Accession is due to impact inflation in Poland, with rising food
industry costs being passed on to consumers and pushing the overall
inflationary rate up to an estimated 3.1 per cent this year,
according to independent research.
Russian white sugar production from imported raw beet is reported
to be down by 23 per cent for the start of the year, as the sector
struggles against diminished supplies of raw materials and high
stocks of unsold processed sugar....
As one door closes another one opens with the Food Ingredients Asia
show that ended in Shanghai last week now replaced by the finished
foods exhibition SIAL China. At the opening event this week EU
agriculture commissioner Franz Fischler...
Ready-to-go food products continue to meet the needs of the UK
consumer, say market analysts Mintel, reflecting current
growth trends in the food industry and confirming the future
direction for food manufacturers playing to the UK...
A small US study on honey, a food consumed by mankind for thousands
of years, suggests daily consumption of this sweet ingredient could
be a good source of protective antioxidant compounds for the human
body, writes Dominique Patton.
In the same week that the US food watchdog releases new findings on
the presence of acrylamide, the probable human carcinogen, in
processed food products, the American Chemical society will
dedicate an entire symposium to this sensitive...
Boosting 'added-value' opportunities for companies working with
corn, new research from government scientists on a fungus could
hold the key to using corn fibre as a factory for the production of
the potent antioxidant lycopene,...
China has recently relaxed the rules obliging foreign retail groups
to take a local partner, a move expected to lead to rapid growth in
the number of international retailers doing business there. But
despite Chinese consumers'...
Nestle's Hungarian division has announced a disappointing set of
financial results for 2003. Despite the fact that sales grew
significantly, the division was hit by the continuing strength of
the Swiss franc.
The Central and Eastern European packaging and processing sector
comes a very definite top with respect to market potential,
according to recent market research carried out for the Total
Processing and Packaging 2004, currently running...
Confirming reports earlier this month, the American Soybean
Association said this week that unfavourable weather conditions for
the first three months of the year have knocked soy crops in South
America. No sign of a let up in price...
Despite the development of a very important corpus of EU and
national legislation to protect EU citizens against currently
identified risks, several studies show that contradictory opinions
about perceived risks remain important among...