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Tests for microbiological quality of raw milk

Simple and inexpensive tests for rapid qualitative assessment ofthe microbiological quality of raw milk were described in a recentissue of the Journal of Food Protection....

EU sets limits on contaminants in foodstuffs

The EU this week adopted legally binding limits on the presence ofdioxin and other contaminants in food. Any food exceeding thesestrict limits is excluded from...

Belgian leader behind Helsinki pitch for food agency

Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt said on Wednesday he would do everything possible to ensure Helsinki is picked to host the European Union's new food...

Government clearing of Danisco purchase over-ruled

Lithuania's top court ruled on Thursday that a government move clearing the way in 1998 for Danish sugar group Danisco to buy stakes in local...

French food safety agency hosts salt debate

French food safety agency AFSSA is to host an international conference on health and salt in January 2002. The conference will gather more than 30...

UK confectionery and drinks group upbeat

UK sweets and soft drinks group Cadbury Schweppes on Wednesday shrugged off weakness in the U.S. beverages market to say it was confident of meeting...

Cereol to focus on oilseeds, not olive oil

Montedison food subsidiary Cereol said on Wednesday it planned to focus its strategy on oilseeds and suggested it could sell its Carapelli olive oil unit....

Sandwich-type ELISA method to detect undeclared egg residues

Chicken eggs are used extensively as an excellent source of dietary proteins. These proteins have many functional properties, making them valuable food ingredients. However, eggs...

Science e-journals studied in depth

The rapid spread of electronic journals (e-journals) has affected the ways scientists and physicians use scientific journals. E-journals can provide a variety of features to...

High-fructose syrup plus soybeans brighten ADM outlook

Agribusiness processing giant Archer Daniels Midland Co.'s prospects have brightened as the outlook for its mainstay soybean products and high-fructose corn syrup improves amid favourable...

Danisco to expand global emulsifier production

One out of every three loaves of bread produced around the globe by a commercial bakery contains emulsifiers from Danisco. So the company claims this...

Parma pushes food agency bid

People in Parma love food and many live by producing it so they see every reason why their city should be picked to host the...

World casein demand weakens

The outlook for the dairy market is concerning, although payouts would hold at forecast levels in the short-term, New Zealand dairy processor Fonterra Cooperative Group...

Q3 sales slow but Tesco performs well

Britain's leading grocer Tesco Plc, which is making a big push into non-food products and developing markets, on Tuesday showed it was continuing to outperform...

Bacterium enjoy growth in honey-sweetened milk

Bifidobacterium bifidum clearly preferred honey to other sweeteners, new research from US researchers reveals this week. Scientists from the Department of Food Science and Human...

Greenpeace condemns Canadian government

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace condemned the Canadian Federal government this week for ignoring the health and environmental concerns raised by an independent panel of scientific and...

Spain wants food agency in Barcelona

Spain backs Barcelona's bid to become the seat of the European Union's food safety agency and Italian speculation that Barcelona would withdraw its candidacy in...

Scientists suggest allergen link to cot deaths

Allergens such as cow's milk, or other allergens in infant formula, may be responsible for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), UK researchers...

Codex meetings explained

Codex Alimentarius Commission - the body charged with developing a food code - continues to draw world attention to the field of food quality and...

New ice-cream ingredients range from Quest

Flavour company Quest International continues to develop products for the ice-cream and the dairy industry. The company announced this week a new ingredients range, Sherex,...

Cereal food scientists invite submissions

The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) attracts nearly two thousand participants to discuss the latest developments in functional foods, grain-based...

Nutrition guides for sporty kids

Guides for meeting the nutritional needs of children aged 5 to 11 participating in a range sports have been released in Australia, an industry organisation...

Peptide antibiotics found in food source

Two North Carolina State University researchers, Drs. Edward Noga and Umaporn Silphaduang, have isolated a previously undiscovered family of naturally occurring peptide antibiotics. The antibiotics...

European ban on MBM may relax in future

A European Union ban on meat-based livestock feed, imposed over fears of mad cow disease, could in future be relaxed for certain types of animals,...

Cloned steak and chips?

While world attention focused yesterday on a report of the first cloned human embryo, regulators were already at work looking at whether animal clones are...

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