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Dairy council launches major milk campaign

In a bid to improve the nutritional image of chocolate milk the American Dairy Council is to launch a media campaign that will emphasise the...

Danone to cut and close

French dairy and biscuit company Groupe Danone SA, announced on Thursday plans to shut down six factories and to cut almost 1,200 jobs to trim...

M&S closes European stores

British high street chain Marks and Spencer is to close all its overseas stores the company announced on Thursday. The company made the move to...

ConsumerLab.com to start testing food ingredients

US laboratory ConsumerLab.com announced this week that it will start evaluating foods and food ingredients. As an independent evaluator of the quality of dietary supplements...

Europe gives UK FMD vaccine permission

The Standing Veterinary Committee (SVC) representing the Member States of the European Union approved the UK proposal for an emergency vaccination of cattle in Devon...

E-meat marketplace launched

The meat and poultry industry have yet another new internet marketplace online.Provision X opened for business on Thursday with five suppliers including Cargill's red meat...

Alcohol and reduced Vitamin B a bad combination

Alcohol and insufficient Vitamin B intake could increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, scientists claim this week. Presenting to the American Association for Cancer...

Kerry expands ingredients in the East

Irish food and ingredients company the Kerry Group has expanded its ingredients business in Asia by investing Euro 28 million in the acquisition and expansion...

Make a DASH for this diet

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables could have a profound effect on cardiac health, according to a Johns Hopkins University study. Researchers claim that...

Patent granted for casingless sausages

A patent for producing casingless sausage has been granted to the US consumer products group, the Sara Lee Corporation . The method transfers batter into shaped...

Europe clears Pepsi merger

American snacks and soft drinks giant PepsiCo, cleared one regulatory hurdle in its plan to acquire Quaker Oats, after receiving approval from the European Commission...

E-procurement ever more popular

Firms that use the Web to buy goods and services could slash purchasing time and costs by more than 70 per cent, a recent survey...

FDA amends bottled water regulations

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) is to amend its bottled water quality standard regulations by establishing allowable levels for three residual disinfectants (chloramine,...

UK considers vaccine

As Britain prepared to slaughter hundreds of thousands more healthy sheep that may have been exposed to foot-and-mouth disease, the government indicated on Wednesday that...

Dumeco buys fresh meat

Leading Dutch meat processor Dumeco is to buy Meatpoint, the fresh meat division of Sturko Meat Group . Dumeco is currently the second largest pig meat...

Fortified coffee mix given approval

A fortified powder coffee mix that provides a low fat vitamin and mineral fortified coffee drink when reconstituted with water has been patented by Abbott...

Australian food industry urges caution

Australia's major food industry body has urged the government to stick with its reform agenda and only ease fiscal policy temporarily, IndustrySearch reports. In its...

Tetra makes bid for French packaging

Tetra Laval, the Swedish packaging giant, on Tuesday offered 1.7 billion euros ($1.5 billion) to acquire French packaging-machine maker Sidel . Tetra offered 50 euros per...

Food compounds may reduce cancer risk

Synthetic vitamins and natural plant pigments could help prevent major cancers, recent studies suggests. Scientists gathered at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Association...

Antimicrobial product receives EPA approval

US based group Alcide received approval recently for its Sanova antimicrobial product for use on fruits and vegetables. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) approved...

Crisps with a twist

A crisp that looks like a cracker and tastes like a peanut was revealed recently at the University of Georgia. Yao-wen Huang, a food researcher...

Protein supplement to reduce diabetes in later life

A protein supplement given to pregnant women might stop children developing diabetes decades later, suggest scientists. Researchers at the Lawson Health Research Institute in Canada...

Restructure for National Starch

Leading ingredients company National Starch announced this week a global restructuring of its business activities from April 2001. Two new divisions will be created: the...

Alaska Milk ends agreement with Quaker

Leading Philippines' milk firm, Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC), said on Tuesday that from April it will terminate a cereal distribution deal with Quaker Oats Asia...

Aventis nutrition business to go

Franco-German giant Aventis SA (AVEP) is near completetion of its animal nutrition business. The business is to go for around 300 million euros ($268 million)....

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