Damage from Hurricane Ivan that struck the US last week could send
prices for peanuts, a common confectionery ingredient, rising as
reports suggest that virtually all of the nation's 2004 peanut crop
could be at risk.
Clarity and convenience are what the dieting British public wants
from food companies if a new survey by Mintel is anything to go by,
which highlighted "confusion" as the greatest barrier to market
growth for low-carb products.
Low-carb diets are still on the fringe of British eating habits,
with high drop-out rates and consumer cynicism over health
benefits, according to a new report - confirming the UK bakery
industry's view that low-carbs pose no...
Chocolate makers could see savings from new research that sets out
to tackle the common problem of fat bloom, an unsightly white
powdery film that forms on the outside of chocolate, writes
A new campaign to reduce sugar levels in foods and consumer diets
in order to tackle the national obesity problem is reportedly being
considered by the UK government, to run after the current attack on
salt is over, writes Chris Mercer.
The industrial gas division of German equipment provider, Linde,
has launched Biogon, a range of pure gases and gas mixtures,
compatible with increasingly stringent measures being introduced
throughout the region.
Savoury spreads are growing in variety as snack alternatives become
increasingly popular in Central and Eastern Europe. And looking at
the region's latest launches for this category it is clear that
manufacturers are targeting...
The organic food industry is reporting high levels of growth, even
managing to edge in on conventional dairy market territory. But
organic producers are worried that sales will stall, after rising
production costs have left no room...
Pushed by a UK minister, food makers handed in plans at the weekend
to slash the salt content in processed foods but the industry has
criticised the government move, suspecting political
spin,reports Lindsey Partos.
China's soft drink industry continues to boom, with market analysts
Canadean estimating that continued growth now means annual
production is in excess of 20 billion litres. And with retail
prices continuing to fall and expendable...