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No decision on South Korean cartel ruling appeal yet: Cargill

Cargill has not yet decided if it will appeal a ruling by South Korea’s competition authority claiming the firm was part of an animal feed price rigging cartel over several...

a2 Milk Company takeover talks with Dean Foods 'ceased': Freedom Foods

Freedom Foods has "ceased detailed discussions" with US dairy giant Dean Foods on their failed joint bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).

Crown celebrates Singapore’s 50th birthday with metal can packaging designs

Crown Holdings has been supporting local and international brands with packaging designs to mark Singapore’s 50th birthday (SG50) this year.

China and Russia likely to put 'considerable pressure' on H2 dairy sales: FrieslandCampina

Lagging Chinese demand and the impact of the Russian embargo are likely to put "considerable pressure" on FrieslandCampina's sales in the second half of 2015.

Fonterra boosts Chinese kids' milk presence with 'ultra-premium' Anchor launch

Fonterra has moved to strengthen its position in China's kids' milk market with the launch of a vitamin-enriched "ultra-premium" product.

BrandHive agency founder to lead conference stream at Vitafoods Asia

Jeff Hilton, the healthy lifestyle branding guru, has been invited lead three sessions at Vitafoods Asia in Hong Kong next month.

Global turmoil hits food company share prices

Turmoil in global financial markets has hit food companies’ share prices and could directly impact exporters, according to a leading analyst.

Alamgeer Foods invests £100k on spice imports

Food manufacturer and importer Alamgeer Foods has started importing more spices and ingredients from Asia after securing a £100,000 financial package.

Multivac planning massive investments in Bulgaria, Germany, US, UK & Japan

Multivac says it is planning massive investments in Germany, US, UK and Japan with the first announcement being a €15m plant for machine parts in Bulgaria.

Fonterra launches New Zealand yogurt pouch recycling scheme

Fonterra has partnered with recycling firm TerraCycle to launch New Zealand's first recycling programme for yogurt pouches.

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Tecpro Australia redesigns Turbodisc tank washers

Tecpro Australia has re-designed its Turbodisc range, for small and medium process vessels, reactors, driers, granulators, storage tanks, tablet coating machines and IBCs.

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Organic food trend sees demand for certification expertise increase

More than half of the world’s organic agricultural land is found in Australia, and the company responsible for certifying producers there sees demand soaring as organic food prices increase.

'No further' takeover talks with Dean Foods and Freedom Foods: a2 Milk Company

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has had "no further communication" with Dean Foods and Freedom Foods since it rejected the takeover bid tabled by the pair.

Dow brings PacXpert to China and South Africa

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics has revealed it will bring PacXpert flexible packaging technology to China and South Africa.

Russia lifts 2013 botulism scare ban on imports from Fonterra plants

Russia has partially lifted restrictions on Fonterra dairy imports implemented in the midst of the 2013 whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare.

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Ajinomoto and T.Hasegawa join forces to pursue fermented natural flavours

Ingredients giant Ajinomoto has announced a business alliance with Japanese flavour and fragrance firm T.Hasegawa which will see the companies use fermentation technologies to develop natural flavours.

Money talks! Norway withdraws from 4 Asian palm oil firms

The Norwegian national investment fund has cut ties with four major Asian companies, citing the risk of ‘severe environmental damage’ as a result of palm oil plantations.

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Cosmo Films completes production line installation in India

Cosmo Films’ Export Oriented Unit (EOU) has entered into its second expansion phase.

Fonterra 2014/15 milk price calculation gets NZ Commerce Commission approval

Fonterra's farm gate milk price (FGMP) calculation for the 2014/15 season has been given the New Zealand Commerce Commission's stamp of approval.

Eastern promise: Cargill pins aquafeed growth hopes on Asia

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for Cargill’s feed mills in Central America underlines the continued importance of the region to Cargill’s aquafeed business. However, it is the fast-growing Asian region...

Mondelēz escapes Indian competition watchdog wrath in distributor spat

Mondelēz did not breach competition rules following a complaint from a distributor it was placing unfair terms on rural stockists, rule Indian authorities.

Halal abattoir closes amid animal abuse allegations

The halal abattoir at the centre of animal cruelty allegations has gone into administration.

Petra Foods profits slump as Indonesian consumers cutback on chocolate

SilverQueen and Delfi brand owner Petra Foods has reported a 40% net profit dip in Q2 2015 as sales fall in its main market Indonesia.

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Haitai Beverage launches ‘Sunkist’ smoothies in SIG Combibloc carton packs

Korean producer Haitai Beverage has launched two ‘Sunkist’ smoothies in SIG Combibloc combiblocMini 200ml cartons.

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UK ingredients player expands to US, questions Chinese quality

UK-based ingredients distributor Direct Food Ingredients has opened an office and warehouse in Los Angeles where it will focus its activities in nutraceuticals and sports nutrition and push its quality...

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