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Tate & Lyle spears low-fat yogurts

A new ingredients substitute system could help yoghurt makers meet thedemand for low-fat products.

Ingredients unit contributes to strong year profits for Cargill

Core business segments, including food ingredients, contribute to an 18 per cent leap in quarterly profit for expanding, and ambitious, US firm Cargill.

Chr Hansen taps into soaring organic ingredients market

Tapping into lucrative opportunities for the growing organic processed food market, Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen rolls out a package of flavours, colours and dairy cultures for organic processors.

Kellogg puts its weight behind fiber

Leading cereal maker Kellogg on Monday launched a new initiative in the US to promote its fibre-rich cereal products. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of dietary fibre...

Frozen food fall impacts Heinz results

Heinz is the latest company reporting continuing sales weakness in western Europe, with the US multinational's first quarter results in the region damaged by falling demand for its frozen and...

California tuna wars could affect public health, says FDA

Two months before it goes to trial, the FDA has told California attorney general Bill Lockyer that his lawsuit against the canned tuna industry over mercury warnings could cause consumers...

Latest figures reveal wholegrain surge

US sales of wholegrain cookies have skyrocketed 1,364 per cent in the past year, marking them as the nation's fastest growing wholegrain bakery product, according to market researcher AC Nielsen.

Mega-trends: convenience food and health to double in ten years

Ten mega trends stretching from age to individualism will determine the success and shape of any new products to hit the market in the near future, claims market analysts Datamonitor.

Consumers fueling billion-dollar gourmet sector

American adults who consider themselves "gourmet consumers" are fueling a $41.2 billion industry, according to a new report.

Kraft dropped in dairy lawsuit

Against a backdrop of conflicting claims, a controversial pressure group has dropped Kraft from a lawsuit over misleading advertising after the firm agreed to update its consumer information.

Imperial Sugar sells subsidiary to manage losses

US sugar processor Imperial Sugar will sell subsidiary Holly Sugar Corp. as low margins coupled with high energy costs have put pressure on the company.

Cognis keeps up the growth spurt in nutrition

Cognis' focus on nutrition and health, and the on-going boom in sterols and sterol esters, helps the business unit to retain its position as one of the group's strongest for...

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In food makers we trust?

In among the hollers about obesity and the concerns over nutrition, food companies now need to work hard to ensure they clinch public trust, as a matter of insurance. This...

ConAgra campaign targets health-conscious consumer

ConAgra's new 'Green is Good' marketing campaign for its Healthy Choice range shows just where food companies are targeting their resources.

People on the move

Dansico has announced the appointment of its new CEO, while the US Senate has confirmed the nomination of Lester M. Crawford as the commissioner of the FDA.

Chr. Hansen goes organic

Chr. Hansen has developed a range of ingredients to help formulators develop products that fulfill consumers' expanding appetite for organic foods.

French law reform may cut branded beer price

The death of France's Galland law has been highlighted as a new opportunity for branded brewers to fight back against private labels and poor growth through better deals with retailers.

Should sugar labeling laws be changed?

The Sugar Association wants the FDA to introduce more aggressive labeling regulations that would split out the different sugars and sweeteners on the nutritional facts panel, just as the labeling...

Pepsi changes fruit flavored drinks labels

PepsiCo is changing the labeling on two of its fruit-flavored Tropicana beverages to reflect the fact that they actually contain little or no fruit juice.

Chicago keeps hold of 'candy capital' title

Despite some of the best-known confectionary brands leaving the area, Chicago still deserves its 'candy capital' epithet, according to Food Chicago's Candy Institute.

GM legal loophole exposed

GM crops could be grown in the UK without farmers having to notify the authorities, according to a British newspaper.

Martek DHA patent upheld in Europe

Nutritional oils maker Martek Biosciences has held off another challenge to the intellectual property on its key product, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, although it is still locked up in...

Solae predicts boom in Chinese soy consumption

Soy protein giant Solae is building a manufacturing facility in China in order to tap into the country's huge potential as a major consumer of soy protein.

RFID suppliers focus on costs, faster tags

Radio frequency identification (RFID) that can be turned off, faster read tags and falling prices are factors that could revive the enthusiasm for the new generation of the technology coming...

Organic market has not yet reached peak

Organics are bigger now than ever before but the trend is set to get bigger still, according to experts, as institutions such as universities, schools, corporate campuses and even hospitals...

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