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David Gregory. Picture: IFST.

Ex M&S director becomes IFST president

By Jenny Eagle

Former Marks & Spencer (M&S) technical director, David Gregory, has become the president of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).

Despite the resignation, MHP's share price increased on the London Stock Exchange on 19 July

MHP chairman resigns, cites family reasons

By Oscar Rousseau

Charles Adriaenssen, chairman of Ukrainian agro-industrial company MHP, has stepped down after a decade at the helm of the feed and meat business. 

GACS chair Professor Sir Colin Blakemore: expressed 'uninanimous' fears of committee members

Food Standards Agency in row with scientists

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) board last week decided to go ahead with plans to replace its General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) with a new Science Council in the face of unanimous opposition from members of GACS, who feared the loss of independent...

Dr Url: “I commit myself to working with staff, scientific experts, European institutions, member states and stakeholders to uphold EFSA’s core values and to work towards more open risk assessment and further building trust.”

EFSA MGMT BOARD: "Bernhard will ...provide Europe with the best scientific advice to protect consumers from food-related risks..."

EFSA confirms Bernard Url as new chief


Doctor Bernhard Url is the new chief of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) after its management board confirmed the acting-chief as its next executive director this week.

Yildiz sells yeast unit for €162m

Yildiz sells yeast unit for €162m

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Turkish food group Yildiz Holding has sold its yeast unit Dosu Maya to French firm Le Saffre for €162m.

EFSA chief resigns after 7 years

EFSA chief resigns after 7 years

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is looking for a new chief after executive director Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle resigned to work in the French public service.

Sankey left the flavour firm after seven years at the helm

Flavour firm chairman to retire

By Laurence Gibbons

Swiss flavour firm Firmenich chairman Vernon Sankey retired from the company on June 30 and has been replaced by Yves Boisdron.

The food safety watchdog slammed the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers for failing to share information

Meat suppliers group slammed for horsemeat secrecy

By Rick Pendrous

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has been criticised by the chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for refusing to share precise details about a recent incident of horsemeat contamination in a shipment of beef.

John Ruff. Picture courtesy of IFT

IFT appoints president

John Ruff has been elected as the 73rd president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Pektowin acquisition set to be a lucrative fruit and veg basket for Naturex?

Heavily strategic Polish buy-out for Naturex finalised

By Kacey Culliney

French botanicals giant, Naturex, will venture into the fruit and vegetable concentrates sector for the first time and almost double pectin production, as its acquisition of Polish manufacturer, Pektowin, is finalised.

Juice trade tackles market

Juice trade tackles market

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) asserts that the world trade
pattern for agricultural products in general, and for fresh
horticultural and fruit juices in particular, is changing rapidly.
Coming to terms with changes, two industry...

Cranberries reviewed

Cranberries reviewed

Cranberry sales for US co-operative Ocean Spray Cranberries may be
booming in Europe but news this week that its CEO of three years,
Robert Hawthorne, has resigned led US ratings agency Moody's to
review a possible downgrade...

Overhaul of ADM's board

Overhaul of ADM's board

The American agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), is
suggesting to cut its board of directors by almost one-third, with
Dwayne Andreas, the company's chairman of 30 years, stepping down.


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