The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is developing an open-access database to measure water usage in the Middle East and North Africa, to improve water productivity and reduce scarcity issues.
Boparan Holdings, the holding company for 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported strong progress in its third financial quarter (Q3), with its protein division contributing significantly to sales and profitability.
'Stealth health' is fast becoming a buzzword in the food industry. But does the world 'stealth' imply something inherently negative, and is the quiet reformulation strategy painting an unfair or unrealistic picture of foods?
Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only one company made no progress, according to the NGO.
Technology can improve the efficiency of meat production systems and deliver higher output, but only if there is meaningful interaction between systems and their operators. This should be built into the design stage, said Ole Broberg, associate professor,...
Co-operative the Tican Group has adopted several methods to improve production and ensure steady growth in the past 15 years, but the size and location of its abattoir are set to prove a challenge for the future.
Producers in the world’s largest cocoa-producing country, Côte d’Ivoire, are taking part in the first independent audits in preparation for the UTZ Certified code of conduct; a programme that sets internationally recognised standards for responsible cocoa...
Maple Leaf Foods, the Canadian company responsible for last year’s listeria crisis that killed 22, has backed recommendations from a parliamentary committee to overhaul the country’s food safety system.
The recent contraction of raw material supplies to the food industry, that arguably tipped the delicate balance in the cereal supply chain, may have created a climate for better 'partnership building', suggests the UK's Home Grown Cereals...
Oilseed processor Bunge has reported an encouraging start to its
second half financial year, after adjustments to its South American
business have allowed the firm to stabilize disrupted business in
Food scientists in Russia have developed a new, safer preservative
for meat and fish that they claim improves resistance to harmful
bacteria and could extend shelf-life by up to 50 per cent, offering
opportunities to food makers,...
Dutch retailer Laurus will be glad to see the back of 2004, a year
which saw it struggle with widespread restructuring and a damaging
price war. But 2005 is not guaranteed to be any easier, as the hard
work of rebuilding its business...
Russia's 2004 wheat harvest will be more than sufficient to meet
both domestic and export demand, but efforts by the government to
invest in improving the quality of the harvest, to boost exports
further, have met with a lukewarm...
Fruit and vegetables confirmed their position as the most readily
available products in UK supermarkets in the second quarter of the
year - although just six of 200 product lines were found to have
100 per cent availability during...
Every supermarket owner is constantly seeking ways of driving
growth across every product category, be it through innovation,
promotion or refurbishment. But a recent survey suggests that their
best efforts are being let down at the...