Advitech aims for psoriasis deal by year-end
Advitech is embroiled in discussions with potential partners to
bring its XP-828L product to market, targeting sufferers of mild to
moderate psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases.
Energy increases force Tate & Lyle price rise
Tate & Lyle's European food and industrial ingredients division
proposed increase of 10 to 15 per cent on new contracts for certain
products highlights again the impact of rocketing energy prices on
the ingredients market.
New Cargill sweetener targets dairy desserts and baked goods
Ingredients giant Cargill has launched a new line of sweeteners
designed to reduce the number of calories in frozen dairy desserts
and sweetened bakery products such as cake, muffins and brownies,
without altering the taste.
Enzyme giant Novozymes reports solid growth
Continual productivity improvements are behind Novozymes' solid
performance since it was floated on the stock market in 2000,
according to CEO Steen Riisgaard.
Swiss retailers adopt UK strategy to beat discounters
The imminent assault on the over-priced Swiss grocery market by
discount retailers Aldi and Lidl has prompted supermarkets to mimic
UK-style price wars to marginalise the threat.
Natural flavor enhancer promises greater shelf stability
Blue Pacific's new functional flavor system offers health-minded
beverage makers the promise of shelf stability without the threat
of ringing or separation.
BioGaia 'is approaching profitability'
Swedish probiotic biotech company BioGaia is making headway in its
short-term mission to attain profitability, reporting a 39 percent
increase in sales to SEK 16.4 million for 3Q 2005.
Italian gourmet sector targets US consumers
An ambitious Italian gourmet food promotion programme could
transform the fortunes of a revitalised sector - as long as EU
bureaucracy doesn't ruin everything.
Slow Food movement gathers momentum
Good food may stimulate our senses, but it also reflects centuries
of culinary culture, customs and unique aspects of life, as
highlighted in a recent Slow Food exhibition in Montpellier.
Carrefour strengthens position in China
Intense competition in Western food markets is driving European
retailers to take advantage of increasing demand and access to
Embria to launch organic selenium yeast in EU
Two new companies in the supplements market, one each on either
side of the channel, are looking to launch an organic selenium
yeast in Europe after gaining derogation from the supplements
Banks gunning for Parmalat's disintegration
The strategy of Enrico Bondi, the administrator behind the
re-emergence of disgraced Italian dairy giant Parmalat, is in
danger of unraveling.
Energy costs drive National Starch price hike
National Starch's plan to increase the cost of its European
starches by up to ten per cent reflects growing industry concern
over rocketing energy prices.
UK fish study backs up health claims
A UK survey of contaminant levels in fish and fish oils should help
back up health claims and ease fears over the safety of consuming
Givaudan taps demand for salt reduction
Givaudan Flavours' new proprietary salt reduction system aims to
help food makers develop lower salt alternatives without