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SNAC International names new leadership

By Gill Hyslop

SNAC International has announced its new Board of officers and directors, elected to help newly elected president and CEO Christine Cochran to advance the snacking industry’s public policy goals.

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.

All deals destined to go ahead as Australia surveys new Asian age

Analysis: GrainCorp takeover

All deals destined to go ahead as Australia surveys new Asian age

By RJ Whitehead

Now the ACCC, Australia’s anti-trust commission, has given the green light to ADM’s proposed acquisition of GrainCorp, foreign interests will control all major grain handling facilities and grain ports in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and...

GrainCorp's board of directors and the ACCC give the green light to ADM's takeover offer

ADM's GrainCorp takeover in shareholders' hands

By Kacey Culliney

GrainCorp’s board of directors has recommended that its shareholders accept the A$3.4bn (US$3.16bn) takeover bid from Archer Daniel Midland in the absence of a superior offer.

Beverage market to return to 2008 levels in two years - Krones

Beverage market to return to 2008 levels in two years - Krones

By Jane Byrne

Leading beverage filling and packaging technology company Krones reported a number of drink makers signing on the dotted line at German trade show Brau Beviale last week, and we caught up with executive chairman of the board, Volker Kroneseder, to get...

Pactiv director packs his bags

Pactiv director packs his bags

Pactiv has announced that its board of directors has accepted the
resignation of Paul Stecko. The company claims that the resignation
was driven by recent changes in New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
rules, which make Stecko ineligible...

EFSA shifts up a gear

EFSA shifts up a gear

Much attention was given to the key issue of resourcing the growth
plans of the European Food Safety Authority at its 10th Management
Board meeting held yesterday.

Rexam profits up

Rexam profits up

Despite a slight drop in sales packaging giant Rexam has announced
H1 pretax profits have risen significantly following the adoption
of a new system for its retirement benefits.

Nampak wraps up takeover

Nampak wraps up takeover

AN SA packaging group, with a turnover of R18 billion (€1.78bn) a
year, is due to emerge from the Nampak-Malbak merger, which crossed
its last major hurdle yesterday when Malbak shareholders approved
the R1.97bn transaction.

New Tetra CEO

New Tetra CEO

Larry Pillard is to leave his job as chief executive of Tate &
Lyle to take over the executive chairmanship of Tetra Laval, the
privately owned Swedish packaging group.