Japan's leading chocolate maker Meiji Seika has recalled a range of
confectionery products, after it was discovered that they contained
a novel sweetener made with an unapproved genetically modified
Researchers in the US have developed what claims to be the first
tool that can predict the timing, quality and weight of sweet corn
crops, a move that is expected to help the industry meet consumer
demand for the vegetable.
France is putting in a place a moriatum on the commercial
cultivation of genetically-modified crops pending a review of the
sector, a decision that means no new crops can be planted until
country's biotech position will be clear.
National Starch Food Innovation has become the latest ingredients
firm to signal a price rise in the face of rising raw material
costs, with starches for food, beverage and pharmaceutical use set
to become more expensive.
Rising commodity prices are putting manufacturers under pressure, but some ingredients companies are developing ways to save their customers' margins by reducing or eliminating the need for commodities in formulations.