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KraussMaffei Group to expand in China

KraussMaffei Group to expand in China

By Jenny Eagle

ChemChina, one of China’s largest chemicals group, is set to acquire KraussMaffei Group and its brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal, for €925m.

United Caps manufacturing facility in Schwerin, Germany

United Caps opens manufacturing facility in Schwerin

By Jenny Eagle

United Caps has opened a manufacturing facility in Schwerin, Germany, following its acquisition of Schoeller Cap Systems (SCS) in Schwerin in 2013, to produce closures for the beverages sector.

Photo: Ippie Suzuki/Flickr

FEDERAL CARTEL OFFICE INVESTIGATION INTO OTHER BREWERS CONTINUES

Warsteiner shares €106m fine for German beer cartel, AB InBev escapes

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is set to fine five of the nation's brewers including Warsteiner €106m for fixing beer prices from 2006-2008 but whistleblower AB InBev has escaped punishment.

Jones presented food industry concerns about data sharing at EFSA's transparency meeting this morning...

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

By Shane Starling at EFSA in Parma, Italy

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

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