All news articles for January 2015

Might Kraft Foods cream cheese brand Philadelphia be available one day with double the protein? (Photo: Mark Morgan/Flickr)

PATENT WATCH: ILLINOIS GIANT DOUBLES PROTEIN LEVELS IN CREAM CHEESE FORMULATIONS

Kraft Foods files patent to protect spreadable high-protein cream cheese

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Kraft Foods has filed an international patent application covering production methods for high protein spreadable cream cheese compositions that it says overcomes traditional textural or smoothness problems.

Growth rates in childhood obesity slowing - study

Sector not absolved by childhood obesity slowdown

By Nicholas Robinson

A slowdown in childhood obesity growth rates does not absolve the food and drink industry from blame, despite its efforts to reduce the fat, sugar and salt (FSS) content of its products, experts have said.

The Latvian agriculture minister said the EU could not accept 'differentiated treatment' for individual member states

Russia may lift import ban on some products

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Russia may lift its ban on some imported products from Europe, and the Commission has urged in talks this week for Member States to remain unified in their demands.

It’s legal but dishonest to use non-organic aromas in organic products, says consumer group Foodwatch

Organic aroma loophole leaves bad taste

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The organic French yoghurt brand Vrai has been forced to pull one of its yoghurts after consumer pressure weighed in on its (legal) decision to use a non-organic aroma.

ICL's CEO said the deal could help it enter the food and nutrition markets in China and the Far East, as well as the EU

Israel Chemicals to acquire Prolactal

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Israel Chemicals’ (ICL) Food Specialties business unit has agreed to acquire dairy proteins specialist Prolactal for an undisclosed sum.

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