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Plastic food and drink packaging: Use it or lose it?

By Niamh Michail

As Mexico becomes the latest country in Latin America to set national plastic-reduction goals, increasing numbers of Latinos are looking for plastic-free packaging options, according to market analysts. But how feasible is going plastic-free?

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Brazil's ANVISA announces 2023 trans fat ban

By Niamh Michail

Brazilian food regulatory agency ANVISA has announced a 2% limit on industrial trans fats in all food and drink products and total ban on partially hydrogenated oils by 2023.

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Tate & Lyle in multi-million LATAM investment

By Niamh Michail

Tate & Lyle has opened an application center in Sao Paolo - one of its largest in the world - to serve all Latin American countries as it enjoys double-digit growth in the region.

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Scrutiny mounts as meatpacker JBS reduces transparency

By Asia Sherman

Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS has stopped providing specific details on the sources of its beef supply even in the wake of raging Amazon forest fires sparked by cattle ranchers and loggers in the name of agribusiness.

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Euromonitor: Where next for Brazil's organic food market?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The organic food and beverage market in Brazil is growing but not without its growing pains, including ingredient supply chain constraints to consumer distrust over large multinational companies launching organic products in the region, notes Euromonitor...

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Mantiqueira on how to premiumize a commodity product

By Niamh Michail

Vegan, high in omega-3 or even home delivered: South America’s biggest egg producer, Mantiqueira, talks about how it adds value to a basic good. "We don't treat eggs like commodities," it explains.

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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.

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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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.

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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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