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To facilitate the distribution of food during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a guidance document to provide restaurants and food manufacturers with flexibility regarding nutrition labeling of certain packaged food.
Nestlé Purina PetCare has acquired natural pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen, the UK’s leading producer of premium wet and dry natural foods for dogs and cats.
McCormick & Company has reported financial results for the first quarter, which ended Feb. 29, 2020. Sales declined 2% in the first quarter from the same period a year ago, and in constant currency, sales declined 1%.
Dean Foods has announced that, following a comprehensive sale process and a competitive auction as part of its Chapter 11 process, the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has been named the winning bidder to acquire a substantial portion of Dean Foods’ business operations.
To aid the movement of fresh specialty crops into marketing channels, AMS is extending the expiration date of USDA audit certifications scheduled to expire on or before May 31, 2020, by 60 days.
SweeGen has announced its newly launched food and beverage application centers located in four global regions—North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.
National Flavors Co., a Michigan-based producer of flavors and extracts, has announced that Brian Briggs has been named chief executive officer, effective April 2, 2020.
Conagra Brands has reported results for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2020, which ended on Feb. 23, 2020. Third-quarter net sales decreased 5.6% to $2.6 billion, while organic net sales decreased by 1.7%, driven by a 1.3% decline in volume and an unfavorable price/mix impact of 0.4%.
The mandated restaurant dine-in closures that took effect across most of the United States beginning the week ending March 22 took a toll on U.S. restaurant transactions, reports The NPD Group.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has announced that it will transition the IFT20 Annual Event and Food Expo, slated for July 12–15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, to a virtual event experience.