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Benefits of muscle-building supplement questioned

Ingesting protein and amino acid supplements after working out does not boost musclemass and strength, researchers report this week. "At least for the average person,...

Funding released for French farmers

In February this year the French government announced financial support for cattle breeders facing difficulties due to the mad cow crisis. Following in depth discussions...

HACCP workshop for fresh cuts

An interactive workshop for fresh-cut processors entitled "Developing and Implementing HACCP for the Fresh-cut Industry", will be held May 23-25, 2001 at the National Steinbeck...

Unilever to axe 8000 jobs

Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever plans to lose 8,000 more jobs and close 30 plants as it integrates the recently acquired Bestfoods into its operations, a...

New look for Degussa flavours

The Fruit Systems Business Line of Degussa Flavors & Fruit Systems (formerly SKW Nature Products) on Monday announced the launch of Sweet Ovations, the new...

US baby food merger called off

US consumer food giant H.J. Heinz Co. and US Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation called off their proposed $185 million merger on Friday after an appeals court...

French Babybel reports profit

French cheese group, Fromageries Bel, last week announced a net profit of E69m for the financial year 2000, representing an increase of 7.8 per cent....

Gene identified for cholesterol condition

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have located the gene that, when mutated, is responsible for autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (ARH), an inherited form...

UK gov injects funding for nutrition programme

The UK government has approved a £2.2 million funding package to improve food and health education and awareness in schools, and extended coverage of its...

ADM joins up with co-operative

Grains giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Farmland Industries, the largest farmer-owned U.S. cooperative, said on Friday they were forming a grain-marketing venture. The new...

Unilever reports strong group turnover

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products group, said on Friday that its five-year Path to Growth plan to improve sales and margins was on...

White wine with high flavonoid content developed

A white wine with the beneficial effects of red wine has been developed in Israel. Scientists at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology claim to...

US collaboration to develop soup ingredients

US flavour specialists Senomyx, Inc.,and US soups giant Campbell Soup Company announced this week a collaborative research and license agreement to discover and commercialise new...

Vitamin C eases preeclampsia

Vitamin C has been shown to reverse a problem that can causeexpectant mothers to have trouble during childbirth, according to a new British study published...

French food industry resisting the difficulties

As a result of the food crises menacing Europe the year 2000 was undeniably a difficult one for the French food industry. However the industry...

Danisco buys US flavours

Danish food, sugar and packaging group Danisco said on Thursday it acquired U.S. Florida Flavors, a leading manufacturer of fruit flavours for the juice industry,...

Kellogg reports sales slump

Kellogg, the US cereals and snacks group on Thursday reported a slump in first-quarter profit as it moves to integrate its Keebler acquisition, the Financial...

May meeting for Codex

The Codex Committee on Food Labelling will be meeting on May 1 - May 4 in Ottawa, Canada. Agenda items will include the consideration of...

Soy benefits 'normal' cholesterol levels

New research from China has found that even people with normal cholesterol levels can benefit from added soy protein in their diet, according to Cornell...

Arla action following Tagatose GRAS approval

A US expert panel recently approved Tagatose, the low-calorie, milk-based sweetener for use in food products in the US. The sweetener obtained the GRAS (Generally...

Japan and Russia partially lift bans on meat

The Hungarian Government is pushing for a full lifting of the ban on meat and food product shipments to Russia, according to Péter Balás, Deputy...

Heinz buys Singapore condiments

Leading US food group marketer, Heinz, announced this week that it had acquired Singapore-based Sinsin Food Industries. A new company, Heinz Sinsin, has been formed...

Nitrate level in water linked to cancer

The limit set for a cancer-causing compound found in tap water may be too high, putting women at increased risk for bladder cancer, results of...

Flavours set to grow

Global demand for flavours and fragrances is forecast to grow 5.4 per cent per annum to $18.4 billion in 2004, new research suggests. According to...

EU ministers fail to meet agreement on sugar reform

EU farm ministers on Tuesday postponed a decision on reform of the Unions sugar regime until their next meeting on 22-23 May. The decision was...

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