UK frozen food chain faces difficulties
Disappointing Christmas results have hurt UK frozen food company
Iceland's share price and recovery needs investment, market analyst
New evidence of salmonella in US turkey products
A consumer group has found evidence of high levels of
disease-causing salmonella in raw turkey products from five US
plants, including those owned by ConAgra Foods and Cargill.
Unilever: success for ProActiv functional food brand
Anglo-Dutch food company Unilever this week reported faster growth
in the leading brands, strong expansion of operating margin and
strong progress for the fourth quarter of 2001.
Biotechnology: 'muddling through' hampers European progress
Europe may soon be left behind on new technologies due to the lack
of a common objective regarding genetically modified organisms
(GMOs), said Commissioner Franz Fischler this week.
Firm words from food agency chief
ANZFA expresses disappointment at recent attempts by some anti-GM
lobby groups to spread misinformation about the safety and
labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods.
EU revises Thai rice quota
The European Union has pledged to review existing limits placed on
Thai rice and tapioca later this year, according to Thai Commerce
Minister Adisai Bodharamikm, the Bangkok Post reports.
Functional food cluster to promote gut health
The Food, GI-tract Functionality and Human Health Cluster
(PROEUHEALTH) brings together 64 research partners from 16 European
countries in the quest to obtain greater knowledge of the role of
the intestinal microbiota in human health...
The portable snack in our modern times
European consumers are today more at ease eating on the move than
ever before, according to a new report from market analyst
Compensation for European beef farmers
The European Commission has today authorised Austria to pay income
aid worth a total of some € 8.94 million to beef farmers who have
suffered losses between January and June 2001 because of the
consequences of the BSE crisis.
A slice of white chocolate: confectionery competes in UK
The fight for a share in the UK white chocolate market continues.
Nestle is close behind Cadbury with its Kit Kat Chunky White, due
out in March.
European food industry receives aid for new quality label
The European Commission this week authorised Germany (Bavaria) to
pay aid worth a total of € 3.5 million in the year 2002 for the
introduction of a new quality label.
Fat blasting slows down under stress
Triglycerides, a type of fat linked to heart disease, may take
longer to clear from the bloodstream when we are stressed.
Codex session on milk and milk products
The Fifth Session of the Codex
Committee on Milk and Milk Products will be held in Wellington,
New Zealand from the 8 to 12 April 2002.
Farm bill displeases meat packers
The US Senate voted this week to maintain a ban on meatpackers
raising livestock or overseeing independent feedlots, despite
warnings it could cause huge disruptions in the livestock markets.
Oman bans Filipino food products
Fears that fish, dairy products and vegetables from the Philippines
are contaminated with cholera bacteria has led the Oman government
to ban a whole range of food products, the Gulf News reports this