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Strike paralyses world's largest Nutella plant in France


Production at the world's largest Nutella factory in France is almost at a standstill. For about a week, striking workers have been blocking the Villers-Ecalles plant in Normandy. The Force Ouvriere union reported on its website that 160 of the 350 workers at the Ferrero factory had been on ...


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France bans titanium dioxide in food from 2020


The substance is permitted and is used, for example, in toothpaste and cheese. But is it potentially dangerous to health? France wants to take him out of circulation soon for food - and Germany? Because of health concerns, France bans the white dye titanium dioxide in food. The ban is to apply ...


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Carrefour applies blockchain technology to Carrefour Quality Line fresh micro-filtered full-fat milk


Following in the footsteps of Auvergne chicken and farmhouse fattened chicken, tomatoes, eggs and – most recently – Carrefour Quality Line oranges, Carrefour is continuing with its roll-out of blockchain technology, and has applied it to a new product: Carrefour Quality Line fresh micro-filtered ...


Quality problem: Nutella factory in France stops production


The Italian food group Ferrero has temporarily stopped Nutella production at its large plant in northern France due to a lack of quality. No commercially available product is affected by the situation, Ferrero's French subsidiary announced.The problem was identified on Wednesday evening at the ...


Danone FY18 Reported Net Income Down 4.1%


French food company Danone SA (DANOY.OB) on Tuesday reported that its full-year 2018 net income, Group share, declined 4.1 percent to 2.35 billion euros from 2.45 billion euros last year. Earnings per share declined 7 percent to 3.63 euros from3.90 euros last year. However, recurring net ...


Pernod Ricard and the e-commerce platform Jumia strengthen their partnership

The two companies will develop innovative distribution strategies on the African continent


Pernod Ricard, the world's second largest wine and spirits’ company present in 13 African countries, and Jumia, the leading e-commerce player on the continent, today announced the strengthening of their partnership. In this context, Pernod Ricard will invest into Jumia, thus becoming a strategic ...


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The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry


Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together accounting for 86 percent of global production and employing nearly 3.5 million workers, largely migrants from poorer neighbouring regions and countries. A new report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA), commissioned by The ...


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Worldwide wine production increases by twelve percent


Following a historic low in 2017, global wine production this year picked up sharply by twelve percent. According to a first estimate by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, the winegrowers brought 282 million hectolitres into their cellars - after 251 million hectolitres in the ...


Healthy growth for a safe and natural food supplement


The global market for dietary supplements is estimated at 200 billion US dollars and mainly covers Asia as the main market, North America and Western Europe. In Europe, sales are concentrated in four countries: Italy (19 percent), France (15 percent), Germany (14 percent) and the United Kingdom ...


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EU wants to curb plastic flood with bans


Drinking cocktails with plastic straw?Picnicking with plastic cutlery? That should soon be a thing of the past - because the EU wants to ban certain plastic products to protect the environment and marine animals. The EU Commission presented a proposal to this effect in May. It also contains ...


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