(French) Le Graton lyonnais, seul industriel spécialisé dans la fabrication de cette spécialité à base de gras de porc, a été racheté par le fonds d’investissement Solexia, a-t-on appris lundi auprès des acquéreurs et du cédant.
(French) Le géant suisse de l’alimentation Nestlé a annoncé mardi qu’il allait vendre ses activités de confiserie aux Etats-Unis au groupe italien Ferrero pour un montant de 2,8 milliards de francs suisses (2,5 milliards d’euros)
Pasta, prosciutto, mozzarella… Italy has just broken a new record for exports of its gastronomy, with more than 41 billion euros of food products sold abroad in 2017. (Article in French)
The Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, said Monday that consumer health safety is “not negotiable”, in response to the case of Lactalis’ salmonella-contaminated baby milk. (Article in French)
A Japanese city has activated its alert system to warn residents to avoid eating fugu blowfish, after potentially toxic portions were mistakenly sold in a local supermarket.
Pressure rose on French dairy giant Lactalis on Monday as the parents of babies who became sick after drinking salmonella-laced milk demanded answers over a scare affecting dozens of countries.
The president of the Association des Familles Victimes du Lait Contaminé aux Salmonelles, Quentin Guillemain, expressed doubts on Monday in front of a group of journalists about the government’s handling of the case and said it was perhaps not entirely ‘beyond reproach’. (Article in French)
Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux welcomed Sunday’s promise by the CEO of Lactalis to compensate the victims of the salmonella contamination, while also stressing that ‘money cannot buy everything’. (Article in French)
On Friday, Emmanuel Macron told the radio station Europe 1 that he hoped UNESCO would add French baguettes to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, after having met with an association of bakers who are promoting the idea on the occasion of the traditional king cake celebration. (Article in French)
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against French dairy giant Lactalis by families who say their children got salmonella poisoning after drinking powdered milk made by the company, an association representing victims said Friday.