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Brice-Audren Riché is taking over the reigns as Lesaffre's CEO on 1 January 2022. Pic: Lesaffre

Lesaffre appoints new head

By Gill Hyslop

The French fermentation specialist has appointed Brice-Audren Riché as chief executive officer, succeeding Antoine Baule, who has reached the end of his mandate.

Twinkies maker Hostess Brands has announced its CEO Bill Toler will be retiring next year. Pic: Hostess

Hostess Brands’ CEO to retire

By Gill Hyslop

Bill Toler, president and CEO of Twinkies producer Hostess Brands, has informed the Board of Directors that he plans to retire in March 2018.

Roger Agnelli

ABB Automation director dies in plane crash

By Jenny Eagle

ABB Automation has announced Roger Agnelli, 56, a member of the ABB Board of Directors, has died in a plane crash in Sao Paulo, Brazil, along with his wife and two children.

Peter Vanacker

Treofan Group CEO steps down

By Jenny Eagle

Peter Vanacker, CEO of Treofan Group, has chosen to leave the company, much to the owners regret, standing down on February 28.

Dr Url: “I commit myself to working with staff, scientific experts, European institutions, member states and stakeholders to uphold EFSA’s core values and to work towards more open risk assessment and further building trust.”

EFSA MGMT BOARD: "Bernhard will ...provide Europe with the best scientific advice to protect consumers from food-related risks..."

EFSA confirms Bernard Url as new chief

By Shane STARLING

Doctor Bernhard Url is the new chief of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) after its management board confirmed the acting-chief as its next executive director this week.

Yildiz sells yeast unit for €162m

Yildiz sells yeast unit for €162m

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Turkish food group Yildiz Holding has sold its yeast unit Dosu Maya to French firm Le Saffre for €162m.

EFSA chief resigns after 7 years

EFSA chief resigns after 7 years

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is looking for a new chief after executive director Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle resigned to work in the French public service.