All news articles for December 2017

Private equity firm KKR wins auction for Unilever’s spreads business

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Private equity firm KKR wins auction for Unilever’s spreads business

By Elaine Watson

Unilever has received a binding offer from US buyout fund KKR to purchase its global spreads business for €6.825bn ($8bn) following an auction in which it saw off competing bids from CVC Capital Partners, Apollo Global Management, Clayton Dubilier &...

EFSA will set up a working group in 2018 and start collecting papers and data. Picture: iStock/ziquiu

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EFSA prepares for BPA toxicity assessment

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has finalised the strategy for its next re-evaluation of the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA).

Orkla's Anammas brand delivers the McVegan burger in collaboration with McDonald's

Orkla and McDonald’s launch McVegan burger

By Katy Askew

In an effort to meet growing demand for meat-free options in the foodservice sector, Nordic food group Orkla is teaming-up with McDonald’s to launch a vegan burger.

Will Brexit be as bad as some fear? ©iStock

How is Brexit shaping up for the food sector?

By David Burrows

As Brexit negotiations between London and Brussels rumble on, the future trading relationship continues to concern the business world. How is the prospect of Brexit shaping up for the food sector?

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