All news articles for December 2016

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Industrial in vitro: Commercialising lab meat

By Louis Gore-Langton

The spectre of lab-meat has been haunting the meat industry for years but has yet to reach store shelves. We speak to the Good Food Institute to discuss the obstacles in making this happen. 

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NutraIngredients is hiring

By Shane STARLING

Can you break news in multiple formats? Are you comfortable interviewing a CEO or Greenpeace protester, food scientist, politician or legal hound? Do you have the temperament to handle daily deadlines as you work on Europe’s leading nutrition sector publication?...

Ari Mervis has been appointed CEO and MD of Murray Goulburn; he takes up the position in February, 2017.

Ari Mervis appointed CEO and MD of Murray Goulburn

By Jim Cornall

The chairman of Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG), Philip Tracy, has announced that the board of directors has appointed Ari Mervis as the new CEO and MD of MG and MG Responsible Entity Limited.

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‘Biggest growth area for liquid packaging is southeast Asia’

BillerudKorsnäs to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine for $622m

By Jenny EAGLE

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures confectionery, snacks and beverage packaging, is investing  SEK 5.7bn ($622.25m) in a KM7 (Karton Machine) to produce liquid board, cartonboard and liner at its factory in Gruvön, Sweden, to start operations in Q1,...

Possible Salmonella contamination has led to product recalls, including Great Value Macaroni Original Cups.

Contamination reports prompt consecutive macaroni and cheese recalls

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Illinois-based TreeHouse Foods and Walmart’s Great Value have issued voluntary recalls on their macaroni and cheese products after learning of possible traces of Salmonella found in the milk powder. Similarly, Colorado-based Earth Balance is recalling...

Kraft Heinz:

FDA probe won’t derail Kraft ‘natural cheese’ lawsuit, says judge

By Elaine WATSON

While some ‘natural’ lawsuits have been put on ice while the FDA mulls over the meaning of the most contentious word in food marketing, a judge handling one such case against Kraft Foods Group (now Kraft Heinz) says there are not compelling grounds to...