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Volac pulls out of Pritchitt Foods

UK whey processor Volac International intends to remove its investment in Pritchitt Foods, the Northern Ireland dairy-based food manufacturer, in a bid to focus on...

Cereol sells Lesieur

Barely two months after acquiring a majority stake in French oil processor Cereol, US company Bunge said this week that its new unit has sold...

One-stop cocktail for gluten screening

With the rising tide of food intolerance in consumers, today's society is increasingly turning to science to come up with new tools to tackle the...

Woda buy will help Hoop target German market

Hoop, the Polish soft drinks group, has acquired its compatriot Woda Grodziska, a producer of mineral water, for an undisclosed sum. Woda produces both carbonated...

Good year for Tengelmann boosted by international growth

The Plus and Kaiser fascias of Germany's Tengelmann group were the main drivers of growth in a good year for the retail group, in particular...

Curbing childhood obesity

Obesity - a growing problem, not just in the West, and not just in adults. Governments around the world are increasingly concerned about the rise...

Continued confusion over 'bio' term in Spain

A court in the Spanish region of Navarra has upheld the decision by the local authorities there to make amendments to the regulations governing the...

Mixed results for Irish ingredients company

Greencore Group, the Irish food ingredients and convenience food company, this week reported a leap in operating profit together with strong sales growth and a...

Human nutrition purchase for National Starch

Starch ingredients company National Starch and Chemical, a subsidiary of the chemical giant ICI Group, has moved further into human nutrition with the announcement yesterday...

Non-dairy drinks: NPD to beat the competition

As the health and nutrition trend gains pace, growth is set to continue in the non-dairy drink sector with sales projected to expand by 22...

The power of grape juice

Drinking grape juice may be a better alternative to taking supplements, say researchers, who report that concord grape juice's powerful antioxidant effects may offer extra...

Food for thought: growth in the ingredients industry

The average food ingredients company in the UK over the past three years has seen sales decrease, a fall in profits and contractions rather than...

Peanut butter to cut diabetes risk

Smooth or crunchy? Which ever way you prefer your peanut butter, the ingredients contained within could well keep diabetes at bay. Researchers at the Harvard...

Home alone - Europe's changing demographics

Is our future a lonely one? According to market analysts Datamonitor - yes. The company has just released a report that predicts by 2005 Europe...

Oil drops for Aarhus

Danish vegetable oils and speciality fats company Aarhus Oliefabrik this week reports a drop in consolidated operating income for the third quarter as intense price...

Ladoga to market Godet Cognac

Ladoga, the St Petersburg-based distributor, is to sell the Godet Cognac brand in Russia following an agreement with the French company. The first shipments of...

CAP: food industry reacts

The European food and drink industry this week gave a vote of confidence to the radical revamp of the 41 year old Common Agricultural Policy...

Blueberry breakfast beats memory loss

Berries of all shapes and forms are making the news on a regular basis as scientists tap into the potential health benefits held therewithin. Scientists...

Nestlé, Haribo to launch Fruity Smarties

Two of Europe's leading confectionery groups, Nestle and Haribo, are to join forces from 2003 to create a new product, Fruity Smarties, which they claim...

Where lies coffee's stimulant?

Last week we reported on a study that suggested the buzz we get from coffee may not, unlike the widely held belief, actually be from...

CAP reform must continue, says food industry

The European food and drink industry this week gave a vote of confidence to the radical revamp of the 41 year old Common Agricultural Policy...

Green cows? Pull the udder one!

We reported yesterday on recent research carried out by scientists in Australia on genetically modified sheep capable of producing more milk than their non-GM sisters....

Chubby GM sheep produce more milk

The first research of its type in Australia has concluded that genetically modified sheep grow bigger and faster, produce double the amount of milk, can...

Acrylamide platform calls for findings

Since a Swedish study send a shudder of fear throughout the food industry earlier this year, scientists have been fervently investigating the presence of the...

Migros refutes lay off claims

Migros, the Swiss co-operative retailer, has responded angrily to claims in the newspaper Work that it was in the process of secretly preparing to lay...

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