Nearly 100 members of the European Parliament (Meps) have signed a written question to the European Commission demanding an investigation into the impact of the Uk’s “traffic light” nutritional label, arguing it gives consumers incorrect information. (more…)
Research continues to support adding folic acid to flour to prevent neural tube birth defects (Ntds) such as spina bifida and anencephaly. Here are a few highlights. (more…)
Miller Milling Co. has announced it is expanding daily production capacity at its Saginaw, Texas, flour mill to 24,000 cwts. The project, which has just begun, will include construction of a new milling unit with 10,000 cwts. (more…)
Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer of Bühler, has been awarded European Cto of the Year 2016 in large companies’ category. The award is honoring Bühler for its excellence in technology and innovation leadership, as well as top-management’s commitment to advance sustai nable development. (more…)
The Kellogg Co. has entered into an agreement to acquire Ritmo Investimentos for approximately $429 million in cash. Ritmo is a controlling shareholder of Parati S/A, Afical Ltda and Pádua Ltda (Parati Group), a Brazilian food group. (more…)
Bayer and Monsanto have announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for USD 128 per share in an all-cash transaction. Monsanto’s Board of Directors, Bayer’s Board of Management and Bayer’s Supervisory Board have unanimously approved the agreement. (more…)
China will stop its corn purchase program and will let the market fix the price with the objective of improving its farm efficiency and reducing the gap between domestic and international prices that has led to a sharp increase in cheaper imports.
Simplot’s Leggo’s brand is now selling its pasta sauce in re-designed packaging. The new labelling includes a health star rating which Leggo’s says is a first in the branded Italian sauces category. (more…)