A US National Research Council report has urged domestic farming policy to look beyond mass production at low costs and observe fiscal sustainability and environmental issues to satisfy the appetites of a growing population.
Rice bran ingredient supplier NutraCea has said it expects to exit bankruptcy later this year after having filed for Chapter 11 protection in November to allow the company to restructure, reduce overheads and sell non-core assets.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has produced draft guidelines for reducing the use of growth-promoting antibiotic drugs for meat-producing animals, saying it contributes to drug resistance in humans.
Federal bodies in the United States are to hold public meetings to outline new proposals on how to measure food safety, with one senior figure warning that if initiatives weren’t measured, they were not done.
A new survey has found that more than half of Americans have changed their seafood consumption as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill – and nearly a third of those intend to eat less seafood regardless of its origin.
A group of external experts has verified that tainted packaging rather than any harmful material in the food is the cause of Kellogg’s nationwide recall of 28 million boxes of cereal, said the company.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has dropped a proposal it made last week to ban peanuts on planes due to potential allergic reactions, after realizing that it does not have the power to implement a ban.
‘Billion dollar deal’ was not a phrase bandied about the food ingredients industry much last year. With BASF buying Cognis for €3.1bn and Corn Products International paying $1.3bn for National Starch, M&A looks to be thawing – but best not get over-excited...