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Dean Foods Co. initiated voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings amid dairy decline, with the move including substantially all of its subsidiaries. Additionally, the company revealed it was in advanced discussions with Dairy Farmers of America Inc. regarding a potential sale of all its assets. Food Institute Focus
Dispenser Packaging Inc. plans to open a $12 million manufacturing facility in Frostproof, FL. The company plans to retrofit a 12,000-sq. ft. citrus packing facility previously owned by Ben Hill Griffin Inc. Dispenser Packaging produces dispensing equipment primarily for orange juice sold through major national distributing companies for foodservice operations, reported The Ledger. Full Story
Seven Sundays structured itself as a certified B corporation, a for-profit company that balances bottom-line numbers with social and environmental good. The Minneapolis-based company, which makes muesli cereals, is now the state's first food company to achieve the status, reported The Star Tribune. Full Story
Burger King is launching a plant-based "Rebel" Whopper across Europe. Rebel Whopper patties are made by The Vegetarian Butcher, a Unilever-owned company. Meanwhile, Burger King is continuing its U.S. partnership with Impossible Foods to test out more options in 180 restaurants in select markets. Items being tested include an Impossible Whopper Jr. and an Impossible Burger with pickles, mustard and ketchup on a toasted sesame seed bun, reported CNN. Full Story
BRF SA will launch a line of plant-based food products in first half 2020, according to the company's CEO. Additionally, the company is looking to strengthen its leading position in the halal segment in the coming years, reported Reuters. Full Storyread more
Upper Saddle River, NJ (November 5, 2019) – New Jersey-based news and information service The Food Institute and Washington, DC-based firm OFW Law are taking their popular U.S. Food Labeling Seminar online! This year’s labeling course will be available virtually, in multiple parts, to allow more food industry executives access across the country.
Twenty-nine percent of shoppers plan to order prepared meals or dishes to make things easier for the holidays, according to ServiceChannel.read more
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