Tate & Lyle has formed a joint enterprise to build and operate a sugar plant in Israel, a move that will partially replace traditional sugar imports from the European Union.
Danish ingredients group Danisco has launched a new cost-cutting sugar product designed to reduce waste in end product presentation.
Women are more likely than men to try different diet plans in an effort to lose weight, and they also make greater efforts to limit sugar, carbohydrate and fat intake, according to a new study.
Restricting vending machine use or availability in schools is crucial in the nation's efforts to drive down soda-related obesity, according to a study published this month in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
The famous Lyle's Golden Syrup tin, familiar to millions of UK consumers, has been named by the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest branding.
Adding alginates or guar gum to baked goods and breakfast cereals could be one way to increase the satiety these products provide, allowing consumers to feel full longer, according to food scientists at the University of Maine.
Changes to Danisco's ingredients division will lift the EBIT margin for the segment to above 15 per cent, according to the firm's announcement of Q1 2006/07 results.
US scientists think they may have found a natural alternative to pesticides used by sugar beet growers to fend off their biggest enemy - the sugar beet root maggot.
A predictive model developed to determine final acrylamide levels in processed potatoes can be used to reduce the potential carcinogen in other products, says a researcher from Dublin.
A new set of definitions related to glycemic carbohydrates have been approved by a group of industry and science experts, in an effort designed to help food manufacturers communicate how the carbohydrate content of a product will affect blood glucose levels.
The first ever World Grains Summit opened its doors in San Francisco yesterday, attracting visitors from throughout the food and beverage industries for four days of exploration of the latest developments in grain-based science and technology.
A new study proving the efficacy of using beet molasses as a substratum to produce Xanthonomas and gelling polymers could be of great interest to the food industry.
Starch group Avebe believes that its programme of focussing on its core business, potato starch, will help boost the firm's economic performance.
CSR, Australia's largest sugar producer, downgraded its profit forecast last week, blaming falling global prices and adverse weather for an anticipated downturn.
Associated British Foods (ABF) said that it expects a reduction in earnings after tax in the second half of the financial year.
Danisco has maintained its expectations for this years sugar output, and claims a one million-tonne oharvest is possible.
Adding carrageenans to egg white ovalbumin improves the gelling ability of the egg protein and could spark a "great interest using liquid egg as gelling agents", says research from Spain.
Associated British Foods' (ABF's) acquisition of Africa's largest sugar producer underlines the fact that the European industry is thinking globally.
Leading US ingredient firm Cargill last week reported strong fiscal year earnings, although the performance of the firm's food ingredients business lagged the year-ago level.
A liking or preference for sweetened beverages may be affected by hunger state, suggests a study from the UK that may have important implications in the fight against obesity.