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Cognis moves further into functional foods

Specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients company Cognis announced this week that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Norwegian research and development company, Natural...

Allergen testing, portfolio expands

As pressure on food manufacturers continues with regards to food allergen labelling, research companies are coming up with new techniques to test for a variety...

Metro gets off to a good start

Germany's retail group Metro has reported first quarter figures which show a clear improvement on the same period a year earlier, despite difficulties from exchange...

EU discusses biotech industry

Vienna, Austria is the setting for the upcoming Cordia EuropaBio Convention, designed to encourage the sharing of the latest knowledge on harmonisation and integration in...

Danisco dips into growing trend

As savoury marinades and cooking sauces gain in popularity, some industry forecasters are predicting that the next product to fly off grocery shelves will be...

Fighting AMD

Italian pharmaceutical company sigma-tau has developed a new compound which helps to slow down and improve the symptoms caused by Age-related Macular Disease (AMD). Named...

Spain taking the healthier path

Spanish food consumption increased by 1.9 per cent last year compared to 2001, according to the latest data from the country's Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA)...

DSM 2003, a cautious outlook

The global economic downturn marked 2003 first quarter results for Dutch life science company DSM, but strong autonomous volume growth boosted figures to higher than...

Food safety focus for FP6

An information day on the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) will take place on 21 May in Toulouse, France, organised by the European information centre and...

FDA food safety statement

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a statement on the National Academy of Sciences' report, 'Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food'. The...

Herbal growth accelerates in UK

The UK complementary medicines market has grown by almost 60 per cent in the last five years to an estimated value of £130 million (€187m),...

Ahold foreign sell off continues

Ahold, the troubled Dutch retailer which is facing a probe into accounting irregularities, has continued with the sale of its non-core foreign businesses. Early this...

Food industry market reports from Novis

Novis, a European online publisher of global industry and science news for the food and beverage industries, has undertaken a major partnership with 15 leading...

Premature births linked to nutrition levels

Even modest restrictions in maternal nutrition around the time of conception can lead to premature births and long-term adverse health effects for offspring, suggests new...

The value of folic acid

Further evidence of the harmful effects of folate deficiency during pregnancy are revealed as scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research report a possible link...

Powerful antioxidant ready for shipping

US food ingredients company Applied Food Sciences announced last week that it has begun shipments of its green coffee bean extract product - Green Coffee...

Co-op sales boosted by ethical stance

At a period when trust in big business - especially in the food industry - is at an all-time low, companies which successfully promote themselves...

Biscuit buyers

Despite an increasingly competitive environment and the impact of a global economic downturn the biscuits market in Europe is alive and well, according to a...

Food safety seminar

UK-based Food Industry Training - Reading is to organise a seminar on current key issues affecting food safety, particularly in the UK. 'Due diligence underpins...

Karlshamns, a challenging year

Despite a tougher economic climate, Swedish ingredients company Karlshamns managed to achieve volume growth in all business areas for the first three months of the...

New blight-resistant chickpea

A new chickpea variety called Sierra has been released by scientists at the US Agricultural Research Service (ARS). Sierra's high yield combined with disease resistance...

Ways to glaze

A new alternative to the traditional egg wash for bakery products has hit the market with ICI subsidiary National Starch & Chemical launching Versa-Sheen glazing...

Acrylamide, one year on

Risk assessors from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) repeated their call for the levels of acrylamide in foods to be reduced as...

One-stop shop for GMOs

German company Genetic ID (Europe) involved in testing foods for genetically modified organisms (GMO) has joined forces with Labor Dr. Scheller, a German analytical laboratory,...

Burns Philp closes bakery operations

Australian ingredients company Burns Philp has started breaking down the bakery operations of Australia's largest food company Goodman Fielder after its successful, but hostile, takeover...

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