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Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:12:25 GMT

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Nomad Foods announces deal to buy pizza assets from Boparan Holdings

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:07:00 GMT

UK-based frozen food group Nomad Foods today (17 January) announced it had struck a deal to acquire a clutch of pizza assets - including the Goodfella's and San Marco brands - from Boparan Holdings.

France eyes changes to food-safety rules in wake of Lactalis saga

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:08:00 GMT

France has set out plans to introduce new safety rules in a bid to prevent food-safety scandals in the wake of the salmonella outbreak that has battered the reputation of Lactalis, the country's largest dairy processor, and the wider supply chain.

Ferrero emerges as buyer of Nestle US candy arm

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:17:00 GMT

Ferrero has clinched a deal to buy Nestle's confectionery business in the US.

NPD Tracker - Kind protein bars; Unilever's Ben & Jerry's vegan ice cream; PepsiCo's Walkers brand spicy crisps; Alpro's chilled coffees

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:23:00 GMT

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Gryphon Investors makes Atlanta Cheesecake latest desserts buy

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:42:00 GMT

US firm Atlanta Cheesecake Co. has become Gryphon Investors' latest acquisition in the North American desserts market.

French police raid Lactalis premises

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:37:00 GMT

Police have raided the premises of troubled French dairy group Lactalis, which is embroiled in a large-scale recall of products linked to a salmonella outbreak. 

Fonterra to debut fresh milk in China via Alibaba

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:01:00 GMT

Fonterra has teamed up with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in a deal that will see the New Zealand dairy business sell fresh milk in China for the first time.

Cal-Maine Foods responds to alleged mistreatment of laying hens

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:27:00 GMT

US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods has issued a statement in response to a video that emerged showing an employee allegedly mistreating laying hens at its Lake Wales plant in Florida in contravention of its codes of conduct

EU food sector "welcomes" plastics push - with advice

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:46:00 GMT

The EU food and drink industries today (16 January) "welcomed" the bloc's push to reduce the use of single-use plastics but said Brussels' efforts needed to include moves to raise recycling rates and to "prioritise" product "safety and quality".

Lactalis offers salmonella compensation as probe continues

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:07:00 GMT

Troubled French dairy giant Lactalis has said it will compensate victims of a salmonella contamination in its baby milk products.

US protein upstart Powerful wants to flex muscles further - interview

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:38:00 GMT

As US-based, protein-centric upstart Powerful enters its fifth year in business, the company, which started in yogurt, is trying to build a "platform" of products across different categories. Founder and CEO Carlos Ramirez has secured investment from a local private-equity firm to help in his ambitions and Dean Best caught up with him to hear more about his plans.

Leucadia National 'mulls sale' of US meat processor National Beef Packing

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:50:00 GMT

New York-based Leucadia National Corp. is exploring a sale of part or all of its stake in US meat processor National Beef Packing Co, the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting people familiar with the situation. 

US firm Powerful plans push into frozen

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:39:00 GMT

Powerful, the US upstart marketing protein-enhanced food and drinks, is looking to enter another category in its domestic market later this year.

Ex-High Liner Foods CEO Keith Decker to head scallop supplier Blue Harvest Fisheries

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:37:00 GMT

Keith Decker, the former president and CEO of Canada-based seafood group High Liner Foods, has taken the two roles at US scallop supplier Blue Harvest Fisheries.

High levels of 'superbugs' found in chickens in UK supermarkets

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:56:00 GMT

The UK's Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has found levels of so-called superbugs in chickens for sale in British supermarkets have increased.

Australia's Quadrant Private Equity 'buys majority stake in confectioner Darrell Lea'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:04:00 GMT

Australia's Quadrant Private Equity has reportedly bought a majority stake in confectioner Darrell Lea for AUD200m (US$159m).

Earnings summary - Premier Foods sales rise as strategic tie-ups aid growth; Lindt & Sprungli's "record" FY sales miss expectations; Bellamy's Australia upgrades guidance

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:12:00 GMT

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

India's Patanjali Ayurved open to foreign investment

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:30:00 GMT

Patanjali Ayurved has confirmed it is considering investment of US$800m from French luxury group LVMH but the fast-growing Indian consumer goods company stressed it is not the only overseas offer it has received.

UK's Samworth Brothers to merge two bakeries

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:03:00 GMT

UK branded and own-label supplier Samworth Brothers is to merge two bakeries in the south west of England.

Lactalis CEO defends company procedures as recall widens

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:33:00 GMT

Lactalis CEO Emmanuel Besnier has stood by the French dairy giant's procedures throughout the recall of infant formula that has been linked to more than 30 children falling ill and which has been widened to take in more than 80 countries.