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FMD spreads in Wales

Foot-and-mouth disease has been found in samples taken from a further 2,000 sheep tested in Wales, officials said on Monday. "Officials will contact graziers to...

Cataract prevention with nutrients

A new study provides further evidence that nutrient antioxidants play a role in the prevention of cataracts, reports Ivanhoe Newswire. Researchers from Tufts University studied...

Mexican Cola to target bottlers

Mexican soft drinks firm Coca-Cola Femsa said Monday it planned to use its strong cash balance as a "war chest" for the possible acquisition of...

Energy drinks grip the UK

The energy drinks market is booming with the UK market currently valued at £615m, according to a new report by market analysts Mintel. The report...

Breakthrough for food production

In a breakthrough that could boost food production in many parts of the world, scientists said on Monday they had inserted a single gene from...

Round table on food gives fuel for CAP overhaul

Further confirmation that European consumers' want detailed food information and are increasingly prepared to pay for good-quality produce came last week at the European Commission's...

Delays for Diageo/General Mills deal

Cereal maker General Mills Inc. on Monday said that its pending deal to acquire the Pillsbury food unit of London-based beverage conglomerate Diageo Plc is...

The West as emerging market for instant noodles

Suppliers of instant noodles in Mainland China have recently re-focused on expanding product ranges, and using new production technology. The production of instant noodles in...

Australian food council welcomes findings of GM inquiry

A New Zealand government inquiry which urged the South Pacific nation not to reject genetically modified (GM) foods was welcomed by the Australian food industry...

New information source on dietary supplements

On July 30, the American dietary supplement industry launched the Dietary Supplement Information Bureau™, a science-based information centre about aspects of supplementation. It would be...

CLA in cow's milk investigated to fight cancer

New research in the UK is investigating the theory that drinking milk can help the body fight viral infections and diseases including cancer, the BBC...

Omega-3 enriched ice cream developed

US sensory analysis firm Arthur D. Little Inc. has created the first reduced fat ice cream containing omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) from...

Carrefour builds procurement centre in China

This week, Carrefour SA, the French supermarket giant, unveiled plans to build a major procurement and distribution centre in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong,...

Age-old all-natural preservative from the Vikings

Researchers are looking peat moss, an old Viking trick, as a way of preserving foods and saving in refrigeration and transport costs, reports the Associated...

Bestfood baking buyout on track

The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it approved Canadian food processor George Weston Ltd.'s purchase of Unilever NV's Bestfoods Baking Co. after the company...

Use of EVOH for irradiation under review by FDA

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is currently reviewing a food-contact notification for use of irradiation with ethylene vinyl alcohol, a substance used in...

DSM net profit fall

In Q2 2001, DSM reported a profit on ordinary activities after taxation of Euro 106m, same as Q1 2001. Net earnings per share amounted to...

NZ gov disappoints anti-GMO campaigners

Last week Europe announced ground breaking regulations for the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), this week it is the turn of New Zealand government...

Campbell set to give a boost to its brands

On July 27, Campbell Soup's chief executive Doug Conant, cut the company's dividend and earnings guidance to try to revive its brands from a sounder...

Altus functional food line hits the US

Altus Foods, a functional foods joint venture between Quaker Oats and Novartis Consumer Health, has launched a line of foods designed to lower cholesterol. The...

Consolidation predicted for Mexican bottled water market

The world's biggest bottled water companies are pouring into Mexico where notoriously polluted and unhealthy tap water has created one of the world's most vibrant...

A barrel of rum for San Miguel

The Philippines' top food and beverage conglomerate, San Miguel Corp, is currently in talks with the management of Tanduay Holdings Inc. to buy the rum...

China bans Spanish olive oil imports

On July 27, China announced that it is suspending imports of olive residue oil from Spain following the discovery of benzopyrene in the oil, reports...

Record high for US olive oil sales

Olive oil dollar sales in the US for the year 2000 exceeded those of all other cooking oils, new industry data suggests. According to the...

Treatt distributes Tasmanian flavours

Flavour supplier, Treatt plc,announced this week that it is to distribute a range of Tasmanian essential oils and natural extracts. The company will supply Essential...

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