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AACC wants to clarify GI with new labeling

The glycemic index, a method established to rank foods based on the rate of carbohydrate absorption they trigger, is seeing increasing interest from researchers and the food industry, but there...

New sustainable chocolate bar goes on sale

A new chocolate bar made from cocoa from sustainable plantations was launched in New York late last month by the Rainforest Alliance, which has high hopes of building on the...

Hurricane pushes pecan prices up

Food manufacturers using pecan nuts in their food products can expect a hike in price as recent hurricanes in the US destroyed nearly half the crops in major producing states.

Bunge doubles profit in Q3

Improved margins and risk management tools help the world's biggest oilseed processor Bunge more than double its profit for the third quarter, despite a knock back from soybean trade in...

European restructuring lowers IFF's earnings

Reorganization activities in Europe caused a dip in International Flavors & Fragrances' earnings in the third quarter of 2004, but North America continued to see strong growth, particularly in its...

Researchers look at gene expression of low-cal diet

Investigations into the benefits of a low calorie diet have led scientists to pinpoint the gene responsible for an increase in life span in flies on a calorie-restricted diet, paving...

New products help Kellogg achieve sustainable growth

Kellogg reported a solid 7 percent increase in its earnings for the third quarter with the North America region also putting up a strong performance thanks to the successful introdution...

Industry could help stop more American-Asians becoming over-weight

Individuals, health officials and the food industry must act now to halt the alarming proportion of low-income Asian and Pacific Islander children in California becoming overweight, if the figures of...

Butter Buds takes advantage of organic growth

In line with growing consumer demand for organic products, Butter Buds Food Ingredients has introduced a certified organic line of natural butter, cream and cheese concentrates.

Aarhus investor sells stake

United International Enterprises Limited (UIE), the majority stakeholder in vegetable oil firm Aarhus United, confirms it will sell its considerable stake in the Danish firm, due to be divested by...

Four-year-old Novis beats media old guard for publishing awards

Novis, now with almost half a million readers, yesterday earned broad industry recognition with two further publishing awards, following on from its best publication prize earlier this year.

Honey could be next big food sweetener

Health promoting compounds found in honey could make this ingredient a more attractive option for food makers currently using bulk sweeteners such as high-fructose corn syrup, say scientists in the...

Hershey Foods making steady headway

After a slightly slow start to the year, the confectionery group Hershey Foods, saw sales rise and the gross margin expand in the third quarter, despite rising commodity costs.

Global decision taken on orange juice

An international task force meeting in Brazil last week under the aegis of Codex Alimentarius, the global food standards body, cleared a decision after difficult discussions on defining the identity...

FDA makes further efforts to hinder foodborne illnesses

The FDA published this week the final 2004 Produce Safety Action Plan aimed at minimizing the number of foodborne illnesses that are contracted each year through the consumption of fresh produce.

Sensient's earnings up for Q3

Colors and flavors group Sensient Technologies this week reported an increase in earnings for the third quarter of 2004, a welcome result after a drop in profit in the first...

Corn Products International on track

Corn Products International has announced improved sales and improved earning for the first nine months of 2004, though as the company had previously forecast, the second half of the year...

Broccoli's ability to fight cancer boosted

Powerhouse antioxidants contained in three or more pieces of fruit and vegetables a day could severely reduce the risk of developing cancer of the lymphatic system with broccoli and cabbage...

Coke accelerates into energy drinks market

Coca-Cola, which until now has struggled to make its mark in the profitable energy-drink market, hopes to rectify the situation with the launch of Full Throttle early next year in...

Blend launched to remove potassium chloride taste

The New Jersey based food technology company Prime Favorites, has started marketing a product to remove the bitter taste of potassium chloride in foods.

Low-carb diet may lower cholesterol

A low-carbohydrate diet improved cholesterol levels of severely obese people and may also curb markers of inflammation better than a reduced-fat diet, suggests a six-month study.

Canada joins Australasia to increase food safety

Unsafe food makes almost a third of the globe ill each year, putting constant pressure on governments and the food industry to come up with tools to increase food safety...

Solbar puts money into sugar analysis

Soy products firm Solbar Industries is to set up a new company specialized in sugar analysis, which will market its technology for use by manufacturers of dairy products, protein-rich foods...

MGPI reassures investors

Despite acknowledging last week that considerable investments in R&D and production facilities, designed to support the low carb surge, would impact sales in the first quarter of 2005, wheat protein...

Co-operative takes on the big boys in zero trans fat market

The battle for market share in the growing zero trans fats oil marketplace has gathered pace after a small US co-operative joined the large commercial players by rolling out its...

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