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Researchers battle to combat ‘olive leprosy’ in Italy

By Oliver Morrison

Olive oil brand Filippo Berio has teamed up with Italy’s National Research Council to investigate ways to make olive trees more resilient to pests such as the so-called olive leprosy as well as future-proof the industry.

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Is the Italian market ready for meal kits?

By Oliver Morrison

HelloFresh has announced a move into Italy -- famous for its fierce tradition of gastronomic heritage. But the meal-kit giant says the country ‘offers great conditions to expand’.

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Italy ups ante in NutriScore battle

By Oliver Morrison

Italy has again raised its opposition to the NutriScore food labelling scheme, which it says unfairly discriminates against traditional Italian delicacies.

The Italian Way considers the US a ‘mature and conscious’ market for Italian beverage exports.

Italy eyes the US beverage market for health-conscious, eco customers

By Beth Newhart

American consumers are increasingly looking for products with a focus on simple, high-quality ingredients and sustainability. And a group of Italian companies believe their products are ready to meet these demands: with their drinks on show at the Winter...

The Italian government is enforcing a new labeling law to distinguish between fresh bread and those that have undergone 'preservative' methods to increase shelf life. Pic: ©GettyImages/benidio

Italy enforces fresh bread labeling law

By Gill Hyslop

Italy is to enforce a new labeling law today (December 19) to distinguish fresh bread from products that have been ‘preserved for prolonged durability’.

Yarok CEO Jonathan Sierra receiving the UNIDO ITPO Italy Innovation award

Yarok technology wins UN award

By staff reporter

Yarok Technology Transfer has won a UN innovation award for its pathogen detection technology.

Italian cured meat could be popular with China's middle class, according to analysts

China ends trade ban on Italian pork

By Oscar Rousseau

China has lifted its 17-year-old trade ban on Italian pork imports, in place since 1999 over swine vesicular disease (SVD) concerns.

Italy boasts a low usage of water when it comes to cattle production

Italy in front on beef water use

By Oscar Rousseau

Beef production in Italy is economical when it comes to water consumption and is below the international average for water use, according to the Italian meat body Carni Sostenibili. 

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Companies sourcing Italian tomatoes urged: 'Make yourselves known'

By Lynda Searby

Following revelations of gross exploitation of workers in the Italian tomato processing industry, the Ethical Trading Initiative is asking food manufacturers to map their supply chains - but Princes is the only one to come forward so far. 

Italian politicians defend palm oil

Italian politicians defend palm oil

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Italian politicians have submitted two resolutions to parliament defending palm oil in the face of anti-palm oil campaigns, calling it a raw material of fundamental importance for Italian industry.

Cargill takes over Italian citrus pectin plants, three years after they were bought by US-based FMC

Cargill buys Italian citrus pectin business

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Cargill is to acquire the pectin operations of US firm FMC - a move it hopes will help it tap into demand for 'label-friendly' ingredients. 

The reception included a presentation on the qualities of PGI Welsh Lamb

Welsh Lamb promoted at Italian event

By Georgi Gyton

Representatives from Italy’s retail and foodservice sectors were invited to an event in southern Italy, hosted by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales.

FVO gave recommendations to enhance the control system

Italian Salmonella controls evaluated by FVO

By Joseph James Whitworth

Salmonella National Control Programmes (SNCPs) in Italy have the required sampling frequency and correct sampling protocol but there are still some deficiencies, according to findings from the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO).

Jones presented food industry concerns about data sharing at EFSA's transparency meeting this morning...

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

By Shane Starling at EFSA in Parma, Italy

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

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