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Plant egg entrepreneur: ‘We’re not in business just to sell products to vegans in Northern California’

Egg replacers have been around for years, acknowledges the entrepreneur who has persuaded everyone from Bill Gates to the co-founder of PayPal to part with some serious cash to fund...

Vegetable oil prices rest on EU biofuel vote

Wednesday’s vote by the European parliament on proposed limits for biofuels has the power to determine future prices of food stuffs like vegetable oil, according to a report by the...

Enough cocoa for chocolate makers this year but price hike looms: ICCO

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has slightly reduced its cocoa deficit forecast for the current crop year and says there are ample stocks for chocolate manufacturers, but a deficit next...

Will European sugar users switch to isoglucose when quotas end?

The success of isoglucose in the EU largely depends on whether food and drink companies decide to make the switch from sugar, says managing director of the European Starch Industry...

Emerging markets boost Unilever’s profits

Unilever has said that new products and emerging markets have helped lift its second quarter sales, although it warned of continuing economic challenges.

Tate & Lyle meeting profit targets despite 4% US soft drink slide

Tate & Lyle CEO Javed Ahmed says earning and profit forecasts are intact – “mid single digit growth” – despite an unseasonably cold spring that has contributed to an annual drop of...

Food promotions failing across Europe

Food promotions are failing across Europe, as austerity-hit consumers are cutting back on non-essential products and sticking to shopping lists, says market research organisation Symphony IRI.

Danone Dumex cuts Chinese infant formula prices by up to 20%

Dumex – Danone’s infant nutrition business in Asia – has announced plans to reduce the price of its infant formula products in China by up to 20% in response to...

Emerging markets and outsourcing deals spur Barry Callebaut volume growth

Cocoa and chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has reported 8.2% volume growth in the nine months to May, on the back of outsourcing deals and strong interest from bakeries, restaurants and...

Subsidies on healthy foods work to increase consumption

Subsidies are effective at promoting healthier food and beverage choices, according to a new review published in Public Health Nutrition.

Food prices higher in Norway than anywhere else in Europe

Food is more expensive in Scandinavia and Switzerland than anywhere else in Europe – with Norway topping the list, according to new data from Eurostat.

EU reaches deal on CAP reform

European institutions reached a deal on reforming the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Wednesday, including a compromise that will end sugar quotas by 2017.

Maple Leaf Foods CEO: ‘A global food strategy must meet the needs of the many, not just the affluent few’

Blanket opposition to genetically modified crops is “a morally unacceptable position to take on the basis of unsubstantiated suspicions and fears”, according to the boss of Toronto-based firm Maple Leaf...

Food and beverage prices to drop by 5.7% in 2013 as global food security improves

Bumper corn and wheat crops are expected to help the price of commodities fall this year, increasing food affordability and security, says the latest scores from the Global Food Security...

Poor rice quality contributes to $3.39bn losses

Rice quality issues contribute to $3.39bn a year at least in global costs to the food industry from rice waste, significantly boosting the importance of quality testing.

What’s hot in hydrocolloids?

Rousselot is up for sale – but competition laws may preclude other gelatine specialists from buying it…And which ingredients are seeing the biggest price fluctuations? FoodNavigator brings you the latest...

Grain production to reach record levels in 2013, says FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said that grain harvests are set to reach record levels in 2013, and wheat production is forecast to recover from last year’s reduced...

French food industry could lose 5,000 jobs this year, warns trade association

French food industry trade association ANIA has warned that the coming months could see up to 5,000 job losses in food sector.

Nestlé sales growth slows – but CEO reconfirms expectations

Nestlé has reported slower sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 hit by unrest in the Middle East and a cold start to spring, which affected sales of ice...

European Q1 cocoa grind lowest since 2009

Europe’s first quarter (Q1) cocoa grind slumped 3.9% on last year as the debt crisis hampered chocolate demand in struggling economies.

EU food and drink production flat in Q4 2012

Food and drink production in the EU remained flat in the fourth quarter of last year as some raw materials became costlier, according to data from FoodDrinkEurope.

Malty without the malt: Symrise maltless beverage targets Middle East market

Alcohol-free malt beverages are big business in the Middle East and there were plenty of varieties on show at Gulfood last week. Symrise brewmaster and category development manager Wilhelm Resanovic...

Abolishing sugar quotas would quash competition, says ASSUC

European sugar traders have come out in support of continued sugar quotas to encourage a more competitive sugar market, according to trade association ASSUC (European Association of Sugar Traders).

EC approves animal meal in fish food

The European Commission (EC) has approved the use of pork and poultry meal for fish feed, flying in the face of UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommendations.

CIUS ‘disappointed’ by EC out-of-quota sugar measures

The European Sugar Users Association (CIUS) has criticised the European Commission’s out-of-quota sugar measures which it claims have left sugar users unable to plan ahead.