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Sensus expands inulin production

In response to increasing demand for Frutafit® inulin, Dutch ingredients company Sensus is to expand its manufacturing capacity in Roosendaal, The Netherlands from a few...

Danone bids for Asia Pacific energy drinks

French food company Groupe DANONE announced on Wednesday that it intends to make a public offer to acquire 100 per cent of the capital of...

EU beef consumption shows signs of recovery

Beef consumption in Europe is showing signs of a pick-up after the sharp downturn earlier this year sparked by the mad cow disease and foot-and-mouth...

US optimistic over China soybean trade dispute

The Bush administration is "hopeful" that a trade dispute with China that has disrupted exports of U.S. soybeans will be resolved soon, U.S. Agriculture Secretary...

Rumours continue over DSM and BASF bid for Rhodia

Rumours this week that French ingredients company Rhodia has received informal bids from its European rivals DSM and BASF remained confused on Tuesday. Shares...

SBlack to supply Givaudan ingredients

UK ingredient supplier S. Black Limited announced on Tuesday that two innovative fragrance ingredients can now be procured through its company. The two ingredients,...

Food producers hit by airline surcharges

Australia's expanding fresh food markets in America and Asia could be threatened by the imposition of surcharges on air freight, Australian newspaper Melbourne Age reports...

Deregulation harms NSW dairy farmers

Almost three hundred NSW dairy farmers have stopped their businesses, unable to survive financially in a deregulated market, a new report has found, Industry Search...

ADM 1Q earnings jump 20 per cent

Number One U.S. grain processor Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) said on Monday that strong ethanol sales and better oilseed crushing margins helped boost fiscal...

McDonalds cuts jobs

McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant company, said on Wednesday it would undertake a major restructuring of its U.S. business by consolidating regions and eliminating...

Danisco CEO reveals his vision

Companies today are facing requirements to show greater social, ethical and political commitment, Danisco CEO Alf Duch-Pedersen writes this week. "This is a challenge the...

3Q profit for Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Co. the world's No. 1 soft drink company, reported on Thursday a third-quarter profit above Wall Street consensus forecasts due to growth in both...

ADM Cocoa acquires Ivory Coast assets

ADM Cocoa, a leading processor of cocoa beans, has acquired part of the cocoa assets of Sifca, the Ivory Coast's main trader and producer of...

Major Australian food company merger on track

Australian food group SPC Ltd said its AUS$81 million (45.6million euros) friendly merger with central Victorian neighbour Ardmona Foods Ltd is progressing well with details...

Food science company formalises nutrition agreement

Food science and technology company Bon Coeur Inc. announced recently that it has formalised a relationship with nutrition product maker Nutrition 21 Inc. Bon...

ADM invests in non-GM soy

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. said on Tuesday it is paying an extra 20 cents per bushel for soybeans that have not been genetically...

Casein price faces downward pressure

Prices for New Zealand's largest export sector, dairy products, face downward pressure, ASB Bank warned on Wednesday. A strong 2000/01 season for dairying, which...

Unilever money supports anti-globalisation groups

Unilever, one of the world's biggest multinationals, has been giving financial support to anti-globalisation groups through its Ben & Jerry's ice-cream subsidiary, UK newspaper The...

Analysts anticipate Nestlé growth to slowdown

Swiss food group Nestle is expected to report sales growth for the first nine months of the year of 5.7 per cent, slowing from 6.3...

Energy bars and soymilk help strong soy sales growth

The market for soyfood products in the U.S. has experienced strong and steady growth during the past 20 years and in 2000 grew by 21.1...

Food ingredient sales lift Penford 4Q results

Higher sales volumes of specialty starch systems contributed to US ingredient company Penford Corporation reporting a lift in sales for the fourth quarter. The...

World Food Summit postponed

The director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has proposed that a World Food Summit originally scheduled for next month should be...

GM protesters freed

British protesters won a High Court challenge on Tuesday that public order laws cannot be used against campaigners who damage or destroy genetically modified (GM)...

Firmenich Flavor Division opens Expertise Centre

Firmenich Flavor Division has announced the opening of their new international Foods and Flavors Expertise Center in Geneva, Switzerland. The centre is organised around three...

Cereal Chemists appoint Board of Directors

The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) this week announced the appointment of its 2001/2002 Board of Directors, to be installed on October 18, 2001...