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GMO Labeling Compromise ready for US Senate to consider
A landmark Senate agreement on national disclosure standards for genetically engineered foods would allow companies to disclose GMO ingredients through digital codes rather than on-package language or symbols.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
United States Potato Stocks Down 7 Percent From June 2015
In the United States, the 13 major potato producing states held 52.2 million cwt of potatoes in storage June 1, 2016, down 7 percent from June 1, 2015.
Conagra Foods sells JM Swank Food Ingredient business
ConAgra Foods, Inc. and Platinum Equity, a private equity firm, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Platinum Equity to acquire ConAgra Foods’ JM Swank business, a national food ingredient sourcing and distribution company
FAO Food Price Index continues to firm in May
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 155.8 points in May 2016, 3.2 points (2.1 percent) higher than in April, but still 7 percent below the corresponding period last year.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Lamb Weston / Meijer receives Sustainable Palm Oil Award
Lamb Weston / Meijer is receiving the Task Force sustainable palm oil award for its complete switch to 100% physically segregated sustainable palm oil in accordance with the Task Force commitment and the agreements made within the Dutch sector association (VAVI).
Ten Acre Snacks indulge in international success
The founders of Ten Acre, who have been flying the flag for British Food around the world, have met with the Prime Minster to mark their international success.
Conagra Foods to sell Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings to Givaudan
ConAgra Foods, Inc. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings business to Givaudan for approximately $340 million.
Acrylamide-Reducing Yeast achieves GRAS-status
Renaissance BioScience Corp. has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has “no questions” in regards to Renaissance’s Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notice for its non-GMO, acrylamide-reducing (AR) baker’s yeast strain (GRAS Notice No. GRN 000604).
Thursday, May 19, 2016