Danish Crown appoints Andrew Cracknell as new CEO of Tulip Food Company

UK - Danish Crown, a global meat processing company, has appointed Andrew Cracknell as the CEO of its UK business Tulip, four months after Steve Francis stepped down from the role. According to FoodBev, Cracknell started his career with the ABP Food Group more than 25 years ago. Having worked in both the fresh and…

Tesco CEO calls on transparency of global food industries about their food waste data

UK - Tesco CEO Dave Lewis, has called on the global food industry to be more transparent and publish their food waste data, to ensure that no food goes to waste across the global food chain. According to FoodBev, Lewis announced his call for action at the Champions 12.3 conference in New York, with a…

Danone, Hain Celestial and other plant-based food companies form a plant-based organisation

CANADA - Danone, Hain Celestial and other plant-based food companies operating in Canada have formed the Plant-Based Foods of Canada (PBFA) lobbying organisation to advance the interests of the plant-based foods sector in the country. According to Danone, PFBA will work with governments to raise awareness of the emerging issues shaping this sector, in order…

Excitement galore greets new products winners at the Awards ceremony

KENYA– There was excitement as the winners of the new products category were announced at the just concluded  Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards ceremony that took place on September 14, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. On an evening full of pomp and colour, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) and Bio Food Products showed their…

Product reformulation a success in Ireland, industry says

EUROPE - The Irish trade association, Food Drink Ireland (FDI) has said that product reformulation rather than taxes, has brought tangible results for public health, a critical indicator for the success of the industry, a Euractiv article reveals. This is in line with the 2016 Reformulation Project report launched by FDI in collaboration with Crème…

Greenyard reopens Hungarian facility after finding root cause of Listeria

BELGIUM – Greenyard, one of the largest suppliers of fruit and vegetables in the world, has announced the restart of production in its Hungarian facility, after it conducted an in-depth review and found the Listeria root cause. According to the company, Greenyard has found a persistent presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one of the freezing…

Health Minister declares listeriosis officially over, manufacturers to produce cold meat

SOUTH AFRICA - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced that the country’s listeriosis outbreak, the worst ever in the world is officially over and that manufacturers across the country can now produce cold meat products. According to Business Day, the government has withdrawn advice against consuming ready-to-eat processed meat products and the Enterprise factory in…

Kroger and Nuro begin driverless grocery delivery tests in the US

USA - One of the largest supermarket chains in America, Kroger together with its technology partner Nuro have started testing driverless grocery delivery at a single Fry's Food Store in Scottsdale, Arizona. The driverless deliveries are one of the strategies exerted by supermarket chains and general retailers including rival Walmart to lower high costs distribution…

Danish Crowns opens new production line in Blans abattoir

UK – Danish Crowns, a global meat processing company, has established a new production line at the abattoir in Blans near Sønderborg, which will increase the number of employees by almost 10 per cent from 1,100 to 1,200. According to the company, the Japanese consumers and restaurants have for decades had a strong preference for…

Tyson Foods wins contracts worth US$726.6m for beef production and supply in the US

USA - Tyson Fresh Meats, a unit of Tyson Foods, has won a US$440 million defense contract to provide fresh beef and frozen ground beef products to military commissaries in the central and eastern United States. The company also won a separate US$286.6 million contract to provide fresh beef and frozen ground beef products to…