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Food Industry Update

Meat processing equipment market driven by growing demand for processed foods

The market for meat processing equipment is growing, driven by rising demand for processed foods as a result of the increasing global population and consumer preference for protein-rich processed food products.
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WhiteWave Foods to acquire So Delicious Dairy Free

The WhiteWave Foods Company, maker of Silk brand plant-based foods and beverages, has agreed to acquire So Delicious Dairy Free from its existing shareholders for $195 million.
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Soda makers commit to lowering calories in beverages

The American Beverage Association, the Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo have announced a new agreement to decrease beverage calories.
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Russian meat processors face crisis

Import restrictions in Russia are causing severe problems for the country's meat processors.
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FDA revises proposed rules on food safety

Four proposed rules intended to help prevent foodborne illness have been updated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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PepsiCo unveils water monitoring tool

PepsiCo has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to develop a tool that can be used to forecast the availability of freshwater in water-scarce regions.
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ADM sells chocolate business to Cargill in $440 million deal

Food processing company Cargill is to acquire the global chocolate business of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM).
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Kraft recalls 8,000 cases of cheese singles

International food major Kraft Foods Group is voluntary recalling almost 8,000 cases of selected varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese.
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Canada introduces mandatory labeling of mechanically tenderized beef

The government of Canada announced last week that all mechanically tenderized beef (MTB) sold in the country now has to be clearly labeled and the new labels will have to include instructions for safe cooking.
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Food-safe recycling process approved

Plastic recycling and remoulding processes deployed by Belgian packaging solutions firm Schoeller Allibert at three of its manufacturing sites have been certified as safe for food use.
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