Competition worries suggest tough year for food firms
Food companies are expecting a tough year in 2005 with competition
and price pressures in the food chain rising to the surface as the
Prices rise as orange crop yield fails to meet forecast
The USDA has reduced its forecast for all oranges for the 2004-05
season; meanwhile the crop fall is causing prices to rise,
reports Philippa Nuttall.
Anyone for strawberry cream and chai potato chips?
Kettle Foods, have decided that 2005 is to be the year when the
humble potato chip takes on a guise never seen before by asking its
consumers what new flavor of chips they would like to see on the
shelves, reports Philippa Nuttall.
Nutrition key ingredient of success in 2005?
The updated food guidelines for the US that were published
yesterday should encourage the food industry to look to producing
healthier, more nutrition-rich alternatives in 2005.
Non-bruising peaches to be launched this summer
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is trying to focus
attention away from the winter storms and towards the summer by
highlighting two new peach varieties it has developed.
Calls for more data on harmful furan in foods
European panel of scientists concludes more data is needed before
reaching a firm risk assessment of consumer exposure to the harmful
furan chemical in food.
Sudan colour recalls continue in UK
Illegal red colour identified in a popular food oil prompts the
latest in a series of recalls in the UK called by the country's
Raisio starts production of non-dairy range
Finland's Raisio group will start production of oat- and soy-based
fresh foods as it moves to expand its functional food business.
Risk of vCJD epidemic small
As beef sales reach pre-mad cow disease levels scientists in the UK
say the likelihood of a large vCJD epidemic remains small.
Kraft extends nutrition labelling to US audience
Kraft Foods, the world's biggest food company, has announced its US
operation is to provide consumers with more nutritional information
about its products - a precedent already set by its UK division,
Tom Armitage reports.
EU reforms blamed for sugar plant closure
Ireland's lone sugar processor Greencore Sugar is to cease
operating at its Carlow production facility in anticipation of the
pending EU reform of the sugar industry, Tom Armitage
New broth slices day away from listeria testing
Tracking the harmful foodborne pathogen Listeria in the food chain,
UK firm Oxoid has designed a new broth that could accelerate
detection time for the food industry.
Ingredients focus for new Chinese food safety index
Ingredients will be the prime focus of a new food safety system
proposed for the burgeoning Chinese food market.
Five minute system for food pathogen
New techniques to minimise the risk of the harmful food pathogen E.
coli in the food chain sees the launch of rapid detection system
that could speed up identification and reduce costs for the meat
Quest product manager explains new citrus range
FoodNavigatorUSA.com reported on Monday that Quest International
had launched a new citrus range. Lindsey Partos spoke to the
product manager to find out more.