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Danone increases WBD stake

Danone increases WBD stake

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?

FDA inspects NZ dairy sites

FDA inspects NZ dairy sites

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...

Wessanen quits dairy sector

Wessanen quits dairy sector

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...

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...

Russia dairy buy-out

Russia dairy buy-out

As part of its strategy for regional expansion in Russia,
Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has purchased Roska St. Petersburg Dairy
Company for about €12 million. The company plans to increase output
and modernise existing facilities.

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.

Steady growth for Novozymes

Steady growth for Novozymes

Danish enzyme group Novozymes this week reported continued business
growth for the first half of 2002 with an increase in the net
turnover of 8 per cent to DKK 2,715 million (€29.2m) compared to
DKK 2,508 million for the sameperiod...

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