Chocolate taps consumer health concerns
The results of a consumer survey on healthy chocolate suggests that
the substance once considered solely as a sweet confectionery item
has made huge strides towards the realm of health foods.
CSM expands global bakery ingredient reach
Dutch firm CSM has acquired ADM's North American bakery ingredients
division in a move designed to increase the company's global reach.
Whole grain info sheet aims to boost consumption
A new whole grains fact sheet aims to provide consumers with easy
to understand information on the healthy grains: what they are,
what they do and where to find them.
Folic acid effects two-faced depending on B12 levels, says study
The effects of increased folic acid intake amongst the elderly may
be a double-edged sword, with benefits and harm dependent on the
person's vitamin B12 levels, says a new study.
Private label grows with improved quality, variety, says report
Private label food and beverage products continue to grow in
popularity, opening up new opportunities for some manufacturers,
while presenting tougher competition for others.
IFF sets off on road to recovery
Leading US flavor and fragrance firm IFF has reported strong growth
in its fourth quarter and full year, indicating that the company
could be coming up for air after a tough year in 2005.
UK food retailers 'committed to removing trans fats'
A voluntary commitment by British Retail Consortium (BRC) members
to eliminate industrially added trans-fats represents a major
change of gear in the battle to make processed food products
Salt Awareness Week: has progress been made?
Salt Awareness Week has reignited debate in the UK over how much
success the food industry has had in reducing salt in processed
Is the organic milk glass half full, or half empty?
The changing dynamics of the organic dairy industry may have
resulted in different production practices, but these are not
necessarily wrong, and accusations must stop if there is to be any
hope of meeting increasing demand, according...
ADM sells US bakery ingredients division
US agricultural giant ADM has sold its North American bakery
ingredients division in a move designed to streamline its
operations and focus on its core areas of expertise, the company
DSM publishes fungus genome to help R&D into enzymes
Netherlands-based DSM has announced the publication of the full
genome for the fungus Aspergillus niger used to produce a
range of enzymes and other compounds for the food industry.
Novozymes continues food enzyme market growth
Novozymes's strong performance in 2006 continues the enzyme firm's
impressive growth in a tight marketplace.
Whey protein gel particles - the future of probiotic encapsulation?
Encapsulation of probiotics in whey protein gel particles could
offer protection during processing and storage, as well as
extending the food applications of the bacteria to biscuits,
vegetable and frozen cranberry juice, indicates...
Most fruit products targeting kids are misleading, claims study
Over half of the most heavily advertised children's food and
beverage products that clearly feature fruit on their packaging
contain no fruit at all, according to a study released last week.
EC moves to withdraw quota sugar from market
The European Commission took the first steps towards a substantial
withdrawal of quota sugar from the market this week.