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ADM sues Mexican government for $100m over 'discriminatory tax'

US agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland has opted to challenge the Mexican government's 20 per cent 'discriminatory tax' on soft drinks containing high fructose corn syrup....

Avebe in starch agreement

The Benelux operation of Fiske Food Ingredients, a distribution business belonging to €4bn Dutch industrial chemicals group Univar, has linked up with starch ingredients company...

Procordia joins the health race

Leading Swedish food manufacturer Procordia Food is to launch a series of health-enhancing foods, it has announced, reaching a deal with compatriot BioGaia for use...

Danisco forges ahead with xanthan gums

Building on the one-stop-supplier philosophy, the new kid on the xanthan gum block Danisco has made inroads into the market this week, linking up with...

Price soars for soy

A recent round up from Goldman Sachs reveals that agriculture returns fell 0.7 per cent in September led by wheat and corn, and soybeans face...

Kerry consolidates US flavours position

Ongoing rumours that the Irish food and ingredients company Kerry Group had bought up a US fruit flavour operation were at last confirmed with the...

Tradition holding its own in German food market

Europe's food industry has changed almost beyond recognition over the last few years but there are still some places where traditional eating habits are holding...

Lifting of GMO moratorium imminent?

The notion is in the air that the European Commission might lift the current moratorium on genetically modified organisms shortly. Speaking on 2 October before...

A slicker grain chain

The UK cereals industry has applauded a recent move by the government to award the cereals industry forum - representing the main cereal trade bodies...

Sales stable but not soaring for Givaudan

As US International Flavours and Fragrances and Swiss company Givaudan continue to fight it out for the number one global flavours and fragrance spot, the...

Pressure grows on Spanish retailers over price hike

Spanish retailers have reacted strongly to accusations that they artificially inflated the prices of various fruit and vegetables in September, saying that the increases were...

Soy far, soy good

Europeans are becoming increasingly keen on soya-based alternatives to dairy and meat products, with growth in these categories expected to see double digit growth for...

Soya-based drinks on the rise

Further confirmation that the European consumer is throwing more and more soy foods into his/her supermarket trolley comes from a new report that reveals in...

Ireland focuses on €38m organic market

Ireland took a closer look at its organic food industry last week with representatives from the department of agriculture & food, Bord Bia and the...

Acatris continues strategic focus

Dutch based company Acatris, recently formed through the merger of food and health companies Daminco, Orffa Health & Nutrition, Schouten USA and SoyLife Nederland, has...

Spanish food price rise under investigation

A sharp increase in prices in Spain during September is to be investigated by the country's competition authorities, the finance ministry has announced. Earlier this...

NFPA opposes trans fat footnote

Controversial new rules in the US on the labelling of trans fatty acids (TFAs) on food products continue to meet with opposition from food manufacturers....

Troubled ginger giant sees profits slide

Australian confectionery ginger giant warns of profit plunge due to intense pressure from rising dollar, a sharp turnaround from the previous guidance that profits would...

Flashing lollies and veggie pots

So what shape and form has innovation in the food and drink industry taken this month? From flashing lollies to lemon crisps via elderflower Fanta,...

New store boost for Carrefour

In the last week alone, Carrefour has unveiled plans to expand its business in Japan, Korea and Norway, and the logic behind the French group's...

Sainsbury slips further behind rivals

Erstwhile UK market leader Sainsbury continues to fall farther behind its rivals - and with several smaller players also outperforming it on a regular basis,...

Food science focus for ASEAN event

Food science and food processing are the focus of the 8th ASEAN food conference taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam this week. Organised by the Association...

Cargill muscles in on European flavours

Competition in the European flavours arena - already tough - slammed up a gear yesterday with the news that US agribusiness giant Cargill has swallowed...

Health factor dominates new product launches

The trend in energy-giving chocolate continues with Cadbury's launch of a guarana-fortified Tempo product in South Africa. The shortcake biscuit bar contains guarana, increasingly used...

Investors eye Bunge?

Two years after the company went public, $20 billion (€16.89bn) US oilseed giant Bunge declares a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share following...

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