Tests for microbiological quality of raw milk
Simple and inexpensive tests for rapid qualitative assessment of
the microbiological quality of raw milk were described in a recent
issue of the Journal of Food Protection.
EU sets limits on contaminants in foodstuffs
The EU this week adopted legally binding limits on the presence of
dioxin and other contaminants in food. Any food exceeding these
strict limits is excluded from the food chain.
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 agency.
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 producers was unconstitutional due to technical
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.
New technologies and health concerns drive flavour dairy market
New technologies in extending shelf life together with increased
consumer awareness of the health benefits of dairy drinks, are
driving the market in flavoured dairy beverages, a new report this
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 its earnings target this year.
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
A major concern of food processors is the inadvertent cross-contact
of food products, with allergenic residues, such as eggs.
Scientists in Nebraska may have the answer.
Science e-journals studied in depth
Survey to understand needs of scientists.
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
commodity trends, analysts said.
Japanese meat company axes jobs
Japan's Prima Meat Packers Ltd said on Tuesday it would slash its
workforce by about 30 per cent by March 2005 to help it weather
damage from price falls and the outbreak of mad cow disease in
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, the company
claims this week. An increasing demand for emulsifiers worldwide
are helping the statistics.
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 European
Food Safety Agency.
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 said on Wednesday.