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Ebro taps pressurisation trends in pasta ©iStock/DawidKasza

Ebro’s premium pasta power play

By Katy Askew

Spanish pasta and rice group Ebro Foods has acquired a majority stake in Italian fresh pasta manufacturer Bertagni 1882 as it continues to expand in the premium space.

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Tate & Lyle launches 17 non-GMO starches

By Niamh Michail

Specialty ingredient supplier Tate & Lyle will launch 17 non-GMO starches in order to meet a growing global demand, particularly in North America and Eastern Europe, it says.

Canada's pig herd has continued to grow for four years in succession

Canada’s pig herd continues to grow

By Oscar Rousseau

The number of pigs in Canada’s herd has continued to rise for the fourth consecutive year, according to the government-owned Statistics Canada.

Seaweed: Mintel claims it could become the next ‘superfood’

Seaweed market boosted by NPD surge

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink product launches with seaweed flavours, including kombu, nori, and wakame, grew by 147% in Europe between 2011 and 2015, according to latest figures.

The EU has an opportunity to export Spanish-style pork products to Cuba, the UECBV say

Cuba - a ‘window of opportunity’ for EU pork

By Oscar Rousseau

Cuba has opened its market to a range of US food imports and the Spanish-speaking country has been tipped to be an unlikely saviour of Europe’s beleaguered pork sector, according to the European Meat and Livestock Trading Union (UECBV).

The proposed fiscal 2017 budget requested a 15% hike over last year’s total coming to $1.6bn

FDA identifies focus areas for requested funding

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it planned to focus on two areas as part of additional resources for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

The US government says meat exports to South Africa may be worth $75m annually

South Africa ends trade row with the US

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa has ended its trade dispute with the US, allowing most imports of beef, pork and poultry access to the market, after what the US described as “intense” negotiations

Cert ID relaunches programme of training courses

FoodChain ID to take over training delivery

By Joseph James Whitworth

Cert ID has relaunched its programme of training courses for food industry professionals and is moving all its training delivery to sister company FoodChain ID.

Food Safety recall round-up by FQN

Food Safety recall round-up 11-24 September

Recalls: Spoilage, undeclared milk and pathogens

By Joseph James Whitworth

A recall round-up covering two weeks in September takes us to Denmark, Sweden, USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, Austria and France.

AGOA was first approved in 2000

USA extends meat import privileges for African exporters

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

With a compromise over the US-South Africa poultry trade having paved the way, the US House of Representatives’ overwhelming approval of a Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes re-authorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act...

The chain has faced negative publicity in the Russian media

McDonald’s to reduce pace of growth in Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian division of McDonald’s is expected to open no more than 50-60 restaurants this year, down from 73 opened last year, according to a statement from the chief Russian manager Alexei Semenov.

Frutarom buys Taura for US$70m

Frutarom buys Taura for US$70m


Israeli ingredients firm Frutarom has acquired New Zealand-based fruit ingredients company Taura Natural Ingredients Holding Ltd for about US$70m, the company has said.

Brennan: 'Germany could be one of the top three or four markets in the world for us'

Quorn gears up for massive NPD push

By Rod Addy

Quorn has revealed plans for substantial new product development (NPD) activity this year, including gluten-free and vegan lines, which it expects to fuel UK and international growth.

ABP Food Group declined to go into detail as to how the talks were progressing

Irish processor in talks to supply beef to US

By Georgi Gyton

ABP Food Group has confirmed that it has been in talks to supply Irish beef to the US, but has kept quiet on whether it will be the first company to do so following the lifting of the ban on EU beef.

FoodQualityNews withdrawals 9-15 January 2015

Food Safety recall round-up 9-15 January

Recalls: Glass and plastic contamination

By Joseph James Whitworth

A recall round-up covering one week in January takes us to the USA, England, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Sweden.

FoodQualityNews recalls 12-18 December

Food Safety recall round-up 12-18 December

Recalls: Allergens, pathogens and wrong expiry dates

By Joseph James Whitworth

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to USA, Canada, England, Ireland, France, Denmark and Norway.

Devro said lower production costs in the US could save £8m annually

Devro highlights progress in China

By Georgi Gyton

Scottish collagen casing manufacturer Devro said it had made "significant progress" on its business developments in China, in its interim results for the six months to 30 June 2014.

Saudi poultry to soar 52% by 2018

Saudi poultry to soar 52% by 2018

By Eliot Beer

Saudi Arabia's poultry production will rise 52% over the next four years, as the country's total agricultural sector is set to hit US$1.7bn in value, according to a new report.

Eastern Europe and Asia lead the way in fresh food consumption


Eastern Europe and Asia lead the way in fresh food consumption

By Nathan Gray

Consumption of fresh food was strongest in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific in 2013, while the market for fresh food in Western Europe declined slightly, according to Euromonitor International.

Yildiz sells yeast unit for €162m

Yildiz sells yeast unit for €162m

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Turkish food group Yildiz Holding has sold its yeast unit Dosu Maya to French firm Le Saffre for €162m.

FQN's Food recall weekly round-up

Food safety recall round-up 13-19 December

Recalls: Counterfeit vodka, Listeria and undeclared ingredients

By Joseph James Whitworth

In the final weekly gallery of 2013 the journey to find the reasons behind food recalls takes us to USA, Ireland, Canada, England, Norway and Belgium where we find counterfeit vodka, allergen concerns, product from an unapproved establishment, Listeria...

FoodQualityNews food recalls round-up

Food Safety recall round-up 29 November - 5 December

Recalls: Unilever, M&S and undeclared ingredients

By Joseph James Whitworth

The journey to find the reasons behind food  recalls this week takes us to USA, Ireland, Canada, Australia and Germany where we find allergen concerns and incorrect labelling prompting action.


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