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Production dips at chocolate factory

German chocolate manufacturer Stollwerck AG is working at about half its production capacity, a spokeswoman for its new parent, Switzerland's Barry Callebaut, said on Monday....

Down and out ... in US labs?

Lax security and dilapidated federal laboratories that test animals for deadly diseases like anthrax and mad cow disease are putting the livestock industry at risk,...

Challenges to the organic dairy sector

A second dairy report released this week reveals that European sales of organic dairy products grew by 26.2 per cent in 2001 to top €1.2...

US agreement to market beef and pork

US food group Hormel Foods Corporation and agribusiness giant Cargill, this week announced a joint venture to market nationally branded fresh case ready beef and...

S.American ingredients boost Degussa Texturant sales

Degussa Texturant Systems, a business unit of the German Degussa Health & Nutrition Division, this week reported an upward trend in sales with a 6...

US flavour company meets sales forecast

US fragrance and flavour company International Flavors & Fragrances said last week that first-quarter profits more than doubled as the company met its sales forecast....

EU antifraud arm investigates wine alcohol trade

The European Union's main antifraud office is investigating the wine alcohol trade for possible corruption, the office confirmed to Friday's Wall Street Journal. The EU...

Bakery ingredients firm tempts Burn Philps

Australian ingredients company Burns Philp last week reaffirmed its desire to buy Fleischmann's South American bakery ingredients business if it was put up for sale,...

Oats to combat high blood pressure, more evidence

Eating wholegrain oat cereal every day could help cut blood pressure or reduce the need for blood pressure medication, according to researchers from the US....

GM labelling: food manufacturers warn MPs

Food retailers and food manufacturers in Canada have warned MPs that mandatory labels on genetically modified food would lead food manufacturers to reject Canadian corn,...

Acrylamide advice issued

Food authorities and governments responding to the release of unpublished research which links frequently consumed carbohydrate foods to a cancer-causing chemical, have been seeking to...

DSM first quarter profits up from 4Q

Dutch group DSM reported a rise in operating profit for the first quarter of 2002 from the fourth quarter last year, an increase of €27...

Good 'Greif', a new bottle!

US industrial packaging company Greif Bros. said this week a new range of water bottles, manufactured in the United Kingdom, should help spring water producers...

Asda wins European court battle over Parma ham

An adviser to the European Union's highest court has given UK supermarket chain Asda permission to carry on slicing its Parma ham outside of the...

Red berry extracts good for heart health

Red berry fruits such as elderberry, chokeberry and bilberry have been used for centuries to cure a wide range of problems such as dysentery, stomach...

Danes are biggest consumers in growing confectionery market

The global confectionery market reached 12.7 billion tonnes in 2000, increasing by 8.5 per cent globally from 1996-2000, and proving resistant to the much-hyped rise...

Food manufacturers who mislead consumers are named and shamed

The UK Consumers' Association sought to "name and shame" food manufacturers who use misleading labelling this week when it revealed details of food products which...

Almonds revalued

Growing evidence of the nutritional benefits from eating almonds has been highlighted by six different studies presented this week at the 2002 Experimental Biology (EB)...

Omega 3 from fish oil could prevent type 2 diabetes

An omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil has been shown to improve insulin function in overweight individuals who are vulnerable to type 2 diabetes,...

Better cattle conditions: better food

In the aftermath of the mad cow and other food scare crises, European consumers are more and more concerned about "farm to fork" food safety....

Bread, biscuits and crisps could be causing cancer

Bread, biscuits, crisps and french fries, foods frequently eaten by millions of people around the world, contain alarmingly high quantities of a cancer-causing chemical, according...

Austrian scientist invents world's first 'fat free crisp'

An Austrian physicist has invented what he claims to be the world's first fat-free crisp. The physicist, Peter Schwarzhans, has developed a special system which...

Grape genetics may lead to better champagne

Pinot Meunier, a variety of grape used in champagne production, could see enhanced production after the discovery of a new gene by Australian scientists. According...

Support for US government's National Biotechnology Week

Last week's US Senate resolution to declare this week, 21-28 April, 2002, National Biotechnology Week, has been welcomed by The Alliance for Better Foods, an...

Food agency launches safety guide

The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) has developed a new guide to help food businesses understand and comply with the requirements to keep food...

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