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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.

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.

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. 

New Naturex CEO Olivier Rigaud:

Naturex appoints Olivier Rigaud as CEO

By Shane STARLING

26-year food ingredients veteran Olivier Rigaud is the new CEO of French herbal extracts leader Naturex, moving from tate & Lyle, where he has been the chair of Specialty Food Ingredients since 2010.

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.

Ecolab buys Quimiproductos

Ecolab targets fast-growing Latin America

Ecolab has acquired a Mexico-based manufacturer and provider of cleaning, sanitizing and water treatment products and services to strengthen its position in Latin America.   

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.

Naturex president: acquisition policy remains unchanged

Exclusive interview

Naturex president: acquisition policy remains unchanged

By Shane Starling

Naturex president and chief executive officer, Jacques Dikansky, tells Shane Starling why in August the French botanicals giant bought Spanish supplier, Natraceutical Group, to double its size for the third time since 2002.

Introducing Solae soy

Introducing Solae soy

A brand new ingredients company is to hit the marketplace. Backed
by US soybean giant Bunge and ingredients company DuPont Protein
Technologies, Solae, touting itself as 'one of the world's
premier developers and marketers...

Merging ingredients

Merging ingredients

Ingredients company RFI Ingredients, a supplier of natural
ingredients for the food and functional food industries, has signed
a merger agreement, effective from 1 November, with US nutritional
blends company Nat-Trop. The move looks...

A stake in health

A stake in health

Mergers and acquisitions in the food industry continue this week
with acquisitive Canadian company Stake technology taking over US
ingredients company Opta Food Ingredients at the price of €28m. The
move marks a bid by Stake to build...

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