All news articles for November 03, 2015

A trade agreement between New Zealand and the EU is progressing

EU and NZ trade agreement progresses

By Chloe Ryan

The European Union and New Zealand are set to progress negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA), in a move that holds particular significance for the red meat industry. 

Nomad's acquisition of Findus' continental European business has been completed

Nomad Foods completes Findus acquisition

By Chloe Ryan

Nomad Foods has completed its £500 million acquisition of the Continental European arm of Findus, backed by a group of investors including Highbridge Principal Strategies, Lion Capital and Sankaty Advisors.

The Russian embargo might be extended to canned meats

Russia may expand food embargo to canned meat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia may ban imports of canned meat from the European Union (EU), the USA, Canada and number of other destinations already prevented from supplying fresh and frozen meat to the country following the food embargo originally implemented in August 2014. 

Food safety crime guidelines for fines

Tougher fines for most serious food crimes

By Alice Foster

Businesses found guilty of corporate manslaughter and the most serious food crimes will face tougher fines under new guidelines published today (November 3).

Nomad completes Findus acquisition

Nomad completes Findus acquisition

By Niamh Michail

Nomad has completed its acquisition of Findus becoming the largest frozen food in Western Europe, it announced yesterday.

Adverts for fast-moving consumer goods is not hitting the mark - over half of the 30,000 senior consumers surveyed by Nielsen said adverts did not reflect them or their needs

Older consumers need tailored food products, say researchers

By Niamh Michail

It's not just taste and texture perceptions that change for older consumers but their social experience of food too - yet research is lacking and food manufacturers are missing out as a result, say Dutch scientists.

  People starting careers in food businesses should be hungry for knowledge, says King

Big interview new starter advice

Food business starters should be hungry for knowledge

By Laurence Gibbons

Young people starting their food business careers should hungry for knowledge about the roles they’ve taken on and slip a “finger in lots of pies”, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) boss Jane King. 

FQN, as a media partner, will be reporting live from the symposium

RAFA 2015 in Czech Republic November 3–6

FQN heads to RAFA 2015

By Joseph James Whitworth

An international conference covering the latest issues in food safety and quality with the biggest industry names starts this week.

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