Danisco has launched the first of two new probiotic bacteria
cultures - called HOWARU - which it claims can help boost the human
immune system. The culture is the first product to be launched
following the Danish group's acquisition...
Vanilla, recognised as the world's most popular flavour, has had a
rough ride in recent years with the price rising steeply as a
result of tropical storms and a highly contested presidential
election in Madagascar, the country...
Dairy Park, LLC - a subsidiary of Bion Environmental Technologies -
has entered into an agreement with investors Dr. Michael McCloskey
and Timothy den Dulk to develop, own and operate a number of large
dairy facilities in the US.
How easy is it to ensurethat foods and ingredients imported from
outside the EU are safe, ofsufficient quality and legal? How can UK
food companies ensure completetraceability of imported food
products? These questions will be tackled...
Express Dairies went some way towards lightening its crushing debt
load yesterday, when it sold its UHT milk and Frome Creamery
businesses to Milk Link and announced a strategic alliance and
joint venture with the farmers' co-operative.
Danish food ingredient giant Danisco this week reported a solid
profit of DKK 940 million (€126.4m) in preliminary results for the
year ending 30 April 2002.
Acquisitions in the ingredients and sweeteners sector boosted
A European Commission Directive amending Commission Directive
96/77/EC for a fourth time was adopted unanimously by the Standing
Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health on 14June 2002,
reports the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Danish enzyme company Novozymes has increased its market share for
industrial micro-organisms with the purchase of US company
InterBio. On 1 July 2002, Novozymes took over the majority of the
activities of InterBio, based in Texas.
Fuel to further fire the debate, on both sides of the Atlantic,
surrounding the labelling of potential food allergens arrived this
week with the outcome of a new study in the US. According to new
research, 93 per cent of parents of...
Breastfeeding is still the best way to ensure that babies obtain
the necessary nutritional intake for developing a healthy brain.
This was the conclusion of a panel of experts meeting last week at
the Advances in Paediatric Nutrition...
Fonterra Cooperative, a New Zealand based dairy products company,
said on Monday that it has various growth options but remained coy
on its intentions towards Australia's National Foods, reports Dow
Health professionals across Europe are seeing more and more cases
of rickets and increasing the amount of vitamin D in food could be
one way to tackle this. A new European-funded research project in
Denmark entitled OPTIFORD is set...
The UK snacks sector is coming under increasing pressure from
competing markets with sugar and chocolate confectionery
particularly hard hit by the consumer desire for a healthier
lifestyle, according to a new report from market analysts...
Gregg Engles, chairman and chief executive officer of Dean Foods,
the biggest US dairy processor, has said he is confident that the
recent acquisition of soy food producer White Wave will prove an
excellent investment as the market...
Food manufacturers caught up in a scandal triggered by Japanese
company Kyowa Perfumery & Chemical Co., were affected by a
complex industry distribution structure and the custom of employing
professional food tasters when developing...
Putting the meat scandal behind it, Snow Brand Milk Products has
announced plans to form a joint venture with two co-op groups which
aims to become the Japanese market leader within two to three
An advisory committee to the European Parliament has ruled that
draft rules on the labelling of genetically modified foods should
be toughened, to the delight of anti-GM campaigners throughout the
Sargento, the US-based cheese producer, has managed to achieve
double digit sales growth thanks in part to its prize winning
packaging concept.. The company's director of new products, Brad
Rostowfske, discusses the story behind...
The European market for diet foods is likely to grow steadily over
the next few years as the population continues to grow heavier and
more out of shape, according to a new report from market analysts
Children who drink flavoured milk drink more milk and therefore
have higher calcium intakes than those who do not, finds a study
published this week. And contrary to popular belief, the beverages
do not raise levels of fat and sugar...
British company Volac International is forming a joint venture
company with Dutch group D.O.C Kaas. The new business will use
cutting edge technology to process whey for the health food and
animal feed ingredients markets.
Robertet, the French flavours and fragrances group, has seen a
sharp rise in its share price this year helped by renewed interest
in the sector due to a number of high profile transactions. The
company's chairman Philippe Maubert...