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ISO approves pasteurisation test

A test used worldwide to ensure pasteurisation has been completed properly has been officially endorsed by the International Standards Organsiation.

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No excuses for illegal labour

There is no legitimate defence as to why some companies continue to use illegal labour. This isn't the vice trade, this is the food industry: no excuses.

Med diet symbol set for launch in US

A new Mediterranean diet symbol is set to be launched in coming months, allowing US manufacturers to flag up products that fit into this increasingly influential diet plan.

New salt claims to slash sodium, keep taste

A sea salt that claims to reduce more than half of the sodium content of food products is due to enter the US market, after enjoying significant success with food...

CNI launches functional, nutritional texturiser

A new 'nutritional texturiser' combining Acacia gum fibres and wheat fibres has been launched on both sides of the Atlantic.

Cargill, Diversa expand cost-cutting enzyme agreement

Ingredients giant Cargill and biotech firm Diversa have expanded their collaboration agreement to develop novel enzymes designed to cut costs and promote health.

Schools prevent - not encourage - child obesity, study

US school children are less susceptible to gain weight during school term than on vacation, according to a recent study.

FDA publishes standardized ingredient definitions

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a list of consistent definitions for food ingredients, providing a concise point of reference for food and beverage manufacturers.

Report calls for more action to prevent child obesity

Government, industry and the general public have yet again been called upon to curb the climbing childhood obesity crisis in the US by a recently published report from Stanford University's...

NMI reveals top ten trends for 2007

Consumers are increasingly seeking control in their lives, a desire that has come to manifest itself through people's food and beverage product choices, according to an overview of market research.

Nano scale coating process developed for baking sector

A US company claims to have developed a way to apply micro- and nano scale coating processes directly onto food products and their packaging materials.

Sabinsa to up BioPerine price on pepper supply issues

Sabinsa Corporation anticipates an increase in the price of its patented BioPerine following a spike in the price of black pepper, from which the ingredient is extracted.

DuPont reinvests to focus on biotechnology and genetics

US agricultural giant DuPont today announced it is to begin executing its $100m reinvestment plan, a move designed to increase the firm's innovation and meet growing demand for grain.

Consumer goods firms plan investments, price hikes

Most major US consumer products companies are optimistic about the year ahead, but higher costs could lead to a further hike in wholesale prices over the next six months, according...

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Turning advertisers into educators

Instead of trying to hide confectionery from children by restricting advertising, chocolate-makers should be encouraging them to make the same health-conscious choices as adults when it comes to confectionery they're...

Dean dairy rejects cloned milk

Leading US dairy firm Dean Foods has said it will not accept milk from cloned cows, adding weight to an industry and consumer move against the technology proposed by the...

New Chr Hansen meat lab tests flavors on site

European ingredients firm Chr Hansen has launched a new meat lab in the US, designed to allow for the on-site trials of flavors and seasonings in packaged meat goods.

Kerry launches new dairy ingredient for shelf-life extension

Kerry Bio-Science has launched an improved version of its fresh-keeping ingredients for dairy products, which claims to deliver improved performance at a lower cost.

Chiquita struggles to face up to challenges

Banana supplier Chiquita has reported a widened loss in its fourth quarter and full year, but the firm said it expects a number of strategic initiatives it has put in...

Omega-3 market to climb to $7bn

With its United States market value swelling from approximately $100m to more than $2bn in four years, omega-3 enriched foods make up the strongest sector of the functional foods market...

Coca-Cola joins industry move to label caffeine

Coca-Cola has announced that it plans to disclose the caffeine content on all of its beverages, as part of the company's rollout of expanded nutrition labeling in the US.

Smoothie sales soar, but innovation remains crucial, report

Sales of smoothies in the US have rocketed over the past five years, but manufacturers must continue to develop innovative flavors in order to keep consumers engaged, according to a...

Danisco develops organic dairy stabilizers

Danisco USA has expanded into the organic dairy sector, developing a range of stabilizer blends designed to replace its conventional blends in organic formulations.

Kraft plans roadmap for success

US snack giant Kraft has announced new initiatives which, it claims, will enable the company to hit long-term targets and reverse its recent revenue downturn.

Monsanto shares soybean technology to boost yields

Leading US biotechnology firm Monsanto has announced that it will provide free access to some of its soybean breeding technology, a move it expects will help identify pest resistant soybeans...

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