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EFSA - the first meeting

EFSA - the first meeting

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,...

Milk could be link to cancer

Milk could be link to cancer

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...

Shopping continues for DSM

Shopping continues for DSM

Purchases and new production facilities have so far marked the
healthy growth of Dutch life science company DSM in 2002. This week
the company announced further acquisitions with the purchase of the
food coatings activities of Vaessen...

China dairy JV

China dairy JV

Major feed producer Sichuan New Hope Agribusiness has said it is
investing 16 million yuan (€2m) in a dairy processing joint venture
in northern China.

Stable results for Aarhus

Stable results for Aarhus

Danish oils and fats company Aarhus Oliefabrik on Thursday reported
a drop in operating income to DKK93m (€12.5m) for the first six
months of 2002, down from DKK 125m (€16.8m) for the same period
last year, but despite this the company...

Saccharin clamp-down?

Saccharin clamp-down?

The trade case filed by a leading North American producer of
saccharin advanced another step this week with a preliminary
determination by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) that
saccharin imports from the People's Republic...

Snow Brand milk JV

Snow Brand milk JV

Japan's beleaguered Snow Brand Milk Products has unveiled the
specifics of a milk joint venture with several partners, including
agricultural associations.

Indofood delays milk plant

Indofood delays milk plant

Indonesian instant noodle producer Indofood Sukses Makmur has
delayed the construction of a milk plant in East Java, worth $36
million, because the company claims it wants to focus on its core
noodle manufacturing business.

Profit leap for Burns Philp

Profit leap for Burns Philp

Australian yeast and natural ingredients company Burns Philp this
week reported a healthy 65 per cent jump in net profit to A$146.2
million (€80m) for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2002, despite a
drop of 2.1 per cent in sales to...

Scandal hits Yakult

Scandal hits Yakult

Shares in functional drink giant Yakult Honsha on Monday dropped
sharply after a local weekend report that the Japanese beverage
maker had paid off a suspected racketeer, reports Dow Jones.

Novel food application

Novel food application

Signs that the functional food market is gaining ground were
revealed this week when the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA)
announced it is considering a 'novel food' application by a food
manufacturer to market 'milk and...

Ajinomoto invests in R&D

Ajinomoto invests in R&D

Japanese ingredients company Ajinomoto is to open two new food
research and development centres in China and the United States.
The centres are positioned as branches of the company's existing
Food Research and Development Laboratories.

Danisco asks HOWARU

Danisco asks HOWARU

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...

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