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How to freshen up Brazil's stale ready meal category

By Niamh Michail

Brazil’s ready meal market is small and options are uninspiring – think frozen lasagna. But regional dishes, fresh ingredients and cook-it-yourself meal kits could change this, says Mintel.

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Is Front-of-Pack labeling set for harmonization?

By Natasha Spencer

As the development of front-of-pack (FOP) labeling continues to evolve to meet ever-growing consumer and market needs for transparency, we look at their prevalence and the current measures being explored to harness the functional food and nutrition markets...

Nestlé to invest R$1 billion in Brazil

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Nestlé to invest R$1 billion in Brazil

By Niamh Michail

Nestlé will invest R$1 billion (US$248m) at its factories in São Paulo state and in start-up acceleration over the next three years, it has announced.

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Deterioration of food security in Venezuela is “palpable”

By Natasha Spencer

Food shortages, economic slowdown and crop threat concerns are seemingly rife in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We speak to Ricardo Rapallo, FAO Senior Policy Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean to find out what the current food security...

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Obesity on the rise in Brazil

By Niamh Michail

Rates of obesity in Brazil are on the rise, according to a Ministry of Health report, prompting renewed calls for front-of-pack warning labels.

BRF makes senior appointment

BRF makes senior appointment

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian processor BRF has appointed a new chief financial and investors relations officer.

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Costa Rica invests in food safety with US$4.55m lab

By Niamh Michail

The Costa Rican Ministry of Health has invested ₡2,600 million (US$4.55m) in food safety microbiological laboratory with next-generation equipment to prevent foodborne illnesses.

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Alfa Group feels bullish about LATAM expansion

By Niamh Michail

On the back of winning a global food safety award, Chilean ingredient supplier Alfa Group is embarking on "a very aggressive commercial mission" in Latin America, it says.

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