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Both Cargill and Faccenda Foods are privately owned companies

Cargill, Faccenda Foods form UK poultry firm

By Aidan Fortune

Two major poultry businesses have agreed to work together in a new joint venture to provide chicken, turkey and duck to the UK retail and foodservice market.

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Kerry Group selects new CEO

By Emma Jane Cash

The board of the Irish food and ingredient manufacturer has chosen Edmond Scanlon, the current chief executive of the group’s Asia-Pacific operations, to become the new CEO.

MTech's systems help run swine and poultry businesses on six continents

Chicken, pig software business bought

By Rod Addy

US poultry and swine production software firm MTech has been snapped up by Sweden’s Munters Group, a global leader in energy-efficient air treatment and climate solutions.

Social was labelled a 'threat' and an 'opportunity' at the World Meat Congress

World Meat Congress

Social media erodes consumer trust in meat

By Oscar Rousseau

The use of social media to shame and defame meat companies accused of wrongdoing and malpractice is eroding consumer trust. 

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.

Nomad Foods has acquired Iglo Group for about £1.87bn

Nomad Foods reports £392M loss as empire grows

By Alice Foster

Nomad Foods, the new owner of frozen food company Iglo Group, has reported a £392M loss in the six months to June 30 as the investment firm eyes other potential acquisitions.

Europe remains a key focus for the WH Group

Smithfield eyes Europe expansion after Campofrio sale

By Elsa Reed, in Shenzhen

Smithfield Foods executives have said their company plans to push sales of its own products strongly in Europe, now that its parent, the China-based WH Group, has announced the sale of shares in Spanish meat company Campofrio.

The company would like to intensify growth in Europe and Asia, it said.

Barentz reveals expansion plans after gaining added funds

By Joyeeta Basu

On the back of a deal with a ‘strong’ equity partner, Barentz International will use the additional funds to accelerate growth in its key markets in Europe, India, China and Asia Pacific, it said.

Vion said the appointment of Stortelder reflected an increased focus on valorisation optimal value creation through the livestock processed by Vion

New pork COO announced at Vion

By Georgi Gyton

Frans Stortelder is to succeed Godert Tegelberg as chief operating officer of Pork Vion Food. 

Additional processing lines will be put in as part of the expansion

Moy Park expands in Northern Ireland

By Georgi Gyton

Brazilian-owned poultry processor Moy Park is to create more than 600 new jobs following the creation of a new product development (NPD) centre in Northern Ireland.

Genome research project bids to eliminate listeria

Canadian research projects targets listeria

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has partnered with two other organisations to support a $1.4m genomics research project to eliminate listeria from the food supply.

Smithfield moves to supply ractopamine-free pork

Smithfield moves to supply ractopamine-free pork

By Nicholas Robinson

US company Smithfield Foods has announced its readiness to meet the rising demand for ractopamine-free pork, following China and Russia announcing their need for such products.

Healthy food enzymes help Novozymes report 2012 growth

Healthy food enzymes help Novozymes report 2012 growth

By Nathan Gray

Increasing demand for industry to produce healthier foods helped Novozymes to a strong 2012 performance in its food and drink business, however the Danish enzyme specialist says growth was ‘below expectation’.

Caravelle to acquire Naturex stake

Groupe Caravelle to acquire equity stake in Naturex

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

French industrial business Groupe Caravelle has said it intends to acquire an equity stake in Naturex, following Spanish group Natraceutical’s sale of its 15.35% stake in the company earlier this month.

Strong year for Zambeef

Strong year for Zambeef

By Arabella Mileham

African integrated agri-business Zambeef has seen strong trading over the year to 30 September 2012, driven by rapidly increasing demand across meat divisions and continued growth in the Zambian economy, the company has announced.  

Naturex reports H1 growth on back of acquisitions

Naturex reports H1 growth on back of acquisitions

By Nathan Gray

Natural ingredients supplier Naturex has reported a healthy 15% growth in sales for the first half of its financial year on the back of ‘positive contributions’ from the firm’s new acquisitions.

Sales jumped 37% to €272.2m for Raisio in H1

Raisio H1 EBIT jumps 73%

By Shane Starling

Finnish supplier Raisio has turned in a bumper half-year with earnings before interest, tax and depreciation (EBIT) surging from €10.3m to €16.2m – a 73% rise.

Pathogen test kits sold well, reported Neogen.

Food safety firm Neogen reports net income up 30%

By Mike Stones

Food and animal safety company Neogen reported a 30 percent boost to its net income to reach $22,839,000 for its 2011 fiscal year, which ended May 3. Net income climbed to $0.96 per share, compared with $0.76 per share the year before.

Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

By Shane Starling

Dupont, which earlier in the year warned that its May $6.49bn acquisition of Danisco would dent its yearly profits, has defied expectations in second quarter results published today.

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

By Shane Starling

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

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