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Italy demands origin labels for pasta and rice

ROME/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – All packets of pasta and rice sold in Italy will have to include labels of origin showing where the produce was grown, the government ruled on Thursday, in a move it said was aimed at protecting local farmers. The agriculture and industry ministers signed a decree [...]
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FOOD DELIVERY MARKET SHOWS TASTY POTENTIAL IN CHINA

A rising number of Chinese shoppers prefer restaurant food and delivery to their home or dining out, despite a five-year low in home consumption growth, according to an industry report. According to Kantar Worldpanel and Bain & Company’s 2017 China shopping report, “China’s Two Speed Growth: In And Out Of [...]
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World’s first Nutella cafe to open in Chicago

CHICAGO — The first-ever official cafe dedicated to all things Nutella is coming to Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago, according to WGN. Owned and operated by Ferrero, the makers of Nutella, the permanent cafe will offer an “array of all-day dishes and go-to options,” the company announced Tuesday. Among the “authentic” menu items inspired by [...]
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Italy applies to Brussels for pasta country of origin labels

Italy has asked the European Commission for permission to require country of origin labels for the wheat in pasta sold in the country. Canadian exporters of durum, or hard pasta wheat, are concerned.   The Italian government had advised Brussels of its intent to ask for the permission last December, [...]
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ITA ANNOUNCE A NEW “AUTHENTIC ITALIAN” COLLABORATION WITH WALMART

On the occasion of the fifth edition of the “TuttoFood” Trade exhibition in Milan, the Italian Trade Agency and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. formalized the signing of a collaborative agreement. Spearheaded by the ITA’s Chicago office, the agreement is part of the continuing efforts, supported by the Italian Ministry of Economic [...]
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