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Danisco buys US flavours

Danish food, sugar and packaging group Danisco said on Thursday it acquired U.S. Florida Flavors, a leading manufacturer of fruit flavours for the juice industry,...

Kellogg reports sales slump

Kellogg, the US cereals and snacks group on Thursday reported a slump in first-quarter profit as it moves to integrate its Keebler acquisition, the Financial...

Arla action following Tagatose GRAS approval

A US expert panel recently approved Tagatose, the low-calorie, milk-based sweetener for use in food products in the US. The sweetener obtained the GRAS (Generally...

Japan and Russia partially lift bans on meat

The Hungarian Government is pushing for a full lifting of the ban on meat and food product shipments to Russia, according to Péter Balás, Deputy...

Heinz buys Singapore condiments

Leading US food group marketer, Heinz, announced this week that it had acquired Singapore-based Sinsin Food Industries.    A new company, Heinz Sinsin, has been formed...

Flavours set to grow

Global demand for flavours and fragrances is forecast to grow 5.4 per cent per annum to $18.4 billion in 2004, new research suggests. According to...

Sun Valley and Brookes sign £30m deal

All 450 staff at UK-based poultry supplier Sun Valley may move to Wales as the result of a £30 million deal between the company and...

Aventis urges US government for bio-corn residue limit

Genetically-engineered StarLink hybrid corn that caused massive recalls of taco shells in the U.S. last year has spread further through the food supply than had...

Chiquita in the shadow of bankruptcy

Chiquita, the US banana producer, reported yesterday a 89 per cent drop in first quarter net income, as it struggles to avoid bankruptcy. The world's...

Opta Food Ingredients releases first quarter results

Opta Food Ingredients reported revenue of $6.3 million for the first quarter of the year compared to $6.4 million for the same period last year.   Opta...

ADM financial results weakened

Shares in Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) fell by 6 per cent yesterday after the US grain processor's quarterly earnings fell short of expectations because of...

Website makes life convenient

Convenience Food Info (CFi), a portal information centre, this month launched a new web site for the food industry. Convenience Food Info describes itself as...

Kiwi dairy invests in Australia

New Zealand's second largest dairy processing company Kiwi Cooperative Dairies Ltd said on Friday it had increased its stake in West Australian food company Peters...

Irish food industry in FMD shadow

Irish food companies stand to lose IR£45m (Euro57m) within a week, in the event of a foot and mouth outbreak in the republic, according to...

Beef crisis hits McDonalds sales

US fast food giant McDonald's warned on Thursday that fears over the safety of European beef, which dragged first quarter profit down 16 per cent,...

Wessanen goes ahead with dairy sale

Further to the divestment of its dairy activities Koninklijke Wessanen nv, the international food group, announced on Thursday that its US dairy companies, Marigold Foods...

Food companies headstart in functional foods

Food companies are using their marketing muscle to take an early lead over drug makers in the battle to sell "functional food" to health-conscious consumers,...

Hungarian workers protest over Danone plans

Protests in France over planned closures announced recently by French food manufacturer Danone are being repeated in Hungary. A public campaign is underway to reverse...

ABF reveals strong performance

Associated British Foods, the UK food, ingredients and retail group, announced strong interim results on Wednesday.    ABF reported a 12 per cent increase in profit,...

ADM and P&G form development council

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and P&G Chemicals a business unit of Procter & Gamble last week announced the formation of a Technology Council to...

Blair criticised over food safety

Tony Blair is losing the battle to reassure voters about British produce,according to a new poll which reveals that three-quarters of the nation no longer...

Food Safety summit opens its doors

Recently appointed US Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman is to speak today about food safety policy at the Food Safety Summit and Expo that opened in...

Bols purchase boosts Remy results

Remy Cointreau, the French spirits group, reported on Thursday a rise of 8.1 per cent in its revenues for its 2001 fiscal year, helped by...

Eridania Sugar to take the brunt of debt

"Each independent company will keep its position as leaders in their market,"commented Stefano Meloni, president of Italian-French group Eridania Beghin-Say, on the future break up...

Roquette acquires LG sorbitol activity

Roquette, a leader of Sorbitol and related Polyols announced this week the purchase of the sorbitol units of the Korean Group L.G.    These units, located...