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A volunteer at one of Fareshare's warehouses loads up tins of Cadbury Heroes for redistribution this Christmas. Pic: Mondelēz International

Cadbury owner donates thousands of chocolates to food charity

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International, owner of the Cadbury brand and one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers, has donated over 150,000 products, including Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Oreos to FareShare, the country’s largest charity fighting hunger and...

There are 16 categories at the awards. Pic: Getty Images/magone

Entries for the UK National Ice Cream Competition open

By Jim Cornall

UK ice cream makers – whether artisan producer or supermarket supplier, ice cream parlor, café, restaurant chef or caterer – can enter the UK’s only National Ice Cream Competition 2020.

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner. ©German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

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German minister establishes nutrition research hub

By Will Chu

An initiative to pool and strengthen nutrition research in Germany is being spearheaded by the country’s federal minister of food and agriculture, Julia Klöckner.

Nestlé's Product Technology Centre in York. Pic: Nestlé

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Nestlé announces job losses at its York site

By Anthony Myers

Swiss-owned brand has confirmed reports of expected redundancies at its York factory, which is now a major R&D centre and UK headquarters, where famous brands including KitKats are still produced.

Hostess Brands to expand its portfolio. Photo: Hostess Brands

Hostess Brands to acquire Voortman for $320m

By Jenny Eagle

Hostess Brands, which owns Twinkies, has entered into an agreement to acquire Voortman from private-equity firm Swander Pace Capital, expected to be completed in January 2020.