US hydrocolloid firm International Specialty Products (ISP)
continues to consolidate its position in the ingredients sector
announcing the acquisition of UK ingredients company Hallcrest. In
March this year the ambitious company acquired...
Building up a market position through direct contact with the
consumer and cashing in on the growing low carbohydrate fad,
ingredients firm Arla Food Ingredients will see its low-cal,
low-carb tagatose sweetener emblazoned on the...
Major processors of canned tuna in the US have described a recent
ad campaign by environmental activists as being "an
irresponsible and highly inflammatory tactic" that will scare
consumers away from what they call a safe...
Companies working with soy and soy derivatives face continuing
price rises for the raw material as the US - a leading global
producer and exporter of the crop - raises concerns about the
'unusually low soybean stocks level'...
Flavours giant International Flavors and Fragrances and subsidiary
Bush Boake Allen must pay out $20 million in damages as an American
court rules that a US popcorn factory worker sustained harm to his
lungs from mixing flavouring...
Canadian firm SunOpta raises the stakes for high fibre ingredients
by upping production and completing the second expansion phase at
its Minnesota plant on the back of a surge in demand from food
Deaths due to poor diet and lack of exercise have risen by more
than a third in the last ten years, said the US government
yesterday, citing new research that suggests obesity could soon
overtake tobacco as the leading preventable...
Wheat, corn and soybean prices will remain high for much of 2004,
warns the US agency Fitch Ratings, with the industry likely to see
a continual shifting of higher ingredients costs onto the food
manufacturer. But tough negotiations...
US starch supplier MGP Ingredients witnesses the benefits of
'adding-value' to ingredients products with strong growth in
low-carb ingredients pushing demand for its resistant wheat starch
Chipping away at heavy debt the Australian ingredients firm Burns
Philp & Co will spin off its US herbs and spices unit - Tones
North American - following 'expressions of interest' for the
division, the company said...
The sixth International Cocoa Agreement in three decades came into
force at the beginning of October, heralding a break from the past
with the exclusion of market regulatory mechanisms - production
quotas, buffer stocks and other...
One year after new rules on organic standards hit the American food
industry one in ten Americans are eating more organic foods,
reports a US trend tracker - but price is still a barrier to new