BASF is standing by the safety of its Amflora genetically optimised
starch potato as the EU Council of Ministers postpones its decision
on commercial optimisation, and urges swifter adoption of new
technologies for the bloc.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is calling on organic food
producers to comment on the proposed list of ingredients permitted
for use in organic products, before the publication of a final
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering a
rulemaking that would place limits on the types of advertisements
seen by children if the industry does not adequately respond with
voluntary measures to growing concerns...
A number of major food firms in the US have been called upon to
follow the lead of the Kellogg Company, by restricting food
marketing to children and improving the nutritional profile of
their kid-oriented products.
Food industry R&D executives will be meeting in Chicago next
month to examine the impact of increased biofuel demand on their
business, in an effort to anticipate challenges resulting from a
fundamental shift in supply chain dynamics.
The Kellogg Company today announced it will adopt nutrition
standards for the products it markets to children, pledging to
reformulate those products that fall short of the criteria, or to
cease marketing them altogether.
The search for low glycaemic and slowly digestible starch
continues, with scientists from Purdue University reporting a new
starch that may lead to smaller spikes in blood sugar and perhaps
ease hunger pangs.
French sugar giant Tereos is entering into agreements with La
Societe des Sucreries du Marquenterre to counter the effects of
sugar reform on its operations, including taking over the latter's
sugar plant in Marconelle.
National Starch Innovation is underscoring its commitment to
sustainability with the launch of a new stewardship policy called
Kernel to Kitchen, which aims to take responsibility for its
products throughout the supply chain.
Tate & Lyle has reported a strong full year 2007, the third
consecutive year of sales growth and a key one for repositioning
towards value added ingredients. But despite this, EU sugar reform
continues to prove a drag.
UK ingredients manufacturer British Sugar has developed a new
liquid sugar product, suitable for both bakers and confectioners
and designed to re-introduce traditional golden syrup to a modern,
more health-conscious, market.
The US food industry has urged Congress to conduct a study that
evaluates the full impact of the Administration's proposal to
expand biofuel use, in an effort to avoid any unintended
consequences for food production.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to add a
number of ingredients to the list of substances permitted for use
in organic food products, in a move designed to prevent disruption
to business when new regulations come...
The new health claims regulation has rekindled interest in
exploring the benefits of wholegrains, said consultant Prof David
Richardson, but there is a need for action in Europe to ensure
grains do not miss out in the implementation...
The majority of foods marketed for children that highlight their
healthy nutrient content were found to be high in saturated fat,
salt and sugar, according to a US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The image of grains needs a fundamental makeover in order to
encourage consumption globally, according to the R&D director
of pasta firm Barilla, who said the enduring perception of grains
as 'empty' energy is the major...
French supplier Euringus is introducing a new organic pea fibre to
its ingredient range, which it expects will help food makers meet
demand for fibre-enriched products in Europe in the light of
The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) International is
set to meet this week in Europe, where experts from the
international cereals and grains industry will discuss latest
developments in grain-based science and technology.
International regulations on genetically modified foods and the
trade barriers resulting from these will again be in the spot light
next week, as the 35th meeting of the Codex Committee on
Food Labeling kicks off in Ottawa, Canada.
Food and beverage manufacturers are set to have to disclose
information on their marketing techniques and expenditures used to
promote products to children, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Associated British Foods (ABF) has posted a 7 per cent rise in
profits, which includes a 3 per cent increase from the ingredients
division achieved despite adverse currency translation and losses
relating to the sale of the US food...
Researchers have said that there is not enough evidence to conclude
that a high-sugar diet necessarily results in lower nutrient
intake, after reviewing of scientific literature examining the
possibility of a connection.