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Maple Leaf to acquire US protein foods manufacturer Lightlife Foods Canadian consumer packaged meats firm Maple Leaf Foods has agreed to acquire American refrigerated plant-based protein foods manufacturer Lightlife Foods from Brynwood Partners VI for approximately $140m. News
Mondelez rolls out new savory biscuit brand Confectionery giant Mondelēz International has launched a new wholesome savory biscuit brand, dubbed Véa.
Processed Foods > Bakery & Cereals > News Maple Leaf to acquire US protein foods manufacturer Lightlife Foods By FBR Staff Writer
Canadian consumer packaged meats firm Maple Leaf Foods has agreed to acquire American refrigerated plant-based protein foods manufacturer Lightlife Foods from Brynwood Partners VI for approximately $140m.
News Sweden's Cloetta agrees to acquire Candyking Swedish confectionery and nuts firm Cloetta has agreed to acquire Candyking, a concept supplier of pick and mix candy in the Nordic countries and the UK.
Processed Foods > Confectionery > News
Nestle's KitKat launches new peanut butter flavour By FBR Staff Writer
Nestlé’s KitKat brand has launched a new peanut butter flavour of its shareable KitKat Bites.
Processed Foods > Confectionery > News Unilever rejects Kraft Heinz’s $143bn merger proposal By FBR Staff Writer
British-Dutch multinational consumer goods firm Unilever has rejected American food giant Kraft Heinz’s merger proposal worth $143bn.
Condiments & Ingredients > Sauces & Spreads > News UK's Morrisons starts search for best local food producers Morrisons is starting a search for the best local food producers who can help to feed the nation, as a new report calls for the UK to be more self-sufficient in food production and new consumer research shows an increasing appetite from British shoppers for more local food.
Agri & Animal Products > Fruits & Vegetables > News

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Tyson Foods recalls 5lb bags of chicken nuggets sold at Costco stores
Tyson Foods announced a voluntary recall of 5-pound bags of Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets that were sold at Costco locations nationwide.
Food Technology > Packaging > News
Gorton's Seafood introduces new re-designed packaging
Gorton's, the provider of frozen seafood, is inviting consumers to take part in their Sea of Possibilities Sweepstakes, which offers a grand prize of $5,000, as part of the launch of their re-designed packaging.
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Marketing & Regulatory

Fred Meyer Stores issues allergy alert on 100% Whole Wheat Bread due to undeclared milk
Fred Meyer Stores has recalled the 16 oz Fred Meyer 100% Whole Wheat Bread sold in its retail stores because the product may contain nonfat dry milk not listed on the label.
Marketing & Regulatory > Regulatory & Food Safety > News
Barberi recalls Sunmba Frozen Ajiaco product over health risk
Barberi International is recalling its Sunmba Frozen Ajiaco (vegetable mix) product throughout Florida due to possible health risk.
Chilled & Deli Food > News
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Agri & Animal Products

UK's Morrisons starts search for best local food producers
Morrisons is starting a search for the best local food producers who can help to feed the nation, as a new report calls for the UK to be more self-sufficient in food production and new consumer research shows an increasing appetite from British shoppers for more local food.
Agri & Animal Products > Fruits & Vegetables > News
Stonyfield to reduce sugar content of yogurts by 25% this year
American organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield has unveiled a plan to reduce added sugar across its portfolio.
Agri & Animal Products > Dairy & Soy Products > News
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Processed Foods

Mondelez rolls out new savory biscuit brand
Confectionery giant Mondelēz International has launched a new wholesome savory biscuit brand, dubbed Véa.
Processed Foods > Bakery & Cereals > News
Sweden's Cloetta agrees to acquire Candyking
Swedish confectionery and nuts firm Cloetta has agreed to acquire Candyking, a concept supplier of pick and mix candy in the Nordic countries and the UK.
Processed Foods > Confectionery > News
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Condiments & Ingredients

Unilever rejects Kraft Heinz’s $143bn merger proposal
By FBR Staff Writer
British-Dutch multinational consumer goods firm Unilever has rejected American food giant Kraft Heinz’s merger proposal worth $143bn.
Condiments & Ingredients > Sauces & Spreads > News
Mars launches new cocoa extract food supplement in UK, Ireland
By FBR Staff Writer
Mars Symbioscience, the health and life sciences venture of confectionery giant Mars, has launched a new cocoa extract food supplement in the UK and Ireland.
Condiments & Ingredients > Ingredients > News

Chilled & Deli Food

Mondelez rolls out new savory biscuit brand
Confectionery giant Mondelēz International has launched a new wholesome savory biscuit brand, dubbed Véa.
Processed Foods > Bakery & Cereals > News
United Natural Foods to add 150 jobs in Rhode Island
Rhode Island-headquartered United Natural Foods is planning to hire 150 more full-time workers by 2020.
Processed Foods > Savory Snacks > News



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