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Food Products Agricultural Producers

  • The latest twist in the sugar trade dispute between Mexico and the United States comes as ties between the two nations have frayed under U.S. President Donald Trump, who took office in January and wants to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada to better serve U.S. workers and companies. Mexico is the top foreign supplier of sugar to...

  • *China is world's biggest consumer of soy oil. BEIJING, April 28- A Chinese consumer backlash against genetically modified crops is beginning to dent demand for soy oil, the nation's main cooking oil, and could spell crisis for the multi-billion-dollar crushing industry, which depends on GMO soybeans from the United States and elsewhere. A Nielsen survey last...

  • HAVANA, April 26- The Cuban sugar industry has entered the final few weeks of the milling season with output at 1.8 million tonnes of raw sugar, according to provincial media reports, around 20 percent above last years production but less than expected. AZCUBA, the state-run sugar monopoly, said when milling began that it hoped to increase output 30 percent over...

  • GENEVA, April 25- Mexico can impose annual trade sanctions worth $163.23 million against the United States after winning a dispute over trade in tuna fish, a World Trade Organization arbitrator ruled on Tuesday. The sanctions award was only a third of the $472.3 million Mexico had asked for. Mexico's complaint, which dates back to 2008, focused on U.S. rules on "...

  • GENEVA, April 25- Mexico can impose annual trade sanctions worth $163.23 million against the United States after winning a dispute over trade in tuna fish, a World Trade Organization arbitrator ruled on Tuesday. The sanctions award was only a third of the $472.3 million Mexico had asked for. Mexico's complaint, which dates back to 2008, focused on U.S. rules on "...

  • April 25- Tyson Foods Inc, the No. 1 U.S. meat processor, said on Tuesday it would buy packaged sandwich supplier AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc for about $3.2 billion in cash, to expand its fast-growing portfolio of prepared food brands. AdvancePierre, whose shares hit a record high of $40.29, sells a variety of meat sandwiches and snacks through its Landshire...

  • April 25- Tyson Foods Inc, the No. 1 U.S. meat processor, said on Tuesday it would buy packaged sandwich supplier AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc for about $3.2 billion in cash. Tyson's offer of $40.25 per share is a 9.8 percent premium to AdvancePierre's Monday close. The deal, which has an enterprise value of about $4.2 billion, includes $1.1 billion of...

  • JAKARTA, April 25- Indonesia's crude palm oil output likely rose in March after falling for the previous three months, as better weather improved output, a Reuters survey showed. "CPO production in March started to show improvement due to good rain fall late in 2016 up to March," said Sahat Sinaga, executive director at the Vegetable Oil Industry Association.

  • 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...

  • 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...