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Merging ingredients

Merging ingredients

Ingredients company RFI Ingredients, a supplier of natural
ingredients for the food and functional food industries, has signed
a merger agreement, effective from 1 November, with US nutritional
blends company Nat-Trop. The move looks...

Beghin Say sold, finally

Beghin Say sold, finally

After months of deliberation and cogitation, Orgny-Naples, a
consortium of beet growers' co-operatives, on Friday said it had
finally reached an agreement with Edison to acquire the Italian
energy company's 53.8 per cent...

Probiotic project

Probiotic project

As probiotics find increasing favour with food manufacturers a new
European funded study, PROGID, is set to investigate the impact of
two probiotic strains on easing the symptoms of inflammatory bowel
diseases (IBD).

Assessing gut bacteria

Assessing gut bacteria

An EU-funded project has developed new tools that enable more
extensive and rapid analysis of our gut microbiota than has been
possible earlier. Better knowledge of the microbiota may help
scientists to prevent gut diseases or improve...

Opta sees black

Opta sees black

Food ingredients company Opta Food Ingredients this week boasted a
healthy 24 per cent increase in revenue for the third quarter with
the demand for fibre products largely fuelling the growth and
catapulting the company into the black.

Danone on target in Q3

Danone on target in Q3

French food and drink producer Danone highlights its positive
like-for-like sales growth in the year to date, even though sales
in actual terms were lower than in 2001 as a result of exchange
rate concerns.

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...