General Mills' net sales increase of three percent to $2.66 billion for fiscal 2006 first quarter has been dampened by fears that higher fuel prices will put pressure on earnings...
The US corn industry has slammed an investigation into alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of grain corn by the United States as being "fundamentally flawed".
Record high gasoline prices and the impact of Hurricane Katrina are leading large numbers of consumers to change how they shop and spend, says a market research firm.
A UK lobby group is targeting the Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil industries, claiming that intense farming of plantations is threatening the orang-utan with extinction.
Mississippi's hurricane-hit port of Gulfport, a key economic engine and vital food transport hub, plans to be back in business by the end of the month.
Danisco's wholly owned subsidiary, Genencor International, is looking to exploit growing opportunities in China's enzymes sector.
Heinz's new 100,000sq ft Global Innovation and Quality Center near Pittsburgh underlines how consumer demand for innovation is altering how food companies operate.
On the back of growing consumer interest in healthy eating, leading US food maker Kraft Foods is focusing on its increasingly successful health and wellness segment, announcing plans to further...
Food and beverage executives are optimistic that they will experience growth and increase their capacities next year, according to a new survey from Grant Thornton.
Improvements to labeling on packaged foods and beverages, such as uniform portion size standards, are vital if consumers are to be given correct nutritional information, claims the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
Novis, the publisher of FoodNavigator-USA, 22 other business news websites and more than 50 specialist e-newsletters, is today changing its name to Decision News Media, to convey theeditorial ethos that...
Candy giant Mars has expanded its functional food line with a new plant sterol-enriched chocolate bar for lowering cholesterol.
Answering consumer suspicions of genetic modification Lonza extends its portfolio with a non-GM version of emulsifiers.
Supplies to meet demand of raw materials for trans fat alternatives multiply as the first crude palm oil tanker arrives at Loders Croklaan new refinery in Rotterdam, billed as the...
Food giant Kraft Foods, the maker of Maxwell House coffee and Nabisco cookies, will push funds behind 'fewer, bigger and better new product ideas' to fuel sustainable growth.
A World Trade Organisation hearing beginning today on the use of growth-boosting hormones could determine whether the EU's processors will have better access to North American meat supplies.
A joint effort between government and industry is ensuring that normal levels of grain export movement along the lower Mississippi river are resumed as quickly as possible.
The EU today submitted a new lower tariff of €187 per tonne for bananaimports, after its previous proposals on opening up the bloc's market wererejected by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Hurricane Katrina could dampen real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second half of the year by up to one percentage point, according to the Congressional Budgetary Office (CBO).
Ending months of speculation, hungry US ingredients firm Cargill strengthens pectin, lecithin and flavour positions, agreeing today to buy the food ingredients unit of German chemical giant Degussa.
The majority of recent product recalls initiated by the FDA have focused on undeclared ingredients and potential instances of contamination in packaged foods.
Refined sugar giant Imperial Sugar has announced a return to operations at its Gramercy, Louisiana plant following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.
ConAgra Food's appointment of Gary Rodkin, formerly in charge of PepsiCo Beverages and Foods North America, comes at a critical time for the company.
As a warning of safety procedures at flavour firms, a former popcorn-plant worker in the US has been awarded $15 million (€12m) after a jury found exposure to butter-flavouring fumes...
Strong harvests should mean stable prices, but the shipping crisis caused by Hurricane Katrina's destruction of waterways and transport infrastructure could cost food producers billions.