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European Commission to investigate proposed coffee joint venture between DEMB and Mondelez By DBR Staff Writer
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into a proposal by Douwe Egberts Master Blenders (DEMB) and Mondelēz International to merge their coffee businesses.
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Testing in China finds bacteria in purified drinking water By DBR Staff Writer
The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has found that around a quarter of purified drinking water in the country is contaminated with excessive levels of bacteria.
Markets & Regulations > Regulatory & Safety > News Danone refutes Russian minister's accusation on adulteration of dairy products By DBR Staff Writer
French dairy major Danone has objected to Russian agriculture minister's charges of adulteration of its dairy products.
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New drug nalmefene approved in UK to control urge to consume alcohol
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The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has approved the use of nalmefene to help people cut down on alcohol consumption.
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Lebanon to close several dairy plants over food safety concerns
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Lebanon has announced plans to shut down several dairy factories in the country over food safety violations.
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US state of Ohio to ban sale of powdered alcohol
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The US state of Ohio has passed a bill that will impose a ban on the sale of powdered alcohol product, Palcohol, across the state as it may cause health risks on consumption.
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EU seeks easy access to Japanese beer market
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The European Union (EU) is planning to talk to Japan on opening the latter's beer market to the European countries prior to the signing of a free trade deal in 2015.
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New York signs new law for alcoholic beverage producers
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the craft beverage law to ease the restrictions imposed on alcoholic beverage producers.
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Free trade agreement with China expected to boost Australian dairy market
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The free trade agreement (FTA) to be signed by Australia and China is expected to provide the former's dairy farmers tariff-free access to the latter's infant formula market over the next four years.
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California city becomes first to vote for tax on sugar-sweetened beverages
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The citizens of Berkeley in California have voted for additional tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, becoming the first city in the US to okay such a move.
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China eases ban on Fonterra’s whey powder imports
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China has eased the ban on New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra’s whey powder and dairy base powder imports which are used as ingredients in infant formula production.
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Myanmar Economic wins arbitration for Myanmar Brewery
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Myanmar Economic Holdings (MEHL), which is controlled by Myanmar military, has won an arbitration case against Singapore-based beverage producer Fraser and Neave for the acquisition of latter's stake in Myanmar Brewery.
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Asda recalls bottles of Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry 75cl over bottles shattering risk
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Asda has recalled five lot codes of Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry 75cl because of the risk of the pressurised bottles shattering. The product is sold only to Asda in the UK.
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