The row over food standards between the EU and four of its member states in the centre and east of the bloc shows no sign of going away, with Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico hitting out at Brussels ahead of talks with the European Commission. At a press conference earlier this week, Fico alleged the EU is operating double standards by allowing manufacturers of food and other products to vary the contents of their products when they are sold outside western Europe.
The executive upheaval continues at Israel-based kosher food developer and distributor G. Willi-Food International, where the chief financial officer Pavel Buber has been "released" from his position just weeks after the arrival of new CEO Tim Cranko and the departure of president Iram Graiver. A short statement from the company announced Buber's departure and said Yitschak Barabi, the former controller, has been appointed as interim CFO.
Some 160 employees are to be laid off at US kosher food manufacturer Manischewitz's Newark, New Jersey, plant, which is to close. The closure is scheduled for September. The company is shifting production to other plants in the state. A spokesperson was quoted in local reports as saying the closure is taking place during a "challenging time in the retail and grocery business". Manischewitz describes itself as the largest manufacturer of processed kosher food products.
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