No more US ag protectionism - Mercosur asks
Brazilian authorities have confirmed that they will file a
complaint at the World Trade Organization against increases in
American agricultural subsidies.
Low-fat diets may not provide enough omega-3s
According to researchers, the US government-recommended diets for
preventing heart disease do not contain enough essential fats, the
kind of fatty acids found in vegetables, lean meats, fish, and
P&G reports 1Q loss
Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. on Tuesday
reported its first quarterly loss in eight years after paying for
massive job cuts and other efforts to improve its food, fabric-care
and cosmetics lines.
Structure of meat giant revealed
US poultry giant Tyson Foods, Inc. this week revealed details of
the new organisational structure for the combined entity of Tyson
and IBP Inc.
Degussa focusing strategy continues
German speciality chemical giant Degussa AG announced this week the
sale of its ASTA Medica Onkology business to Baxter Healthcare S.A.
Food agency reacts to UK organic report
According to a new report, organic food is healthier and safer for
USDA invites comments for Codex meeting
The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department
of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
Department of Health and Human Services, are sponsoring two public
Galaxy expands down under
Galaxy Nutritional Foods announced it would start shipping ten of
its healthy brand dairy alternative products to major supermarket
chains in Australia.
Product recall for incomplete label
Coca-Cola has recalled three of its newest drinks because they
lacked the proper labelling regarding an ingredient, potentially
dangerous to PKU patients.
Tighter rules for US beef labelling?
Discussions over the labelling of US beef are due to take place in
the next few months. The US Food Safety and Inspection Service
(FSIS) this week requested comments on the need for regulations.
Standards for energy drinks, artifical sweeteners and icon foods in Australia
A new standard for energy drinks was just one measure among many
food issues agreed last week by ministers meeting for the first
time at the newly formed Australia New Zealand Food Standards
New gums for better oral care
Procter & Gamble Company and the US chewing gum company William
Wrigley Jr. Company announced on August 7 an agreement to bring
innovative chewing gums with dental benefits to the world's
Tesco warns about second-half slowdown
On August 6, the British supermarket group Tesco cautioned that
current buoyant trading might not continue through the second half
of the year.
Food safety partnership sealed
US food safety product company Neogen Corporation announced on
Monday that it has completed the acquisition of Gene-Trak Systems,
a supplier of foodborne pathogen detection products.
Rum dispute - WTO agrees with EU
The WTO ruled in favour of the European Union in a dispute with the
United States over a long-running legal battle between alcoholic
beverage giants Bacardi and Pernod Ricard.