The annual mass exodus of city-dwelling French citizens to the
coastal resorts has already begun, and as usual it was preceded by
the grunts and groans of French people trying to squeeze into last
year's swimming costume. It...
The European Commission has appointed members for three new
scientific advisory committees on consumer products, health and
environmental risks, and emerging and newly identified health
risks, reports CORDIS.
Soft drink and snack maker PepsiCo might not spring immediately to
mind when thinking about healthy food products, but the US company
clearly believes it has a role to play in this fast-growing market
- and has added a new logo to...
Pace for flavoured alcoholic drinks slowing down in Europe's
largest market - the UK - after the explosive growth witnessed in
2001, with the FABs moving into mainstream and as such losing the
more discerning consumer.
Consumption of fresh fruit is on the rise in the UK, shows new
government data, leading to a notable increase in intake of vitamin
C. But a decline in other foods such as milk means calcium, iron
and other nutrients are still lacking...
Regular consumption of lutein-enriched eggs could provide the body
with protective levels of this antioxidant widely believed to help
fight degenerative eye diseases, suggests a small study from the
Food companies involved at every step of the food chain are obliged
to maintain a clean, safe environment to beat food pathogens, but
food scientists from the US report that strains of the deadly
pathogen Listeria monocytogenes can...
Weak sales of fruit preparations hit European sales for number two
flavours group International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) with the
firm reporting an overall drop in sales for the region but growth
elsewhere keeps firm on track...
Flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs) took the UK market by storm in
the late 1990s, and while recent rumours of their death have been
greatly exaggerated, growth in the market does appear to be slowing
as consumers switch to more...
US-based agro-food giant Bunge says it is readying to resume production at its
newly acquired oilseed processing facility in southern Poland.
Bunge says that, tying in with Poland's accession to the EU, the
In reaction to the continued buy up of shares in Sun Interbrew
by a Russian investment company, parent company Interbrew has responded by announcing measures to
control the sale of voting shares. The move has been made in an
UK confectionery firm Glisten Confectionery has gained a stronger
foothold at the higher end of the confectionery market after food
ingredients business Kiril Mischeff sold its House of York toffee
brand to the Blackburn-based firm.
After a highly successful Fairtrade Fortnight earlier this year,
Britain's number two food retailer Asda is to increase the number
of ethical products on its shelves - further evidence of the
popularity, and profitability, of...
Ahold's management remains stoically bullish about the Dutch
retailer's chances of recovering from the double whammy of fraud
and poor performance, but the company's latest set of results show
that the journey is likely...