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Food Products Agricultural Producers

  • Maggi, a former state governor and a billionaire soy farmer, told a Senate Committee that his main concern was that China and Hong Kong have not yet taken a definitive stance on their bans of meat from Brazil, the world's biggest producer of beef and poultry. China and Hong Kong are the top two importers of Brazilian meats, last year buying nearly one-third of the $14...

  • BRASILIA, March 22- Brazil's meatpacking industry has been badly damaged by a police investigation into alleged unsanitary and corrupt practices, and could lose upward of 10 percent of its global market share, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday. Maggi told a Senate Committee that the main concern was with the China and Hong Kong not having...

  • LAPA, Brazil, March 21- Brazil's federal police and agriculture ministry said late Tuesday that sanitary and corruption problems found in the nation's meatpacking industry were isolated incidents and that the nation's food safety system nationwide was robust. But Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Mexico and Switzerland all announced partial or all-out bans on...

  • ZURICH, March 21- Switzerland has banned imports from four Brazilian meat processing facilities as part of Europe- wide safety measures, Swiss authorities said on Tuesday. "A total of four facilities have been barred from exporting meat products into the European Union or Switzerland," the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said. China and the European...

  • ZURICH, March 21- Switzerland has banned imports from four Brazilian meat processing facilities as part of Europe- wide safety measures, Swiss authorities said on Tuesday. "A total of four facilities have been barred from exporting meat products into the European Union or Switzerland," the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said. China and the European...

  • ZURICH, March 21- Switzerland has banned imports from four Brazilian meat processing facilities as part of Europe- wide safety measures, Swiss authorities said on Tuesday. "A total of four facilities have been barred from exporting meat products into the European Union or Switzerland," the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said. China and the European...

  • ZURICH, March 21- Switzerland has banned imports from four Brazilian meat processing facilities as part of Europe- wide safety measures, Swiss authorities said on Tuesday. "A total of four facilities have been barred from exporting meat products into the European Union or Switzerland," the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said. China and the European...

  • BRASILIA, March 21- Brazil's President Michel Temer said on Tuesday that the alarm cause by the discovery of irregularities in meat industry controls was unfounded because very few meatpacking plants were involved.

  • SEOUL, March 21- Seoul will lift a temporary ban on sales of chicken meat from Brazil's BRF SA after the South American nation said shipments to South Korea did not contain tainted products. South Korea's agriculture ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the Brazilian government notified it the day before that tainted meat from around 20 meat processing...

  • *May raw sugar futures were off 0.65 cents, or 3.6 percent, at 17.60 cents a lb at 1521 GMT after dipping to a low of 17.52 cents, the weakest for the front month since early June last year. *May white sugar fell $11.30, or 2.2 percent, to $499.00 a tonne. *Mexico demands reciprocity in its refined sugar-for-fructose trade with the United States and it is unfair to "punish" its...

  • CHICAGO, March 16- A Wal-Mart Stores Inc supplier has recalled frozen pizzas available in 11 U.S. states due to concerns about possible listeria contamination, according to the retailer and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. RBR Meat Company recalled about 21,220 pounds of Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza that were shipped to retail distribution...

  • *Americans eat 70 mln lbs of corned beef on St. Patrick's Day. CHICAGO, March 15- In recent weeks, the U.S. meat industry has found itself wrestling with a culinary conundrum: Would American Roman Catholics be able to eat corned beef this St. Patrick's Day? At least 80 of the nearly 200 U.S. Catholic dioceses have issued some form of exemption on avoiding meat on St....

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- The United States and Mexico will launch a new round of negotiations to resolve a years-long trade dispute over Mexico's sugar exports to the United States, senior officials in both governments said on Friday. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said the talks would be aimed at resuming...

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- The United States and Mexico will launch a new round of negotiations to resolve a years-long trade dispute over Mexico's sugar exports to the United States, senior officials in both governments said on Friday. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said that the talks would be aimed at resuming...

  • *Q4 GDP revised to annualised +1.2 pct vs prelim +1.0 pct. TOKYO, March 8- Japan's economy grew more than earlier estimated in the fourth quarter as capital expenditure grew at its fastest in almost three years, welcome news for policymakers as they begin to discuss how to wind down years of massive stimulus. "The economy will remain in recovery mode, because we are...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 7- Mexico has canceled existing sugar export permits to the United States in a dispute over the pace of shipments, according to a letter seen by Reuters, in a flare-up industry sources said could temporarily disrupt supplies. The letter sent by Mexico's sugar chamber to mills on Monday partly blamed the situation on unfilled positions at the...

  • Feb 21- Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods Inc said on Tuesday it would buy U.S.-based Lightlife Foods Inc for $140 million and related costs. Lightlife Foods, a manufacturer of plant-based protein foods, reported 2016 sales of about $40 million and has a 38 percent market share in the U.S. refrigerated plant proteins market, the company said.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 6- The status of sugar in the Mercosur trade bloc is likely to be discussed by the presidents of Brazil and Argentina when they meet on Tuesday, Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Monday. Presidents Michel Temer of Brazil and Mauricio Macri of Argentina will meet in Brasilia as part of an official visit by the Argentine leader.

  • ALBA, Italy, Jan 11- The $44 billion palm oil industry, under pressure in Europe after authorities listed the edible oil as a cancer risk, has found a vocal ally in the food sector: the maker of Nutella. The hazelnut and chocolate spread, one of Italy's best-known food brands and a popular breakfast treat for children, relies on palm oil for its smooth texture and shelf...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10- Palm oil prices will this year average between 2,700 and 2,800 ringgit, Malaysia's minister of plantation industries and commodities said on Tuesday. The government in Malaysia, the world's No.2 producer of the edible oil, gives the average for last year as 2,600 ringgit. Mah added that he expected Malaysia's 2017 palm output to grow from the...