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Baxters Food Group acquired Baxters Canada Inc. in 2004

Baxters Food Group sells Canadian subsidiary

By Rod Addy

Baxters Food Group has sold its Canadian subsidiary Baxters Canada Inc to three financial partners, which are each investing $8m (£6.1m) in the business.

Gastro Star has introduced a new fresh produce packaging line

Gastro Star introduces new Itech packaging line

By James Ridler

Switzerland-based vegetable processor Gastro Star has minimised product giveaway using fixed weight packs, thanks to a new packaging line installed by Ishida Europe and its Swiss distributor, Itech.

Ukraine officials visited AHDB to learn about meat hygiene

Ukrainian officials visit AHDB

By Aidan Fortune

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) welcomed food safety specialists from the Ukraine to its headquarters in Warwickshire.

 Naturex specialises in plant-based extracts

Flavourings firm Givaudan in plant-based extract acquisition

By Noli Dinkovski

Swiss flavourings giant Givaudan has bolstered its natural ingredients offer after agreeing to buy a 40.6% stake in French firm Naturex for €522m (£457m), and launching a cash tender offer for the remaining shares.

Total food and drink exports hit £22bn in 2017

Dairy, salmon, whisky and pork export wins in 2017

By James Ridler & Rod Addy

Dairy, salmon and pork exports soared in 2017 following the Brexit vote, helping to add £2bn to overseas food and drink sales compared with 2016, according to figures released by the government.

Cargill has opened a solar energy plant at its Ghana coca and chocolate factory

Cargill opens renewable energy plant

By James Ridler

Cargill has opened a new solar power facility at its cocoa and chocolate site in Tema, Ghana, part of its global strategy of investing in environmentally friendly, renewable ways of generating power for industrial production.

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