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AOC, the future for Britain

One wide-ranging organisation to promote British food and drink and a quality system like France's appellation contrôlée could be part of a new marketing strategy,...

Unilever chairman analyses the path forward for Europe

The chairman of Anglo-Dutch food company Unilever has called on the new European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to take the lead in the matter of...

ADM 2Q earnings up on margins

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. said on Wednesday earnings in its fiscal second quarter rose 20 per cent as improved oilseed crushing margins amid...

False beef claims from Snow Brand

Snow Brand Food Co Ltd said on Wednesday it falsely claimed 13.8 tonnes of Australian beef was Japanese when it made a 280-tonne sale to...

Groupe Danone contender for Fonterra offshoot

French food group Groupe Danone was yesterday named as a likely suitor for the Fonterra offshoot New Zealand Dairy Foods, reports The New Zealand Herald....

Quaker promotes blood cholesterol kits for consumers

US food company Quaker Oats Company and Biosafe Medical Technologies, Inc. this week announced a new partnership to help consumers reduce their cholesterol. As part...

Galaxy Nutritional Foods issues shares

US producer of plant-based dairy alternatives Galaxy Nutritional Foods this week announced the completion of private placements of its common stock totalling $808,211 (€911,893) and...

Restaurants back FDA guidelines

The US National Restaurant Association recently underlined its support for the new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Security Guidelines. The association, that represents 858,000...

Goodman Fielder sells food ingredients export business

Australian food giant Goodman Fielder plans to sell its Invercargill food ingredients export business to an Australian-owned company, writes the New Zealand Herald this week....

Tesco and Safeway refuse to back organic campaign

UK supermarkets Tesco and Safeway have refused to back a campaign calling for a rise in the amount of land given over to organic farming...

Nestlé announces sale of Food Ingredients to Givaudan

Nestle announced today the sale of its Food Ingredients Specialties (FIS) to flavouring company Givaudan. Givaudan, one of the biggest makers of flavourings, will take...

Novozymes and DSM sign license agreement

Ingredients company DSM has signed an agreement with enzyme producer Novozymes, thereby settling a number of lawsuits filed in several countries, relating to the infringement...

FTC blocks proposed DGF Stoess - Leiner deal

Antitrust enforcers at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission will go to court to block the acquisition of Leiner Davis Gelatin Corp. and Goodman Fielder USA...

Weak prices reduce cocoa grinding

Industry reports of leading Ivory Coast cocoa exporter Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) cutting capacity at its processing plant there were taken stride Wednesday as analysts...

Kagome postpones Heinz Japan stake deal

Japan's largest maker of ketchup, Kagome Co Ltd, said on Thursday it was postponing the acquisition of a controlling stake in the Japanese unit of...

Danisco increase antioxidant activity

Ingredients company Danisco announced recently the production of Danisco antioxidants in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in response to growing demand. Products manufactured at the St....

Ebusiness solutions increase with Danexport

The Protein Foods Division of Danish food company Danexport is to increase its ebusiness solutions for customers with the launch of a new online product...

New VP for DSM

Food ingredients company DSM announced this week that as of January 1 2002 John McLaren is the Vice President of Corporate Communications at DSM. McLaren...

Organic milk to the doorstep

US company Horizon Organic Holding Corp. has entered into a strategic partnership with Dairy Crest, the U.K.'s largest dairy company. Horizon maintains that the partnership...

Flat profits for Northern Foods

Britain's Northern Foods Plc on Wednesday reported flat third-quarter profits despite 6.5 per cent total sales growth for the three months ended December 31. The...

FMC BioPolymer buys Norwegian alginates

US polymer producer FMC BioPolymer announced this week that it has acquired Norway-based Pronova Biomedical AS, a supplier of ultra-pure alginates and chitosans to the...

Thai food company invests in Belgium

Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Foods said on Wednesday it would invest a total of 265 million baht (€6.86 m) to create three new subsidiaries in China...

Kraft acquires biscuit producer

US food and beverage company Kraft Foods Inc. announced this week that it has acquired Australian biscuit producer, Lanes Food Group. Several Nabisco brands have...

French organic milk market in full growth

The French market for organic dairy products is to show accelerated growth in the coming years as dairies raise production levels, according to a new...

Understanding the functional foods market

The United States market for functional foods and beverages is currently worth more than $11 billion (€12.33bn) but trying to establish the size of markets...

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