A seemingly trivial legal case involving UK supermarket Tesco’s description of chocolate sold in its stores in the Czech Republic illustrates the potential pitfalls of multilingual labels and automatic translations.
Food recalls and alerts so far in November have been notified by the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland, USA, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark.
Multinational food firms are manufacturing poorer quality, unhealthier (but sometimes more expensive) versions of their trademarked brands for the Eastern Europe market, says the Czech Republic, which wants to see EU legislation to protect consumers....
Sausage casings firm Devro's acquisition of 100% of the shares of the Dutch collagen manufacturer PV Industries (PVI) will boost its “presence and authority” in Europe, a top UK food industry analyst claims.
Despite the decrease in production reported in the majority of meat segments in the Czech Republic last year, local lamb and sheep meat production rose in 2013, according to data released by the state-run Czech Statistical Office (CSU). Production of...
Polish poultry processor Drobimex has announced plans to invest about 40m zloty (PLN) – around US$13m – in expanding and modernising its facilities in Poland. The announcement was made by Klaus Roppel, the company’s chief executive, at a press conference.
Israel-based firm Galam Group has said it is tripling its R&D capabilities to provide comprehensive sweetener solutions for food manufacturers – especially as they look to capitalise on the potential of natural sweeteners, the company has said.
The second largest player on the Romanian chocolate market Kandia Dulce has acquired former competitor Supreme Chocolat, the third largest player, which could put pressure on market leader Kraft, according to an analyst.
Existing ‘pharmacological’ disease management models that have an ‘after the event’ focus are chronically failing to adequately deal with spiralling rates of chronic disease like obesity and diabetes – in both treatment and economic terms, a conference...
Beef production in the Czech Republic took a blow this week, after
a new case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was confirmed
in a herd within the country - the second outbreak of its kind this