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A nose for the right flavour

When it comes to brewing formulation, you can't beat a good nose, claims drinks design company FlavorActiV. The formulation company designed a set of beer...

Metro figures show signs of market upturn

The weakness of the German economy has plagued companies for months, but the latest figures from one of the country's leading retail groups suggests that...

Glanbia settles with authorities over price fixing

Irish dairy group Glanbia has reached a settlement with the Irish competition authority over allegations concerning the fixing of the retail price of milk. Glanbia,...

Canada pushes through new BSE controls

The Canadian government took a further step towards reducing the risk of Canadians becoming exposed to the agent that may transmit BSE with new rules...

From bad to worse for Sainsbury

It has been a bad few days for Sainsbury , the British supermarket group. Just last week the group announced disappointing figures which showed that its...

Cut the cone content, asks consumer group

One century on and millions of ice cream tubs later the US 'food police' are out in force calling on ice cream retailers to tell...

Food division boosts Bunge Q2 results

Oilseed giant Bunge reaped a strong second quarter with net income more than tripling to $182 million (€158m), up from $50 million in 2002. The...

Swiss Delice on the Orient express

Confectionery and biscuit manufacturer Swiss Delice is planning to expand into China this autumn after the company's success in launching the brand in Hong Kong...

Qibla for 'Canadians with a conscience'

Qibla Cola Company, the UK-based soft drinks producer which claims to offer consumers an alternative to 'colonial' US brands, is to start offering its products...

Functional food masters host event

Japan's health foods market continues to outperform the rest of the Japanese economy having averaged growth of 8 per cent each year over the past...

Vanilla systems for savings

The volatile vanilla market has seen food manufacturers turning to synthetic substitutes as prices per kilo have soared from double to treble figures in recent...

China moves to new GM evaluation

The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in China has asked the Brazilian government to renew its safety evaluation for the genetically modified soybeans it exports to...

EU safety agency reviews food gaskets

Further proof that risk assessment is underway at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) arrived this week with an expert meeting on semicarbazide. The industry...

Cut the cocoa

Food manufacturers could cut cocoa ingredient costs, according to US ingredients company Sethness Caramel Color that has developed a number of different formulations that use...

Allinson plays the health card

UK-based Allied Bakeries is investing in a full-scale repackaging of its Allinson brand this week, with a more transparent look for its Wholemeal and Hi-Bran...

Funds for functional foods down under

The Australian government is allocating A$5.5 million (€3.17m) in funding for the commercial development of functional foods. The money will go to a new centre...

Sumptuous Sellafield salmon sarnies?

Radioactivity checks on farmed salmon from Scotland and Northern Ireland exposed to Sellafield radiation show that there is no cause for concern from eating these...

Wal-Mart mulling Ahold acquisition

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retail group, could be about to cement its reputation as the most international of US-based retailers with the possible acquisition of...

ADM plant workers vote yes

Workers at the ADM citric acid plant in Ringaskiddy, Ireland have voted in a secret ballot to accept new proposals negotiated by their unions with...

Health claims, getting it right

By all accounts, the new European proposals on nutrition and health claims have provoked a mixed reaction across the board. Raymond O'Rourke, a food lawyer...

More advice from science advisory body

The body providing scientific advice to the UK government is to be reorganised in order to make clearer its role in relation to government priorities,...

Carrefour adds discount units

The growing importance of the discount food retail format for France's leading supermarket groups was underlined today with the announcement of an agreement between Carrefour ,...

Baking, upping the quality

Lloyd Instruments has developed a texture profiling system designed to help the baking industry ensure end-product quality. The product, called the TAPlus, is the company's...

Return of the JacoBites

UK snack manufacturer Jacob's is set to launch a new cracker on 1 August 2003. The product, rather cleverly named JacoBites, represents a £5 million...

Vision 2005: stronger outlook for DSM

Dutch life science company DSM today posted a profit of €102 million for the second quarter of 2002, representing a rise of 12 per cent...

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