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Cadbury discusses Orangina

Cadbury Schweppes, the chocolate and soft drinks group, announced this week that it is still in talks with French group Pernod-Ricard to buy the Orangina...

Kellogg makes room for Keebler

US cereal giant Kellogg Co., is to take a restructuring charge of $50 million to $70 million in the fourth quarter of 2000 in preparation...

EU wide animal feed ban to start in 2001

Europe's food safety Commissioner David Byrne announced on Wednesday that he expected a temporary EU-wide ban on meat-based animal feed, planned to combat mad cow...

Royal Ahold boasts glowing 3Q results

Royal Ahold, the Dutch food provider, announced a healthy rise in third quarter earnings this week. Net earnings rose 55.5 per cent to Euro 259.6...

Byrne declares no EU country 'risk free' from BSE

As farm ministers prepare to meet in Brussels next week to discuss the growing BSE problem, European Union Commissioner David Byrne, Europe's Health and Consumer...

Hercules talks of merger

Hercules, the US-based chemical group, confirmed this week that it was interested in either selling or merging its business, the Financial Times reports. The company...

Molson buys Bavaria beer

Molson, the Montreal-based brewery, announced this week its agreement to purchase the Bavaria beer brand from Brazil's Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (Ambev), Latin Finance...

Cranberry growers set their eyes on Japan

Ocean Spray Cranberries, the US cranberry co-operative, is looking to push the Japanese market. A 2 million barrel glut in the United States has encouraged...

Cadbury Schweppes buys into Australian drinks brands

Cadbury Schweppes plc, the UK drinks and food group, announced this week that its Australian subsidiary is to build on its Australian beverages business. The...

Athens bans beef

As the beef crisis deepens in Europe, butchers in the Athens area have banned the sale of beef after demanding meat and feed undergo stricter...

Mexico sign free trade agreement with European countries

President Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico signed a free trade pact with the four-nation European Free Trade Association this week. The agreement, aiming to help Mexico...

Heinz and Hain launch soymilk product

Food companies Heinz North America and Hain Celestial announced this week the first fruits of their alliance formed in 1999 to develop products in the...

Court rejects ADM appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals by two former Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. executives who were found guilty in 1998 of fixing the prices of...

Organic food on the up in China

Organic food is becoming more popular in China and offering new opportunities for a sustainable development of agriculture, Asia Pulse reports. According to official statistics,...

PepsiCo looks again to Quaker

PepsiCo, the soft drinks and snack food group, is once again the favourite to buy Quaker Oats after French group Danone and U.S drinks giant...

Germany reports first mad cow

The European Union is to release 60 million euros to fund tests for a period of six months starting from January 2001. The announcement arrived...

EU clears S&N acquisition of Portuguese brewer

The European Commission has cleared the acquisition by Britain's Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) of a 49% stake in Centralcontrol, owner of Centralcer, Portugal's second brewer....

Hormel announces record earnings

U.S food group Hormel Foods Corporation announced on Wednesday a healthy financial performance with record net earnings and dollar sales. The group reported total fiscal...

Glavany announces rescue package

On his return from the meeting of Ministers of Agriculture in Brussels French Agriculture minister Jean Glavany announced a rescue package for the French beef...

Obipektin AG and Spreda AG in new hands

After an extensive search, Obipektin AG and her sister company Spreda AG - Swiss-based suppliers of speciality food ingredients - have succeeded in finding a...

Danone pulls out of Quaker bid

Danone, the French food group, on Thursday abandoned its attempt to buy Quaker Oats, the US owner of sports drink Gatorade, one day after showing...

EU agrees on BSE tests

European Union farm ministers, meeting to soothe consumer fears over mad cow disease in France, agreed on Tuesday to test far more animals for BSE...

Ahold acquisition approved

Dutch food group Royal Ahold announced this week the acquisition of PYA/Monarch by U.S. Foodservice, Royal Ahold's foodservice company in the UnitedStates, has been approved...

OmegaTech expands european organisation

OmegaTech, a U.S bioscience company, announced this week an expansion of its European operations in the U.K, France, Central and Eastern Europe, and Germany. The...

Hi Europe opens in Germany

The first Health Ingredients Europe opened yesterday in Frankfurt, Germany. The show expects 7,500 visitors to 400 stands. Leaders in the health ingredients market will...