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Altus functional food line hits the US

Altus Foods, a functional foods joint venture between Quaker Oats and Novartis Consumer Health, has launched a line of foods designed to lower cholesterol.    The...

Treatt distributes Tasmanian flavours

Flavour supplier, Treatt plc,announced this week that it is to distribute a range of Tasmanian essential oils and natural extracts.    The company will supply Essential...

New agent to fight wine industry's main disease

A group of New Zealand scientists announced on July 26 that they have discovered a biological control agent for botrytis, one of the main diseases...

Certain fruits may help protect lungs

Researchers in the Netherlands have found that apples, pears and other fruits rich in certain plant compounds may help protect the lungs from chronic disease....

Echinacea to help fight against FMD

Britain's fight against foot-and-mouth disease has been boosted by a New Zealand natural health product, Organicts.com reported recently.    According to the report New Zealand company,...

French supermarkets recall poisoned pasta

A French supermarket chain said on Wednesday it was withdrawing pasta noodles from some of its 440 shops nationwide after finding traces of rat poison...

Kikkoman's composition may prevent arteriosclerosis

This week, the Japanese sauce and seasonings company Kikkoman Corporation received a US patent for a proanthocyanidin derived from grape seed extract, and an isoflavones...

Folic acid supplements could lead to twins

Pregnant women who take the recommended folic acid supplements may be more likely to have twins, say researchers in Sweden, the New Scientist reports this...

Polyunsaturated fats may be linked to childhood asthma

According to Australian researchers, campaigns to reduce heart disease by promoting polyunsaturated margarines and cooking oils could be partly responsible for the recent dramatic increase...

Tea for two, trade assoc formed

The Tea Packers Association (TPA) and the United Kingdom Tea Association have merged to form a single trade association. The new group will operate under...

Ozone keeps veggies fresher

Praxair, Inc., a supplier of industrial gases and related technologies to the food and beverage processing industries, announced a new ozone technology that improves the...

Sugar cane extracts could lower LDL cholesterol

Potent LDL cholesterol-lowering activity and other anti-inflammatory, antiviral and neuroprotective properties have been shown in animal studies and human clinical trials of a class of...

Healthy soybean oil being tested

The Agricultural Research Service, the scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture bred a new soybean for the Southeast fulfils two of the...

FAO lobbies G8 over world hunger

The U.N.'s world food body said on Thursday that it had launched a fund with an initial target of $500 million aimed at combating world...

Salmonella alert for lunch meat

US food giant Sara Lee Corp. on Thursday said it is voluntarily recalling about 13,600 pounds of Sara Lee and Quality Packing sliced, packaged lunch...

Danisco opens state-of-the-art labs

Food ingredients company Danisco Cultor's announced this week the opening of new confectionery and fruit prep laboratories in Kansas City, US.    The new labs will...

Scrapie triggered BSE suggests new research

U.K. research published on Thursday said that an entrenched sheep disease, scrapie, could have triggered mad cow disease, whose human form has killed more than...

Food labels help reduce fat intake

People who carefully study food labels are better at cutting down their fat intake than those who ignore such nutritional information, according to new research,...

Herbal supplements to stop before surgery, scientists urge

Herbal medications may have a negative impact on patients going into surgery, scientists reported recently. The conclusions were drawn after researchers at the University of...

Secrets of Camembert's taste revealed

According to French scientists, Camembert cheese tastes the way it does because it goes runny when it is ripe.    New Scientist magazine reported on Wednesday...

Obesity a top health risk in the US

Obesity, a principal health risk, is gaining ground in the US. In a report published in the June issue of the British journal Public Health,...

Low temp-high pressure combo for food safety

A combination of a low-temperature and high-pressure treatment has the potential to inactivate E. coli strains and different Salmonella spp. in a variety of fruit...

Almonds as part of heart-friendly diet

A recent research showed that trans fats are more detrimental to the heart than saturated fats, that they lower good cholesterol and raise bad cholesterol...

First mad cat disease in Switzerland

A six-year old Swiss cat was found suffering from an illness related to mad cow disease, probably from eating infected cat food, the Swiss veterinary...

First mad cat disease in Switzerland

A six-year old Swiss cat was found suffering from an illness related to mad cow disease, probably from eating infected cat food, the Swiss veterinary...

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