All news articles for August 2012

Britvic rocked by new 'off odour' recall incident in Ireland

Britvic rocked by new 'off odour' recall incident in Ireland

By Ben Bouckley

Britvic has withdrawn Ballygowan Water products from sale in Northern Ireland and Ireland due to an 'off odor', according to the UK FSA and the Irish FSAI, in the second recall-related incident to blight the company in as many months.

‘Fat tax‘ – why is Denmark such a quitter?

‘Fat tax' – why is Denmark such a quitter?

By Rod Addy

‘Fat tax’ is a neat thought, but like all simplistic ideas it falls down at the execution, as the progress of the policy in Denmark shows – it simply doesn’t work in practice.

Egg price hikes drive Avangardco sales and profits

Egg price hikes drive Avangardco sales and profits

By Rod Addy

The increased price of eggs has been the biggest factor behind strong results posted by Ukraine-based international egg and egg products business Avangardco, which boasts hundreds of millions of euros in sales.

Soaring French spirits taxes rock Pernod Ricard

Soaring French spirits taxes rock Pernod Ricard

By Ben Bouckley

Pernod Ricard admits that the effects of a hefty 2012 French VAT hike on spirits has ‘severely affected’ the fortunes of key brand Ricard and other aniseed spirits with 45%+ ABV.

A selection of Swizzels Matlow products

Food industry advertising spat deepens

By Rod Addy

The Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) has stepped up its assault on food industry advertising, vowing to press on with complaints against Nestlé after winning a challenge against UK confectionery firm Swizzels Matlow.

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