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Inulin increases calcium absorption in girls

An inulin supplement might boost the amount of calcium adolescent girls can absorb from their diets, according to a recent study. The supplement appeared to...

ORAFTI wins innovative prize

Belgian food ingredients innovator ORAFTI announced this week that its inulin product RAFTILINE®HP was awarded Most Innovative Food Ingredient at this weeks Fi South America...

Survival of the fittest in UK RTDs

Reports of the death of the UK market for ready-to-drink premixed spirits have been greatly exaggerated, according to the company behind one of the leading...

EU set for fight over GIs

European Union officials have finally drawn up a complete list of protected food and drink names - a move which is likely to cause heated...

Walkers tops UK brand sales

Walkers crisps were the top-selling brand in the UK last year, helped by the almost constant advertising of the brand featuring ex-footballer Gary Lineker. According...

Morrisons hoping to get Safeway on the cheap?

Wm Morrison , the supermarket group which is widely believed to be the leading candidate to acquire the UK's Safeway chain, may offer less for the...

Drunken yeast

Scientists could be closer to understanding why red-wine quaffing Mediterraneans live to a handsome age thanks to a new study that found an ingredient in...

German recession does little to boost Spar interims

Sluggish consumer demand in the German market coupled with its own ongoing restructuring programme pushed the Spar retail group into the red in the first...

Carrefour grows despite currency impact

First half sales at leading European food retailer Carrefour were ahead of the same period a year earlier, even after the negative impact of currency...

Supermarkets blamed for Spanish store wars

Small store operators in Spain have seen their share of everyday household good sales - including food and drink - drop by 50 per cent...

Cargill storms FiE

As US agribusiness Cargill reaches further into Europe, the upcoming Food Ingredients Europe 2003 exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany bears witness to the company's growing presence....

Trade 'distortion': impact on developing economies

Balancing liberalisation with a better deal for developing countries must be a priority for the World Trade Organisation as figures from a new report released...

Sugar reforms threaten profits for Danisco and ABF

Imminent reforms to the EU sugar regime - likely to be more radical than estimated - could slice millions off the sugar profits for Associated...

UK aims for sustainable meals

A major review in the UK of food in the public sector will throw up questions about environmental issues, food production methods, local suppliers and...

Calls on food industry to cut obesity

The food industry takes the rap for obesity once more as UK-based task force calls on the industry to 'help bring about a major transformation...

Texture takes on heavy duty test

UK texture analysis designer and manufacturer Stable Micro Systems to unveil high speed, heavy duty texture analyser - the TA.Hdplus - at the Fi Europe...

GRAS status for milk protein

A few months after the US Department of Agriculture gave the all clear for processors to use activated lactoferrin, a milk protein, to fight disease-causing...

Currency rates bite into Aarhus profits

Aarhus Oliefabrik, baptised Aarhus United by the company's board on Monday, felt the negative impact of currency rates and a sharp drop in demand for...

Size matters in battle of girth

The "French paradox" - the intriguing phenomenon that pitches France's rich cuisine against a slender population - can be explained in part by portions that...

Novel ingredient approval for milk?

The food safety agency of Australia and New Zealand has opened the way for public comment on a number of possible changes to its recently...

Pester power fails to sway savvy parents

Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about what they feed to their children - so much so in fact that they are less likely than ever...

Ahold sells US convenience unit

Ahold, the Dutch retail group, is continuing with the sale of its non-core assets as it tries to raise cash to offset the profit shortfall...

New Chr-Hansen-Novozyme alliance

Danish enzyme company Novozymes will join up with Danish ingredients business Chr. Hansen to create a platform for the development and marketing of enzyme products...

Black colour hails in a new food era

Danish ingredients company Chr.Hansen has come up with a new natural colour that it claims opens the way for new black food applications, as well...

Tagatose hits the marketplace, at last

Putting the pressure on its licensee MD Foods to bring tagatose to the marketplace may well have worked for the low cal sweetener patent holder...

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