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New flavours: the taste of summer

Convincing our taste buds that summer is, in fact, an all-year event has long been the challenge of food scientists. A new range from flavour...

Health claims: consumer misled?

'Health' claims made on food labels often leave consumers confused or unclear about the properties of the products, Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) reports, following...

UK company upgrades facility - but not without hitches

UK-based dairy co-operative Milk Link has recently finished a complete overhaul of its processing facilities through Moody Systems, a contractor specialising in the upgrading of...

Europe investigates probiotics

As probiotics find increasing favour with food manufacturers a new European funded study, PROGID, is set to investigate the impact of two probiotic strains on...

Breakfast: the end of an era?

It is an undeniable truth of the western world that the days of 'going to work on an egg' are fast disappearing into the advertisement...

Dairy Crest updates logistics system

Prescient, the supply chain planning solutions provider, has supplied UK company Dairy Crest with planning and scheduling software at its Severnside and London dairies to...

Flavours maintain largest slice of additives market

US demand for food additives is expected to grow 4.5 per cent per year to $5 billion (€5.1bn) in 2006, spurred by growth in value-added...

Low-fat labels - how they work

Labels listing energy density - the number of calories per ounce - do not encourage overeating the way "low fat" labels are suspected of doing,...

GM labelling faces a rough ride

One of the toughest legislations in the world on genetically modified organisms came into force in Europe on Thursday with a new EU Directive that...

Spanish dairy sector severely hit by price slump

A 15 per cent drop in milk prices is taking a major toll on the Spanish dairy sector, which has lost some €300 million this...

Wiseman's Scottish practices cleared by OFT

The long-running investigation by the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) into alleged anti-competitive practices in the Scottish milk market has finally been completed, with...

Dairy venture down under

Australian company Bonlac Foods is to enter into a joint venture with Japanese firm Imanaka to manufacture chocolate and sugar blended products at Dandenong, reports...

Question mark over calcium-enriched foods

Studies presented at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, suggest that calcium-fortified foods may hinder...

Calcium-fortified foods - the risks

Studies presented at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, suggest that calcium-fortified foods may hinder...

New flavours boost milk drinking

A recent study in US schools shows that students' milk consumption and nutrition status can be significantly improved by increasing the range and quality of...

Unilever to axe jobs at BEW

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever said on Thursday it plans to cut 320 jobs at its ice cream plant in Gloucester, western England, to cut...

Can fruit improve bone health?

A massive investigation into the role of diet on bone health suggests that eating plenty of fruit and vegetables could be the key to slowing...

EFSA - the first meeting

Progress towards the founding of Europe's Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been closely followed by Foodnavigator.com, including an interview this week with the freshly appointed...

Research on milk protein/heart disease link causes dispute

Research commissioned by New Zealand company A2 shows that there could be a link between heart disease and a protein in milk, according to a...

Milk could be link to cancer

Pregnancy may lower a woman's risk of cancer but drinking milk could raise it, researchers reported this week. Both factors, as well as the use...

Obesity to become Britain's top 'preventable' killer

European obesity experts, meeting to discuss the growing problem at a summit in Copenhagen, have warned that obesity will overtake smoking as Britain's top preventable...

Supermarkets praised for milk price hike

Two of Britain's leading supermarket groups raised the price of milk earlier this week by two pence a litre in a move designed to help...

Shopping continues for DSM

Purchases and new production facilities have so far marked the healthy growth of Dutch life science company DSM in 2002. This week the company announced...

European Food Safety Authority Board disappoints consumer organisations, and it's not even up and running

'The publication of this short-list today marks another important milestone on the road to fulfilling the Commission's commitment to getting the Authority off to a...

Dairy foods could lower ovarian cancer risk

Women who consume a large amount of dairy foods may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer, finds a recent study. Researchers at the University of...

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