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Foster's to launch beer in Russia

Australian beer giant Foster's has teamed up with Russia's leading brewer to become the latest contender for riches in the Russian beer market gold mine, but the competition is strong,...

Tomlinskaya growth pegged by egg yolk problem

A Russian ingredients company is finding it hard to meet growing demand for its egg protein products because of problems finding buyers for the by-product - powdered egg yolk. Angela...

Membrane technology adds value to natural flavours

Suppliers of natural flavours could gain a competitive edge with the arrival in Europe of new facilities that ramp up production of natural extracts produced through pervaporation, a membrane-related technology...

Monsanto GM ingredient rejected

EU environmental experts yesterday voted against proposals to overturn the bans of genetically modified (GM) crops in five countries, at the same time the group failed to reach a majority...

EFSA defends GM panel

Europe's food watchdog defends its independent risk advice as environmental group Friends of the Earth raises concerns over the scientific opinions on genetically modified food crops.

A first, common source of food poisoning grown in lab

The norovirus, a highly contagious source of food poisoning, has been successfully grown in the lab for the first time, report US researchers.

Glisten moves into health segment with Halo buy

Announcing its half-year results back in September, the UK-based confectionery group Glisten said that it expected to make further acquisitions in niche markets, as it sought to build on strong...

Heineken expands African unit

Heineken, the Dutch brewer, has continued to extend its reach into some of the world's lesser-known beer markets with an agreement to take a controlling stake in Nigeria's Consolidated Breweries,...

Branded business boosts Arla Foods UK

A focus on strong brands in a market dominated by own label products helped Arla Foods UK post impressive growth figures in 2004. And with increasing pressure on milk suppliers...

Pomegranate juice in heart health trial

Researchers in Britain are to test whether drinking pomegranate juice can prevent blood vessel damage and help to protect against heart disease.

Tate & Lyle buys South African ingredients business

UK sweetener firm Tate & Lyle strengthens its position in the South African ingredients market, buying up small ingredients supplier Dolcre for €1.9 million.

Sorghum genetic map nearer than we think?

Understanding the genetic make-up of rice will help scientists to map the genomes of corn and sorghum crops, say US researchers, at a time when scientists are keen to promote...

Chylomicrons open the door to eventual NPD?

The knowledge gap between why people with low 'bad' cholesterol levels are still susceptible to heart attacks gets narrower with breakthrough research from a nutritional food scientist suggesting that the...

Infant foods in mycotoxin safety limits

Food safety reaffirmed with infant foods in the UK strapped into the legal limits for fungal contamination, finds a recent survey from the UK's food watchdog.

Orafti reaps rewards at Russian ingredients show

Belgian ingredients group Orafti has walked away with three awards at this year's Ingredients Russia 2004 exhibition, more than any other company, but major international groups did not have it...

Orafti heads list of Russian ingredients award winners

Belgian ingredients group Orafti has walked away with three awards at this year's Ingredients Russia 2004 exhibition, more than any other company, but major international groups did not have it...

Wheat prices exposed as stocks remain at all time lows

Despite a fall in prices, the cost of wheat-based ingredients is likely to remain under pressure on the back of ongoing low global stocks, risks to Australian and Canadian production...

Third EU GM food approval on the way?

A third source of GM ingredients could soon be cleared by Europe as officials meet to discuss to clear approval for a corn designed by biotech giant Monsanto.

UK researchers to unveil acrylamide findings

Findings from a UK government-funded analysis of acrylamide, a potential carcinogen identified in crisps and French fries two years ago, will be revealed at a meeting next week under the...

Formulation specialists improve bakery's functional foods offering

New developments in bakery ingredients are set to give the sector a more important presence in the booming functional foods industry, reports Dominique Patton.

Tesco outperforms yet again

Britain's top food retailer Tesco has posted third quarter results which surpassed even the most optimistic analysts' forecasts, underlining its ongoing dominance of the UK market.

Artificial throat to cut development costs for food makers

Scientists have unveiled the first artificial throat for the food industry that could lead to reduced development costs and faster flavour development for food makers, writes Lindsey Partos.

Snack giants move into Romania

US giants PepsiCo and General Mills have bought their way in to the Romanian snacks market in anticipation of strong growth in the next few years, though analysts warn that...

New pact may raise Czech organic consumption

A new deal between organic food retailers and farmers may help to bridge the gulf between low organic food consumption and rising levels of organic farming in the Czech Republic...

Palm oil for the Russian winter

FG Palm Oil has launched a new ingredient at this week's Ingredients Russia show which it claims makes it ideal for producers struggling in Russia's harsh winter - a palm...

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