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Greencore predicts year-end improvement

Greencore, the Irish ingredients and food producer, is predicting a decline in its net debt for 2002 as its core operations continue to improve despite...

Scientists get to the root of celiac disease

A team of investigators led by Stanford University researchers have discovered the cause and a potential treatment for celiac sprue, an autoimmune disease that leads...

Torres producing 'illegal' wine?

A production facility operated by the Catalan wine and cava company Miguel Torres is continuing to operate as normal three and a half months after...

Soy and HRT - the truth?

Both soy supplements and hormone replacement therapy appear to improve risk factors for heart disease in women with diabetes, according to a report by USA...

Gelatine replacer from Cerestar

Starch and starch derivatives manufacturer Cerestar, recently taken over by US agri-business Cargill, said this week that it has developed a new gelatine replacement, targeting...

Strong 1H for starch and sugars

British starch and sugars group Tate & Lyle said on Thursday that it expected strong results for the six months ended September, but said growth...

ADM shakes hands in Cuba

Archer Daniels Midland became the first US company on Thursday to sign contracts with Cuban food importer Alimport as an unprecedented US agricultural trade show...

Guyenne & Gascogne to keep CCC stake

Guyenne & Gascogne, the French retail group which operates stores under the Carrefour and Champion fascias, will not sell its stake in the Spanish company...

Call for comments on infant food directive

The UK Food Standards Agency announced this week that it is currently consulting on two proposals to amend the European Directives on infant foods and...

Mathematics, microbiology and food security

The 13th congress on food microbiology, held in Bilbao, Spain last week, amassed 400 congress members together to discuss the issue of food security. The...

Green tea to combat disease, more evidence

Solid evidence is mounting that drinking tea can prevent cell damage that leads to cancer, heart disease and perhaps other ills, scientists said on Tuesday....

Intermarche, Eroski pool their European resources

Intermarche, the independent French supermarket group, has joined forces with Eroski, the Spanish retailer, to form a pan-European buying group which is designed to create...

Blackcurrants to blast kidney stones?

More evidence to suggest the health benefits of cranberry juice were revealed this week by researchers in Germany. Setting out to evaluate the influence of...

Head found for FDA

A White House health policy adviser on the American President's Council of Economic Advisers has been chosen to fill the role, empty since January 2001,...

US concerns prompt rethink from Delhaize

Ongoing concerns about the weakness of the US market have prompted Belgian retail group Delhaize to revise its predictions for full year results. The company...

Tesco's Thai practices called into question

Tesco, the leading UK supermarket group, is the vanguard of British retail expansion, but the methods it employs to develop its international business have been...

South African identity the key to boost UK sales, Cape winemakers told

The UK currently accounts for almost half the total volume sales of South African wine exports, but there is still plenty of room for growth...

Starch pathway in maize lacks diversity

In the first look at the molecular diversity of the starch pathway in maize, researchers at the North Carolina State University have found that -...

Skip the seafood?

Eating too much seafood, which can contain high levels of the toxic substance mercury, could be linked to an increased risk of infertility in men...

Givaudan buys shares

The board of directors of Swiss flavour and fragrance manufacturer, Givaudan at its 16 September meeting agreed the repurchase of up to 725,627 registered Givaudan...

New structure for Brau und Brunnen

Brau und Brunnen, the German drinks group which just last week agreed to sell its stake in the Appolinaris & Schweppes mineral water joint venture...

Galactic expands in China

A further sign that food ingredients companies are moving steadily into the Chinese market came recently with the announcement from Belgian lactic acid manufacturer, Galactic,...

Manufacturers tackle trans fatty acids

Food manufacturers are increasingly coming under pressure from consumer groups for the use of trans fatty acids, a type of fat linked to heart disease,...

Leclerc maintains leading position

E. Leclerc, the co-operative French retail group, has maintained its position as the leading food retailer in France in the first half, the company claims....

Family unit to promote good health

The days when the family unit gathered around the breakfast table to share the first meal of the day are fast disappearing into the history...

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