Are thresholds too low for products to carry the Fairtrade USA seal on the pack?

NGO questions Fair Trade USA chocolate labeling ‘hoax’

By Oliver Nieburg

Not-for-profit organization Fair World Project has criticized changes to Fair Trade USA's labeling policy, which allows chocolate to carry the seal when it contains a high percentage of other ingredients like sugar that are not fairly traded.

The new committee includes major agricultural companies, as well as government and food industry representatives

Agro-food industry unites on sustainable supply issues


Some of the world’s biggest agriculture firms have united with food industry and scientific partners to form a steering committee, intended to share initiatives for achieving a sustainable global food and water supply chain.

New owners need to move quickly or risk being 'out of sight, out of mind' says Hudak


Hostess sales tot up $860m

By Kacey Culliney

Hostess Brands has closed all asset sales and pulled in $860m; a figure a little less than the worth of the company but expected given the speed of the sell-offs, an analyst says.

Bill Johnson has been CEO of Heinz for 15 years. Heinz's new owners, investment firms 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway, “expect to discuss Mr Johnson's interest in a continuing role with the company

Burger King boss Bernardo Hees to take the helm at Heinz

By Elaine WATSON

Heinz’s (soon to be) new owners 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway today revealed that Burger King boss Bernardo Hees will become CEO of Heinz once their 28bn deal (including debt) to buy the soups to ketchup giant is completed.

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