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Kellogg makes room for Keebler

US cereal giant Kellogg Co., is to take a restructuring charge of $50 million to $70 million in the fourth quarter of 2000 in preparation...

EU wide animal feed ban to start in 2001

Europe's food safety Commissioner David Byrne announced on Wednesday that he expected a temporary EU-wide ban on meat-based animal feed, planned to combat mad cow...

Designer oil developed to reduce cholesterol

Forbes Medi-Tech Inc., a US nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company, announced this week the development of a "designer oil" that reduces LDL("bad") blood cholesterol levels in...

European colon cancer and polyphenol project receives funding

Polybind, a European project to investigate the benefits of polyphenols on colon health has received funding under the Fifth Framework Programme. The program gathers together...

FDA amends food additive regulations

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of ultraviolet (UV) irradiation to reduce...

Royal Ahold boasts glowing 3Q results

Royal Ahold, the Dutch food provider, announced a healthy rise in third quarter earnings this week. Net earnings rose 55.5 per cent to Euro 259.6...

Byrne declares no EU country 'risk free' from BSE

As farm ministers prepare to meet in Brussels next week to discuss the growing BSE problem, European Union Commissioner David Byrne, Europe's Health and Consumer...

Sour and bitter protect us against disease

Sour and bitter foods may protect against diseases but are less appealing to the taste buds, the Environment News Service reports. A recent review by...

Hercules talks of merger

Hercules, the US-based chemical group, confirmed this week that it was interested in either selling or merging its business, the Financial Times reports. The company...

Molson buys Bavaria beer

Molson, the Montreal-based brewery, announced this week its agreement to purchase the Bavaria beer brand from Brazil's Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (Ambev), Latin Finance...

Cranberry growers set their eyes on Japan

Ocean Spray Cranberries, the US cranberry co-operative, is looking to push the Japanese market. A 2 million barrel glut in the United States has encouraged...

Vitamin E and C benefit the eye

Both Vitamin E and Vitamin C can help prevent cataracts, according to a recent health study. The cataract condition is believed to be age-related and...

Cadbury Schweppes buys into Australian drinks brands

Cadbury Schweppes plc, the UK drinks and food group, announced this week that its Australian subsidiary is to build on its Australian beverages business. The...

Athens bans beef

As the beef crisis deepens in Europe, butchers in the Athens area have banned the sale of beef after demanding meat and feed undergo stricter...

Mexico sign free trade agreement with European countries

President Ernesto Zedillo of Mexico signed a free trade pact with the four-nation European Free Trade Association this week. The agreement, aiming to help Mexico...

Heinz and Hain launch soymilk product

Food companies Heinz North America and Hain Celestial announced this week the first fruits of their alliance formed in 1999 to develop products in the...

US internet users seek health info

More Americans surfing the Internet look for medical information than for sport scores, stock quotes or online shopping bargains, a group studying how the Internet...

Ocean Spray announce Vice-President for new product division

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., announced this week that Karl R. Johnson, an executive with Foote Cone and Belding and Dr. Pepper/Cadbury Beverages, has joined the...

Nutrition lacking in pregnant women and teenagers

Nutrition is lacking in pregnant women and teenagers according to a new study of 59 teens and 97 women over the age of 19. Doctors...

Court rejects ADM appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals by two former Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. executives who were found guilty in 1998 of fixing the prices of...

Animal feed ban across EU would cost billions

Before introducing a total ban on meat and bone meal in animal feed the European Union must carefully consider the consequences, European Farm Commissioner Franz...

Organic food on the up in China

Organic food is becoming more popular in China and offering new opportunities for a sustainable development of agriculture, Asia Pulse reports. According to official statistics,...

PepsiCo looks again to Quaker

PepsiCo, the soft drinks and snack food group, is once again the favourite to buy Quaker Oats after French group Danone and U.S drinks giant...

Fatty liver disease and obesity

Scientists believe a common liver disease may be caused by the production of alcohol within the body, the BBC reported at the weekend. Fatty liver...

New food labelling laws please Australian consumers

Consumers have won the right to know more about what they eat, but manufacturers claim it will cost $400 million and result in a 2...

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