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The European Commission yesterday adopted a white paper setting out a European strategy on nutrition, overweight and obesity, including plans to review progress in three years.
A new review of what influences children's food choices will help food companies develop and market appealing products - and aid bodies that regulate marketing practices, says publisher CCFRA.
Sweden's Arla foods has today revealed it plans to enter Vietnam's dairy market in October to boost its presence in the dynamic emerging markets of Asia.
Goat milk stored under refrigerated and sanitary conditions meets grade A standards for up to five days, according to a recent university study.
Cows could be bred to produce only skimmed milk within the next five years, researchers have said, offering a new way of meeting consumer demand for lower fat dairy.
Dairy Crest has apologised to consumers after being forced to recall around two million tubs of its Clover spread because they may contain mould.
Premenopausal women who consume higher amounts of calcium and vitamin D may lower their risk of developing breast cancer by almost 40 per cent, new research suggests.
A new rugged temperature device is designed for high moisture environments, where the sensor is subject to continuous freeze and thaw cycles.
In a world where getting your name out there is called branding, and branding in turn equals better market share, some companies will go to great lengths to draw attention...
Unilever is planning to cut up to 200 jobs in France in an effort to rebuild its business in the country.
Cheese processors in the UK have been handed tougher guidance on hygiene, following EU claims that the country's food safety authority was not doing enough to protect consumers.
A new machine can help processors test the barrier properties of packaging to ensure food products maintain their stated shelf life.
A new bioactive packaging paper under development is designed to detect and kill any pathogens that are present in a food product.
Newly elected French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called on other sides to make concessions in the WTO trade negotiations as well as Europe, and said he would not allow French...
Rising demand for dairy in the European Union is likely to see the bloc's dairy industry lose market share in several export markets over the next decade, a Commission report...
Companies will have the freedom to choose the size of packaging they use for most of their products under a new directive passed yesterday by EU member states.
Dairy Crest, which saw sales rise 12 per cent in 2006, said it was now pumping most of its research funding into developing healthier dairy products.
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...
Sweden-based Tetra Pak will produce caps in Russia in a bid to move its supply chain closer to customers.
Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli is continuing its innovation in premium, dark chocolate with a new range boasting 70 per cent cacao content and a unique mousse-filled centre.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the nation's dairy industry are putting a stop to claims in their advertising that dairy products cause weight loss following a petition from...
France's Danone and Japan's Yakult will continue their strategic alliance involving closer cooperation on R&D and entry into new markets, maintaining their positions as leaders in the probiotics market. ...
The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today announced the start of a review of its own guidance, which aims to make regulations easier to understand and follow for firms.
Over 1,300 food safety incidents were investigated by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) last year, according to a report published yesterday.
More consolidation is looming in UK dairy, after Dairy Crest said it may close its milk bottling and production factory in Totnes.
Dutch dairy co-operative Campina has said it will close one factory and sell off another in order to free up more funds for added value cheese and milk, two sectors...
Emerging technologies such as radio frequency identification and the latest food industry equipment will be on display at a four-day exhibition beginning tomorrow in Birmingham.
A European court has said that the marketing of the sweetener Splenda is misleading to consumers, and has ordered that its advertising slogans be ceased.
Recycled plastic milk bottles perform identically to those made from virgin resin and could reduce packaging waste sent to landfill sites, according to a UK government-funded trial.
Robert Wiseman, one of the UK's largest dairy processors, said higher selling prices and added value milk helped it to rebuild operating profit margins in 2006.
Dairy group Arla Foods and packaging firm Constantia Packaging are looking to sell off their joint venture on the Danish market to focus on their core businesses.
Conditions for subsidies paid to food firms and producers through the EU Common Agricultural Policy should be simplified, a European Parliament committee has said.
Regular consumption of unpasteurised farm milk may offer protection from range of allergies, but the researchers cautioned against drinking raw milk until more research is carried out.
Tate & Lyle is in advanced talks with Syral SAS regarding the sale of certain food and industrial ingredients facilities in the UK, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain.
The emergence of foods based on nutrigenomics could spark a shift in the landscape of the food industry, says HortResearch's Karl Crawford, and the industry needs to start considering how...
Growing use of natural ingredients in the UK food and drink industry took on greater importance this week in anticipation of a new study again linking widely used additives to...
An unhealthy image for cheese in the UK threatens to prevent many varieties from leaping on the functional food bandwagon.
As recent incidents of food contamination demonstrate, the cheapest source for ingredients may not turn out to be so cheap after all.
Alcoa today announced $33bn (€24bn) hostile bid for Alcan in a move to consolidate two of the world's largest aluminium suppliers to the beverage and packing industries.
Using the sugar tara gum to improve the gelling of the whey protein beta-lactoglobulin may offer industry with a more cost effective alternative to locust bean gum, suggests new research...
DSM has announced its Fabuless ingredient stopped weight gain after weight loss when consumed in yoghurt during a clinical trial, bolstering the product's initial success on the market.
Danisco has cut a deal to sell its flavours division to Firmenich that will let it focus resources on its bioingredients, texturants and sweeteners competencies - while still keeping some...
Ice cream led a European sales rise for Unilever during the first quarter, largely thanks a warmer start to the year.
Britain's dairy body last night attempted to avert a growing rift in the sector's supply chain, after two farming groups called for immediate action over low milk prices.
Sweden-based Tetra Pak will invest €32.6m in two new centres in Lund to develop new processing and packaging equipment for food and drink manufacturers.
Tuesday, on International Labour Day, workers across the world raised a glass in honour of the salt of the earth.
Australian dairy leaders, facing the worst drought on record in their country, have launched an industry-wide sustainability drive to improve the sector's environmental credentials.
EU laws to protect regional foods do not necessarily spell the end for copycat products, as Arla Foods has shown with its Danish 'feta' cheese brand.
Regional cheese producers are enjoying a revival in the UK, but the market as a whole is struggling to grow volumes against an unhealthy image with consumers.
Chinese group Yili is to invest $48.9m into dry milk production to maintain its competitiveness within the country's dairy industry.
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