All news articles for June 2015

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Meat trade organisations welcome new Obama trade negotiating powers

By Andrew Burnyeat, and Ed Zwirn, in New York

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) has welcomed the securing of trade promotion authority (TPA) by US President Barack Obama, which will allow him to negotiate trade deals and present the results to the US Congress for yes or no votes,...

'Allergies in childhood can be the first step of an allergic cascade leading to multiple allergies later in life,' says Nestlé

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Nestlé files patent for pregnancy probiotic

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Nestlé has filed a patent for probiotics to be taken during pregnancy and lactation, which it says help reduce the risk of allergies for the infant. 

Source: IBISWorld

Traditional foods dominate Fourth of July menus

By Elizabeth Crawford

Americans may increasingly seek bold new flavors and adventurous or exotic food for everyday cooking, but this Fourth of July most will turn to time-honored, traditional dishes and big name brands to help them celebrate, market research predicts. 

 Ahold to acquire Delhaize

Ahold to acquire Delhaize

Dutch retailer Ahold, which operates the Stop&Shop and Giant banners in the US, has unveiled plans to acquire Belgian rival Delhaize Group, which runs the Food Lion and Hannaford chains in the US.

The range includes the IBS 4600 Vision slicer

Middleby relaunches Thurne brand

By Aidan Fortune

US equipment firm Middleby Corporation has relaunched the Thurne brand with a new range of slicing systems.

 Is fat officially back?

Whole milk, cheese and butter surge ahead; margarine, skim milk and frozen yogurt fall backwards

Who are the winners and losers in the US dairy products market?

By Elaine Watson

New data on the US retail market for dairy products reveals strong dollar sales growth for butter, whole milk, cream, kefir, and natural cheese, but a lackluster performance from low fat and skim milk, frozen yogurt and margarine, suggesting Americans...

FDA outlines when firms do not need to label major food allergens

FDA outlines when firms do not need to label major food allergens

By Elizabeth Crawford

Manufacturers do not need to label major food allergens if they can prove to FDA prior to distribution that the production process eliminates allergenic proteins from the product or that the allergen is in such a low amount that it does not pose a risk,...

Pope Francis weighs into the GMO debate

Pope Francis weighs into the GMO debate

By Elaine Watson

Pope Francis has weighed into the debate over GM crops, arguing that while he doesn’t believe there is any “conclusive proof that GM cereals are harmful to human beings”, he worries about their effects on the ecosystem, and argues that they have resulted...

Ottawa has asked permission to impose levies that would yield CA$3.068 billion in annual revenues

Canada and USA back at WTO over COOL

By Keith Nuthall

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has once again been asked to arbitrate over the dispute between Canada and the US over American country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for meat and livestock products.

Greenlee said cows infected with BSE showed marked changes in retinal function and thickness

Eye scan could lead to earlier BSE detection

By Chloe Ryan

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) could be detected in cows earlier by examining the animal’s retina, research from Iowa State University has shown.

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