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Biotech company lobbies UK government

A biotechnology company is to lobby the U.K.government to accelerate its testing programme for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, "mad cow disease", the Financial Times reported today....

China's alcoholic drinks market showing positive signs

China`s alcoholic drinks industry is becoming more profitable, Asia Pulse reports today. The wine industry generated 12.5% more profits in the first half of this...

US company buys British biscuits

Burton's Biscuits, maker of Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels, is to be sold to the American venture capitalist Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst for £130m...

Academic warns of MSG risk

While academics warn of health risks from consuming monosodium glutamate and urge consumers to avoid using it as a food additive, the Food and Drug...

ADM to enter Cuban market

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. plans to take a large share of the lucrative rice market in Cuba, ADM Senior Vice-President Marty Andreas told...

Nabisco-Phillip Morris deal approved

Nabisco shareholders approved the sale of its Nabisco Holdings Corp. unit to tobacco giant Philip Morris Co. for $55 a share, the company announced last...

Vitamin A helps pregnancy symptoms

Vitamin A may reduce the symptoms of illness during pregnancy, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore and...

Speculation over frozen food chain and Carrefour

Speculation persists that French supermarket group Carrefour SA plans to sell its controlling stake in frozen food chain Picard Surgeles SA. The Financial Times added...

Chicken soup may help colds

Chicken soup may be good for colds, a new study suggests, Reuters reported this week. Scientists at the University of Nebraska Medical Centre found that...

Kellogg buys Keebler

Kellogg Co., the U.S cereal giant, agreed yesterday to purchase Keebler Foods Inc, the no.2 U.S. biscuit and cracker maker, for about $3.6 billion (U.S),...

Ahold increases presence in Chile

Ahold, the international food provider, announced last week that its Chilean joint venture operation Santa Isabel has agreed to acquire 100 per cent of the...

Wessanen sells dairy unit

Wessanen NV, the Dutch food group, said last week that it planned to sell its European and U.S. dairy activities in order to better focus...

Sara Lee reports 1Q drop in profits

First quarter profits at Sara Lee Corporation, the Chicago-based consumer products giant, fell 2 per cent. The company announced that its net income for the...

GMO ingredient test launched

Qualicon, Inc, a business unit of DuPont, introduced recently its BAX System PCR Assay for screening Qualitative GMO's. The tests have been created to enable...

EU food safety debate live on the Net

On 8 November 2000 from 5pm to 7pm (CET) David Byrne, the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer protection is inviting Europeans to participate in...

High fat diet may increase breast cancer risk

The results of a new study suggest that a high fat diet, while not likely to cause breast cancer, may play a supporting role, Reuters...

Cholesterol-lowering ingredient market-tested in Australia and U.S

Canadian company Formbes Medi-Tech Inc. announced the first consumer product test market launches in Australia and the U.S containing its phytosterol-based cholesterol-lowering ingredient, Phytrol (TM),...

Low levels of lipoprotein cholesterol linked to hearing loss

Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may be linked with hearing loss in men, researchers from Iwate Medical University, Japan suggested recently. They enrolled...

Herbal remedies may not reduce asthma symptons

Herbal remedies may not reduce the symptoms of asthma, researchers have found. A team from the University of Exeter in the U.K examined the results...

Spanish sugar buys into milk

Spain's largest sugar business, Azucarera Ebro Agricolas, agreed to a friendly takeover of Puleva, a milk producer, in a 590 million-Euro (US$498 million) deal that...

Cadbury confectionery slow in UK

Cadbury Schweppes said on Monday it was experiencing slow trading in its UK confectionery business but remained "comfortable with current market expectations" for its full...

GM foods decision delayed

A committee of European Union Member State food experts postponed a decision last week on whether to force Italy to reverse a national ban of...

Nestlé aiming for 4% growth

Nestlé, the Swiss food company, announced at the weekend that it is committed to maintaining its real internal sales growth target of at least 4...

Acid bad for bones, new study suggests

Researchers are looking into the effect of acid produced by the body on bone health. Scientists at the University of California-San Francisco divided more than...

Kellogg closes corn plant

Kellogg Co., the maker of Frosted Flakes and Special K cereals and other products, has shut down a Michigan plant because it could not guarantee...

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