Many foodstuffs are fortified with calcium and marketed as being
good for the health, but new research presented in the US this week
suggests that in fact such products may hinder the effectiveness of
Despite the concern that it can cause TCA - the mouldy smell
attributed to bad wine - natural cork is the preferred closure for
most US winemakers, according to a survey carried out on behalf of
the Amorim cork group.
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 the effectiveness of antibiotics.
A recent study in US schools shows that students' milk consumption
and nutrition status can be significantly improved by increasing
the range of flavours on offer and the quality of milk provided in
A spokeswoman for Russian dairy and fruit juice group
Wimm-Bill-Dann reports that France's Danone recently increased its
stake in the company. An indication that WBD's policy of rapid
expansion is the right way to go?
A return to stability in Argentina and new acquisitions in Poland,
combined with a general upturn in international markets, should
help French cheese group Bongrain return to growth in the second
Dairy multinational Fonterra, has confirmed that the US Food &
Drug Administration has inspected two of its New Zealand
manufacturing sites as part of the agency's moves to step up
vigilance of all major food manufacturer's...
Artificial sweeteners are less likely to lead to weight gain in
overweight people than consumption of foods containing sucrose,
according to research from the US published this week. With rates
of obesity increasing worldwide, the...
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...