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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...

Bion to build dairy complexes

Bion to build dairy complexes

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.

Are imported ingredients safe?

Are imported ingredients safe?

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...

Fonterra - the next move

Fonterra - the next move

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
Jones.

Dairy plans supply

Dairy plans supply

Prescient Systems, a US-based provider of supply chain planning
solutions, has supplied ice-cream maker Wells' Dairy with a
Prescient XEi for its supply chain planning operations.

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