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CSM, Avebe agree on Glucona acquisition

Dutch ingredients group has reached an agreement with compatriot starch producer Avebe over the acquisition of the latter's Glucona unit. CSM has been linked to...

Plastic packaging shows its mettle

For years, the concept of packaging beer in plastic bottles was dismissed as impossible, with plastic considered too porous for a product which is highly...

Germany still facing censure over one-way rule

The European Commission may hold off from taking legal action against Germany over its controversial new recycling scheme following talks between the two parties. According...

Plenty of products to pep you up

Energy drinks are adding a touch of zest to the European soft drinks market, with Mintel's Global New Products Database revealing an array of weird...

Fat not fiction

Predicting the amount of fat in the human body is the focus of new research from UK scientists and engineers who are working on a...

Drinks 'spelt' the right way

Product innovation continues in the Scandinavian non-dairy sector with a new line of organic cereal drinks launched this month to meet the growing tide for...

ADM product launch at FiE

US soybean processor ADM is launching its organic whole soybean powder NutriSoy on the European market at next month's Food Ingredients Europe exhibition. The ingredient,...

Ahold to publish results this week

Now that the decision over who will be allowed to buy Safeway has been made, the most eagerly awaited date in the retail calendar is...

Innovative investment for Rhodia

In a bid to reduce the lead time to bring innovations to market French ingredients supplier Rhodia will invest in a brand new laboratory in...

Brazil clears way for GM seeds

Environmentalists took to the streets in Brazil last week in protest after the country's vice president said he would lift a ban on genetically modified...

Endeavour builds on flavours

Rising sales channelled through a long-standing relationship with Treatt have opened the way for UK-based Endeavour Speciality Chemicals to step into larger premises. The 26...

Bunge sheds bottled oils

In the space of seven days US agri-giant Bunge has not only plunged deeper into Far Eastern oils but also shed the private label retail...

Morrisons cleared for Safeway takeover

Morrisons, the company which was the first to bid for the Safeway chain back in January, is the only supermarket operator with permission to acquire...

Asda strengthens support for British suppliers

Asda may have lost out in its attempt to buy the Safeway chain, but the American-owned company is continuing to stress its credentials as a...

Naturex expands activities in the US

Naturex, the French producer of natural ingredients for the flavour, food and nutraceutical industries, signed a letter of intent in order to acquire 100 per...

Irish food summit a success

Bord Bia - the Irish Food Board - hosted a consumer food and drinks industry day this week in Dublin. Entitled 'Paths to Growth', the...

Prague hosts food analysis event

The first international symposium on recent advances in food analysis will open its dooors from 5 - 7 November in Prague, Czech Republic. The event,...

GM : a marketing dead end?

Parties interested in forging ahead with GM foodstuffs in the UK have a battle on their hands as the widest public debate ever held in...

Shifting focus for Cosucra

In the same week that the European Commission tables proposals to overhaul the EU sugar regime, Belgian company Cosucra Groupe Warcoing announces that its days...

New weapon for obesity research

Recent discoveries made by German scientists tinkering with genes linked to fat metabolism join the growing armoury in the battle of the bulge. A team...

New honey rules to stick

Tough new rules on honey entered into force in the UK yesterday bringing the country up to date with recently amended European legislation. The new...

Sustained growth for G&G

Guyenne and Gascogne, the French retail group, has continued to improve its sales and profits in the first half of 2003, building on the major...

GM Nation? No thanks

Parties interested in forging ahead with GM foodstuffs in the UK have a battle on their hands as the widest public debate ever held in...

Sweeteners group to meet 1H target

British sugar and sweeteners group Tate & Lyle said this week that it expects first half profits to be in line with expectations, and the...

Ads to blame for poor diet - FSA

The thorny issue of advertising food products to children has hit the headlines again today with the publication of a document by the UK Food...

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