Vitiva rosemary extract preservative hits Nordic markets
Natural food preservative supplier Vitiva spears Nordic markets,
announcing distribution agreement with Danish company Chr. Olesen
Salt replacers tap growing US health concerns
Wild Flavors has launched a new salt replacement product that it
claims blocks the negative taste of potassium chloride while
keeping the true taste and mouthfeel of salt.
CLA, full-fat dairy linked to lower bowel cancer risk
High intake of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a type of fat found
naturally in cow's milk, is associated with a significantly lower
risk of bowel cancer, shows a new Swedish study.
Natural gas costs push up soy lecithin prices for Solae
Soy ingredients supplier Solae is the latest firm to be hit by
soaring costs for natural gas as the company announces price
increases for its line of soy lecithin products.
IFF settles claims with lung-damaged popcorn workers
A flavoring company has settled claims with 19 popcorn factory
workers who claim that a butter flavoring led them to develop lung
Monsanto leaking millions in patent revenue, claims group
Biotech giant Monsanto has lost millions in international royalty
payments and is trailing its major competitor, Pioneer, in US
department of agriculture genetically modified (GM)-crop field
trials, according to a Canadian pressure...
Salad E. coli recall threatens lucrative market
The urgent recall of certain pre-packaged Dole salad products has
called into question the safety of a popular convenience product.
Price hike for ISP alginate range
Raw material costs start to bite as alginate supplier International
Specialty announces price rises on all its alginates-based products
from 1 November this year.
Folate may protect women drinkers from breast cancer, says study
Evidence for folic acid's ability to reduce the adverse effects of
alcohol on breast cancer risk is stacking up, with the publication
of a prospective cohort study in the British Medical
FMC raises gum prices on spiralling energy costs
Major food grade carrageenan supplier FMC BioPolymer passes
spiralling energy prices onto the market, announcing a price hike
for its pharmaceutical and food brand products by 5 to 10 per cent.
People on the move
The FDA commissioner has resigned, Cargill has a new vice president
and Solvay Chemicals has a new chief executive.
Fiber products must emphasize benefits, says report
Fiber sells if intake is linked to benefits such as energy
management, weight management and digestive health in popular foods
such as bread, cereal and pasta, claims a new report.
French firm claims new extraction process cuts costs for semi-refined carrageenan
French carrageenan producer Selt Marine spears blossoming
semi-refined market with a new extraction process.
WHO calls for tighter laws on food industry to tackle preventable disease
The World Health Organisation has created new guidelines for
governments in the fight against a growing chronic disease
pandemic, which are likely to add to the pressure already being
felt by European food makers.
Post Katrina, dairy producers face long-term losses
Dairy producers' losses from Hurricane Katrina could easily exceed
$40m, says a US dairy association, highlighting the prospect of
immeasurable long-term damage and raising questions over when
disaster aid will get through.