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CAP agreement welcomed by European food industry

Last week's agreement on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy - even watered down as it was - has been welcomed by the EU's food...

Dioxin danger minimal in Ireland

Dioxins are extremely low in the Irish food chain, concludes review of current data by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). Dioxins are primarily...

Understanding meat labels

Today marks the entry of strict EU rules on the labelling of meat-based products that aim to provide consumers with clearer information on the meat...

More buy-back from Swiss flavours

Swiss flavours and fragrance producer Givaudan today launched a share buy-back programme of up to 800,000 shares by opening a second trading line on the...

McCormick, the right mix

US spice maker McCormick & Company saw profits in the second-quarter climb 19 per cent, helped by solid sales growth and interest income from a...

Colruyt beats profit forecasts

Belgian retail group Colruyt has reported profits up 22 per cent for 2002/03, well ahead of analysts expectations and despite continued troubles at its computer...

Eroski continues aggressive expansion

Basque retailer Eroski remains committed to expanding its business this year, despite the increasing levels of red tape which are slowing down new store development....

Numerous dairy health benefits

In an effort to educate on the benefits of dairy foods beyond calcium and bone health, researchers met earlier this week to present a symposium...

Blue food bursting with health

Imagine eating purple bread, purple vinegar or blue noodles. Now imagine that they are good for you. Food scientists in Australia have come up with...

Bars for bones

Could a fruit bar a day be the answer to the fragile bone disease osteoporosis? Trials of a new food product enriched with phytoestrogens could...

Diluted CAP gets the green light

The beginning of a new era? An historic moment? Or a plain old compromise? All have been used to describe yesterday's agreement by EU farm...

Regulators and market truth

Just two days after the UK Competition Commission announced that it was at the half way stage in its assessment of the various bids for...

Exiting president reflects on EU research

As the Greek EU Presidency comes to a close, the General Secretariat for Research and Technology has published a report outlining a series of guidelines...

Margarine passes the PAH test

Levels of the carcinogenic PAH compounds in margarines are within recommended limits, said Finland's national food agency this week, challenging earlier findings from a Swedish...

Probiotics beat infant infection

Supplementing infant formula with probiotics may be a safe and effective way to boost the immune system in day care infants, suggest two new studies....

Marmite pushes the ad boundaries - again

Unilever , the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods producer, is unlikely to win many new followers for its Marmite brand with its latest advertising campaign - but then,...

BASF and Fortitech to form a strategic alliance

On the second day of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual 2001 meeting in New Orleans, US nutrient systems company Fortitech and chemicals giant...

Another Ahold executive resigns

The revelations of widespread accounting fraud at various subsidiaries of the Dutch retail group Ahold have not only done little to improve the company's standing,...

New quality scale for onions

Onions designed for specific purposes could soon reach the shelves, thanks to a long-term analysis of taste and texture by European scientists. Eight teams of...

Swiss reject GM moratorium

The Swiss Parliament has rejected a moratorium on GM crops. The Lower House voted to reject the moratorium by 77:70, reflecting an about-turn by the...

An end to Canadian Bordeaux?

The European Union and Canada have signed an agreement which grants protection to a raft of wine and spirit terms relating to European and Canadian...

Foodservice facts at your fingertips

The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF ), the self-styled voice of the UK food and drink manufacturing industry, has launched a new website dedicated to...

Commission funds PR for food

The debate on reform to the Common Agricultural Policy may be in full swing but it's business as normal at the European Commission with the...

Clamp down on caffeine labelling

The UK's Food Standards Agency is seeking views on new labelling rules that will alert consumers to high levels of caffeine in some drinks. Drinks...

Symposium studies sensory food science

The birthplace of American independence will be the starting place for 'A Sensory Revolution,' so the organisers describe an upcoming symposium for sensory scientists, taking...

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