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Acatris opens new SoyLife factory

Acatris, the company formed recently by the merger of various business in the Royal Schouten Group, and fellow Royal Schouten subsidiary Schouten Products, have opened...

Boehringer to export to Europe

The Colombian plant of Boehringer Ingelheim, the German pharmaceutical group, has received permission to export to Europe. It intends to export US$ 9.6m worth of...

Benefits of sticking to healthy diet religiously

You may not want to take on the religion too, but following the fasting regimes laid down by the Greek Orthodox Church could reduce your...

Dairy ingredients now growing on trees

Swiss flavours and extracts manufacturer Emil Flachsmann is introducing another addition to its growing range of extracts, with the launch of EFLA Trees of Life,...

Positive outlook from leading Irish ingredients company

Despite the challenging economic climate, Irish food ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group Kerry expects a good outcome for the full year. Speaking at the...

US-Germano pact to transform soy

BASF Plant Science, the plant biotechnology subsidiary of German chemical giant BASF, has signed a long-term research collaboration with US company Phytodyne and focused on...

ICO rounds in on coffee crisis

With coffee prices at a 30-year all time low, the International Coffee Organisation and World Bank ended a round table last week with a call...

Big Food Group beats forecasts despite sales decline

The Big Food Group , the UK-based retail operator which owns the Iceland and Booker chains, has reported results which were better than expected despite coming...

Positive outlook from Kerry

Despite the challenging economic climate, Irish food ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group Kerry expects a good outcome for the full year. Speaking at the...

Food complaints top advertising blacklist in 2002

Complaints against food and drink companies in the UK increased from 445 in 2001 to 1,222 last year, a rise of 175 per cent, according...

Improved mouthfeel from Rhodia

Health, a driving force behind food innovation in general, is nowhere more evident than in the yoghurt segment of the market. For dairy food manufacturers...

Major ad campaign from Degussa BioActives

Degussa BioActives has launched a major worldwide advertising campaign to support its leading nutritional ingredient brands. The campaign will focus on leading Degussa BioActives products...

Food: how intolerant are we?

In response to growing concerns from the consumer about food intolerance, the food industry and food safety agencies in Europe are continuing in their quest...

Hydrolysed proteins - tighter labelling

Ingredients and labelling thereof hit the news again this week following revelations in the UK that chicken has been bulked up with water and hydrolysed...

Ingredients in an enlarged Europe

Against the backdrop of imminent European enlargement the Food Ingredients Central and Eastern Europe (FiCEE) exhibition, which first took place in Hungary in 1999, will...

The future of E-numbers

Campaigners in the UK have begun a further assault on the "artificial additives", and their potential effects on child health, writes Lyndsey Greig at Frost...

The value of creatine

Creatine serum supplements seem to have no effect on muscle ATP or creatine stores, despite claims by one US manufacturer, say researchers. At a recent...

MEPs support low GM threshold

MEPs in the Parliament's environment committee have voted in favour of stricter measures governing accidental contamination and the labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), reports...

Private labels head for Amsterdam

With private label products taking an ever increasing share of shelf space in supermarkets across Europe, this year's World of Private Label trade show promises...

Yoghurt, the all day snack

Manufacturers have been hugely innovative with yoghurt in recent years, focusing on its health benefits in addition to developing more convenient formats and new taste...

Improved transparency for European consumer

Moves at a European level to improve food safety and heighten transparency continued this week with European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection David Byrne...

Stick to the spinach?

Does iron fortification work ? And if so, how ? Scientists from the US government are working on a new study to investigate the absorption...

Ahold delays audit results as fraud deepens

Royal Ahold , the Dutch retail group which has been at the centre of fraud allegations for several months, has agreed to extend the deadline for...

Tea beats halitosis

Compounds found in tea can stop the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Polyphenols,...

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