its shares plummeting to record...

Organic fresh fruit booming in UK

Organic fresh fruit sales in Britain rose by a third in 2001 as consumer demand for organic foods continues to grow, states market analysts Organic...

Plastic food containers market set to grow

Demand for food containers in the US is forecast to grow more than three per cent annually to $12.6 billion (€14.5bn) in 2005, reports US...

Income falls for fast food giant McDonalds

McDonald's Corp. said on Thursday that its fourth-quarter net income had fallen 40 per cent, its fifth straight quarterly decline, as the fast-food giant took...

Calls for self-regulation in fresh food sector

Italy has tightened regulation of its fresh fruit and vegetables sector to prevent a repeat of the soaring prices seen after drought and ice destroyed...

Migros commits to 'green' palm oil

Migros, Switzerland's largest supermarket chain, has become the first European retailer to commit itself to buying palm oil exclusively from ecologically sound sources, reports the...

Sales sweeten 4Q Hershey results

Hershey Foods Corp. said on Thursday that fourth-quarter earnings before items rose as higher sales sweetened results for the chocolate giant. The maker of Hershey...

CIAA recalls key issues in food safety debate

The EU Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries (CIAA) recently reminded the new EU Spanish Presidency of the important issues that Spain must tackle...

AOC, the future for Britain

One wide-ranging organisation to promote British food and drink and a quality system like France's appellation contrôlée could be part of a new marketing strategy,...

Unilever chairman analyses the path forward for Europe

The chairman of Anglo-Dutch food company Unilever has called on the new European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to take the lead in the matter of...

ADM 2Q earnings up on margins

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. said on Wednesday earnings in its fiscal second quarter rose 20 per cent as improved oilseed crushing margins amid...

False beef claims from Snow Brand

Snow Brand Food Co Ltd said on Wednesday it falsely claimed 13.8 tonnes of Australian beef was Japanese when it made a 280-tonne sale to...

Groupe Danone contender for Fonterra offshoot

French food group Groupe Danone was yesterday named as a likely suitor for the Fonterra offshoot New Zealand Dairy Foods, reports The New Zealand Herald....

Quaker promotes blood cholesterol kits for consumers

US food company Quaker Oats Company and Biosafe Medical Technologies, Inc. this week announced a new partnership to help consumers reduce their cholesterol. As part...

Galaxy Nutritional Foods issues shares

US producer of plant-based dairy alternatives Galaxy Nutritional Foods this week announced the completion of private placements of its common stock totalling $808,211 (€911,893) and...

Restaurants back FDA guidelines

The US National Restaurant Association recently underlined its support for the new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Security Guidelines. The association, that represents 858,000...

Goodman Fielder sells food ingredients export business

Australian food giant Goodman Fielder plans to sell its Invercargill food ingredients export business to an Australian-owned company, writes the New Zealand Herald this week....

Tesco and Safeway refuse to back organic campaign

UK supermarkets Tesco and Safeway have refused to back a campaign calling for a rise in the amount of land given over to organic farming...

Nestlé announces sale of Food Ingredients to Givaudan

Nestle announced today the sale of its Food Ingredients Specialties (FIS) to flavouring company Givaudan. Givaudan, one of the biggest makers of flavourings, will take...

Novozymes and DSM sign license agreement

Ingredients company DSM has signed an agreement with enzyme producer Novozymes, thereby settling a number of lawsuits filed in several countries, relating to the infringement...

FTC blocks proposed DGF Stoess - Leiner deal

Antitrust enforcers at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission will go to court to block the acquisition of Leiner Davis Gelatin Corp. and Goodman Fielder USA...

Weak prices reduce cocoa grinding

Industry reports of leading Ivory Coast cocoa exporter Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) cutting capacity at its processing plant there were taken stride Wednesday as analysts...

Kagome postpones Heinz Japan stake deal

Japan's largest maker of ketchup, Kagome Co Ltd, said on Thursday it was postponing the acquisition of a controlling stake in the Japanese unit of...

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