President Obama’s Food Safety Working Group (FSWG) has made significant progress, reporters were told in a conference call on Wednesday – while a separate study suggested budget cuts were having an impact on food safety.
M&A activity increased by over a third in the past year, as food and beverage companies looked for new growth opportunities both at home and in new markets. FoodNavigator-USA looks back at some of the biggest deals of the year.
A US Federal judge has accepted Cadbury’s $1.3m (€995,863) offer to settle in class action lawsuit over its alleged part in a suspected chocolate price fixing scandal also involving Nestle, Hershey and Mars.
Kraft and General Mills have both announced the launch of dozens of new products for the New Year, with Kraft’s line-up including a strong focus on customizable foods, and General Mills emphasizing the growing influence of multicultural consumers.