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Positive impact of E and C on men

Vitamins C and E could be especially beneficial in reducing oxidative stress in men. The findings follow a recent study in Japan that investigated possible...

Pfizer confectionery sale imminent

Leading global confectionery business Adams, best known for its chewing gum brands Trident, Chiclets and Dentyne, will soon be on the market, according to a...

Australia to change law on food-type dietary supplements?

The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) this week invited the public and interested organisations to comment on proposed changes to the Food Standards Code,...

Boost to tagatose production

Spherix Incorporated, the US company behind tagatose, a new sweetener that received the green light from the FDA last year, this week announced that MD...

Probiotics to combat baby eczema

Probiotics or 'friendly' bacteria given to babies during weaning may help alleviate the symptoms of eczema, according to research published in the British journal Gut....

Acrylamide in foods - calls for more research

Food, health and consumer associations welcomed international discussions this week at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva following the first ever report that acrylamide...

Round the clock butter trading

Dairy.com, a leading US-based Internet marketplace that focuses on the dairy industry, this week announced the launch of a new butter exchange. Thirty-nine companies have...

Commission clears Barilla purchase

The European Commission has approved, subject to conditions, the proposed takeover bid by Barilla Group of Italy for German bakeries group Kamps. The Commission feared...

Vitamin E for a fresh brain

Vitamin E could play a key part in fighting Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study of the effects of various antioxidants. The study, published...

Diet data bank to boost nutrition research

In a bid to help identify European groups at high risk of nutrition-related disease, scientists in Greece have developed a food habit databank to identify...

Greens to cut crime

Researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK have suggested a novel method of reducing the number of offences committed by young offenders -...

New flavour HQ for Danisco

Danish food ingredients company Danisco moved one step closer to its ambition to become the world's number five flavour house when it confirmed the company's...

Food producers in foreign lands

A €91 million sugar-substitute plant in western Turkey represents the biggest greenfield investment made outside the US by Cargill, the Minnesota-based food producer. Yet the...

Deal freeze rejected

A minority shareholder in troubled Dutch supermarket chain Laurus who is continuing the battle to temporarily block a proposed rescue plan for the company led...

Breakfast like a king...

Teenagers who miss breakfast are missing out on a vital intake of vitamins and minerals, according to a recent study in the US. Theresa Nicklas,...

Acrylamide - calls for calm

Food safety experts are meeting in Geneva this week under the auspices of the WTO to discuss recent scientific findings in Europe regarding certain foods...

Resveratrol offers hope for colorectal cancer prevention

More than half of all gastrointestinal cancers are estimated to be related to diet, write European researchers this week. It is consequently of utmost importance...

Strong growth for nutraceutical chemicals

World demand for nutraceutical chemicals will expand by 6 per cent per year to $8.6 billion (€8.7bn) in 2006 to supply a $155 billion nutritional...

Ingredients sales improve for Penford

US ingredient company Penford Corporation this week reported a net loss of $0.6 million (€0.61m), or $0.08 per share, for the third quarter ended 31...

Fish oil removed from shelves

The UK Food Standards Agency has published the results of a survey of dioxin and dioxin-like PCBs in 33 branded fish oil supplements bought from...

CAP reform to tackle food safety

"EU citizens want safe food and a healthy environment from farm policy", said the European Commission this week in anticipation of the amendments to the...

Protecting basmati rice and Darjeeling tea

The European Union is today launching an initiative in a bid to improve the protection of geographical indications and will present the initiative to World...

WHO meeting discusses cancer-causing substance in foods

Food safety experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) are meeting in Geneva this week to investigate recent reports that potato chips, French fries and...

Soybean in beef to beat cholesterol

New research from the US has shown that the addition of soybean phytosterols to lean ground beef can have a significant effect in reducing cholesterol...

Caramel copies from Nuvex

US ingredients company Nuvex Ingredients introduced two patent-pending food ingredients at the IFT Annual Meeting and Expo in Anaheim, California, last week. NuChews are chewy...

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