Salt-reduced foods grow in popularity
The appeal of salt-reduced food formulations confirmed as fresh
figures reveal salt sales are on the decline, finds a new report.
Innova taps trans fat-free vegetable oil demand
A leading manufacturer of hydrolyzed vegetable proteins for the
food industry has reformulated its product line in order to meet
non trans-fat label requirements.
Burns Philp spins off bakery ingredients unit
Australian ingredients and food group Burns Philp cashes in on
value creation to fund future investments, spinning off its baking,
spreads and oils divisions into a separate firm.
Cereal price squeeze likely as global stocks fall
Pressure on prices for cereal ingredients will continue as revised
figures show a draw down in global cereal stocks in 2005.
Men now spend more on food than women
Marketers would be wise to target the male shopper as new
opportunities open up with new research revealing men have
overtaken women on food spending.
Dairy group slams FSA's nutrition profiling plan
Nutrition profiling proposals from the UK's food watchdog would put
milk in the same health bracket as diet coke and make breast milk
unsuitable for children, claims a dairy industry body critical of
Karlshamns merges with Aarhus in chocolate consolidation
Number one Scandinavian fats and oils firm Karlshamns consolidates
its position with the merger of fellow oils supplier Aarhus United
Sucralose sweetener to offset profit fall at Tate & Lyle
Sucralose supplier Tate and Lyle warns profits at its European
sugar refining business have been "substantially reduced"
due to higher costs and oversupplies.
Purac builds lactic acid plant in Thailand
Out to capture the projected double-digit growth in lactic acids in
Asia, Purac has signed off €98 million to build a new plant in
Dairy food consumption linked to lower risk of metabolic syndrome
The more dairy products consumed, the less likely your chances of
metabolic syndrome, suggests a new study out of Iran.
EU's anti-GM stance is unsustainable, says study
Europe's opposition to genetically modified ingredients will
significantly increase producers' costs over the next three years
as it becomes ever harder to secure GM-free supplies, says a new
EU sugar reform forces CSM to restructure
CSM's sugar beet processing plant in Hoogkerk, the Netherlands is
now fully online following the closure of the firm's Breda factory
earlier this year.
UK to announce school junk food ban
The UK government will announce plans to ban junk food in the
nation's schools, bringing an end to the sale of crisps, chocolate
and fizzy drinks in school vending machines.
EU seeks to break deadlock in banana dispute
A second round of WTO arbitration on the EU's proposal for a new
import tariff for bananas could finally put an end to a
long-running trade dispute.
Scientists double CLA content in cheese
Feeding cows sunflower oil more than doubled levels of conjugated
linoleic acids in cheese made from their milk, says new research,
improving the fatty acids' potential in functional dairy