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Orkla Food Ingredients has acquired German ice cream ingredient supplier Eis Gräbner. Pic: ©iStock/Aksenovko

Orkla Food Ingredients buys northern German ice cream company

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian company Orkla Food Ingredients has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Eisunion GmbH, signed and completed an agreement to purchase 100% of the shares in the German sales and distribution company Eis Ludwig Gräbner GmbH (“Eis Gräbner”).

Ornua is expanding its Kerrygold plant in Germany to meet increased demand.

Ornua expanding German site to meet demand

By Jim Cornall

Ornua is expanding its German production facility in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Düsseldorf for the third time, to meet growing demand for Kerrygold products in the region.

KraussMaffei Group to expand in China

KraussMaffei Group to expand in China

By Jenny Eagle

ChemChina, one of China’s largest chemicals group, is set to acquire KraussMaffei Group and its brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal, for €925m.

Jones presented food industry concerns about data sharing at EFSA's transparency meeting this morning...

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

By Shane Starling at EFSA in Parma, Italy

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

Anuga FoodTec 2012 kicks off today

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec

Anuga FoodTec 2012 kicks off today

By Rory Harrington

Anuga FoodTec  2012 kicks off today in the German city of Cologne and our team of reporters will be bringing you the all the news, innovation and buzz from the show floor.

Kraft inks ‘transformational’ JV with R&R Ice Cream

Kraft inks ‘transformational’ JV with R&R Ice Cream

By Ben Bouckley

R&R Ice Cream CEO and executive chairman James Lambert says his firm has signed a deal with Kraft to develop, produce and distribute an “indulgent” ice cream range using the US food giant's brand portfolio.