Danish food ingredients giant Danisco, the new owner of biotech
firm Genencor, claims its latest acquisition will furnish it with
new opportunities through a stronger R&D platform to tackle the
competitive enzyme industry.
Optimising the sourdough process by fermenting bran with yeast and
lactic acid bacteria can produce mildly sour wheat bread with
improved flavour, texture and nutritional value, say food
researchers in Finland.
Amendments to Australia's food code continue, with the nation's
food agency calling on companies and organisations to comment on a
host of new proposals, including the addition of phytosterols to
fruit juices and fruit drinks.
Food enzymes contribute a quarter of sales revenue to the overall
enzyme business in the first quarter, says Danish firm Novozymes,
marking a one per cent rise in contribution on the previous year,
writes Lindsey Partos.
Knocked by an economic slowdown and the strength of the Euro
against the US dollar, growth in turnover for the European food and
drink industry rose by a 1.9 per cent wisp from 2002 to 2003,
concludes a new report from the US government,...