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 Canadian beef industry took a step closer to easing the pain of
the country's BSE crisis after Quebec Superior Court Justice
Richard Wagner granted authorization for a billion dollar class
action suit against the Federal...
European agriculture ministers yesterday reached agreement over new
organic regulation and labelling that will simplify the sector for
farmers and consumers and is expected to help drive further
A new report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
recommends alternative methods that could be implemented to help
consumers make healthy food choices, including placing limits on
purchases made in grocery stores and in schools.
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization has warned
that the intensification of agricultural methods and
standardisation of products putting genetic diversity at risk,
which could compromise food security in the...
A new Mediterranean diet packaging symbol was today launched in the
US, and is set to enjoy significant success from food manufacturers
keen to flag up products that meet the nutrition criteria of the
Masterfoods' U-turn over its plan to reformulate its famous
confectionery brands using animal-derived whey sets a precedent
that will prevent any other food manufacturer from flying in the
face of the global trend towards the...
Meat from swine exposed to melamine has been found safe for human
consumption, prompting the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to
allow swine held on farms to be released and approved for
Syngenta is to acquire a 49 per cent take in Chinese seed company
Sanbei with a view to jointly developing corn seed products to meet
growing demand driven by changing food patterns and agronomic
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to process a
multitude of opposing comments on its proposal to introduce
products from cloned animals into the nation's food chain, which
reveal that industry, scientists and consumers...
Aquaculture and technology group Neptune Industries has come one
step closer to completing its insect-based dietary protein for
fish, which the firm claims will be key to addressing the imminent
shortage of world fish stocks.
All-round innovation remains key to keeping the US snack market vibrant, according to an annual snack industry report, which identifies a number of growth opportunities at a time when consumers are striving to snack less.
A study from the US has raised the hackles of the meat industry by
reporting a link between male fertility and their mother's high
beef consumption during pregnancy - an observation researchers say
may be down to growth hormones...
Spice firm McCormick has reported first quarter sales rises
throughout its business operations, and predicts a continued strong
performance in 2007 as its restructuring actions begin to bring in
Slovenian plant extract supplier Vitiva is extending its line of
SyneRox 4 rosemary-based ingredients with an oil-based formulation
aimed at extending the shelf life of high-fat meat products such as
Converting food and beverage product labels from US to EC
format requires an in-depth understanding of European labeling
legislation, which is more complex than it often appears to be,
regulatory experts at consultancy firm Leatherhead...
The US snack industry's annual conference will open its doors
tomorrow in Florida, bringing together players from every level of
the industry for three days of seminars, educational sessions and
The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) risk assessment on meat
and milk from cloned animals is based on "flawed assumptions
and misrepresented findings", according to an independent
review released yesterday.
Mergers and acquisitions in the food industry in 2006 took a turn
up compared to the year before, with almost one third of all
activity occurring in the food processing sector, according to a
new guide by the The Food Institute.
The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection
Service (USDA/FSIS) has said that January 1, 2010 will mark the
enforcement date of any new meat and poultry labeling regulations
announced over the next two years.