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Wine glass shapes tastebud

Wine connoisseurs have always claimed that the shape of the glass affects how easily volatile aromatic compounds can escape and consequently the impact on our...

Catching the KitKat

Nestle believes it will walk away with lucrative US rights to its KitKat brand whether or not it wins a takeover battle for American chocolate...

Can diet affect incidence of prostate cancer?

A low-fat, high-fibre diet rich in fruits and vegetables has no impact on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men over a four-year period, and does...

Stable results for Aarhus

Danish oils and fats company Aarhus Oliefabrik on Thursday reported a drop in operating income to DKK93m (€12.5m) for the first six months of 2002,...

A cup of cocaine, madam?

Every morning millions of people around the world reach for the world's most popular 'fix' to help them start their day. A scientist in the...

Bullish Carrefour beats its own expectations

Europe's leading food retail chain Carrefour has surprised even itself with the publication of first half results which were much better than expected. The company...

Ahold shocks with drop into the red

For the first time in many years, the Dutch retail group Ahold has reported a quarterly loss for the second three months of the year,...

Go-ahead for Loders sale

Anglo-Dutch consumer products group Unilever said on Friday that it would sell its Netherlands-based edible oils unit Loders Croklaan group to Malaysia's IOI Corporation Brrhad...

Stable figures for Glanbia

Cheese and nutrition remains a focus for Irish food ingredients company Glanbia but difficult international dairy markets had a negative impact on the financial year,...

Soy in youth gives adult a boost

A combination of eating soy foods on a regular basis during adolescence together with a regular intake during adulthood could signficantly reduce the risk of...

EU: upper intake limits for vitamins and minerals

In anticipation of final approval by the European Parliament of the proposed Directive relating to food supplements, the European Union Scientific Committee on Food (SCF)...

Wessanen:US market under pressure

Dutch food company Wessanen reported sales of €1,449.5 million for the first half of 2002. Net sales remained close to figures for last year's first...

Safety in supermarkets

The importance of food safety was emphasised this week when US supermarket chain Giant Food announced that it has launched an internal program to focus...

Online food trade to triple by 2006

Signs that European industries are gaining confidence on the Internet were evident this week when a new report released by Forrester Research projects that online...

Mobile phones - the new tool for food safety

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is piloting a new, roll-with-the-times, scheme designed to alert Food Enforcement Officers to potential food hazards while out in...

Caffeine could become cancer cure

Caffeine could one day be used to cure skin cancer, according to US scientists who have found that the stimulant combined with an extract from...

Wholegrains fight type 2 diabetes, finds study

Men with a high consumption of wholegrains may reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers report in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition....

Russia dairy buy-out

As part of its strategy for regional expansion in Russia, Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has purchased Roska St. Petersburg Dairy Company for about €12 million. The company...

Nestlé quells Hershey bid talk

Food giant Nestle yesterday moved to quell market speculation it was poised to launch a top-dollar bid for US chocolate maker Hershey Foods, suggesting it...

Commission launches website for registering EU quality products

The European Commission has launched a website to provide advice for those applying to register a product from designation geographical areas. Applications to register a...

Davisco builds dairy plant

Davisco Foods has broken ground on a $40 million state-of-the- art mozzarella cheese plant adjacent to its food ingredient plant in South Dakota, US. The...

Beer before wine...

Evidence about the health benefits of moderate drinking is mounting, with new research showing that beer is just as good for you as red wine....

Burgeoning organic brands

In the latest annual survey of Britain's top 50 brands, published by research firm AC Nielsen and Marketing magazine some unexpected names are growing at...

Ahold bids in Chile

Dutch retailer Royal Ahold said on Monday that it would bid about $50 million for the shares of Chilean supermarket firm Santa Isabel that it...

Nestlé emerges as favourite in hot chocolate war

Food conglomerate Nestle has emerged as the favourite to win a multi-billion auction for American chocolate icon Hershey Foods although investors took a cautious approach...

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