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General Mills anticipate strong 3Q earnings

General Mills, the US food and cereals group, announced on Monday that its current quarter's earnings would be "significantly above" Wall Street expectations, the Financial...

Soya sales on the increase

Soya consumption on the increaseIncreasing consumer awareness of the health benefits of soya is boosting sales of the full range of soya products, reports ADM...

Raisio signs agreement with Atria

Finnish food group Raisio announced on Friday that it would supply its cholesterol-cutting stanol ester ingredient to meat products group Atria for an undisclosed sum.   ...

11th Gums and Stabilisers Conference

The eleventh biennial conference on Gums and Stabilisers for the food industry is to take place in Wrexham, UK on 2nd to 6th July 2001.   ...

Major Asian ingredients exhibitions in April and May

From April 3-5, 2001 500 national and international exhibiting companies from China and overseas will meet at the Food Ingredients Asia (Fi Asia - China)...

US soy sales booming

Sales of soy products in the U.S. have now risen above $2.5 billion annually, reports US organisation Foods for the Future. Purchase of soyfoods is...

Sports drink sales boost Quaker Q4 results

Quaker Oats, the US food and beverage group, on Thursday reported a 15 per cent rise in fourth quarter profit, excluding charges, and said its...

UK beef sales are rising despite BSE cases

Commission calls on Europe to follow UK exampleEuropean Union countries being swept by fears over BSE - mad cow disease - have been urged to...

Northland Cranberries optimistic for 2001

US Northland Cranberries Inc. anticipates a smallprofit for the fiscal year 2001 Chairman John Swendrowski said on Tuesday. Speaking at the shareholders annual meeting Swendrowski...

Phillip Morris sees rise in Q4 profit

Philip Morris, the food and tobacco giant, said on Wednesday that fourth quarter profits rose 7.5 per cent and anticipated that earnings would grow in...

CPG web sites show strong growth

US consumers are increasingly turning to the web for food and consumer products, a study released on Wednesday suggests.    US market analysis companies Information Resources...

Dole Food 4Q loss blamed on bananas

US fruit and vegetable group, Dole Food, announced a fourth-quarter loss that significantly exceeded Wall Street expectations, the Financial Times reports. The company blamed a...

Australia to form BSE battle plan

In a bid to prevent an outbreak of mad cow disease in Australia a special committee met in Melbourne on Tuesday. The Australian National Health...

Fischler warns ministers over BSE

At a meeting of European agriculture ministers this week to discuss the BSE crisis, Franz Fischler, the European Farm Commissioner, warned that the situation was...

Nestlé-Coca-Cola jump on health drinks wagon

US drinks giant, the Coca-Cola Company and Swiss group Nestle S.A. announced on Tuesday the further development of their existing joint venture partnership, Coca-Cola and...

Danone dairy and drinks improve profits

Danone, the French foods group, on Tuesday reported a 5.7 per cent rise in 2000 net profits, helped by a higher revenue from its drinks...

Organic soy meat alternatives launched

Natural products producer, US Boca Foods, is to launch an organic soy line in April. The company is claiming to be the first national manufacturer...

Cerestar launches organic starches

Cerestar, a leading starch supplier and flagship company of Eridania Béghin-Say, announced this week the launch of its C*Bio range of starches. The company claims...

Allied Domecq on track for targets

Allied Domecq, the UK wine and spirits group that includes the Kahlua and Courvoisier brands , said onMonday that it was on track to achieve...

T-bones to leave European plates

Ministers of Agriculture from the European Union debated through Monday night whether to ban for human consumption the vertebral column from cows. An agreement was...

Diet flavour from Treatt launched

Flavour ingredients company Treatt plc announced recently the launch of Sugar Treattarome™ 9806, a clear flavour suitable for particular use in diet/low-calorie products. The company...

Campbell buys European brands

Anglo-Dutch consumer products group Unilever Plc said on Monday it is to sell several European brands to Campbell Soup for one billion euros ($925 million)....

Chiquita takes European Commission to court

Leading banana producer Chiquita Brands International Inc., currently facing financial difficulties, has filed a lawsuit seeking 564 million euros ($525) million in damages from European...

Interbrew to take legal action

Interbrew, the Belgian brewer, on Friday effectively accepted that it would be forced to sell Bass Brewers - but in order to limit damage it...

WHO calls on countries to restrict baby milk marketing

The World Health Organisation executive board approved a resolution in Geneva this week urging governments to tighten their controls on the marketing tactics of the...