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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...

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,...

Diageo Guinness faces strikes

Diageo PLC's Guinness brewing operation is facing strike action over plans to close down a packaging plant in Ireland, said the company. The company...

CP Kelco sues Monsanto unit

CP Kelco ApS, a newly created food-gums company, has sued Pharmacia & Upjohn Inc, alleging its Monsanto Co unit provided misinformation in order to complete...

GMO worry affects Thai sales

A severe business backlash and the loss of hundreds of million baht in revenue are quickly emerging as Thai consumers voice concern over genetically modified...

Dutch food group tastes Italian confectionery

CSM, the Dutch foods and biotechnology group, is to take over Italian confectionery maker Socalbe for 132m euros. The new acquisition will generate an annual...

French farmers wary of CAP changes

The Fédération Nationale des d'Expliotants Agricoles (FNSEA), a French agricultural trade union organisation, expressed its hostile position towards any fundamental revision of the Common Agricultural...

Amcor merger pleases the market

Shares in packaging group Amcor jumped 4.8 per cent to a 19-month high on Monday as investors showed their approval of the group's three-way merger...

Soy alliance formed

US consulting firm Arthur D. Little, Inc., and Soyatech , Inc., a publishing and market research firm specialising in soyfoods, have formed an alliance to provide...

SKW and Degussa complete merger

SKW Trostberg and Degussa-Hüls announced this week the completion of their merger to form Degussa AG. Twenty-one global business units are gathered together into six...

China number one fruit and veg producer

China has become the number one vegetable and fruit producer in the world today, producing 13.3 per cent of the fruit and 65.7 per cent...

Danone is "sacrificial lamb" in globalisation fight

The chairman of French foods group Danone decried the outcry over planned layoffs at his company, saying his firm had become a "sacrificial lamb" in...

Cocoa market to benefit from increased standards

Standards should be raised to relaunch the cocoa market, agreed the 42 member countries of the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO ) meeting in London last week....

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