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Nutritional supplement company buys retail stores

US nutritional supplememts company, NBTY, Inc. , announced this week that it has purchased a chain of five retail stores in the Buffalo, New York...

Soy better and better

The more soy the better, reports the New York Post this week. The American Heart Association revealed the results recently of reviewing over 10 years...

US consumer happy with FDA

The results of the second US government-wide customer satisfaction survey released this week reveal that the consumer continues to be satisfied with the performance of...

Coke to develop kids milk market

Amid stagnating sales of carbonated beverages, Coca-Cola Co. is working on developing a line of milk-based beverages for children under 12, according to the Wall...

Obipektin launches new fruit crisp

Obipektin AG in Bischofszell, Switzerland, has developed a range of real fruit crisps. Enveloped in chocolate the company claims they create a fruity and crispy...

Japan confirms Starlink presence in human food products

The Health and Welfare Ministry in Japan confirmed on Wednesday that U.S.-grown genetically modified corn banned for consumption in Japan has been mixed with corn...

Dairy merger down under

New Zealand Dairy Group and Kiwi Co-operative Dairies, New Zealand's two dominant dairy manufacturing companies, announced plans to merge with the international marketing group, the...

Sri Lanka tightens food safety policy

The Health Ministry in Sri Lanka is to launch a National Policy on food safety from next year to ensure that foods available at hotels...

Nestlé to buy Haagen-Dazs

Nestle SA, the Swiss foodmaker, announced this week that it is in talks to buy the50 per cent stake that it does not own in...

Green tea protects skin from sun

To avoid damage from the sun that could lead to skin cancer, researchers now believe that spreading a compound made from green tea on the...

Cancer fighting lycopene - more evidence

Lycopene may destroy cancers of the mouth, according to a recent study reported in the New Scientist. Researchers led by Betty Schwartz at the Hebrew...

Food fraud uncovered in the UK

After three years of detective work police in the UK this week uncovered a national scandal of contaminated petfood repackaged for dinner tables, the Guardian...

Caffeine increases risk of miscarriage

Women who drink about five cups of coffee a day more than double their risk of suffering a miscarriage during the first three months of...

ConAgra reports income increase

US food giant ConAgra Foods Inc. this week reported $302 million in net income for its second quarter, a 61 per cent increase over the...

Japan bans EU beef

Japan's Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said on Thursday it has decided to ban imports of European Union-produced beef, processed beef products and sperm to...

Pernod Ricard to shed assets

French drinks firm Pernod Ricard is preparing to sell at least E1bn ($890m) worth of assets to offset some of the debt it will take...

US consumers to enjoy new Organic labelling

US consumers to enjoy new Organic labellingAmerican shoppers will soon find a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) label on organic fruits, vegetables and meats produced...

Heinz in talks to buy European food company

US food group, H.J. Heinz Co. announced Wednesday that it has begun talks to acquire a major European food company that sells soups, packaged vegetables,...

First-come-first-served for EU banana imports

The Agricultural Council of the European Union voted to adopt a regime that calls for a five-year continuation of import quotas and a change to...

Unilever growth near forecasts

Anglo-Dutch consumer products group, Unilever, announced on Wednesday that it expected a healthy earnings growth this year. The company forecast accelerating sales in its leading...

BioProgress to work with Nestlé

BioProgress Technology International, Inc. announced this week that it has signed a Product Development Agreement with Swiss food group Nestle to develop a range of...

Vitamin E and prostate cancer - new evidence

An ongoing study to simultaneously investigate the association between the risk of prostate cancer and concentrations of alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, and selenium hopes to play a...

Byrne calls for EU states to enforce BSE legislation

David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection hasissued a statement aimed at reassuring worried Europeans in the wake offurther BSE discoveries in Germany,...

Britons move away from traditional diet

Traditional British breakfasts and cream teas are losing ground in favour ofhealthier, eclectic foods. These are the findings of the latest National FoodSurvey by the...

Red Star Yeast deal called off

Sensient Technologies Corp., Milwaukee, Wisc. announced this week that it hashalted negotiations with Paris-based Lesaffre et Compagnie regarding the saleof the company's Red Star Yeast...

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