The Danish Crown Group is now the largest supplier of bacon in Europe

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Danish Crown’s Zandbergen takeover approved

By Aidan Fortune

Competition authorities have approved Danish Crown and Tulip Food Company’s acquisition of Baconspecialist Zandbergen in the Netherlands.

The Gardein and Hungry-Man brands will become part of Conagra Brands' portfolio

Conagra Brands acquires Pinnacle Foods shares

By Ashley Williams

US packaged foods company Conagra Brands has reached an agreement with manufacturer Pinnacle Foods to acquire its remaining shares and debts, in a deal worth $10.9 billion.

The investment will improve animal health and welfare standards for swines

Canada invests $12.7m in swine sector innovation

By Ashley Williams

Canada’s Ministry of Agriculture has invested CA$12.7m to Swine Innovation Porc to facilitate research into the swine sector under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program.