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Food Industry Update

Cargill partners with ConAgra to bring Hunt's, ACT II brands to Brazil

Under the partnership, Cargill will distribute Hunt’s products produced at ConAgra Foods plants in the United States, specifically tomato ketchup, yellow mustard and barbecue sauce.
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Fish processing plant given 30 days to stop bad smell

A fish processing plant has been given 30 days to stop rotten odors or face having to close down until the problem can be solved.
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Mysterious illness strikes workers at turkey processing plant

Employees at a Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar, Minnesota, were taken to a local hospital on Friday evening after a mystery illness caused about 30 workers to show symptoms such as vomiting and coughing.
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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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