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Mlin set for upgrade

Bulgarian bread and bread products manufacturer Mlin 97 has confirmed an investment of BGN 3 million (€1.5mn) to set up a new flour mill, which went into production at the...

Bridgetown Foods to double turnover

Moscow-based snack food company Bridgetown Foods has said that it expects its trade turnover to double in 2004 compared to the US $65 million that the company is estimated to...

Lithuanian business ready for EU market

The Lithuanian food industry is readying to take on the EU market once accession becomes a reality in May next year. The country now says that more than 70 of...

GM free zones to threaten US-EU trade?

MEPs last week voted to adopt a contentious report calling for rules to be established at the community level on the coexistence of genetically modified (GM) crops with ordinary crops....

Distributing good news

German firm Loryma has been awarded distribution rights within Europe for MGP Ingredients' food proteins and starches. The agreement does not include the United Kingdom or Ireland, but does extend...

Job cuts in colours

Hot on the heels of disappointing third quarter results, notably in the colours division hit by weaker sales in the US, Sensient Technologies has announced a round of cost cutting...

Life won't be easy for food makers in EU25

The movement of foodstuffs within the European boundaries will be changed forever once the next step towards an enlarged Europe takes place. Food and Life Sciences lawyer Raymond O’Rourke takes...

Christmas boost for cava

Sales of cava, the Spanish sparkling wine, are likely to grow substantially this Christmas as consumers across Spain raise a glass to their loved ones, according to the head of...

Scientist's vision explodes food toxins

A new food safety technique coming out of the UK that uses a virus is set to win an exclusive worldwide licence. The move marks the first step towards the...

Folate focus

Europe's first international conference on folates, taking place in Poland early next year, is expected to shed new light on folate bioavailability in foods and help understand how to boost...

Antibubble awareness in beer formulation

Physicists based in the home of beer formulation have succeeded in designing the exact opposite of bubbles - antibubbles.

Traceability rules could be retailers' nightmare

With tight new rules on traceability soon to hit European food manufacturers and retailers, European food lawyer Raymond O'Rourke examines the new legislation and the impact this will have on...

Setuza gears up for investment

Czech food and cosmetics giant Setuza has said that it is gearing up to spend a total of CZK 150 million (€4.6m) by the end of April 2004 on the...

The food safety bug

An innovative new food safety technique using a virus is set to win an exclusive worldwide licence. This marks the first step towards the commercialisation of this unusual process, a...

Economy to benefit from GM-free zones?

Parliament adopts contentious report calling for rules to be established at Community level on the coexistence of genetically modified (GM) crops with ordinary crops 'without delay'.

Unilever aims for mayo market dominance

The launch of a new low-fat version of Unilever Bestfood 's Hellmann's mayonnaise brand in the UK is the first step in the company's bid to turn Hellman's into a 'master...

Brits chomp chocolate at 10 kilos a piece

The British are the biggest consumers of chocolate in Europe, munching their way through more than 10 kg each every year. A reflection of Britain's ongoing love affair with snacking...

Rye, the next prebiotic?

The rye grain, and rye bran in particular, is rich in dietary fibre and also contains a significant fructan concentration, which may have important prebiotic properties, suggests a new publication.

Kosher certification moves forward

Public health and safety company NSF International (NSF) has announced a new alliance with the STAR-K Kosher Certification organisation. The purpose is to meet the growing kosher food certification demands...

Scandinavian retailers forge Baltic venture

Two of Scandinavia's leading retail groups announced last week that they were to form a new joint venture in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia prior to those three countries joining the...

Tetra Pak to benefit from retail growth in EU25

Tetra Pak has been a pioneering force in the central and eastern European food and beverage packaging sector. However, with accession just around the corner a series of new challenges...

Spanish snacking more

Spain might well have a culinary heritage to rival that of France, but like it trans-Pyrenean neighbour, consumption patterns have been changing over the last few years, with more hectic...

DSM expands in Latin America

In a bid to reinforce customer relations in Latin America, the dairy ingredients business unit of DSM Food Specialties' has expanded its presence in Latin...

Slovak salt company to expand

Slovakia's sole salt producer Solivary, which is based in Presov, in eastern Slovakia, has confirmed that it is to invest Slovak crowns 700 million (€17 mn) in a new salt...

Lithuanian baker expands, profits hit

Leading Lithuanian baker Vilniaus Duona Plius, has purchased a 40 per cent stake in rival Panevezio Duona, boosting its previous holding in this northern Panevezys-located company to 95 per cent....

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