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Minnesota grant to boost food safety

Minnesota grant to boost food safety

By Rod Addy

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has won $600,000 in grants from the US Food and Drug Administration to enhance the state’s food safety capabilities.

Dole is well known for its global banana business

Itochu in talks for Dole’s Asian operation

By RJ Whitehead

Japanese trading major Itochu has disclosed that it is in advanced talks with Dole Food over the purchase of the American company’s processed foods business and Asian fruit and vegetable operation.

According to a recent report by Bernstein Research citing Nielsen data, Greek yogurt now accounts for more than a third (35%) of US yogurt sales, up from just 4% in 2008.

Hain Celestial hails success of Greek Gods yogurt brand

By Elaine WATSON

Organic and natural foods specialist Hain Celestial has continued to generate strong growth in the US market while more mainstream consumer packaged food companies have suffered volume declines, says its boss.

Coke takes first steps in bold new US beverage world

Coke takes first steps in bold new US beverage world

By Ben Bouckley

As the Coca-Cola Company launches a new range of water flavor enhancers under its Dasani brand from October allowing US consumers to personalize tastes, a top drinks analyst suggests it will take the nation time to get used to uncommon beverage concentrates.

BRIC markets to drive growth for Kraft’s Mondelez spin-off

The Mondelez Series - New confectionery powerhouse

BRIC markets to drive growth for Kraft’s Mondelez spin-off

By Oliver Nieburg

The developing markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China will drive sales for Kraft’s global snacks business Mondelez International, according to CEO Irene Rosenfeld.

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