Arm & Hammer baking soda is available for the first time in a
large-format resealable bag. The packaging, designed by global
packaging firm Zip-Pak, features an easy-to-use resealable zipper
that helps keep large quantities of...
BakeMark International is making available a new complete range of
cream alternatives aimed at the burgeoning bakery and food service
industries. The company is confident that the products are of such
quality that they could be used...
Leading juice manufacturer Pampryl has become the first French
producer to adopt aseptically filled multi-layer PET for its
ambient-stored 100 per cent fruit juices. The new packaging, from
Amcor PET Packaging Europe/Asia, also marks...
Eager to grab a slice of the steadily growing market for natural
alternatives to hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP) seasonings, UK
company Overseal Foods has launched a line of yeast products under
the brand name Yesto-Seal.
Hot on the heels of weak third quarter results, US agri-giant Bunge
said on Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell
its bakery business to US company Dawn Food Products for $76
million in a bid to focus on the core...
Last week's USDA report revealed that imports of European dairy
products in the US has widened the deficit gap in the country. The
widening of the deficit has meant that alliances have been formed
by US groups in an attempt to...
More than three years after Danish ingredients company Danisco
filed an application to the EU for approval of its fat replacer
salatrim, the Commission finally rubber stamped the product on
Tuesday. The move clears the way for Danisco...
The European Commission this week gave the green light to
salatrims, a type of reduced-calorie fats, for use as novel food
ingredients following an application by ingredients giant Danisco.
The long-awaited approval opens the way...
In recent years UK butter sales have been on the increase and as a
result of this Lurpak's original brand of butter has become more
popular. Its producer, Arla Foods, says that Lurpak Lighter
Spreadable growth in sales has resulted...
Plastic films used in barrier flexible packaging have made
substantial gains against metals, paper, and glass, according to a
recent study by the Kline group. Over the last five years, industry
growth has prevailed in spite of constant...
Dairy giant Arla Foods has posted slightly increased profits of DKK
1,094 million (€147m) for the 2002/03 financial year - but it's not
been all plain sailing. Facilities have been closed and the Swedish
vote against the Euro...
Irish dairy co-operative, Dairygold, has announced 500 jobs are to
be lost from its work-force of 3000. The company says that heavy
financial losses in the year has led to the large cull in jobs, and
in the near future more jobs are...
French packaging provider Serac introduced Shupon, a new capping
system, at Emballage 2002 in Paris last week. The manufacturer
claims that the new cap could revolutionise the drinks sector,
particularly among younger consumers.
Equipment firm Invensys APV has been awarded an exotic multi
million-pound project to expand existing dairy facilities in the
United Arab Emirates. The UK-based company, which is a major
supplier of process equipment, engineering...
Hard negotiations followed by new European rules put to bed
long-standing disputes over labelling issues that hung over
chocolate manufacturers. As more European manufacturers turn to
vegetable fats, the challenge is on for ingredients...
Controversial changes over two years ago to Europe's chocolate
rules - that had cocoa puritans and producers up in arms - came
into force in the summer, providing ingredients companies with a
raft of new opportunities.
Traditionally, aluminium cans have been unable to hold milk
products due to the risk factors associated with the decorative
inks and varnishes that are tattooed onto the container. In the
past these varnishes and inks have been unable...
Swedish firm Korsnäs Packaging has delivered a new fully automatic
packaging plant to food division Regal Mölle in Moss, Norway. Regal
Mölle, part of the Swedish Cerealia Group, produces ready-to-make
bread, cake and waffle mix.
UK-based Carlisle Process Systems is extending its range of
stainless steel mobile tanks to include a new model capable of
minimising waste. The new machine features a mirror finish to both
internal and external surfaces, which helps...
Danish oils and fats company Aarhus United saw third quarter profit
falling by over 50 per cent as reduced margins, lower exchange
rates, a decline in bulk oil sales and heightened competition, ate
into the bottom line.
Balchem Encapsulates used the FiE exhibition in Frankfurt last week
as a platform to launch three microencapsulated forms of potassium
for the food and supplement markets to combat processing
challenges, the company claimed.
When onlookers of the food ingredients industry claim that
consolidation will be a key trend in coming years they are
generally referring to mergers and acquisitions. But could it be
that consolidation in this increasingly competitive...
Jacob's has appointed Jeremy Hughes as the new commercial
development manager in a bid to strengthen Jacob's offerings to its
trade customers. As more European manufacturers turn to vegetable
fats, the challenge is on for...
The debate over UK milk prices last week took a step up in
intensity. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
announced its plans to carry out an inquiry aimed at bridging the
gap between retail prices and production prices...
Danone's on-off acquisition of Russian dairy market leader
Wimm-Bill-Dann appears to be off again, at least for the time
being. WBD has today announced that talks have been broken off with
the French group, which was negotiating...
A group of scientists from the Dutch National Institute of Public
Health and the Environment, have found that young children who eat
products which are high in milk fat are less likely to develop the
chronic condition asthma.
Coconuts are commonly associated with the exotic and tropical
terrains of the Carribean. Recently however, a food technology
group in the UK have developed a new baked coconut flavouring,
which the company claims will guarantee 100...
At the Food Ingredients Europe Exhibition, held in Frankfurt,
Danisco have received one of three food ingredient awards for its
'revolutionising Grindstead Barrier System', a water barrier
device that makes it possible to...
Leading ingredients firm Danisco has announced its second licensing
deal for the Howaru probiotic strain with Chile's biggest dairy
processor Soprole. The agreement looks set to generate significant
interest among food makers...
A new gelatine replacer from Dutch company DMV International
carried off the gold award for the most innovative new ingredient
on the marketplace, rounding off the first day of the bustling Fi
Europe exhibition that opened its doors...
According to YouGov, the on-line research company, a recent survey
has revealed that 81 per cent of UK parents would like to see
Vending machines removed from schools, and replaced with healthier
alternatives as a means of helping...