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Law change holds up Polish imports

Marcin Morawiecki is the vice-president of Racke International, a company that imports wine and spirits into Poland. He has cancelled the company's planned accession celebrations tonight on account of the...

Confectionery firms face sugar price hikes

Earlier this month CAOBISCO , the body which represents European manufacturers of sugar-based foods, came racing to side of the businesses it represents in the accession countries. Once installed in an...

An accession briefing

As 15 EU member states become 25, Europeans everywhere are reaching for atlases that look suddenly archaic as they predate the statehood of more than half the accession countries. The...

Dairy gains benefit Chr Hansen in Q2

Ongoing growth in cultures sales to the dairy industry and health markets helped the Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen post a modest rise in revenue for the food ingredients division...

IFF back on track?

Improved flavour sales in Europe gaining from modest gains in currency conversions boosted first quarter results for the US flavour giant International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF). Strategies in 2003 to...

Kangaroo steak has CLA power

The meat of Australia's bush kangaroo may be the highest known source of the healthy fat CLA, an Australian scientist has discovered.

Bunge steers steady course through soybean volatility

Smart risk management moves guided the world's leading oilseed processor Bunge to a massive 75 per cent rise in income for the first quarter as the price of soybeans reached...

Metro Q1 growth driven by 'new' EU states

A day before the enlargement of the EU, which will see eight central and eastern European countries join the Union, one of Europe's biggest retail groups, Metro, has reported first...

EU enlargement - threat or opportunity?

Eight former Communist countries from central and eastern Europe will tomorrow join the European Union, the culmination of 15 years of rapid economic and social development since the end of...

Closer ties for retail, government

A new strategy designed to give Britain's retail sector early warning of new regulations which could affect the way stores do business has been welcomed by the industry, which hailed...

Quality focus vital for on-trade growth

Quality is key to the future success of the UK on-trade if it is to emerge from the shadow of a buoyant take-home market and generate new momentum for beer...

Bacardi to take on Baileys in cream liqueur market

After a decade of concentrating on the ready-to-drink sector, leading alcohol brand owners in the UK are turning their attention to other segments as RTD sales begin to stagnate. Widespread...

Costcutter seeking acquisitions in competitive market

Convenience store operator Costcutter is confident that its business model is the right one to face the increasing challenge from the major multiples in the small store sector - and...

Sugary drinks contribute to child's obesity?

Set to fuel the controversial debate on obesity and its causes, a recent study in the UK found that children who consumed fewer carbonated drinks sweetened with sugar were less...

New studies improves carotenoid-cancer understanding

Antioxidant properties of carotenoids are thought to be at least partly responsible for the protective effects of fruits and vegetables against colon cancer. But there is little known about the...

MGPI dives deeper into speciality starches with new resistant version

Spearing growth in the speciality starch and health ingredients domain MGP Ingredients links up with Penford Corporation to market a new potato-based resistant starch for increasing fibre and reducing carbohydrate...

Broccoli benefits turn to blood pressure

A naturally occurring compound in broccoli, already shown to fight cancer in cells, may also be able to reduce risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to...

Space, the final frontier for food science

Pushing the boundaries of food science to its actual physical limits, a new experiment targetting high pressure preservation techniques on Mediterranean foodstuffs saw cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and Italian bread rocketing...

Record sales for Cafédirect reflect growing Fairtrade market

Cafédirect, the UK's largest supplier of ethical tea and coffee under the Fairtrade mark, has reported record sales for the year to end March - a performance which confirms the...

Poultry investment

Hungarian poultry producer Bablona has confimred that it is to invest €28 million to construct a huge processing facility in Bekescaba, in the southeast of the country.

Continued growth for WBD

Russia's leading dairy and juice producer has declared a steady increase in its quarterly production output as well as a reaffirmation of its Standard & Poors rating.

Up the beta carotene for vitamin A needs

People may need to eat more beta-carotene to get enough vitamin A as researchers reveal the nutrient may be less absorbable than previously thought, writes Dominique Patton.

Tesco expands in Japan, backtracks on China

Tesco, Britain's leading food retailer, has this week reaffirmed its intention of becoming a major player in the Asian supermarket sector with the announcement of another acquisition there. But the...

Londis board plumps for Musgrave - again

The board of leading UK symbol group Londis has decided for the second time in six months to recommend a takeover bid from Ireland's Musgrave, owner of the Budgens convenience...

EFSA will not be pressed for decisions, the board warns

Meeting in the future home of Europe's food watchdog, the European Food Safety Authority's management board warned that 'the principle of meeting deadlines cannot be at the price of inferior...

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