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Neogen acquires Italian food safety company Diessechem

Diessechem’s operations will stay in Milan, and will be managed through Neogen’s European operations
Neogen Corporation has acquired Italy-based Diessechem SRL — a distributor of food and feed safety diagnostics for the past 27 years.
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UK’s Cranswick acquires Packington Pork

Packington Pork primarily operates from range of sites in Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire
Cranswick a leading U.K. poultry and pork company, acquired Packington Pork Limited from the Mercer family.
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Egg alternative company JUST acquires Minnesota plant

Del Dee Foods to sell Appleton facility, which had been processing JUST products
JUST Inc., the company behind the egg alternative product JUST Egg, is acquiring a 30,000-square-foot facility and 40 acres of land in Appleton, Minnesota.
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FTC requests more information on Elanco-Bayer deal

Elanco Animal Health’s proposed acquisition of Bayer AG’s animal health business is still pending
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated has received a second request for information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning its previously announced acquisition of Bayer AG’s animal health business.
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La Coop fédérée gets approval to acquire F. Ménard

Acquisition of pork and milling business expected to be finalized during the first week of 2020
La Coop fédérée and its Olymel and Sollio Agriculture divisions have received the green light from Canada's Competition Bureau to acquire all the assets of F. Ménard in the pork and milling sectors.
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JBS USA intends to buy J&B Group facility in Minnesota

Value-added meat processing facility in Pipestone, Minnesota, was earlier set to close
JBS USA reached an agreement with J&B Group, Inc., to lease J&B’s value-added meat processing facility in Pipestone, Minnesota, with the intent to acquire the facility in the upcoming months for an undisclosed amount.
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Two more acquisitions by top French poultry firm LDC

Europe's largest poultry company acquires Société Luché Tradition Volailles and Marnevall
LDC Group has reported improved production and turnover for the first half of its fiscal year. The French-based poultry meat company has also announced new acquisitions in France and Hungary.
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Cal-Maine completes Mahard Egg Farm acquisition

Transaction includes facilities in Texas and Oklahoma
Cal-Maine Foods closed the previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Mahard Egg Farm, relating to its commercial shell egg production, processing, distribution and sale of shell eggs business, the company announced on November 20.
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