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CSM reports strong sales on back of restructuring

CSM has reported increased sales for 2006 following a period of significant restructuring.

CASH maintain pressure on UK bakers

Over 35 per cent of commercial bread in the UK does not meet FSA targets for salt levels, says a new survey from the Consensus Action on Salt and Health...

Functional foods help Kerry through challenging year

Kerry has reported continued development of its food ingredients businesses despite 2006 being a 'difficult' year for the food industry – and its nutrition and functional food ingredient systems played...

EFSA issues food additive info ahead of Codex

Europe's food safety authority has issued information on current food additive laws ahead of the upcoming Codex meeting in China.

FSA aims to cut mycotoxins from cereal ingredients

Codes of practice to help UK farmers reduce the levels of mycotoxins in cereals could improve the safety of the ingredient supply chain.

Study questions garlic's cholesterol-lowering powers

A new trial from the US has reported that garlic may not decrease LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, raising questions over the cardiovascular benefits of garlic.

Univar acquires Czech enzyme operation

Univar's Czech subsidiary has acquired the enzymes distribution business of Ekozym, a specialised business based on the distribution of Novozyme products.

Food ad lobby welcomes phased restrictions

The UK's food advertising unit has welcomed Ofcom's decision to phase in new restrictions on marketing food to children.

Opportunity knocks for Fairtrade suppliers

Fairtrade foods are coming in from the fringe with record growth and wider selection, says new research from the UK, highlighting growing advantages for food and drink firms choosing the...

Lactose tolerance linked to early dairy farming

For the first time, researchers say they have direct evidence that Europeans' bodies evolved to digest milk much later and more rapidly than previously thought.

Treatt targets organic ingredients market

Treatt has formed a new strategic partnership in order to strengthen its position in the organic ingredients market.

Weekly Comment

Turning advertisers into educators

Instead of trying to hide confectionery from children by restricting advertising, chocolate-makers should be encouraging them to make the same health-conscious choices as adults when it comes to confectionery they're...

British approach to junk food ads praised in US

The UK's crackdown on advertising junk food to children should serve as an example to food companies and broadcasters in the US, according to an influential pressure group in the...

Judicial Review favours FSA in GM contamination case

A High Court judge has ruled that the UK's Food Standard Agency (FSA) did not act unlawfully in its failure to act over illegal GM rice that entered the UK...

Non-GMO method for removing allergens from seafood?

A simple heat and irradiation treatment may reduce the levels of an allergenic protein in prawns that may make the seafood accessible to seafood allergy sufferers, Chinese researchers report.

Bread and snack brands top grocery chart

Despite health concerns climbing ever higher on the consumer agenda, snack and bread products dominate the top five grocery brands in the UK as manufacturers see reformulated products gaining in...

Danisco welcomes EU sugar quota cut

Danisco has welcomed the EC's decision to introduce a temporary sugar quota reduction as a "necessary step to restore the balance on the market".

Kerry launches new dairy ingredient for shelf-life extension

Kerry Bio-Science has launched an improved version of its fresh-keeping ingredients for dairy products, which claims to deliver improved performance at a lower cost.

Are UK consumers becoming more health-conscious?

Increasing consumer awareness in the UK over healthy eating suggests that government messages are finally getting through.

UK industry slams food ad restrictions

The UK food industry has criticised the country's advertising watchdog decision to extend food ad restrictions to young people.

Olive leaf juice could be edible oil antioxidant

Olive juice, obtained by pressing olive leaves, may act as an antioxidant to prolong the frying life of frying oils, suggests a study using sunflower oil.

EC approves Givaudan's acquisition of Quest

The EC has concluded that the proposed acquisition of Quest by Givaudan poses no significant impediment to effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Healthy performance for nutrition-focused Nestlé

In a year dominated by acquisitions and changes within its operational structure, Switzerland-based food group Nestlé has still exceeded expectations with full-year organic growth boosted by the company's focus on...

Tate & Lyle appoints new R&D head

Tate & Lyle's appointment of a new head of global research and development underlines the company's focus on the value-added end of the ingredients market.

Wine waste could boost shelf life of fish

Antioxidant and fibre-rich waste from wine making could offer a cheap and healthy alternative to synthetic antioxidants to prolong the shelf life of fish meat, suggests a study from Spain.

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