Europe’s biggest specialised food group used a meeting in Brussels this week to reiterate its call for “clear, evidence-based, and balanced legislation” as the 2016 kick-in date nears for EU laws governing...
The British government has no plans to tax sugary drinks, despite an online petition receiving more than the 100,000 signatures required to spark a parliamentary debate on the issue.
Industry says origin labelling is too expensive and would reduce competitiveness but one German company is listing the origin of all its ingredients voluntarily – and the costs are marginal, it...
An Italian bill will require companies to say where a product was produced and packaged, meaning greater transparency for consumers, says government - but industry has slammed it as backdoor...
International food commodity prices saw the sharpest fall in nearly seven years as the FAO index plummeted by 5.2% in August.
Tate & Lyle will raise the price of corn-based food ingredients by up to 20% following a European heatwave which has lowered yields.
Frutarom has acquired 79% of Spanish firm Nutrafur in a €10.3 m sale which will help the company develop its portfolio of natural plant extracts for food preservation, says Frutarom.
The cost of alcohol use to the government in England has been over-stated by public health campaigners, and in fact the revenue from taxes outweighs such costs to the tune...
Arla Foods’s revenue has dropped 3.8% to £3.78bn (€5.12bn) during the first half of this year as a result of the globally declining milk prices creating a “tough” situation for...
Nutrition giant DSM has outlined organisational adjustments that will see 900-1100 jobs lost – half of which will be in the Netherlands.
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Biscuit manufacturer United Biscuits (UB) has revealed £10M investment plans for its Jacob’s Cream Crackers factory.
Diageo has significantly missed seven of its 10 pollution reduction targets, the £11bn drinks giant has admitted in its annual report.
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.
Nomad Foods has confirmed it will acquire the European operations of Findus Group for €702 million (£500m), adding further scale to its frozen-food business just months after a 2.6bn deal...
Two Dutch vinegar firms have been fined over €6m for cartel arrangements lasting over a decade – but the whistleblower sidestepped payment under EU rules.
Better-than-expected first-half sales growth has allowed the world’s biggest food company, Nestlé, to confirm its 2015 outlook despite poor exchange rates leading to decreased profits.
Sales and profits were up in Q2 at Raisio, with CEO of the €500m Finnish agro-food player Matti Rihko content its re-housing of key brand Benecol was paying off.
UK bakers must seriously consider outside investment because product innovation won’t be enough to reverse plummeting sales, says Euromonitor.
Genetically modified (GM) crops will not be allowed in Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP) has announced.
Cargill is to acquire the pectin operations of US firm FMC - a move it hopes will help it tap into demand for 'label-friendly' ingredients.
Kerry Foods has suffered losses as a result of heavy promotional activity caused by the major multiples in response to the growth of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl.
Dairy and vegetable oil price drops have led the FAO Food Price Index to its lowest level in six years.
German fragrance and flavour company Symrise reported a 38% jump in first half profits, while shares in Novozymes fell as much as 10% after the Danish enzyme giant lowered certain full-year expectations.
New legislation will require all large firms in the UK to report on their fight against slavery in the supply chain - but experts say the 'opt out' clause means...