The Indonesian police have embarked on a high profile clampdown on the bootleg liquor crisis that has plagued various parts of the country from the start of April and has so far claimed the lives of more than 100 people.
Thai conglomerate CP Foods has acquired 40% shares worth US$17.5 million in Brazilian shrimp farm and processor Camanor Produtos Marinhos Ltd, as part of its efforts to move into higher-value segments.
Kerry Group has cemented its long-standing ties with India by contributing €500,000 to fund a new wing at the Noon Hospital and Research Centre in Rajasthan, India, as part of a five-year support programme.
Welch’s – which is owned by the US National Grape Co-operative – has unveiled its new global ingredients strategy, with expansion in Japan and an examination of the potential in China high on the agenda.
Olam International launched a new sustainable and traceable sourcing system, AtSource, which Group CEO Sunny Verghese said will help the global agri-business company in “changing the sector and changing the world”.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is proposing to introduce a traffic light labelling measure, with red spots being used to warn of high fat, sugar or salt content in packaged foods.