22-Jul-2014 - 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.
22-Jul-2014 - No products containing horse meat not listed on the product packaging have been found after an investigation in Finland.
21-Jul-2014 - Gluten-free specialist Genius is stepping up exports to France’s rapidly growing gluten-free market.
21-Jul-2014 - Be passionate: love what you do and who you do it for, was the top advice for young people aiming to be the food industry leaders of tomorrow, at an event staged recently by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
21-Jul-2014 - Tesco boss Philip Clarke is to quit the embattled retailer in October, despite pledging in April to “see this job though”.
21-Jul-2014 - UK flavor house Maverick Innovations will set up a US manufacturing hub in the next five years; bolstering presence with its very British flavors, its CEO says.
21-Jul-2014 - United Biscuits joint owners Blackstone and PAI partners have refused to comment on speculation that they are preparing the company for a public flotation.
21-Jul-2014 - EFSA’s new chief Dr Bernhard Url said greater transparency at the Parma-based agency can boost trust and deliver better opinions.
21-Jul-2014 - Low cost organic products are more likely to be repurchased but a high price strategy could prove more effective in encouraging cross-purchasing across ranges, finds research.
21-Jul-2014 - Ecuador has signed an EU tariff-free trade agreement, joining Andean neighbours Peru and Colombia five years after it initially rejected the tie-up.
21-Jul-2014 - Saudi dairy firm Almarai ha seen its second-quarter profits rise 8.8% year-on-year to US$116m, with sales up 14.4% to reach US$826m, as the company faces higher wage and commodity costs.
21-Jul-2014 - Gulf Printing and Packaging (GPP), the exclusive packaging provider to McDonald’s in the Middle East, has signed a US$22m deal to take a plot at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad).
21-Jul-2014 - Kuwait’s Americana may be considering buyout bids from up to six firms in a potential US$5bn deal, but the food giant is denying the reports.
21-Jul-2014 - Lebanon’s food exports grew 33% by volume in 2013, but falling prices meant growth by value was less than half that rate, according to a Blominvest Bank report.
21-Jul-2014 - UK prime minister David Cameron has announced plans to boost the British farming industry by sourcing public sector food locally.
21-Jul-2014 - Michigan State University (MSU) has been awarded almost $400,000 by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reduce the Salmonella risk of low-moisture foods.
21-Jul-2014 - Australian academics have called for greater analysis of the potential harm caused by mixing energy drinks with alcohol after new research found the practice can turn a few quick drinks into a much longer session.
18-Jul-2014 - Researchers claim they have developed proteins that could help bring a wider variety of low-fat foods to market without compromising on texture and taste.
18-Jul-2014 - A 40% increase in operating profits for its chocolate and confectionery fats business unit helped AAK to 'record high' results in Q2, while the firm continues its expansion with a deal to buy Turkish oil brand Frita.
18-Jul-2014 - Focusing efforts to improve the food systems of a few specific regions, crops and actions could make it possible to both meet the basic needs of 3 billion more people and decrease agriculture's environmental footprint, say experts.