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US beef recall expanded, eighteen illnesses suspected

June 29, 2009
A Colorado meat company is expanding a recall of beef due to possible contamination by E.coli O157:H7 bacteria after an investigation found 18 illnesses may be linked to the meat,
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Hormel, Herdez Del Fuerte create US venture

June 22, 2009
Hormel Foods and Herdez Del Fuerte SA will create a joint venture to market Mexican foods in the U.S., expanding an existing partnership, according to the Associated Press. The
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US recession takes bite out of brand loyalty-study

June 22, 2009
The U.S. recession is taking a bite out of national brand loyalty in products ranging from Advil pain reliever and Green Giant frozen vegetables to Jif peanut butter, according to
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Coca-Cola Hellenic to distribute soup in Russia

June 2, 2009
The Associated Press reports that food maker Campbell Soup Co. has entered into a long-term agreement with Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co. S.A. to distribute soup products in Russia. Coca-Cola Hellenic
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AB InBev to sell South Korean brewer for $1.8 billion

May 11, 2009
According to Reuters, Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell its South Korean Oriental Brewery to private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co for $1.8 billion, allowing the world''s largest
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Pork producer ad blitz no instant cure for flu fears

May 11, 2009
Fears of a global flu pandemic may be subsiding but a big sector in the already battered U.S. food industry will be left reeling for months to come as a
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Flu fears prompt 20 countries to ban meat imports

May 4, 2009
Reuters reports that twenty countries worldwide have banned imports of pork and other meat in response to a flu virus that has infected both people and swine, according to
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French food industry withstands crisis-lobby

April 27, 2009
The head of the French food industry’s lobby said the industry should hold up relatively well in the economic crisis despite accepting price cuts in negotiations with supermarkets this year,
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Kraft Foods advances its sustainability agenda

April 21, 2009
Kraft Foods has reached two important achievements that progress sustainability within its agricultural supply chain. Last year, the company increased its year-over-year purchase of coffee beans from Rainforest Alliance Certified
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Norway threatens action if EU bans seal products

April 21, 2009
Norway has threatened to challenge the European Union over plans to ban imports of furs and other products from seals. The executive European Commission last year proposed banning the import
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