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Baltika performance impacted by costs

Baltika continues its strong performance in the Russian beer market after announcing a double digit increase in its sales volumes for the first six months of the year. But increased...

Race on to bag Knjaz Milos

The sale of shares in Serbian mineral water bottler Knjaz Milos has attracted considerable attention from a succession of foreign companies, with France's Group Danone, Cayman Islands registered FPP Balkan,...

Gum health, new target for vitamin D?

Getting enough vitamin D, either through the diet or from sunlight, could be important for oral health, according to a new study.

Healthy results for Kerry

Ongoing demand for healthy products helped Irish food and ingredients firm Kerry to a strong first half performance. And with recent acquisitions pushing it into other high growth sectors, there...

New EU food chain advisory group created

The EC plans to establish a food safety advisory group that will bring together the food industry, retailers, farmers and consumers.

UK food sector going green?

A government report published this month reveals that UK industry spends £2.6 billion a year on environmental protection, with food and drink manufacturing the highest spending sector at £429 million,...

Chocolate helps regulate blood flow

More research has underlined the heart health benefits of dark chocolate, shown in a Greek study to improve healthy blood flow and prevent clots forming.

CSM considers selling sugar confectionery unit

CSM, the Dutch food ingredients company, is considering the sale of its sugar confectionery unit in order to concentrate on its core bakery supplies and sugar operations - despite a...

Epi Ingredients adds yoghurt powders to portfolio

The continuing popularity of yoghurt - and in particular its health benefits - has led to a raft of new product innovation as companies in market sectors outside the dairy...

Palm oil demand prompts new European venture

Premium Nutrients, a Malaysian producer of oils and fats, is looking to step up its investment in the EU over the next three to four years, with a resulting 10...

Novel peptides herald next generation foods

Dutch ingredients company DSM revealed yesterday that its muscle recovery ingredient PeptoPro will be marketed in a new range of products worldwide by Europe's biggest sports nutrition company Haleko.

Europeans sceptical about 'ethical' claims

Consumer demand for ethical products is growing steadily across Europe and the major food manufacturers and retailers have inevitably begun to step up their product offering in this area. But...

Fermented milk lowers BP

Drinking a fermented milk everyday reduced blood pressure in men with hypertension, report Japanese researchers.

Tesco, Sainsbury rejig milk supply arrangements

Tesco, Britain's number one food retailer, and J Sainsbury, the third largest supermarket operator, have streamlined their milk supply operations, reducing the number of suppliers from three to two. The...

Grapefruit juice may contain cancer-fighting compounds

Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits are known to be a rich source of vitamin C but new evidence suggests they also contain compounds that fight cancer.

TIC extends organic range

With the market for certified organic products continuing to grow, demand for organic hydrocolloids has also expanded - prompting the leading supplier of hydrocolloids to the US food industry to...

Polish dairy companies thrive in EU, but will it last?

Nearly four months on from Poland's accession to the European Union, the country's dairy sector is reporting such heavy demand for its products that it is struggling to keep up...

Polish industry round-up

The news from the Polish food and beverage sector include details about 130,000 milk suppliers gearing up for EU certification, pork producers aiming to increase exports to South Korea and...

Baltika launches Tula malt plant

Baltika , Russia's leading beer brewery, has announced the start of production at its newly constructed malt processing facility in Tula, central European Russia. The project aims to up the company's...

BASF opens new plant for vitamin production

The world's number two vitamin maker BASF opened a new production plant for the chemical citral yesterday, the key building block for vitamins A and E, as well as the...

Soft drinks, diabetes link sparks fierce debate

Research suggesting a link between soft drink consumption and rising levels of diabetes in the US has sparked fierce criticism from consumer groups and beverage industry associations. Scientists with an...

Lutein, zeaxanthin appear to restore eye cell health

Supplements of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin restored levels of the antioxidants in the blood as well as the density of macular pigment in an animal study out today.

Parmalat continues to seek cash recovery

Parmalat, the Italian dairy company which has been in the hands of the administrators since collapsing with massive debts last year - has continued to take legal action against a...

Heinz: sound results, but is the frozen potato market solid?

Food manufacturer Heinz has reported a 7.8 per cent rise in first-quarter profit excluding a year-earlier tax benefit, as demand for frozen food products continues to drive profits. But is...

Lindt powers to first half profits for first time

Lindt & Sprüngli, the Swiss confectionery group, has ended the first half of 2004 in the black - the first time the company has completed the first six months of...

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