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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...

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.

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