The reorganisation of Dutch group Wessanen is now complete with the
sale of Leerdammer, the last of its dairy units, to Fromageries Bel
of France. The group will now focus on the wellness sector - but
this will not necessarily lead...
Italian food group Parmalat has been busy this week. Not only has
it opened its first bottled water bottling plant in the Canadian
province of Quebec, it has also begun legal proceedings against
Agrinove over an alleged copyright...
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 spokesman for the
EFSA, Andrew Stimpson. As such,...
Starch ingredients company Cerestar formally launched a bio-organic
sweetener at Health Ingredients Europe in Paris this week.
CBio-Sweet is derived from bio-organic wheat and hydrolysed with
Leading European dairy processor Mueller is to install a new
filling line at its Leppersdorf dairy manufacturing facility in
Eastern Germany. The company hopes to eventually create an extra
100,000 tonnes of production capacity for...
New Zealand firm A2 has said it has evidence of a possible link
between heart disease and the milk protein A1. Leading dairy
company Fonterra has however disputed the findings and claims there
is a need for further research.
Britain's biggest dairy products firm Dairy Crest group is poised
to buy St Ivel spreads from Uniq for £50-60 million pounds (€79-95
million), to rival UK market leader Unilever, industry sources said
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 of hormone replacement therapy, affect levels of a
hormone that may influence the...
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 killer. They have also accused
the government of being too...
Dairy farmers in UK received a boost this week with the decision of
several retail groups to increase milk prices. But the long term
problems will remain unless the middle men - milk processors - can
be persuaded to pay more for their...