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Kraft faces lawsuit over 'all natural' drink claim

Kraft Foods could face a lawsuit for deceptive marketing, which claims that the US giant is mislabeling a fruit juice product as 'all natural'.

Tate & Lyle operational Down Under

Tate & Lyle's new subsidiary in Australia and New Zealand is operational as of 1 January.

Trans Fat Focus

New Tate & Lyle ingredient system targets trans free desserts

British ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has introduced a new method to eliminate trans fats in desserts, a move that comes in response to the renewed trans fat momentum in the US.

Confusion drives consumers away from sugar, says industry body

A 'low sugar' claim does not necessarily mean 'low calorie' or 'better for you', said the US Sugar Association, in its latest attempt to recapture a part of the market lost to the growing popularity of sweeteners.

Tate & Lyle announces 2007 ingredients pricing rounds

Tate & Lyle has issued an update regarding the 2007 calendar year pricing rounds.

Wild identifies key three beverage trends

The growth rate for beverages following trends towards healthy, natural and single portion drinks is set to continue, claims Wild.

Routine features first in breakfast choices, says study

Taste preference and familiarity remain the most important drivers behind peoples' breakfast choices, according to a new study by market researcher the NPD Group.

Novel oligosaccharides as sweeteners for food, beverages?

Scientists from Korea and Denmark have reported the synthesis of novel oligosaccharides with a relative sweetness of about 80 per cent that of sucrose, potentially offering formulators with an alternative sweetener source.

EC comments on Codex draft food additives standard

The EC has commented on Codex's draft standard for fat spreads and blended spreads - food additives section.

UK food ad restrictions 'could affect sales'

New food advertising restrictions in the UK will have a major impact on the market and could affect sales, according to law firm Eversheds.

Energy drinks market continues to sparkle

West Europe's energy drink sales accelerated by 15 per cent to a volume of 383 million litres and a value of over €3 billion in 2005, according to drinks consultancy Zenith International.

Unilever announces major food R&D reshuffle

Unilever plans to reshape its European foods R&D organisation in order to 'further enable differentiated innovation'.

Sweetener distributor combines low costs and quality control

A new sweetener supplier in the US claims to allow food and beverage firms to access ingredient supplies from low-cost manufacturing countries while maintaining Western standards of quality and service.

Chr Hansen positive about ingredients future

Chr Hansen, which experienced growth in all business areas and regions in 2005/06, expects to continue its upward trend.

Roquette promotes sugar-free chocolate at HIE

Roquette's promotion of sugar free luxury chocolate underlines the growing shift in what consumers want from indulgence food products.

Sugar industry and Splenda embark on new battle

The US sugar industry has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against the popular sweetener product Splenda, which it claims is deceptively marketed to make consumers believe it is natural.

Cargill targets Russian ingredients growth

Cargill's presence at Ingredients Russia next month underlines the growing importance of this emerging market to food manufacturers.

ADM off to a good start in first quarter

Leading agri-business Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has seen earnings more than double in its first quarter, with performance boosted by improved market conditions and price increases for some of its primary products.

Tate & Lyle hails 'excellent' ingredients performance

Tate & Lyle's unaudited interim results have given the firm reason to be confident that stronger growth can be expected in the near future.

Ethics: benefits environment, community and bottom line

Integrating social and environmental concerns into business practices ultimately benefits a firm's bottom line as well as the environment, according to the CEO of energy bar manufacturer Clif Bar.

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