UK watchdog probes on the allegations of meat traces in vegetarian foods

LONDON – Britain’s food watchdog said it was investigating allegations that traces of meat had been found in “meat-free” and vegan meals sold at the country’s two largest supermarket chains, Tesco and Sainsbury’s. According to […]

Danone to acquire 49.9% stake in New Zealand’s dairy company

NEW ZEALAND – Danone, a French multinational food-products corporation, has signed a non-binding agreement to acquire a 49.9% stake in Yashili New Zealand Dairy Company, after its Danone Asia Pacific Holdings (DAPH) subsidiary agreed a […]

Shoprite’s ‘job-readiness program’ to empower 12,000 youths

SOUTH AFRICA – Shoprite South Africa, one of the largest retailers in Africa aims to empower 12,000 youth in the retail sector under its ‘Retail Readiness programme’ initiative. The programme targets to empower youth between […]

China imposes anti-dumping penalties on Brazil chicken products

CHINA – China has announced plans to impose anti-dumping duties on broiler chicken products imported from Brazil citing an investigation that indicated increasing imports were damaging the domestic poultry industry. Bloomberg reported that the Ministry […]

Carrefour and Google forms partnership on innovation and ecommerce

FRANCE – Carrefour, France’s largest food retailer and Google have formed a strategic partnership to boost its ecommerce platform and support its digital transformation. Carrefour said it has collaborated with the technology company which help […]

Tyson Foods starts construction of US$300m poultry plant in Tennessee

USA – Tyson Foods has started construction of US$300 million poultry processing facility in Humboldt, Tennessee projected to start operation in late 2019. According to FoodBev, the plant will produce pre-packaged trays of chicken for […]