Arla Foods Chairman Åke Hantoft set to retire in July

UK - Arla Foods, an international dairy company, has announced the retirement of its Chairman Åke Hantoft, set to happen in July, further to a prior announcement made on December 2017. According to the company, the Chairman of Arla Foods amba, Åke Hantoft, has announced that he has agreed to the sale of his dairy…

WHO unveils new plan to eliminate use of trans fats in food

USA - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled a new plan to eliminate the use of trans fats, calling for the gains made against the harmful acids in richer countries to be spread worldwide. Industrially produced trans-fatty acids, such as margarine and some hardened vegetable fats, are popular among food producers because they are…

Carlsberg’s Nancy Cruickshank quits board for digital role

DENMARK - Carlsberg’s member of Supervisory Board, Nancy Cruickshank has stepped down from the board to take up a new role as Senior Vice President Digital Business Transformation effective 8 May 2018. Carlsberg said following the announcement, they have initiated a search for new member of the board. Nancy joined the European brewer’s board in…

tna appoints Tom McPhee as global technical support manager

AUSTRALIA - Global integrated food processing and packaging solutions provider, tna solutions Pty Ltd, has appointed Tom McPhee to a newly-created position of Group Technical Support Manager. He will be based in its Dallas, US office and his roles include coordinating and developing tna’s growing global technical support teams, including the company’s expansive after-market service…

Pioneer Foods and Kraft Heinz merger approval to wait longer

SOUTH AFRICA - SA’s body mandated to adjudicate competition matters, the Competition Tribunal has postponed its judgement relating to proposed merger deal between Pioneer Foods and Kraft Heinz. Pioneer Foods had tabled a bid to acquire half of the South African operations of Kraft Heinz, the US grocery manufacturing and processing conglomerate headquartered in Chicago.…

Agricultural Cooperative Landus to buy ADM’s Iowa grain facility

USA - The farmer-owned agricultural cooperative, Landus, has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire ADM’s grain facility in Manilla, Iowa at an undisclosed sum, set to take possession as from 1 June 2018. As part of the agreement, Landus Cooperative gains more than 2.3 million bushels of grain capacity for its first wholly-owned Crawford…

Subway’s Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Greco to retire

USA - Subway, the US restaurant chain has announced that CEO, Suzanne Greco will be leaving the company effective June 30 and Trevor Haynes, head of business development has been named interim. After Hayne’s appointment, Greco remains in senior advisory role and assist in the transition for the position she held since 2015. “As we…

Papa John’s appoints Joe Smith as new Chief Financial Officer

USA - The American restaurant franchise company Papa John’s has promoted Joe Smith to the chief financial officer position effective immediately while Steve Coke, who has been serving as interim principal financial and accounting officer, will continue to serve as vice president, Investor Relations and Strategy. Smith was senior vice president of global sales and…

ADM nominates Michael S. Burke as new director to the company’s board

USA - Archer Daniels Midland, the American global food processing and commodities trading corporation has nominated Michael S. Burke as a new director to its board and he’ll stand for election to the board at the company’s upcoming annual shareholders’ meeting on May 3, 2018. The announcement was made during its 95th Annual Stockholders’ Meeting…

Tyson Foods develops ‘bill of rights’ for its poultry farmers

USA - Tyson Foods has developed a contract for poultry farmers’ ‘bill of rights’, launching several new initiatives aimed at enhancing communications and transparency with the thousands of independent farmers who farm the company’s chickens. The company also formed an advisory council made up of poultry farmers, investing in technology for additional communications. The company…