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Coca-Cola welcomes EC's approval

The European Commission (EC) has cleared the proposed restructuring of Coca-Cola Nestlé Refreshment Company (CCNR), an existing beverages joint venture in the field of iced...

Quest launches new vanilla profile

Flavour specialists Quest Food International this week announced the launch of Vanilla Analogs, a recently formulated vanilla flavour profile. "We have developed sophisticated analytical methods...

Montedison and Cargill talk Cerestar

On September 26, the Italian conglomerate Montedison has announced that it has entered into discussions with the US agribusiness group Cargill on an exclusive basis...

Organic programme to improve awareness

US organic company Horizon Organic Holding Corp. this week announced the creation of the Organic Agriculture Project (OAP), a project designed to promote the benefits...

Consumers ask for stricter GM labelling rules

On September 26, Greenpeace delivered more than 10,000 postcards to the Thai government urging tougher labelling requirements for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food, the...

Thai health food looks to the West

Thai health food company Nutri Care Foods Co Ltd has its sights set on the international market, the company told a press conference on Thursday....

Phytochemicals focus of conference

Scientists this week discussed the latest research into phytochemicals, at a 3-day conference, starting in Norwich, England on Wednesday 26 September. The event is jointly...

Omega enriched lamb roast?

In the near future the sizzling Sunday roast could also be a major source of health-enhancing polyunsaturated fats, Australian researchers reveal this week. Dr. Soressa...

Food supplements - EU harmonisation draws closer

Diverging legislation in Europe relating to food supplements made one step towards harmonisation on Thursday when the European Council agreed the proposed Directive on Food...

US CPG spending wavers

Volumes of consumer packaged goods (CPG) in the US fell by one per cent in the week following the recent terrorist attacks but the American...

Legislation to cut child obesity

American states are considering legislation to cut the use of vending machines in schools, in a bid to reduce childhood obesity. According to a report...

Armor proteines launched nutritional website

Milk and whey ingredient company Armor proteines launched this week a new web site to focus on the nutritional benefits of milk proteins. The site,...

Japan eases US trade relations

Japan informed a dispute-settlement meeting at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) this week that it had reached a final agreement with the United States over...

Restructuring of sucralose activities

On September 26, Tate & Lyle, the British producer of sugar, cereal sweeteners and starches, and McNeil Nutritionals, a Johnson & Johnson company, announced the...

Dentists warn patients over herbals

Once dismissed as a fad, alternative medicine has become an increasingly popular component of mainstream health care, including dentistry. But patients need to use caution...

Wessanen completes dairy sale

Dutch food group Koninklijke Wessanen announced this week the completion of the sale of its dairy activities in the United States to National Dairy Holdings....

Scottish mad cow case confirmed

The UK Foods Standards Agency (FSA) has been notified by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) that a single case of BSE...

Spinach offers hope for AMD sufferers

Spinach may help restore sight in people who are legally blind, US researchers reveal this week. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National...

Geographical protection for rice and tea

India has joined hands with Switzerland to seek a special dispensation for items other than wines and spirits which are accorded protection under geographical indications...

STAR™ increases bioavailability of probiotics

The strategic market consulting group Frost & Sullivan announces that Institut Rosell-Lallemand has been awarded the 2001 Market Engineering Technology Leadership Award for its new...

EU wants to stop the pirating of food names

At the third Special Session meeting of the WTO Committee on Agriculture, held in Geneva this week, the European Union (EU) tabled two proposals, one...

FSA releases report of local food law

On September 25, the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) published an in-depth audit report on the food law enforcement service provided by Telford & Wrekin...

USDA launches LEARN

The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has launched a new notification system that will provide electronic status reports on...

Ingredients sale rose with the heat

This summer's warm weather led to a 24 per cent average increase in ice cream sales in Denmark. And the Danes were not the only...

McCain purchases part of Anchor

McCain Foods Limited has completed the deal to purchase the production facilities and foodservice business of Anchor Food Products Inc. in a three-party transaction. As...

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