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Unilever: flavour of the week

Anglo-Dutch consumer products group Unilever raised its 2002 forecast on Wednesday and reported a larger-than-expected 31 per cent increase in second-quarter core earnings. The maker...

'Whole' in one: grains reduce disease risk

A diet rich in wholegrains protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers thanks to their beneficial effects on risk factors such...

Natural yeast wall for encapsulation

British biotechnology company Fluid Technologies this week unveiled a new micro-encapsulation technology for the food ingredient industry. Micap is a patented technology based around the...

French food labels face change

France has agreed to a European Union demand to end the practice of labelling French food products in French only, Les Echos reports. The French...

Boost for flavours-fragrance

US company Technology Flavors & Fragrances reported a rise of 10 per cent in net sales for the second quarter ended 30 June 2002. Net...

Cereals take the biscuit

Consumers who choose to start the day with one of the new generation cereals found on the supermarket shelves today might as well be eating...

Swiss approve yeast inhibitor

Switzerland is the latest country to approve the use of natamycin, an inhibitor of moulds and yeasts, in cheese and meat production joining the European...

Talks extended for Beghin-Say

Exclusive discussions between Italian energy group Edison and a consortium of French and Italian sugar beet growers over the purchase of sugar company Beghin-Say will...

UK: gov to boost organics

Retailers and food manufacturers in the UK will be encouraged to work more closely and extensively with organic producers under a new 21-point action plan...

Genomics focus for food microbiology

The small Norwegian town of Lillehammer is to host the 18th International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH) symposium on 18-23 August 2002. The...

Netting the advantages: fish good for the heart

Eating fish benefits those who are at high risk for ischemic heart disease (IHD), finds a new study. The research also shows that sudden cardiac...

Enjoy old age...take to alcohol

The odd Gin & Tonic sipped after the age of 55 could be far more beneficial to the health than when consumed young, finds a...

Food additive reduces batch-to-batch variability

Solvay Interox, a subsidiary of US chemical and pharmaceutical Solvay group, is to produce polyglycerol-3, a food additive that can be used in baked goods,...

Where is the food authority?

The absence of news about Europe's yet-to-be-established flagship to food safety, the European Food Safety Authority, is in sharp contrast to the 'fireworks' earlier this...

A date with food science

The Institute of Food Technologists is to host the IUFoST 12th World Congress of Food Science and Technology July 16-20, 2003 at the Hilton Hotel...

Consumers vote on new labelling

As environmental ministers from the European Member States decide on the fate of the proposed new rules for the labelling of genetically modified foods, there...

DSM 'splices up' the year

Dutch life science and food ingredients company DSM, increasingly investing in biotechnology, this week reported that in 2001 it has filed more patent applications in...

Zinc supplements: more research needed

A study in this week's issue of The Lancet suggests that pregnant women in developing countries who are given zinc supplements may in fact be...

Consumers sue fast food giants

An extraordinary court case has entered the US judicial system. According to a recent BBC news report a group of overweight Americans has sued several...

Kava kava importers face jail

The controversial herbal ingredient kava, kava is once again in the news when the UK Food Standards Agency this week announced that it is seeking...

Diageo focus continues

British drinks giant Diageo on Thursday announced that it has completed the sale of Burger King Corporation to a private equity consortium, composed of Texas...

Shed the pounds, eat peanuts

Peanuts are not normally considered a diet food - primarily because they are known to have a relatively high caloric level - but a new...

US food manufacturers confirm FDA mercury advice

The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) consumer advisory on methyl mercury and fish consumption, issued by the Agency last year, "provides sound, actionable advice...

Food science in Africa

The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), a global food science and technology organisation, claims to have identified agro-based economic development in Africa...

Food industry to boost R&D efforts?

More than one hundred food manufacturers in Australia attended a seminar this week to learn how to work together with research and development providers to...

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