Despite a 'challenging' year that saw profit before tax falling by
24 per cent for the first six months, UK flavours company Treatt
has reined in results posting a steady, erring on grey, set of
figures for the year.
While new rules on allergens labels will enter into force early
next year in Europe, a new study released this week in the US
suggests incidents of peanut allergies in children are on the up.
Pressure is on industry and congress for...
Moving deeper into speciality ingredients US company MGP
Ingredients has earmarked $1.7 million to expand its line of
textured wheat proteins and wheat protein- and starch-based resins.
The investment comes on the back of strong first...
With serendipitous coincidence, in the same week that the European
Food Safety Authority delivers its hotly awaited first opinion on a
GMO, bureaucrats and stakeholders have gathered in Brussels under
the aegis of the Commission to...
Eager to grab a slice of the steadily growing market for natural
alternatives to hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP) seasonings, UK
company Overseal Foods has launched a line of yeast products under
the brand name Yesto-Seal.
In a move to beat unfair competition, the European Council has
adopted an amendment of its directive on food additives other than
colours and sweeteners. The changes set out to harmonise the use of
food additives in flavourings at...
Hot on the heels of weak third quarter results, US agri-giant Bunge
said on Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell
its bakery business to US company Dawn Food Products for $76
million in a bid to focus on the core...
More than three years after Danish ingredients company Danisco
filed an application to the EU for approval of its fat replacer
salatrim, the Commission finally rubber stamped the product on
Tuesday. The move clears the way for Danisco...
If traceability is at the heart of new food labelling rules in
Europe then the life blood keeping it beating must be risk
management. On the eve of the first ever risk assessment on
genetically modified organisms delivered by Europe's...
The European Commission this week gave the green light to
salatrims, a type of reduced-calorie fats, for use as novel food
ingredients following an application by ingredients giant Danisco.
The long-awaited approval opens the way...
In the wake of terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, 2001
Europe's manufacturing industries have taken a knock but figures
released this week reveal that the food industry is managing the
course, registering a 'light...
Hard negotiations followed by new European rules put to bed
long-standing disputes over labelling issues that hung over
chocolate manufacturers. As more European manufacturers turn to
vegetable fats, the challenge is on for ingredients...
Public perception of risk - notably with regards to genetically
modified foods - is the focus of a high-profile conference to take
place in Brussels next week. Senior figures from the worlds of
politics, science and food will explore...
Controversial changes over two years ago to Europe's chocolate
rules - that had cocoa puritans and producers up in arms - came
into force in the summer, providing ingredients companies with a
raft of new opportunities.
The US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has developed a new
dough formulation to eradicate the musty, 'beany' aftertaste of
some soy-based breads; a problem that has eluded food technologists
since the 1970s.
Danish oils and fats company Aarhus United saw third quarter profit
falling by over 50 per cent as reduced margins, lower exchange
rates, a decline in bulk oil sales and heightened competition, ate
into the bottom line.
Balchem Encapsulates used the FiE exhibition in Frankfurt last week
as a platform to launch three microencapsulated forms of potassium
for the food and supplement markets to combat processing
challenges, the company claimed.
A sluggish market hit by falling exchange rates, unrest in the
Middle East and SARS in Asia all contributed to a drab organic
revenue of 2 per cent for the year, Danish ingredients company Chr.
Hansen reported this week. But the tide...
When onlookers of the food ingredients industry claim that
consolidation will be a key trend in coming years they are
generally referring to mergers and acquisitions. But could it be
that consolidation in this increasingly competitive...
The Cognis Group, a leader in antioxidant and botanical
ingredients, announced recently that it is near to completing
construction of the world's largest stand-alone manufacturing
facility for phytosterols.
Health, margins and consolidation came shining through at the FiE
exhibition this week as key issues currently facing the food
industry. But strategies to take on these issues were also in
evidence and one buzz word was louder...
Leading ingredients firm Danisco has announced its second licensing
deal for the Howaru probiotic strain with Chile's biggest dairy
processor Soprole. The agreement looks set to generate significant
interest among food makers...
A new gelatine replacer from Dutch company DMV International
carried off the gold award for the most innovative new ingredient
on the marketplace, rounding off the first day of the bustling Fi
Europe exhibition that opened its doors...
The international German mining and technology group RAG is to be
the new owner of Germany's third-largest chemical company, Degussa,
following news on Tuesday that the European Commission has approved
The Fi Europe awards committee, that last month creamed off eight
out of 40 new products shortlisted for the final selection, picked
the latest texturant in the FCI range from French company Limagrain
Cereales Ingredients for the...
Lifeway Foods, the Illinois-based producer of kefir and other
probiotic foods, has continued to lift sales and profits in the
third quarter of the year, helped by the launch of a new product
and effective marketing.
A disappointment for the food industry the US government last week
predicted a cut in the forecast for soybean production to the
lowest level in nearly 30 years. Although up slightly on 2002
figures, the area for harvest is expected...
Massive savings for food manufacturers and new formulations for
health foods could be just around the corner as ground-breaking
research into how to trick the taste buds receives a cash injection
from three leading ingredients companies.
Chaos is soon likely to set in with only one month to go until
tough laws on bioterrorism enter into force in the US. At least 90
per cent of foreign and domestic facilities have yet to register
with the FDA.
As speciality chemicals company Cognis heads for the FiE to promote
a number of ingredients - not least Tonalin CLA, results released
yesterday show a rise in organic growth for the health and
nutrition arm of the company in the third...
Facing up to the current challenging economic climate Danish
ingredients company Chr Hansen last month lifted previous profit
forecasts for the year on the back of decent ingredients growth and
higher exchange rates. Next week at...
First half profits for UK sugar and sweeteners group Tate &
Lyle slipped as US figures hit the bottom line but improved results
from European operations helped add sparkle to a generally
US researchers are investigating whether calcium intake, previously
linked to lower weight in girls, could help prevent women from
gaining too much weight when pregnant. They hope to better
understand the link between the mineral...
Tekes, the national technology agency in Finland, is currently
funding an investigation into the use of rare sugar components -
previously deemed as unimportant by-products - as a useful raw
material in food and pharmaceutical industries.