This week people across the world will be indulging in one of the
wonders of nature's waters - oysters. Unfortunately, for a handful
of people each year the pleasure can be disastrous if they become
infected by a deadly bacteria...
The impact of a recent, and ongoing, drought in Australia, will
soon be felt by retailers and the consumer, predicts market analyst
Euromonitor. And there is no let up in sight as El Niño, widely
responsible for the ongoing adverse...
Metro, the German retailer, this month opened its first Cash &
Carry outlet in Japan, a market where it sees great potential in
the years to come. The store is a joint venture with Japan's
The French retail giant Carrefour has opened a new logistics
platform in Spain which will serve its 30 hypermarkets in Spain,
plus four others in Portugal. The new facility will hold 14,000
The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition by US
agribusiness Cargill of Belgian edible seed oil packer Associated
Oil Packers bvba (AOP) - just three months after clearing Cargill's
acquisition of French-based...
Scientists at the University of Southampton in the UK have received
funding to study whether genes can influence the benefits gained by
some people from dietary antioxidants. The team is hoping to find
out why some people benefit...
A collaborative global effort has resulted in the completion of an
advanced draft, or blueprint, of the rice genome. Officials at the
US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Science
Foundation (NSF) and the Department of...
The desire to show off and indulge is leading to a sharp rise in
sales of luxury food products, and in entertaining at home, claims
a new Datamonitor report. But increased spending means higher debt,
in turn causing stress - all of...
Four senior officials from French fast food chain Buffalo Grill,
including chief executive Christian Picart, have been accused of
manslaughter and fraud amid allegations that the company illegally
imported British beef infected with...
Demands for damages of around $6 million from the Ethiopian
government at a time when the country is facing famine have led to
a storm of protest against Swiss food giant Nestle. But the company
said it would invest the proceeds of...
With health trends continuing to gain pace, and manufacturers
turning to 'added- value' ingredients, the market for beverage
additives should expect to see decent growth, rising to 1.7 billion
(€1.65bn) in 2006, claims market...
Food contamination is a major issue that the European, and global,
food industry faces today. A one day seminar in the UK will examine
how the industry can respond to the challenge and devise a strategy