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Food Products Agricultural Producers

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A Seattle- based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Alaska. Westward Seafoods in 2010 signed a consent decree with EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice and paid a...

  • LONDON, April 13- Anglo-Dutch consumer group Unilever has decided to work with Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs on the sale of its margarine and spreads business, which was announced last week, sources told Reuters on Thursday. The sale, which could fetch as much as 6 billion pounds, is expected to kick off later this year, the sources said, following a far-reaching...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who grow chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processing corporations, was delayed Wednesday by President Donald Trump's administration, halting by at least six months an initiative rolled out by President Barack Obama in his final days in office. The rule was first proposed by...

  • BRASILIA, March 29- Brazil needs independent controls over its meat industry, a top EU health official said on Wednesday, as he wrapped up a visit to the country rocked by an anticorruption investigation centering on bribery of its food-sanitation inspectors. Brazil's police say in court documents bribes were paid to cover up serious health violations by some...

  • BRASILIA, March 29- Brazil needs independent controls over its meat industry, a top EU health official said on Wednesday, as he wrapped up a visit to the country rocked by an anticorruption investigation centering on bribery of its food-sanitation inspectors. Brazil's police say in court documents bribes were paid to cover up serious health violations by some...

  • BRASILIA, March 29- Brazil needs independent controls over its meat industry, a top EU health official said on Wednesday, as he wrapped up a visit to the country rocked by an anticorruption investigation centering on bribery of its food-sanitation inspectors. Brazil's Federal Police say in court documents the bribes were paid to cover up serious health...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, March 28- EU farmers are ramping up production of sugar beet this year when they will be freed at last to grow as much as they want and sell it globally, after a decade of strict output quotas and export limits. Farmers have started drilling the first post-quota crop this month in several EU member states, including top EU producer France where planting...

  • 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...