- Tyson Foods has announced all of its chicken products sold under its namesake brand in US retail stores will be made without the use of antibiotics.
Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell on US poultry prices, benchmarking, Trump and Mexico - the just-food interview, part twoThe US poultry sector has been under scrutiny in recent quarters, with a number of the largest processors named in a lawsuit alleging companies fixed prices and questions over the use of a key, weekly chicken-price index. Throw in tough market conditions, concerns over the trade priorities of the Trump administration and the rise of meat alternatives and there is much for poultry industry boardrooms to ponder. Dean Best chewed the fat with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell.
- Bega Cheese, the Australia-based food group, today (21 February) reported a rise in half-year profits but sounded a note of caution on the second half of its financial year.
- European consumer goods giant Unilever has announced it is launching a review of its operations in order to "accelerate" the value it can give to its shareholders.
- Maple Leaf Foods has reported an increase in earnings for 2016 as the company lapped one-time restructuring costs and grew sales, although its underlying fourth-quarter earnings missed analyst forecasts.
- US ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has announced its president, CEO and chairman Paul Kruse is retiring.
- South African food and drink maker Pioneer Food Group expects its earnings per share for the first half of its financial year to be up to 55% lower than a year earlier.
- Canada-based bakery group Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp. has acquired Uncle Wally's, the muffin business of United Baking Co.
- China's state council, the country's cabinet, has issued a five-year plan to improve food safety and risk management across the country.
"We haven't had a customer ask for antibiotic-free" - The just-food interview with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell, part oneMeat processed without the use of antibiotics has become one of the fastest-growing areas of the sector in the US. Fears over antibiotic resistance in humans, as well as the expanding underlying demand for food perceived to be cleaner or simpler, has driven a number of the country's processors to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One company that is so far refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is poultry processor Sanderson Farms. Dean Best spoke to Sanderson Farms' CFO, Mike Cockrell,
- Ter Beke, the Belgium-based food group, generated its "best result ever" in 2016 thanks to growing demand for its ready meal products.
- France's Groupe Avril has announced the death of chairman Xavier Beulin.
- Arla Foods, the European dairy giant, has forecast its revenue will "grow significantly" in 2017 after seeing low global prices put pressure on its top line last year.
- Grupo Bimbo announced plans to close another facility at its subsidiary Canada Bread.
- Canada's Maple Leaf Foods has agreed to acquire plant-based protein manufacturer Lightlife Foods from PE firm Brynwood Partners for US$140m.
- Tiger Brands has reported a 12% rise in turnover for the first four months of its financial year and in a trading environment the South Africa-based consumer goods group described as "difficult".
- Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based consumer goods group, is to sell its 51% stake in a venture in Kenya, marking the end of its interest in the country.
- Glanbia has announced plans to form a joint venture for its dairy business in Ireland as the group booked higher sales and earnings for 2016.
- Mondelez International today (21 February) announced plans to add a new savoury snacks brand to its portfolio.
- Mondelez International today (21 February) announced plans to add a new savoury snacks brand to its portfolio.
- Local nonprofit receives 60000 pounds of food donations
ORLANDO, Fla. - Tuesday was a big day for a local food bank, which received sizable donations sent to help feed hundreds of thousands of people in need. Smithfield Foods and Winn-Dixie re-stocked the shelves at Second Harvest Food Bank with nearly ...
- New York Times
Deal Hunger Sends Food Stocks Higher; US Indexes at Records
New York Times
NEW YORK — Stocks again broke records Tuesday as investors came back from a long weekend hungry for deals. While Kraft Heinz and Unilever couldn't complete a proposed $143 billion mega-merger, food and household goods makers rose as investors ...and more »
Walmart Is Winning the Food Fight, for Now
For Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the best way to investors' hearts could be through their stomachs. Shares in the world's largest retailer rose 4 percent Tuesday after it reported a 1.9 percent gain in sales at established U.S. stores in the latest quarter ...and more »
- Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Food, memory, love in the movies
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
At first glance, the Academy Award nominees for Best Picture this year seem to offer little more than a faint whiff of the passion for food that has been portrayed on the big screen in recent years. There are no indie hits like 2014's “Chef,” the food ...
From food stand to Abu Dhabi and Dubai food festivals: The journey of Endless Summer Sweets - BerkeleysideBerkeleyside
From food stand to Abu Dhabi and Dubai food festivals: The journey of Endless Summer Sweets
Walking into the small restaurant nestled between Extreme Pizza and the Crab Shack on Shattuck Avenue is like walking into a pop-up carnival. The smell of freshly-made kettle corn and funnel cake batter fill the air and the funhouse mirror located ...
- Grub Street
Junk Food Now Responsible for Causing Obesity in the Arctic
Indigenous people in the Arctic who've been eating polar bears since the Stone Age are getting fat for the first time ever, and scientists blame the creep of a Western diet full of nonperishable, sugary junk food. Researchers have never before recorded ...
- Philadelphia Public School Notebook
School gardens address hunger issues and promote healthy food
Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Nebinger lead science teacher Javier Dominguez has organized the maintenance and use of the school's garden and outdoor classroom. a. a. a. - +. When Gregory Wright decided to plant a garden in his backyard in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of West ...
Meet your new food reporter, Brian Taylor Carlson
Brian Taylor Carlson started his new role as the Des Moines Register's food and dining reporter on Monday. He is a recent Drake graduate in journalism and English following more than two decades as a food industry professional, where he has done nearly ...
- Press of Atlantic City
Firefighters assist Pleasantville food pantry
Press of Atlantic City
Pleasantville firefighters help to separate and bag the food that has arrived from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey on Feb. 21 at the Oasis United Methodist Church in Pleasantville. prev. next. × ...
- New York Daily News
SEE IT: Man attacked, robbed as he tries to deliver Chinese food in the Bronx
New York Daily News
Cops are searching for a couple who viciously beat and robbed a 21-year-old man making a food delivery in the Bronx as at least five witnesses watched nearby — one casually bouncing a basketball. Startling surveillance video released Tuesday shows the ...
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- Grupo Lala, the Mexico-based dairy company, saw its sales and earnings grow in 2016 despite losses from the assets it acquired in the US part-way through the year.
UK Farmers Say `Food Will Rot' in Fields Without EU Workers
The U.K. agriculture industry will come to a standstill if the government doesn't reach a deal that guarantees access to European workers, according to the head of Britain's farming union. The most important market news of the day. Get our markets ...and more »
- Emmi-owned German organic milk processor Gläserne Molkerei boosted production of organic milk by 25% in 2016 and is preparing to step up production of yogurt, the company has told just-food.
- Yahoo News
Climate Change Is Transforming the World's Food Supply
ATLANTA — Climate change is poised to affect the world's food supply in three key ways, experts say. "There will be impacts on the quantity, quality and location of the food we produce," said Dr. Sam Myers, a medical doctor and senior research ...and more »
- VTT's vision of the era of smart and consumer-centric food production
We are moving into the era, where food production and digitalisation will merge to form a new food economy. The transition is already under way - led by consumers. Together with companies in the sector, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has ...and more »
- Chicago Tribune
Big changes planned for the sell-by dates on food packaging
The majority of Americans have no clear idea what "sell by" labels are trying to tell them. (Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and Natural Resources Defense Council). Caitlin DeweyWashington Post. The majority of Americans have no clear idea what ...
Big changes planned for the sell-by dates on food packaging - LA ...Los Angeles Times
In drive to reduce food waste, 'use by' labels to be simplified ...Mi
- Podravka, the Croatia-based consumer goods group, had revealed an aim to "double" its revenue by 2021 as it booked higher sales and earnings for 2016.
Fifth of world's food lost to over-eating and waste, study finds
Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almost nine per cent is thrown away or left to spoil, ...and more »
- What's really in your dog's food?
We all love our pets and want what's best for them, and at the most basic level, that comes down to their food. But what do we really know about what we're giving our dogs and cats to eat? [WEB EXTRA: What is in Pet Food? I FDA: Pet Food Labels I Pet ...
Plate of the Union: New Campaign Will Activate Consumers for Healthy Food and Sustainable Farm Policy - Environmental Working GroupPlate of the Union: New Campaign Will Activate Consumers for Healthy Food and Sustainable Farm Policy
Environmental Working Group
WASHINGTON – Every five years, the government passes an almost-trillion-dollar piece of legislation that profoundly impacts food and farm policy. For decades, big agribusiness has dominated the process, with its interests taking precedence over public ...and more »
- Food Tank (blog)
New Online Hub Further With Food Collectively Tackles Food Waste
Food Tank (blog)
Further With Food serves as a common online destination for the various groups tackling food waste, including academics, businesses, government entities, investors, NGOs, and individuals to share resources and learn from one another. The website ...
Burger King Buys Popeyes for $1.8 Billion in Fast-Food Mega-Merger
The fast-food universe gave birth to a deep-fried, flame-broiled lovechild today: After weeks of swirling rumors, Burger King parent company Restaurant Brands International announced this morning that it's acquiring Popeyes for $1.8 billion. RBI also ...
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- Saputo has raised its offer to minority shareholders in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, the Australian firm in which the Canada-based dairy group, holds a majority stake.
- It turns out consumers really do have trouble removing those little seals on top of things like ketchup bottles.
- US food, coffee and pet food group J.M. Smucker has lowered its forecast for annual sales after a 5% drop in its top line in its third quarter.
- Ülker Bisküvi is in talks to take on a business in Saudi Arabia owned by United Biscuits, one of the Turkey-based snacks group's sister companies under the ownership of Yildiz Holding.
- A veteran of attending the annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, just-food's US columnist Victor Martino reflects on the changes seen since he first hit the event and outlines four key trends from the floors this year.
- Mondelez Overhauls Snack Line as Deal Talk Rattles Food Industry
While merger discussions roil the food industry, Mondelez International Inc. is doing its best to increase sales on its own. The company is introducing a new line of crackers and snack bars made without artificial ingredients and GMOs, and it's ...and more »
- Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, enjoyed a solid 2016 and last week forecast stronger growth in sales and operating margins this year. The organic sector is one of Wessanen's key markets and, talking to just-food at last week's Biofach trade show in Germany, executive VP for marketing Klaus Arntz set out where the company sees its growth in the category.
- Kerry Group has announced Edmond Scanlon, the head of the ingredients and packaged food company's operations in Asia Pacific, will replace Stan McCarthy as CEO.
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