13-May-2013 - Globalisation is leading to more adventurous consumers who are increasingly prepared to try spicy foods, including hot pepper sauces, according to the McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco pepper sauce.
07-May-2013 - The number one global food brand is Nestlé’s Maggi range of instant soups, stocks, sauces, taste enhancers and noodles, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Unilever’s Knorr brand came second while PepsiCo’s Lay’s brand was third.
01-May-2013 - Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GIIL) is set to begin construction on the largest dairy in the Irish Republic’s history dedicated to making products for export.
03-Apr-2013 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) has called for the introduction of a statutory code of practice for the grocery sector “as a matter of urgency”.
06-Mar-2013 - Improving global food security can’t be tackled in isolation and needs to be aligned with concerted government action to drive down world inequality, food policymakers and experts have been told.
05-Mar-2013 - Politicians should admit the European livestock industry is critically dependent on GM animal feed, according to a senior US government adviser.
01-Mar-2013 - It will take a food security crisis to make European consumers recognise the need for genetically modified (GM) food, warns a senior US government adviser.
27-Feb-2013 - Higher food prices and food price speculation should be welcomed, the boss of the world’s biggest food company Nestlé told the audience at the City Food Lecture at London’s Guildhall this week.
20-Feb-2013 - The world’s biggest food company Nestlé has been drawn into the deepening horse meat scandal, after it was forced to remove beef pasta products in France, Spain and Italy when they were revealed to contain horse DNA.
31-Jan-2013 - The likelihood of growing climate volatility and extreme weather incidents “wiping out” agricultural production and food systems is “increasing rapidly”, warns a leading expert.
09-Jan-2013 - Food and water security will become an increasingly significant threat over the coming decade as global environmental and economic pressures impact on supply chains, according to a new report published yesterday (January 8) in London by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
12-Dec-2012 - Sweet wines, high-class beers and ‘next level’ ciders are the top three adult drink trends predicted by US food and drink consultancy Technomic.
05-Dec-2012 - Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut is to close its Chester plant in a move that could lead to 25 job losses.
21-Nov-2012 - Two chefs from Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck restaurant and their taxi driver have died after their car collided with a bus in Hong Kong.
12-Nov-2012 - The week after Barack Obama won an historic second term as US president, Kristin Eads and Linda Crow, legal specialists with international law firm Faegre Baker Daniels, explain how new legislation could mean tougher scrutiny for US food importers.
08-Nov-2012 - Western politicians lack the courage to tell voters they need to consume less to help tackle global food security problems.
31-Oct-2012 - It was business as normal for Greencore’s US production plant at Newburyport, Massachusetts on Monday morning (October 29) – with some concessions to safety – while the worst storm in living memory bore down on the country’s lower eastern seaboard.
17-Sep-2012 - The Irish government has unveiled ambitious plans to intensify sustainable food production for export. The aim is to boost its economy and help remedy food shortages around the world.
13-Aug-2012 - Fears are rising that the US drought could boost global food prices even further after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) slashed its forecast for maize production by 17% on Friday, August 10.
10-Aug-2012 - Prime Minister David Cameron is to host a Global Hunger Summit in London on Sunday, August 12 – the last day of the Olympics.
18-Jul-2012 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a criminal investigation after an inch-long needle was discovered in an airline meal served on board a Delta Airlines flight from the Netherlands to Minneapolis.
08-Jul-2012 - Poor US harvests have underpinned rising grain prices across the globe.
04-Jul-2012 - Food choices could be significantly reduced as a result of climate change with novel foods and lab-grown meats becoming the norm, scientists have warned.
22-Jun-2012 - Mass urbanisation is one of five top mega-trends that will shape the customers of tomorrow, predicts Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive of the Coca-Cola Company.
18-Jun-2012 - Feeding rising global numbers of people who are overweight places the same strain on world resources as would an additional 1bn mouths, warn researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.