The Food Standards Agency (FSA) board last week decided to go ahead with plans to replace its General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) with a new Science Council in the face of unanimous opposition from members of GACS, who feared the loss of independent...
The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has been criticised by the chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for refusing to share precise details about a recent incident of horsemeat contamination in a shipment of beef.
In March 2013 senior business leaders from global food, drink and nutrition businesses will come together for Food Vision, a world-first industry summit established by the publishers of FoodNavigator.com and NutraIngredients.com. Food Vision will provide...
MEPs have voted to delay approving the way in which the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) spent EU funds in 2010 over concerns about possible conflicts of interest within the body and the high costs of its management board meetings.
French botanicals giant, Naturex, will venture into the fruit and vegetable concentrates sector for the first time and almost double pectin production, as its acquisition of Polish manufacturer, Pektowin, is finalised.
The second part of this exclusive interview sees Beneo executive board member, Yves Servotte, explaining the cooling but not crushing effect of EU prebiotic health claim rejections on its inulin-chicory business.
The board of leading UK symbol group Londis has decided for the
second time in six months to recommend a takeover bid from
Ireland's Musgrave, owner of the Budgens convenience store chain.
Although Musgrave's bid was not...
In a classic case of closing the stable doors after the horse has
bolted, Dutch retail group Ahold has today announced that it is to
introduce strict new rules on corporate governance a year after the
discovery of a €1 billion hole...
What started out as a simple takeover of the UK-based convenience
store group Londis by Irish counterpart Musgrave now looks set to
become this year's equivalent of the Safeway affair, with a number
of rival bids thought to be...
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) asserts that the world trade
pattern for agricultural products in general, and for fresh
horticultural and fruit juices in particular, is changing rapidly.
Coming to terms with changes, two industry...
Henny de Ruiter, chairman of the Supervisory Board at embattled
Dutch retailer Ahold, has agreed to stand down, bowing to pressure
from shareholders. De Ruiter was blamed for agreeing a €10 million
pay package for new CEO Anders Moberg,...
Anders Moberg, new chief executive of embattled Dutch retailer
Ahold, has his work cut out to persuade investors and shareholders
that he is the right man for the job - and merits the €10m salary
he will receive. His first task may...
Dutch life science company DSM today posted a net profit of €959
million. Although DSM Fine Chemicals posted slightly lower sales
and a lower operating profit, attributable to the pharma products
and aspartame businesses, DSM Food...
After a period of silence, the European Food Safety Authority
(EFSA) commented on Thursday that its newly appointed management
board had selected a number of scientific experts to make up the
EFSA's yet to be formed Scientific...
Cranberry co-operative Ocean Spray voted on Saturday for a clean
slate - replacing most of its board with a brand new set of faces -
in the wake of lagging cranberry prices and a bid from rival
Cranberry sales for US co-operative Ocean Spray Cranberries may be
booming in Europe but news this week that its CEO of three years,
Robert Hawthorne, has resigned led US ratings agency Moody's to
review a possible downgrade...
Swiss fine chemicals company Lonza said today that Martin Ebner's
BZ Group Holding plans to sell its 19.8 per cent stake in the
business in the coming weeks in a bid to raise cash for the
Scottish company Baxters, which manufactures soups, chutneys and
jams under its well-known brand name, is expected to slash its
board of directors this week as part of an efficiency drive which
will revolutionise the traditional company,...
German chemicals company Degussa AG has completed most of an
ambitious disposal program after agreeing to a €265 million sale of
its gelatin business, SKW Gelatin & Specialties, to Sobel NV of