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Kraft joins Cargill and invests in food software start-up

A Kraft Foods division on Tuesday bought an undisclosed stake in a Chicago-based start-up that aims to improve food service companies' ability to place and...

Future cloudy for dairy takeover

An attempt by a food ingredients billionaire to take over New Zealand's second biggest dairy company could head into difficulties if a farmers' collective wins...

Antioxidant awareness to drive carotenoid market

The European carotenoids market looks set to reflect the robust growth of the vitamin supplement market, according to market analysts Frost & Sullivan. Anna Ibbotson,...

Organic foods: are the benefits real?

The British consumer appears to be buying into the organic trend, and supermarkets across Britain look set to expand their organic offerings. But how many...

BSE costs Japanese food industry billions

Japan's outbreak of mad cow disease has cost at least 365 billion yen (€3.15billion) since the crisis struck last year, the Farm Ministry said on...

Attendance up for food safety summit

Over 1,000 food industry professionals gathered together in Washington, US, this week for the Fourth Annual Food Safety Summit, the largest event in the US...

Next generation products from Degussa

German Degussa BioActives, a business unit of Degussa that specialises in health-promoting ingredients, announced this week that it is to intensify itsfocus on sports nutrition....

Glanbia: functional foods to drive the dairy segment

Convinced that the principal growth area for dairy lies in nutraceuticals and that value-added functional foods will shift from a premium niche to a mainstream...

Danone declines to comment on Evian in US

French food group Danone declined to comment last week on a report it was in talks with Cadbury Schweppes and Coca-Cola over distributing its Evian...

Degussa sheds SKW Piesteritz

German chemical company Degussa is to sell its SKW Piesteritz-Group as part of the company's aim to focus on specialty chemicals. A Memorandum of Understanding...

Flavours and packaging to drive refrigerated processed meat market

Thanks to emerging product developments in flavouring and convenience packaging, the refrigerated processed meat market in the US, already worth $14 billion (€15.9bn), is projected...

Cargill sets eyes on remaining Cerestar shares

US agribusiness company Cargill is looking to acquire the remaining 44 per cent shareholding in French starch company Cerestar. The company announced on Thursday that,...

Ingredients entrepreneur bids for NZ dairy

A New Zealand entrepreneur, the main shareholder in Australian food ingredients firm Burns Philp, announced a takeover bid on Friday for dairy products company New...

Sino-EU trade relations under pressure

China warned the European Union yesterday against destroying meat and seafood cargoes over health concerns, as the two signed deals worth more than €30 million...

Green light for Cargill-Cerestar purchase

The US Department of Justice this week gave the green light for US agribusiness Cargill to acquire Italian group Montedison's 56 per cent shareholding in...

Nestlé ambitions for Chinese ice cream market

Swiss-based food giant Nestle has waged a new product offensive on the ice cream market, reports the China Daily. According to a report in the...

Kellogg sells baking business

US cereal company Kellogg agreed this week to sell its Bake-Line Products business to Atlantic Baking Group, the privately held baking group said on Wednesday....

Commission clears Italian cheese sale

The European Commission this week granted British investment firm BC Partners clearance to acquire the Italian undertaking Galbani, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French...

Dietary fibre drink to reduce cholesterol

Cholesterol-cutting foods and food ingredients are relatively common, but the same cannot be said of drinks, largely because of taste issues. But now consultancy firm...

Chinese dairy giant issues shares

China's largest dairy product maker, Shanghai Bright Dairy & Food, a unit of Shanghai Industrial Holdings, plans to issue more than 100 million Chinese domestic...

Investor services revises Rhodia outlook to negative

Moody's Investors Service has confirmed the Baa3/Prime-3 ratings for the unsecured debt securities of French ingredients company Rhodia. At the same time it has changed...

Butter fat production technology reveals new products

Belgian food ingredients company Corman announced recently that it has launched a new butter ingredient to be promoted at the upcoming Europain bakery and patisserie...

Bakery industry poll looks at healthy products

Consumers might be interested in healthy bakery products but are still not buying enough to merit dramatic changes in the production for the bakery industry,...

ADM to use new technology for health products

Agrifood giant Archer Daniels Midland recently stepped further into health ingredients when it signed an agreement with US company Nutraceutix for ADM to use Nutraceutix'...

Food summit welcomes EU commissioners

Two European Commissioners, representatives from farmers, retailers and consumers together with CEO's from large European food companies will participate in the upcoming Sommet Alimentaire Europeen...

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