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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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Digitizing the cocoa value chain in Honduras

By Niamh Michail

From blockchain to crop monitoring with drones, smallholder cocoa producers in Honduras are digitizing their production thanks to a project led by the Inter-American Development Bank.

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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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Grupo Nutresa grows 8.9% in third quarter

By Asia Sherman

Colombia’s Grupo Nutresa posted an 8.9% increase in third-quarter consolidated sales, totaling COP 7.2 trillion (US$ 2.2 billion) with a profit margin of 13.8%.

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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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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.

Dr Oetker acquires Brazil's Mavalério

Dr Oetker acquires Brazil's Mavalério

By Niamh Michail

Brazilian confectionery and bakery decoration business Mavalério has been acquired by German food group Dr Oetker, a move they say will help drive sales in Brazil.