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China to expand margins for flavours firms?

Europe and the US continue to dominate demand in the €4.5 billion flavours market, but Asia Pacific region is quickly catching up thanks to high single-digit growth, reveal figures from...

GM crop watch: FAO calls for all-round control

Joining the heated debate on GM food crops and ingredients, a group of agricultural experts, herded together under the UN-backed FAO, declare an A to Z approach must be the...

Russia reconsiders Polish dairy ban

Russian authorities are set to readmit Polish dairy exports, according to unconfirmed reports appearing in the Polish press last week, but will this be enough to satisfy overseas investors? asks...

Europe food agency confirms first case of BSE in goat

Europe's food watchdog confirms the first case of mad cow disease has been identified in a goat in France. This is the first case of the disease identified in animals...

Link between food crop and taste needs new exploration, say food scientists

The link between taste, and the production of a food crop, needs to be explored, claim food scientists on the back of new research into the widely consumed potato.

Enzyme aroma improvement is grape specific

A Portuguese study has shown that for some grape varieties, white wine can benefit from enzyme-treatment to enhance aroma, reports Kim Hunter Gordon.

Moldovan Asconi to launch new wine ranges

Moldovan wine producer Asconi Corporation is launching 14 new wine ranges as the company seeks to build on a recent sales increase and recover Moldovan wine's lost export markets in...

Splenda faces new lawsuit in US

The US sugar association files a lawsuit against McNeil Nutritionals, the supplier of successful sweetener Splenda, following swiftly on from a complaint in November by US NutraSweet supplier Merisant.

Danisco improves enzyme position on Genencor deal

Danisco is set to become the world's number two enzyme player, as the Danish ingredients firm signs a deal to acquire US biotech firm Genencor.

Amino acids dominate growth in fermentation products

Fending off price erosion, the landscape of the fermentation industry continues to change as ingredients firms consolidate for market strength in €10.97 billion industry, writes Lindsey Partos.

Steroids to bulk food crops?

Fundamental research could bring added bulk to crop harvests used extensively by the food industry.

British bakers make confident start to 2005

British cake maker Inter Link Foods has again taken advantage of the country's piecemeal cake sector by making its biggest acquisition to date. Meanwhile, UK bakery retailer Greggs, buoyed by...

Demand for packaging machinery on the rise

World demand for packaging machinery is projected to rise over 4 per cent a year through 2008 to over $31 billion, with developing nations expected to register the strongest market...

Chr Hansen launches East European marketing tour

Danish ingredients giant Chr Hansen is about to launch an intensive research and marketing campaign across Eastern Europe to learn more about local taste preferences and beat the opposition to...

Ongoing opportunites from convenience in 2005

Convenience, that dominated growth in global product categories form 2003 to 2004, will drive new product development in the next 12 months. Drinkable yoghurts, sugar substitutes and pre-prepared foods all...

EU: unified version for food labels across all states?

The European food industry could see a unified version of labels on foodstuffs, and accompanying cost-savings, as Europe's executive arm calls for standardised labels across the EU, writes Lindsey Partos.

EU: GM Monsanto corn vote delayed

Divisions in Europe over allowing imports of genetically modified food ingredients clearly in evidence earlier this week when an EU regulatory committee postponed a vote on the entry of a...

Danone takes a hit from US water business

Danone's rapid expansion into the home and office delivery (HOD) bottled water market has given it a global market share to match that of rival Nestlé in recent years, but...

Russia displays its farming credentials at Berlin's Green Week

The best that Russian farming has to offer is on display this week in Berlin at the 70th annual International Green Week exhibition. For the third year in succession, the...

Cargill expands vegetable oil market in Russia

Food ingredients behemoth Cargill drives into growing Russian vegetable oil market, breaking ground on its first refinery in the country.

Salt reduction focus for food industry, new calls

Sixty year olds and over who cut back their salt intake to the recommended 6g per day could reduce their risk of a stroke by up to 31 per cent,...

Royal Cosun pierces potato flake market

Subsidiary of Dutch ingredients and foodstuffs group Royal Cosun expands potato flake and granulates activities, acquiring Nestlé's potato activities in Venray, the Netherlands.

Lack of experts harms bakery training

A shortage of food technology experts and increasing job rotation means that more workers across Britain's bakery industry are not getting the training they need and do not fully understand...

Million euro expansion for Nitta Gelatin

Toronto-based Nitta Gelatin last week finalised plans to construct a gelatin plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina, writes Philippa Nuttall.

High fluoride levels in instant tea?

The increasingly popular instant tea beverage may be a source of harmful levels of fluoride, claim US scientists on findings from a very small study.

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