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The vast offer of aid to China following its devastating earthquake in May reflects the food industry’s increasing move towards displaying strategic corporate responsibility.
Linpac Packaging has invested £3m in new equipment to enable it to manufacture recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) packaging at its UK facility in West Yorkshire.
The global dairy industry is continuing to focus on reducing its perceived impact on climate change through new UK-based research initiatives into how exactly it affects the environment.
Spirits are low after the Doha trade talks in Geneva collapsed yesterday following an intense nine days of negotiations and are high unlikely to be resumed before January 2009 or later.
Skimmed milk may become an unlikely new secret weapon within an athlete's kit bag, with new research linking the product to a beneficial effect on preventing dehydration after a workout.
The number of food science graduates is falling across the globe, but measures are in place to halt the decline. Has disaster been averted? Is the industry’s future assured?
A new coagulant product can ensure a preservative-free, cost effective enzyme for use in cheese production, according to its manufacturer.
The level of pasteurisation required for the packaging of hot-fill products is being evaluated by UK group CCFRA as part of its food packaging research programme.
Rumour, according to the Romans, is a feathered beast with a myriad eyes and tongues. Last week she went bristling through the Danish business pages, spreading the news that Danisco...
European cheese makers will escape increased pricing for their goods faced their UK counterparts as a result of more secure milk supplies, says a leading industry expert.
This week, Danone says it is managing to offset cost pressures across its global operations and National Foods' ambitions for Australia-based Dairy Farmers are approved by the country's financial watchdog.
A new UK food regulator guide recommends a restricted shelf-life for vacuum packed (VP) and modified atmosphere packed (MAP) food products to avoid C. Botulinum growth.
Some of the leading players in the Irish dairy industry are taking part in a major investment program designed to help develop a new generation of milk-derived functional ingredients to...
As the perception of health and taste benefits from organic produce drives sales across all demographics, opportunities are arising in every sector of the food industry.
Green aspiring beverage manufacturers need greater support from governments in turning to materials like recycled Polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in their packaging, says the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA).
Treatt has expanded its portfolio of natural flavour ingredients with flavours distilled from fresh fruit, aiming to provide tastes that match as closely as possible to the real fruit.
Danisco is launching a new protobiotic fortification for milk products in North America, which targets the market for immune-boosting children's products.
A debate over cutting a simple helping of jacket potato and cheese on some English school menus reflects the significant challenge facing the entire dairy industry over the issue of...
The UK arm of German dairy giant Muller has canned its '1 a Day' healthy yoghurt line after only 12 months, citing retailer disappointment with sales levels and downward pressure...
EFSA scientists say there is no concern over the safety of three mineral forms commonly used in food supplements, even at doses twice that commonly found in the regular diet.
FSA guidance on terms like 'fresh', 'natural' and 'pure' helps protect responsible businesses against unscrupulous competition. But labelling that does not meet guidance in full would still be legal if...
The news that all-American brewer Anheuser-Busch is to be sold to Belgium’s InBev for $52bn has made sports bar patrons across the US weep into their Budweisers. But the idea...
Swedish probiotics specialist Probi has signed two deals to distribute probiotic supplements in eastern Europe, a region it believes possesses "huge potential".
Probiotic bacteria may reduce the occurrence of gut complications in premature infants, suggests new research with piglets.
An initial investigation of the European Competition Commission into the proposed merger of dairy cooperatives Friesland Foods and Campina has raised serious concerns, prompting the launch of an in-depth investigation.
DMV has launched its new base for toppings, Aerion DP 59, billed it as a healthy alternative for dairy cream toppings that does not come with a compromise on taste...
Food makers have faced a doubling of raw material and packaging costs in five years, but a recent report reveals the manufacturers are facing the challenge head on, with underlying...
Danisco has obtained European approval for its planned acquisition of ABF Ingredients' Abitec emulsifier business, which is expected to strengthen its position in some key European markets.
July started with IFT in New Orleans - always a time for innovation. The highlights of this month's science have been novel encapsulation and controlled release, and getting more from...
Declining milk production in the UK will continue into next year, according to reports.
The prescribing of statins for eight years-olds is tantamount to saying that food and diet have failed, and that children are incapable of changing their eating habits and lifestyle.
A healthy lifestyle should include low-fat dairy products to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) associated with poor kidney function, suggests new research from the US.
Swedish packaging firm Tetra Pak has acquired the assets of two Australian food processing companies, strengthening its portfolio of solutions for cheese and dairy powder.
Frozen novelties are providing opportunities for growth in a mature ice cream market where there is little room for maneuver, according to a new report from Mintel.
Probiotics are being included in increasing numbers of 'innovative' new applications, according to information released by Datamonitor.
The European Parliament has published its draft report on amendments to the novel foods regulation, having made revisions to ensure better clarity.
The Dairy Industry last year outlined a 'huge fight' to promote the potential nutrition and lifestyle benefits of its products and must continue the battle in the year ahead, according...
The European Parliament has adopted a legislative package that will see products containing any of six artificial colours labelled with a health warning for children.
Land O'Lakes identifies the vital steps to making good cheddar, and the challenges of making functional and better-for-you dairy products.
Ingredients group Danisco has announced that it has completed a major expansion of a Kefir culture plant in Poland as part of attempts to meet new global demand for the...
Increasing demand for gelatine, coupled with consumer concerns over the mammalian variety, may open the door for fish gelatine to fill the gap for food formulators, says a new review.
Knife crime, obesity and skiffle music. Out of all the evils currently threatening the welfare of Western teenagers, recent US headlines finger the main culprit as the caffeinated alcoholic beverage.
The Sprint Rapid Protein Analyzer from CEM Corp, North Carolina, USA, has won a 2008 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award at the IFT trade food show in New Orleans.
UK and Italian farmers Unions are joining forces to push their claims that higher prices for agricultural products are at the root of alleviating current concerns over supply sustainability and...
New disinfection and disinfestant food technology using radio frequency (RF) heating can eliminate microbes and insects without the use of chemicals, claims US investment firm Allied Minds.
The need for new European legislation on nutrition labelling has been called into question by the CIAA (Confederation of Food and Drink Industries in Europe), as a survey indicates that...
Benecol-owner Raisio has signed a deal with analytical specialist and fellow Finnish company, Eurofins Scientific Finland, that will see it take over Raisio's laboratory operations in September.
New guidelines concerning the recycling of plastics intended for use in the packaging of foods have been published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
After a busy period of expansion for Fonterra, the New Zealand-based dairy cooperative says it remains far from finished with its global consolidation plans as it looks to key markets...
This week, producers keen to purchase Australia-based Dairy Farmers are set to receive initial regulatory guidance and Nordic cheese manufacturers attempt to fight back against demand for French and Italian...
The controlled release of food ingredients, like bioactive compounds and flavours, is far behind the pharmaceutical world, but the balance is slowly being redressed.
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