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EU to cut restrictions on US beef imports

The European Commission announced this week that it would be lifting testing restrictions and reducing the frequency of checks imposed since 1999, on all fresh...

Rhodia establishes new fine chemical company in China

Rhodia, the French food ingredients company, has established a new production and marketing venture for vanillin in China. The company has acquired the existing business...

Poland-EU reach food trade agreement

Poland and the EU have reached an agreement to free up trade in agricultural goods. The deal will allow around 75 per cent of current...

Carrefour to double Spanish presence

Carrefour, the French supermarket giant, is to invest 1.2 billion Euros in Spain. The company intends to double its current hypermarket presence, currently 120, in four years.

Kiwi dairy marketplace shows signs of success

More than 2000 dairy farmers and 1200 other farmers have registered with the first of the big e-commerce Internet sites to be set up by...

Nestlé to form alliance with Snow Brand

Swiss food giant Nestle has announced it will join forces with the beleaguered Japanese food processor, Snow Brand Milk Products. Earlier this year the Japanese...

Whole-grain diet may reduce stroke risk, new study suggests

Women who eat lots of whole-grain foods can significantly reduce their risk of strokes, according to a recent study. Researchers at Harvard University looked at...

Cadbury's refinancing costs to rise

Cadbury Schweppes, the UK confectionery and beverages group, will face higher funding costs if it refinances a $2bn (€2.3bn) bridge facility put in place for...

Third of American diet made up of

One-third of the average American's diet is made up of ``junk'' foods, according to an analysis of the eating patterns of over fifteen thousand American...

Efficient technique to "silence" genes developed

Scientists in Australia claim to have developed a reliable way to "switch off" unwanted genes in plants. Coffee and tea without caffeine and nuts which...

General Mills shareholders say no to GM ingredients ban

Shareholders of US food group General Mills showed strong support this week for the company's decision to use genetically-modified ingredients in Big G cereals and...

Seafood and eggs top causes of food-poisoning outbreaks

Eggs and seafood are the two foods most likely to cause food-poisoning outbreaks, according to a report issued in September by the US Centre for...

ADM to vote on GM foods

Stockholders at the Archer Daniels Midland Co. annual meeting in October are to vote on a controversial proposal to ban genetically modified crops in ADM...

Beans have antioxidant potential, new study suggests

Beans could be among red wine and colourful fruits, berries and vegetables as nutritious cancer- and heart disease-fighting foods, U.S. Department of Agriculture research has...

Broccoli may cut lung cancer risk

Chemicals in broccoli, cabbage, or bok choy may help protect people from developing lung cancer, new evidence suggests. A study carried out on more than...

Unigate reports poor results for Malton division

Unigate, the UK foods group, announced this week that results from its Malton food division continued to be poor during the first half of this...

Kraft recalls taco shells

US food group Kraft Foods announced a nationwide recall of taco shells this weekend after confirming that they contained a genetically engineered corn not approved...

Seagram drinks bid hots up

This week's deadline for indicative bids for the drinks business of Canada's Seagram is a complex event, the Financial Times reported yesterday. Major global drinks...

Clearer labelling required, Food Standards Agency states

The UK Food Standards Agency is to press for far reaching changes in European food labelling rules to provide clearer information for consumers, tighter controls...

Eridania Beghin-Say expand R & D centre

Eridana Beghin-Say, the French ingredients group, announced last week the completion of a major expansion project of its research and development facilities in Vilvoorde, near...

ConAgra report increase in Q1 earnings

ConAgra, the US food products giant, announced an increase in per-share profits by 11 per cent during its fiscal first quarter. Excluding $47 million in...

Kelco bond sale welcomed

US food gum maker CP Kelco is to give the European high yield market a new issue. Investors and analysts reacted positively to the news...

Fish, vitamin D and osteoporosis

Vitamin D may help in reducing the risk of osteoporosis, a new study suggests. Scientists Niigata University of Medicine in Japan observed 136 women over...

US to introduce 'humane farming' labels

The US government is allowing farmers to display the new seal, "Free Farmed" on meat and dairy products to attest that they meet new voluntary...

E-commerce on the up, new report claims

The food industry is finally embracing e-commerce, according to FoodTRENDS 2000, a study sponsored by US company Thomas Food Industry Register and American Express Co....

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