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Energy supplement producers expand target market

The US market for energy supplements is estimated to be worth more than $1.2 billion (€1.37bn) in retail sales in 2001, and while young, male...

Irradiation knocks wind out of beans

Food scientists have found a way to eat bean-filled food like curries and salads with far fewer episodes of flatulence. Indian researchers have discovered that...

FSA advice sparks row

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) reported this week that washing or peeling fruit and vegetables is not required as a protection against pesticide residues....

Learning labels

In a bid to better inform the consumer, Australia this week launched educational videos on how to use the new information on food labels and...

Keep healthy, drink full fat milk

Consumers who drink a glass of full fat milk a day may be less likely to suffer from asthma than those who drink a less...

EU welcomes Thai moves on harmful antibiotics

The European Commission this week applauded a series of measures by Thailand aimed at overcoming recent discoveries of harmful antibiotics in Thai shrimp and chicken...

Industry discusses health trends

A European show for the health food business, Natural Products Expo Europe, that will take place on the 12-13 June in Amsterdam, will cover a...

Hygiene solutions for food manufacturers

Food manufacturers are frequently failing food hygiene inspections because they do not know where to turn to for practical solutions, warned safety and hygiene specialist...

Martek buys into DHA market

Microalgae company Martek Biosciences announced this week that it has agreed to acquire OmegaTech, a US DHA producer located in Colorado. The acquisition is expected...

Meat takes a functional twist

Finnish firm Atria Oyj has developed the first two meat products to contain Benecol, the cholesterol-lowering stanol ester ingredient from Finnish company Raisio. The new...

Sale of Eridania finalised

Following negotiations announced last March, Beghin-Say on Tuesday reached an agreement to sell the Eridania group to a consortium of three Italian companies, Sadam, Co.Pro.B...

Sensient smells the coffee and buys German flavours

US company Sensient Technologies Corporation announced this week that it has acquired the flavours and essential oil operations of German company C. Melchers. The businesses...

Asian ingredients exhibition fully booked

E.J. Krause & Associates and Food Chemicals Newspaper, Japan, show organisers for ifia Japan 2002, a leading exhibition in Asia for food ingredients, claimed this...

Australia joins GM dairy revolution

Scientists have created Australia's first cloned and genetically modified (GM) calves, putting the major dairy exporter on the path to becoming a commercial producer of...

Eating out under the stars to rise by €34bn

Regular eating and drinking out in the evening will no longer just be the preserve of the French, Spanish and Italians, claims a new report...

Probiotic technology wins award

The Institut Rosell-Lallemand recently won an award for its Enteric Coating Technology for probiotic supplement capsules. The Food and Beverage Market Engineering Award is given...

Food chain tackled in the UK

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair this week gathered together leaders from the food and farming industries to discuss their future in the wake of devastation...

Allergy relief: popular belief shot down

Grape seed extract (GSE), used in traditional and herbal medicine as an antihistamine, does not relieve allergy symptoms, according to a study published in the...

Dairy alliance to drive growth in the Americas

The heads of Swiss food group Nestle and New Zealand dairy group Fonterra Co-operative signed an agreement on Monday to form Dairy Partners Americas (DPA),...

Harmful effects of high alcohol consumption plus smoking

Science recognises that the consumption of alcohol could increase the risk of several types of cancer, but new research from France suggests that the relationship...

GMO labels launched in China

Stricter labelling laws hit China this week when the country started the implementation of its new rules on genetically modified organisms (GMO). The new rules...

Shift in focus for ADM ingredients division

ADM Specialty Ingredients, the ingredients arm of agricultural processing company Archer Daniels Midland, announced this week that it is to restructure its sales and marketing...

Danisco manufactures natural, biological preservative

Danish ingredients company Danisco announced this week that it is to use new production facilities in Denmark to produce Natamax - a natural, biological preservative....

Ireland: no added food safety value if older cows culled

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) on Monday announced details of a comprehensive report from its BSE sub-committee looking at strategies to reduce the...

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