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Cadbury Schweppes buys into Australian drinks brands

Cadbury Schweppes plc, the UK drinks and food group, announced this week that its Australian subsidiary is to build on its Australian beverages business. The...

Athens bans beef

As the beef crisis deepens in Europe, butchers in the Athens area have banned the sale of beef after demanding meat and feed undergo stricter...

Mexico sign free trade agreement with European countries

President Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico signed a free trade pact with the four-nation European Free Trade Association this week. The agreement, aiming to help Mexico...

Heinz and Hain launch soymilk product

Food companies Heinz North America and Hain Celestial announced this week the first fruits of their alliance formed in 1999 to develop products in the...

Court rejects ADM appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals by two former Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. executives who were found guilty in 1998 of fixing the prices of...

Organic food on the up in China

Organic food is becoming more popular in China and offering new opportunities for a sustainable development of agriculture, Asia Pulse reports. According to official statistics,...

PepsiCo looks again to Quaker

PepsiCo, the soft drinks and snack food group, is once again the favourite to buy Quaker Oats after French group Danone and U.S drinks giant...

Germany reports first mad cow

The European Union is to release 60 million euros to fund tests for a period of six months starting from January 2001. The announcement arrived...

EU clears S&N acquisition of Portuguese brewer

The European Commission has cleared the acquisition by Britain's Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) of a 49% stake in Centralcontrol, owner of Centralcer, Portugal's second brewer....

Hormel announces record earnings

U.S food group Hormel Foods Corporation announced on Wednesday a healthy financial performance with record net earnings and dollar sales. The group reported total fiscal...

Glavany announces rescue package

On his return from the meeting of Ministers of Agriculture in Brussels French Agriculture minister Jean Glavany announced a rescue package for the French beef...

Obipektin AG and Spreda AG in new hands

After an extensive search, Obipektin AG and her sister company Spreda AG - Swiss-based suppliers of speciality food ingredients - have succeeded in finding a...

Danone pulls out of Quaker bid

Danone, the French food group, on Thursday abandoned its attempt to buy Quaker Oats, the US owner of sports drink Gatorade, one day after showing...

EU agrees on BSE tests

European Union farm ministers, meeting to soothe consumer fears over mad cow disease in France, agreed on Tuesday to test far more animals for BSE...

Ahold acquisition approved

Dutch food group Royal Ahold announced this week the acquisition of PYA/Monarch by U.S. Foodservice, Royal Ahold's foodservice company in the UnitedStates, has been approved...

OmegaTech expands european organisation

OmegaTech, a U.S bioscience company, announced this week an expansion of its European operations in the U.K, France, Central and Eastern Europe, and Germany. The...

Hi Europe opens in Germany

The first Health Ingredients Europe opened yesterday in Frankfurt, Germany. The show expects 7,500 visitors to 400 stands. Leaders in the health ingredients market will...

UK Food agency supports French beef

The U.K Food Standards Agency said on Friday it saw no need to ban French beef, despite moves by other European countries to restrict imports...

Report on E-health

A new report published recently states that in 1998, some 18 million adults searched for health information on the Internet. This number is expected to...

Italy bans French beef

On Friday Italy banned imports from France of adult cattle aged over 18 months and beef-on-the-bone because of consumer concerns over mad cow disease. It...

New food e-commerce site hits the Net

VolumeFoods, Inc., an e-procurement provider in the foodservice industry,announced this week the launch of www.volumefoods.com, an online B2B exchange for the foodservice industry that will...

Allied Domecq buys Stoly

British company, Allied Domecq PLC, said Thursday that it had won the U.S. distribution rights to Stolichnaya vodka. The owner and supplier of the Stolichnaya...

Additive demand to rise, new survey suggests

U.S. demand for food and beverage additives is expected to rise 5% per year to $5.3 billion in 2004, according to BeverageIndustry. A study, Food...

Internet driving new business in food industry, new report suggests

Information technology (IT) spending in the food, beverage, and consumer products industry is increasing, driven in large part by e-business and new opportunities to reach...

Seagram auction comes close to the end

The winner of Canadian company, Seagram, drinks auction may emerge before the end of the year, the Financial Times reported Wednesday. Vivendi, the French group...