Stronger yields for vegetable oils in 2005
Supplies for a range of vegetable oils used extensively by the food
industry are likely to improve for 2004/05 year on stronger yields
for peanuts, soybeans and rapeseed oil.
Chicago Sweeteners to distribute fat replacer
Chicago Sweeteners is to become the distributor for FiberGel
Technologies' Z-Trim as the company starts to scale up production
of the fat replacer.
Buyer found for Smucker's foodservice business
Food company J.M. Smucker said yesterday that it had found a buyer
for its US foodservice and bakery products businesses, plus its
Canadian Gourmet Baker operations.
Barry Callebaut sees sales slide in Q1
Barry Callebaut, the world's top supplier of industrial chocolate
to the confectionery industry, has reported a 6 per cent fall in
first quarter sales revenues to CHF1.15bn ($0.97bn) as squeezed
margins bite into the bottom line.
Seafood producer goes trans fat free
Leading frozen seafood brand Gorton's announced last week that it
had removed trans fats from all its product lines.
Tomatoes: quality and supply up, prices down
Florida's tomato growers are still feeling the effects of the four
hurricanes that swept through the state last year, said the Florida
Tomato Committee today, urging food manufacturers to realize that
supplies of the fruit are...
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.
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.
Corn Products 'well managed', says Forbes
Corn Products International announced today that it has been named
one of America's best managed companies by Forbes magazine.
ZuChem gears up for first mannitol sweetener
Sweetener company zuChem said today that it will launch its initial
mannitol product in the first quarter of 2005 on the back of the
FDA's recent amendment of its legslation governing the sweetener.
Quest launches citrus flavor for beverages
Quest International last week launched a range of citrus flavors
that it claims provide a real taste of the original fruit.
Sugar campaign planned
The Sugar Association announced last week that it will launch a
multi-million dollar campaign to combat the negative press sugar
has had in recent years.