All news articles for April 27, 2016

Poultry production in Iraq dropped by 9% in 2015

Massive bird flu outbreak in Iraq

By Oscar Rousseau

Veterinary officials in Iraq have killed hundreds of thousands of chickens after a deadly strain of avian influenza was detected in the country for the first time in a decade.

Nichols' relaunch of sugar-free brands will include the feel Good range of soft drinks

Nichols plans relaunch of sugar-free drinks range

By James Ridler

Nichols announced a relaunch of its sugar-free brands this summer, following the news of the tax on sugary drinks, and predicted earnings would be in line with expectations.

Over 2.7 million packs of Parma Ham were shipped in 2015

Russian drama for Parma as ham sales fall

By Oscar Rousseau

Full-year trading figures for Parma Ham show strong export growth for the dry-cured charcuterie favourite. But, predictably, sales in Russia have dropped as the Kremlin embargo heaped pressure on the pork industry. 

Inside R&R Ice Cream’s Northallerton factory

Nestlé agrees frozen foods deal with R&R Ice Cream

By Rick Pendrous

Nestlé and R&R, a leading ice cream company based in the UK owned by PAI Partners, have signed an agreement to set up Froneri, a global ice cream and frozen food joint venture (jv).

Picture: FSA. WGS speed vs traditional steps

FSA: WGS revolutionising outbreak investigation

By Joseph James Whitworth

Increasing speed and decreasing costs of genome sequencing technology is having a ‘transformative effect’ on foodborne disease outbreak investigation, according to the UK Food Standards Agency’s chief scientific adviser.

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