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Healthy bread for expectant mothers

UK independent bakers Warburtons is targeting pregnant women with the launch of its 'Good Health Loaf for Women' fortified with key vitamins and omega-3 DHA,...

Call for entrepreneurial scientists

More researchers with business heads are needed if Europe is to become the most competitive knowledge-based economy by 2010, said Dimitris Deniozos, the Greek General...

Smart ideas

Last week we referred to a report that underlined the need for flavour companies to embrace product innovation in order to gain market share. A...

Carrefour banner boosts Hyparlo results

The continued strength of the Carrefour fascia helped boost sales at Hyparlo, one of the main franchise operators of the French retail group, in 2002....

Fishing for health

Moves to further investigate the impact of fish consumption on heart health have been undertaken in a new study by Edinburgh university in Scotland. The...

What will they think of next?

Recent food and drink highlights from Mintel's GNPD (Global New Products Database) include fruity cappuccino, confectionery products packaged like hair mousse and chocolate CDs featuring...

Swiss biscuit sector hit by German decline

After five consecutive years of strong growth, the Swiss biscuit sector showed a marked downturn in 2002 as a result of increased imports and the...

Fish to help food safety

Improving food safety 'the natural way' would certainly appeal to the increasingly health vigilant consumer. Scientists in the UK have been looking at a variety...

Malt interest drives Scotch whisky exports

Exports of Scotch whisky broke the £2 billion (€1.46bn) barrier for the tenth successive year in 2002, a year which also marked the third best...

Functional butter from Migros

Swiss retailer Migros launched a 'probiotic butter' last month, designed to promote health and offer a good taste sensation. The company, which claims to sell...

GM trials, wasted time?

Are recent trials in the UK on genetically modified crops a sham ? A new analysis published by environmental group Friends of the Earth yesterday...

Consolidation in food industry to impact flavour market

The United States and western Europe combined account for 58 per cent of the global market of the flavour and fragrance industry, highlights a recent...

The perfect weight

Dieting and over-eating - two potent issues at the heart of today's health driven society. One slice of the population - women - is particularly...

Sainsbury's on track to deliver cost savings

Sainsbury's, the UK's number two food retailer, has reported preliminary figures for the fourth quarter and full year 2002 which show that the company's programme...

C to combat arthritis

Boosting vitamin C consumption may help to prevent arthritis, suggest researchers in the UK this week. A team at the University of Manchester epidemiology unit,...

Consolidation to impact flavour market

The United States and western Europe combined account for 58 per cent of the global market of the flavour and fragrance industry, highlights a recent...

Fresh OJ...worth the cash?

Freshly squeezed orange juice is essentially as good for us as pasteurised orange juice, report scientists this week. The news raises the question of whether...

Food industry reiterates CAP support

Yesterday we reported on the latest discussions on the proposed reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which recommended the decoupling of production levels and...

UK food gets 5-a-day logo

One tangerine, or five tomatoes? How many consumers - and indeed food industry folks - actually know what, exactly, counts as a portion of fruit...

All meat no bone?

Scientists in the US have dismissed the theory that people who eat meat absorb more calcium than vegetarians. Researchers at the ARS Western Human Nutrition...

Swimming ahead, new fish tech

Building on research published two years ago, scientists at Reading Scientific Services (RSSL) in the UK have successfully developed new techniques for identifying fish meat,...

Building nests in the EU

The new and emerging science and technology (NEST) programme from the European Commission is an opportunity for the research community to communicate what is important,...

Solid gains for Guyenne & Gascogne

French retail group Guyenne & Gascogne has reported a 4.7 per cent increase in sales for 2002 to €1.2 billion, pushing up operating profits by...

CIAA continues to back CAP

The CIAA, otherwise known as the voice of the European food and drink industry, this week clearly expressed its support for legislative proposals that would...

Foster's to produce Diageo RTDs

With Diageo's ready-to-drink (RTD) spirit brands in the US facing an uncertain future in the light of proposed new regulations announced this week, the British-based...

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