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DAT-Schaub CEO Jan Roelsgaard has eyes on more acquisitions in 2018

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Brazil ‘scandals’ no concern, says DAT-Schaub CEO

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian corruption and food safety scandals do not alarm leading natural casings supplier DAT-Schaub, which aims to double the profits of four South American firms it acquired this week.

Marel said it saw 'great' long-term potential in Brazil's meat industry

Marel taps into Brazil with Sulmaq acquisition

By Oscar Rousseau

Marel will acquire Brazilian meat processing solutions provider Sulmaq for an undisclosed sum as it sees “growth potential” in South America’s food production industry. 

Wesley Batista has stayed on at JBS but his brother, Joesely, has left

JBS to appeal blocked $300m asset sale

By Oscar Rousseau

JBS plans to launch an appeal after a Brazilian judge blocked its sale of meat firms in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to rival Minerva in a nine-figure deal.

Carr's will be finishing work on its feed block plant in Silver Springs, Nevada

Carr’s looks at investment plans

By Aidan Fortune

Agricultural and food business Carr’s Group has set out extensive global growth plans following its full-year results.

The FAO says consumption of arracacha may predate that of the potato in parts of South America

EFSA rejects novel foods status for arracacha root

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected a novel foods application for the South American root vegetable arracacha xanthorrhiza after the applicant failed to provide sufficient information.

Does the long-term future of cocoa lie outside West Africa? Photo Credit: WCF

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Could West Africa lose its cocoa crown?

By Oliver Nieburg

ConfectioneryNews asks industry leaders if cocoa production will gradually move closer to the burgeoning chocolate markets of China and Brazil or whether West Africa will always be the king of cocoa.

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