Hormel Foods agrees to sell Fremont processing facility to WholeStone Farms

USA – Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, and WholeStone Farms, have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Hormel Foods Fremont, Neb., processing facility to WholeStone Farms, […]

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 […]

Nigeria Federal Court strikes out suit filed against GM crops permit issuance

NIGERIA – The Federal High Court in Abuja struck out a suit filed against the issuance of permits and subsequent release of Genetically Modified (GM) crops including BT cotton in the country. According Premium Times, […]

Tiger Brands full-year profit fall by 37% after Listeriosis outbreak aftermath

SOUTH AFRICA – Tiger Brands Ltd., a South African packaged goods company, has said that its full-year profit fell as much as 37% after one of its plants was blamed for South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak. […]

Avocado farming booms as Kenyan farmers cash in from increasing European demand

KENYA – Farming and sale of avocado is proving to be profitable to Kenyan farmers as farmers are switching coffee and tea for avocados in a bid to profit from increasing European demand. According to […]

FDA, CDC investigate multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses linked to McDonald’s salads

USA – The FDA, CDC, along with state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of cyclosporiasis illnesses likely linked to salads from McDonald’s restaurants. According to FDA, a total of 476 laboratory-confirmed cases […]