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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...

Christmas sales boost Sainsburys growth

Major UK retailer J Sainsbury plc this week announced an increase in sales for the third quarter ending 5th January 2002 boosted by record sales...

French manufacturing output continues to drop

French industrial output remained flat in November after hefty drops in the preceding two months, while manufacturing output continued to slide, but by a gentler...

Hydrocolloids leader retains Nofsinger Inc division

Hydrocolloids leader, CP Kelco, announced this week it has retained Nofsinger Inc. Process Division of Burns & McDonnell to develop plant expansion options for its...

Ethanol from cheese whey

US company Plover Ethanol is to open a new ethanol plant in Wisconsin with ethanol production due to start this month. The five million...

Robotics for Danisco enzyme and culture screening

Making use of state-of-the-art technology within robotics, food ingredients company Danisco has strengthened its biotechnology capacity within enzymes and cultures. According to the Danish company...

U.S. farm income to drop dramatically in 2002

U.S. farm income will drop by almost 20 per cent this year compared with 2001 due to large reductions in government assistance and higher production...

ADM receives patent for nutraceuticals

US grain processor Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced recently that it has been awarded a U.S. patent for a range of nutraceutical compositions with...

Nantucket Nectars sale sparks interest

Several leading soft drinks players, including global giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have expressed an interest in buying US group Nantucket Nectars, the latest niche player...

Degussa sells gelatin business

German chemicals company Degussa AG has completed most of an ambitious disposal program after agreeing to a €265 million sale of its gelatin business, SKW...

Infant formula supplemented with fatty acids to get US launch

The Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories has announced plans to launch an infant formula supplemented with two fatty acids that function as nutritional building...

Canadian organic farmers sue Monsanto on GM crops

A group of Canadian organic farmers launched a lawsuit against biotech giants Monsanto Co. and Aventis SA on Thursday seeking compensation for damages caused by...

AOL Time Warner and Unilever announce multi-million dollar advertising alliance

AOL Time Warner, the world's largest advertiser, today announced a multi-million dollar enhanced cross-platform advertising and marketing partnership under which AOL Time Warner will bring...

Soil Association refutes organic food claims

Organic food promoter the Soil Association has refuted claims made in a recent survey by Mintel that consumers are becoming increasingly cynical about the safety...

US health juice market set to top $1 billion

The Juice & Smoothie Association (JASA) claims that the US market for health-related juices and smoothies could soon hit the $1 billion mark, according to...

Kluwer Academic Publishers acquires food science list from Aspen Publishers

Kluwer Academic Publishers has acquired the publishing rights to more than 270 professional food science textbooks from Aspen Publishers. Both companies are owned by Wolters...

Iceland slips as sales target missed

British food retailer Iceland Group Plc warned on Wednesday it would miss its target of flat full-year sales after a sharp drop in its frozen...

Kraft Foods reshuffles senior management

Kraft Foods Inc., a global leader in branded foods and beverages, today named Frank Meegan, 53, Senior Vice President, Operations for Kraft Foods North America,...

Opta Food Ingredients announces corporate restructuring

Opta Food Ingredients today announced a restructuring program that is designed to reduce the company's overall cost structure by approximately $1 million annually. As part...

ADM says patent to boost growth in nutraceuticals

Archer Daniels Midland Co. said on Tuesday it had been awarded a patent covering certain plant-derived health foods known as nutraceuticals that will speed up...

Hershey sees higher restructuring charge

Chocolate giant Hershey Foods Corp. said Tuesday charges for restructuring will be higher than expected, but cost savings will be greater as more employees voluntarily...

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