Yoplait introduces a new yoghurt brand with less 40% less sugar

FRANCE – Yoplait, the largest franchise brand of yogurt, has introduced a new yoghurt brand with 40% less sugar than its previous yoghurt flavours. According to the company, the new flavour brings the yogurt category a new 1-gram-sugar-per-serving option, while packing 17 grams of protein in each 5.3 oz. serving. The flavored varieties deliver 9…

Caito Foods recalls fruit salad with pre-cut melon linked to Salmonella

USA - Caito Foods, LLC has voluntarily recalled fruit salad mixes that contain pre-cut melons linked to the outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide infections in seven states in the US. Recalled products include fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing any of these melons. The products were packaged in clear, plastic…

McDonald’s to ditch plastic straws in UK and Ireland by 2019

UK- McDonald, an American fast food company, is set to eliminate plastic straws in some of its markets in Europe including UK and Ireland by 2019 in a way to reduce plastic waste. McDonald aims to transition to paper straws in all of its locations in these markets with planned trials for selected restaurants in…

Coca-Cola, Nestle and Kraft Heinz consider acquisition of GSK’s drink brand Horlicks

UK - Coca-Cola, the world’s soft drinks and beverage company, has made considerations to acquire malted drink brand Horlicks from UK pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), according to the Sunday Telegraph. It is understood both companies have held talks about a deal after GSK announced in March that it would carry out a review of the…

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 Reuters, the FSA statement followed a report in The Daily Telegraph, which said an investigation by the newspaper had detected…

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 the ages of 18 to 29 years old in Gauteng and the Western Cape through eight-week training, according to Business…

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 retailers nationwide in the US, and is expected to process 1.25 million birds every week at full capacity. Plans to…

Tyson Foods voluntarily recalls chicken products on plastic contamination

USA - Tyson Foods, the American convenience food provider said it was executing a voluntary recall of 3,120 pounds, or 260 cases, of breaded chicken tenderloins supplied to foodservice establishments throughout the country over possible contamination with blue and clear pieces of plastic. The move was taken after a supplier of ingredient sent to Tyson…

McDonald’s 15 outlets in the North and East hits record high in sales in May

INDIA - McDonald’s 15 outlets in the North and East have hit a record high in sales for May, high above previous records, according to Connaught Plaza Restaurants(CPRL) MD Vikram Bakshi. This follows a legal battle between McDonald’s and CPRL after McDonald’s India Pvt (MIPL) which runs McDonald’s outlets in north and east India terminated…

Kellogg Company announces leadership changes in the North American and European regions

USA - Kellogg Company, an American multinational food-manufacturing company, has announced two leadership changes to help drive the company's growth strategy in the North American and European regions. According to the company, the leadership changes will involve Chris Hood, currently President of Kellogg Europe, who was named President, Kellogg North America reporting to Chairman and…