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Caffeine, catechins and phenols identified in tea

Levels of total phenols, catechins and caffeine in teas commonly consumed in the UK have been identified by scientists at the University of Leeds, UK....

Food industry urged to follow baking example on salt reduction

The UK Food Standards Agency was behind a nationwide initiative this week to urge people to reduce their salt intake. A host of events were...

GM ingredient analysis proves to be powerful in labelling inspection

A UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) study published this week confirms that scientific testing methods are now able to identify very small amounts of GM...

Report says innovation is key to food and drink industry

A new report by Leatherhead Food Research Association in Britain says that innovation in product development is crucial for today's global food and drink markets....

Food security action plan given top priority

A top priority for the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) this year will be to protect the nation's food supply from potential terrorist attack...

Singapore Food Industries declares 2001 profit

Food manufacturer and supplier Singapore Food Industries (SFI) announced a full-year profit of $14.82million (EUR17.2million) last year, a 19 per cent increase from 2000, reported...

Consolidation key to success in dairy market

UK dairy company Express Dairies Plc confirmed this week that they are in preliminary talks regarding a possible bid from the continent. It is understood...

Danisco targets private investors

Danish food ingredients company Danisco has launched a new initiative to provide targeted information to investors, via a new website integrated with Danisco's overall web-based...

Irish diet uses only 50 per cent of approved food additives

The first national report, aimed at the food industry, on the exposure of Irish consumers to food additives in their diet was published this week...

Audit set up to encourage seafood processors

Seafood processors in Scotland are being given the opportunity to improve their performance and profits through a confidential competitiveness audit, the Aberdeen Press & Journal...

Swiss franc holds back Huegli sales

Sales at Huegli Holding AG rose by 7.2 per cent to 192.7 million Swiss francs (€131.1m) in 2001, with the extent of the increase held...

Food Safety service removes proposed rule on labelling

The US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is withdrawing the proposed rule, "Prominently Disclosed Product Name Qualifiers," which was published in the Federal Register...

Patent for dairy starter culture delivery system

Danish food ingredients company Christian Hansen has received a new patent for a delivery system for the introduction of a starter culture directly into a...

Profits climb for Australian food ingredients company

Australian food ingredients producer Burns Philp & Co. said on Wednesday that fiscal first half profit climbed 16.7 per cent to A$67.8 million (€39.9m) as...

UK food manufacturers back new proposals

The UK food industry showed its total support for the farming and food policy commission report released this week in the UK. Sylvia Jay, Director...

Alcohol ups breast cancer risk

Although alcohol may play a considerable role in increasing the risk of breast cancer, the 'western' diet does not appear to have any negative impact,...

Hovis bread to float

Ranks Hovis McDougall (RHM), the UK Hovis bread and Bisto gravy foods group, is preparing for a flotation later this year that will value the...

PUFAs soothe intestinal damage

Intestinal damage and inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis could be eased by long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs), Spanish researchers report recently. Writing in the...

World experts discuss food safety

Food safety experts from some 120 countries gathered in Morocco yesterday for an international conference that takes place in the shadow of a new food...

Power of retailers not addressed

Britain should tear up its code of conduct on how powerful supermarkets deal with farmers and small suppliers, an environment group said on Monday ahead...

Givaudan assembles chefs for flavour development

In a bid to increase innovation leading flavours and fragrance company, Givaudan, this week announced the launch of the Givaudan Chef's Council(TM). The Council is...

IFF reports favourable 4Q

US flavour company International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. this week reported an increase in fourth quarter 2001 earnings per share of $.30 (€0.34), increasing 100...

Trade fallout likely over meat ban, China warns EU

The Chinese government said the European Union's recent decision to ban certain Chinese meat products on health grounds is "unacceptable" and warned it could seriously...

Science looks to 'Use by' labels

The US Department of Agriculture and the US Food and Drug Administration are turning to scientific advisers to find out how "use-by" date labels on...

ADM closes cocoa processing plant

US agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced on Monday that it will discontinue operations indefinitely at its Savannah, Georgia cocoa processing plant, effective...

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