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Biscuit buyers

Biscuit buyers

Despite an increasingly competitive environment and the impact of a
global economic downturn the biscuits market in Europe is alive and
well, according to a news report from Esmerk.

New blight-resistant chickpea

New blight-resistant chickpea

A new chickpea variety called Sierra has been released by
Agricultural Research Service scientists and their co-operators in
the US. Sierra's high yield and disease resistance to Ascochyta
blight are expected to appeal to the...

Ways to glaze

Ways to glaze

A new alternative to the traditional egg wash for bakery products
has hit the market with ICI subsidiary National Starch &
Chemical launching Versa-Sheen glazing agent.

Sales sweet for Corn Products

Sales sweet for Corn Products

Sales for US food ingredients company Corn Products International
were on target for the first quarter of 2003 ended 31 March 2003
with the company announcing on Tuesday that sales had risen 23 per
cent, lifting earnings and increasing...

EPI extends range

EPI extends range

French dairy ingredients company EPI Ingredients launches new
product, designed for use in high protein foods and supplements,
under its Epilac line of fermented dairy proteins.

Stick to the milk

Stick to the milk

New research presented this week reveals that girls who consume
more calcium on average may weigh less and have lower body fat than
their counterpart.

Diets go nuts

Diets go nuts

How exactly do peanuts contribute to preventing cardiovascular
disease? A new study from the US finds that peanuts may improve
total diet quality by increasing a number of nutrients.

Stick with the pasta

Stick with the pasta

A sweeping review of research on low carbohydrate diets over the
past thirty years casts a shadow over the long term effects of this
immensly popular dietary regime,

Job cuts at IFF

Job cuts at IFF

Giant flavour house International Flavors & Fragrances
continues to reorganise activities after acquiring, and
integrating, Bush Boake Allen with the news this week that it has
axed 150 jobs as part of a savings drive.

Understanding Vitamin A

Understanding Vitamin A

Why can vitamin A help immune systems to fight back when under
attack by some food-poisoning organisms but not, for example, the
common cold? Researchers in the US try to unravel the mystery.

Our amazing internal world

Our amazing internal world

New insights about the foundations of our health could soon be
revealed thanks to the recent completion of the genome sequence of
one of the most prevalent bacteria that live in the human intestine
- Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron.

The perfect weight

The perfect weight

Dieting and over-eating - two potent issues at the heart of today's
health driven society. One slice of the population - women - is
particularly bombarded by images of the ideal weight. But exactly
how much energy do they actually...

US ingredients for CSM

US ingredients for CSM

Dutch ingredients company CSM completes the acquisition of Carpro,
increasing its market penetration in North America. The acquisition
of Carpro - a US manufacturer of bakery supplies in the United
States - brings the H.C. Brill and...

Pectin power

Pectin power

Food ingredients giant Danisco invests further in Mexico, and
pectin, with the announcement this week that is to construct a DKK
40 million production plant for speciality pectin in Tecomán,
Mexico.

Cognis F&S to Japan

Cognis F&S to Japan

Nutritional ingredients business Cognis continues to concentrate on
core activities with the announcement this week that it has sold
its Fragrances & Specialties business (Cognis F&S) to
Japanese speciality chemicals business...

Acatris attracts men

Acatris attracts men

Food and health ingredients company Acatris will use this year's
Vitafoods exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland as a platform to tackle
men's issues with the launch of its new product, LinumLife.

US takes the biscuit...

US takes the biscuit...

Confirming reports from the European Commission yesterday that the
European consumer is sceptical about food-related biotechnologies,
are the findings of a joint UK-US study into GE biscuits.
Researchers found European shoppers to...

Flavours forge forward

Flavours forge forward

The new merger between Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco, to be
known as 'Symrise', is thought to be capable of sales of €1,245
million. How does Danisco flavours, aiming to become the world's
number five, plan to compete?

Soy impact on reproduction?

Soy impact on reproduction?

Is it possible that soy foods could influence human reproductive
development? A new study released this week reports that male rats
whose mothers were fed diets containing genistein - a chemical
found in soybeans - developed abnormal...

Natural patents

Natural patents

Last week we reported on a new survey that revealed the growing
popularity of natural colours. Good news for ingredients companies
such as Danish Chr.Hansen who announced this week that the United
States Patent and Trademark Office...

EFSA - losing credibility?

EFSA - losing credibility?

The new European Food Safety Authority is still without a home and
under the menace of a reduced budget. A decision on the location is
urgently needed otherwise credibility is at risk, claims Lasse
Skovby Rasmusson, vice president...

GRAS for Xangold

GRAS for Xangold

Health ingredients manufacturer Cognis Nutrition and Health has
announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
approved GRAS status for the company's Xangold brand natural lutein
esters products in a variety of...

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