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Campina conjures up bottle for international drinks expansion

Campina, the international co-operative dairy company, has revealed how it plans to expand sales of its dairy-based beverages arm - with the introduction of a uniform line of bottle packaging.

Fonterra taps into low-carb diet fad

Fonterra, New Zealand's multinational dairy co-operative, has jumped on the low-carb bandwagon by launching a strain of milk protein designed to produce new low-carb yoghurt. But is all this hype...

Chr Hansen developing blood pressure lowering bacteria

Scientists from Danish company Chr Hansen say they have developed a lactic acid bacteria that may lower blood pressure when added to yoghurt and other foods.

Growth in yoghurt fuels innovative launches

Yoghurt has long been a favourite food in central and eastern Europe, so it is not surprising to look at the latest launches in the region for that category and...

Epi Ingredients adds yoghurt powders to portfolio

The continuing popularity of yoghurt - and in particular its health benefits - has led to a raft of new product innovation as companies in market sectors outside the dairy...

TIC extends organic range

With the market for certified organic products continuing to grow, demand for organic hydrocolloids has also expanded - prompting the leading supplier of hydrocolloids to the US food industry to...

SIG beverage focus pays dividends

Swiss processing and packaging equipment provider SIG has reported a significant increase in its net profits for the first half of the year, a result that sees the company pulling...

Tetra Pak to build worldwide sales for Valio lactose free milk

Finnish dairy firm Valio has joined up with Tetra Pak to market its production technology for lactose-free milk outside its home market.

USDA opens public debate today on food pyramid

Today the US government will host a public meeting for feedback on imminent changes to the food guide pyramid while the food industry's largest association continues to say that the...

Western spreads launched in accession 10

The market for fats and spreads in eastern Europe is rapidly diversifying, whilst rapidly expanding. Furthermore the latest product launches from the Mintel databases in this segment indicate that functionality...

GRAS for olive juice supplement

California-based CreAgri has had its olive oil antioxidant supplement recognised as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS).

Spreads market boosted by 'healthy' launches

The market for fats and spreads in Asia Pacific is evolving rapidly, with increasing numbers of launches concentrating on the low fat and fortified products. The latest look at the...

Arla achieves cheese processing efficiency

Denmark-based Damrow, part of the Carlisle Process Systems (CPS) group, has installed an 18,000-litre enclosed cottage cheese vat (ECCV) at Arla Foods' production facility in Skovde, Sweden.

Low-cal dairy fat replacer rolled out in Europe

Starch and starch derivatives supplier Cerestar has designed a new maltitol syrup application targetted at European dairy makers looking to cut the calories in their health-positioned product range, notably fruit...

Krones pushes packaging technology

Packaging and bottling systems provider Krones has developed a new high-speed packing tray capable of running at up to 100 cycles per minute and a new PET-Asept Filling System for...

ADM taps into low-carb market

The growing popularity of the low-carb diet among US and UK consumers is squeezing supplies for speciality ingredients used by food makers to target this new market and driving ingredients...

Size reducing ice cream ingredients

Canadian supplier of food processing equipment Quadro has come up with equipment to reduce the size of high-fat ice cream ingredients (chocolate/pralines) for use in premium ice cream products.

Isolated soy protein may help diabetes sufferers

Adding isolated soy protein to men's diets could help reduce problems experienced in the advanced stages of type two diabetes, according to a small study by researchers at the University...

New phytosterol cleared for EU use

A new phytosterol ingredient, said by its Swedish manufacturer to represent the 'second generation' of phytosterol ingredients, has been given the go-ahead for use on the European market.

Scientists call for calcium, vitamin D fortification

A US cancer prevention expert says that if government required calcium and vitamin D to be added to foods, it could achieve a 20 per cent reduction in colon cancer...

GM ingredients on EU labels rare, survey finds

Food makers working on the European stage today are matching consumer concerns over genetically modified organisms, largely selecting non-GMO ingredients for their food formulations, highlights a new survey.

Kraft Foods aims for energy and environmental efficiency

Kraft Foods has commissioned an innovative food wastewater treatment facility at a US cheese plant, which it claims will reduce waste by more than 90 per cent, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Nestlé adopts Alcoa shrink labels for Canadian market

Nestlé has launched a range of milk products in Canada, packaged in Alcoa Flexible Packaging shrink labels.

Food allergen labels tighten in US

Food makers operating in Europe shortly face new labelling rules for food allergens on food labels, and as the US cleared its own new rules yesterday, manufacturers present in the...

Food labels, comments on EU changes

The government-backed Food Standards Agency (FSA) has called for comments and views on the European Commission's intention to review community legislation on labelling.

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