WTO's failure is food industry's loss
The short sighted failure of greedy WTO trading partners to achieve
any sort of meaningful agreement on global agricultural tariffs is
bad for Europe's food industry.
Cereal maker sued for acrylamide under Californian law
National Uniformity for Food Act
An Ohio-based cereal manufacturer is to face a lawsuit under
California's Proposition 65 because its cereal product contains
acrylamide, even though the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
does not require warning labels on...
Could spices and spicy foods help in obesity struggle?
Spices have benefits beyond giving flavour to foods and drinks, say
scientists from Holland and Canada, and could be considered as
'functional' ingredients in the struggle against obesity.
Europe targets harmonised enzyme regulations
The European Commission has proposed new legislation that would
harmonise EU rules on food enzymes.
Lifeway swallows organic kefir competitor
Lifeway Foods is acquiring Helios Nutrition, its main competitor in
cultured dairy beverages in a bid to increase its organic presence
and reinforce its position at the top of the sector.
FDA accused of scant monitoring of deceptive food labeling
The nation's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been accused of
misleading Congress by ignoring the enforcement of key regulatory
provisions intended to provide accurate food labeling.
US and Mexico announce sweetener free trade deal
The US and Mexico have concluded an agreement under which access
will be granted for US high fructose corn syrup exports to Mexico,
a move that begins to address the decade long dispute between the
France moves towards GM - opposition remains
Anti-GM pressure groups are targeting France just as the country
appears to be growing receptive to the technology.
Senate hears support and opposition for proposed bill
National Uniformity for Food Act
Senators and prominent industry figures yesterday addressed a
Senate committee on the National Uniformity for Food Act,
expressing both support and contempt for a bill that could
standardize food safety requirements and warning labels...
Europeans warm to discount supermarkets
Discount retailing is still on the rise in Europe, as international
expansion and increasing consumer acceptance are set to push sales
up 36 per cent by 2010.
Kellogg's sales boost offsets rising costs
The world's leading cereal producer Kellogg's has posted a three
per cent rise in second quarter net earnings, as strong sales in
the Americas help compensate for rising commodity costs.
Label all fats to cut heart disease, urge scientists
Food labels should list all fats to help cut heart disease,
according to researchers from the University of Oxford.
David Michael, SPI join forces to promote ice cream sugar replacement
Flavor firm David Michael and SPI Polyols have entered into a
partnership to promote a maltitol syrup designed for use in reduced
sugar ice creams.
Bunge profits hit by Brazilian disruptions
Leading oilseed processor Bunge has reported a sharp fall in second
quarter profit after farmer protests in Brazil caused a significant
disruption in the company's business.
Sensitive taste buds turn kids off veggies, says study
Kids who are overly sensitive to bitter tastes, caused by genetic
variations, are more likely to eat less vegetables, says a study
from the US.