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ABF yeast pace continues into 2005

Asian and South American yeast markets perform strongly, offsetting weaker markets in the US, London-based Associated British Foods reports today.

Sudan: top scientists remind UK food industry on rules

Lessons will have to be drawn. So concludes an emergency meeting of scientists in Brussels last week to assess the fall out after the arrival of the illegal food colour...

Gellan gum lauched to improve soy suspension

CP Kelco, now part of the JM Huber Corporation, has launched Kelocogel HS-B gellan gum - a competitively priced alternative to improve the suspension of soy, cocoa and minerals in...

R&D spending inches up in EU

The latest figures on research and development (R&D) expenditure from Europe's statistic's gathering body Eurostat show that overall investment is now nudging the two per cent mark.

Fairtrade Foundation appeals to generous Brits as sales top £140 million

Sales of food and drink products carrying the Fairtrade mark in the UK reached £140 million in 2004, more than 50 per cent more than in the year before, but...

Russian confectioner lifted by Green Week participation

United Confectioners, Europe's biggest confectionery holding group which unites Russia's 15 leading producers, saw its 2005 order book swell after its recent participation in Berlin's Green Week exhibition, with exports...

Russian snack growth attracts Finnish group

Finnish crispbread specialist Vaasan & Vaasan has revamped the image of its flagship Finn Crisp brand to take advantage of a growing market for high fibre and wholegrain snacks in...

WBD merges beverage businesses to cut costs

Russia's leading dairy and juice producer Wimm-Bill-Dann has announced it will merge its juice and water businesses as part of a restructuring plan devised to stop rising transport and raw...

Romania, Bulgaria edge closer to accession

Romania and Bulgaria are set to sign EU membership treaties within the next two months while Ukraine steps ever closer to the bloc, offering hope to food producers and retailers...

ADM upgrades cocoa processing in Brazil

Major food commodity processor and ingredients supplier Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) will expand cocoa operations in Brazil to match expansion of current product lines, the firm said this week.

Israel to impose trans fat labels?

Opportunities continue to open up for trans fat alternatives as Israel communicates plans to become the world's third country to impose labelling rules on artery-clogging trans fats.

Branded ingredients: the path to growth in pressurised industry?

The news this month that the world's number one drinks giant Coca Cola has linked up with Tate & Lyle's Splenda sweetener in a new branding venture could signal the...

Finn Crisp revamp targets trendy snackers

Finnish crispbread specialist, Vaasan & Vaasan, has revamped the image of its flagship Finn Crisp brand to take advantage of a growing market for high fibre and wholegrain snacks in...

Sudan 1: EU commissioner criticises food industry over 'old stocks'

Brussels called an emergency meeting of scientific experts yesterday as the paper trail on the illegal red chemical dye sudan 1 extends to member states; and the recall of food...

SA targets US wine market, US focuses on Europe

South African winemakers are keen to capitalise on growing interest in their wines from US consumers - and on the predicted growth in the market there. Their US counterparts, meanwhile,...

Drinks groups step up investments

Italian spirit maker Campari has today confirmed that it is increasing its stake in US unit Skyy Spirits, while earlier in the week it was the turn of brewer SABMiller...

Nestlé sees profit growth despite sales downturn

Disposals and currency exchange rates pushed down full-year sales at Nestlé, the world's biggest food producer, but the decline had no impact on profitability, which grew by a healthy 8.1...

Food scientists update organic food statement

Food scientists in the UK have compiled an updated comment on organic food as this sector of the food industry continues to experience double digit growth with consumers spending twice...

Ingredient designs to serve 12m UK food allergy sufferers

Opportunities are ripe for UK food manufacturers and their ingredients suppliers to roll out more foods positioned in the food allergy or intolerance sector, with new research suggesting as many...

Fischer Boel outlines EU CAP reform priorities

Mariann Fischer Boel, the EU's recently appointed agriculture commissioner, has claimed that sweeping EU agricultural reforms will provide UK farmers with a "better balance of support", while forging a more...

Food safety to protect against mounting litigation

Despite firm traceability rules and constantly improved food safety systems the threat of litigation hangs in the air for the food industry: in the UK a prepared foods firm faces...

Deadline today on sudan recall, or food firms face prosecution

The UK food maker that last week triggered the country's largest product recall to date identifies two further foods contaminated with the carcinogenic red food dye sudan 1, reports Lindsey Partos.

Ochakovo launches local brand

At a time when many Russian brewers are seeing their local brands replaced by the premium international beers produced by their foreign owners, resolutely Russian Ochakovo prefers has launched a...

Russian ingredient prices stable despite Asian supply concerns

Supply problems in Asia - mostly as a result of the political and economic fallout of December's devastating tidal wave - have not as yet hit prices for key herbs...

Innovation: pivotal role for growth at DMV, affirms MD

Over the next year Dutch dairy ingredients firm DMV International will pour in excess of €60 million into innovation through new R&D facilities and ingredients processing plants - and all...

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