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New Zealand dairy merger on hold

The heads of Global Dairy (GlobalCo) and key dairy processors Kiwi Cooperative Dairies and New Zealand Dairy Group attended a media conference on May 30...

Hansen buys toddler juice

US natural beverage company Hansen Natural Corporation announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the US Junior Juice brand. Junior Juice is targeted at the...

Eridania Béghin-Say finalises split

After the merger of Béghin-Say with the sugar and agro-industrial activities of Eridania in 1992, the Eridania Béghin-Say group, a leader in the agro-industrial industry,...

Pernod sell Italian flavours to Kerry

French drinks group Pernod Ricard has reached an agreement in principle to sell its fully-owned subsidiary San Giorgio Flavours (Italy) to Kerry Group, a global...

JAS reviewed by Japanese MAFF

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry recently announced that drafting activities for the review, establishment and revision of Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) and...

Oils and veggies leave platelets alone

Oils and vegetables do not affect platelet activation in young, healthy people, claim scientists from Finland this week. Scientists at the University of Helsinki looked...

Greater market presence for Galaxy Nutritional Foods

Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc., an American producer of plant based, health-promoting dairy and dairy related alternatives, has contracted with Balboa Dessert Company, a custom dessert...

Liquid meal replacement beat weight loss

Liquid 'meal replacement' diets show signs of really working, say researchers. Results of a recent study on meal replacements were presented this week at the...

Sainsbury's "on recovery track", CEO claims

UK supermarket giant J Sainsbury claimed to be fighting back in the battle of the supermarkets, UK paper The Independent reports. Despite a reported a...

Allergen labelling volunteered in US

Racing against the spectre of tighter regulation, many of the largest food companies have agreed to specify whether the products they sell contain even tiny...

Northern Foods profits going up

On May 30th, Northern Foods, the UK supermarket supplier, reported a 4 per cent increase in full-year profits as it benefited from improved sales and...

EU opens discussion on nutritional and functional claims

The Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection (SANCO D4) of the European Commission issued a discussion paper this week which aims to present the main...

GM plants to benefit heart health

The world's first cotton plants genetically modified to produce healthier cooking oils and margarines have been developed by Centre for Scientific & Industrial Research for...

Cadbury on track for growth

Cadbury Schweppes, the UK confectionery and soft drinks group, said on Wednesday that it was on target to deliver underlying annual earnings growth of 10...

New high-fibre drink by Natrol, Inc.

Natrol Inc., an American manufacturer and marketer of dietary supplements, announced on May 29th the launch of Fibercilious™, an instant, powdered high-fibre beverage. Fiberlicious™ provides...

Microalgae genes and DHA pathway

Martek Biosciences Corporation, an American company providing microalgae-derived products, and the Torrey Mesa Research Institute (TMRI), the genomics research centre of Syngenta, a world leading...

Coca-Cola to recall fruit soda in Belgium

Coca-Cola, the American soft drink company, announced on May 28th that it is withdrawing 700,000 bottles of Fanta-Pomelo, a grapefruit flavoured soda marketed in Belgium,...

Rumours of UK milk merger

Rumours are afoot that the two leading dairies in the UK will merge, the BBC reports. Speculation started after after a reported meeting between the...

Canadian Meat Inspection reg amended

The Canadian Meat Inspection Regulations were amended this month to strengthen Canada's poultry and meat inspection programs in federally registered establishments, the Canadian Food Inspection...

UK to ask for review of aspartame safety

Recently, the UK Food Standards Agency requested that the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Food conduct a safety review of aspartame. The FSA announced that...

Indian starch business to liquidate

Indian company B M Thapar group is to liquidate its starch business Bharat Starch, Indian paper the Economic Times reports. This follows the company's selling...

Asian herbs need stricter control

Research, quality control and regulations are needed in the commercialisation of Asian herbal and traditional medicines before the industry goes mainstream, experts say. Herbal remedies...

Japan to lift ban on Italian pork

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on May 29th a lift of its temporary import bans on Italian pork and processed goods,...

Australia & Japan to resolve dispute over tuna

Japan and Australia signed an agreement that Japanese fishing boats will be allowed to catch 6,421 tons of southern blue-fin tuna this year, an increase...

1 in 5 Australians ill from food

One in five Australians had a chance of suffering from a food-bourne illness this year, the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) said on Tuesday....

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