Ahead of new rules on the labelling of trans fatty acids in the US
due in 2006, biotech group Monsanto has designed low-linolenic
soybeans that can make a soybean oil for food firms looking to
eliminate trans fats in food formulations.
Huge swathes of products in the US have been deemed inappropriate
for consumers seeking to lose weight. But the processed cheese
brand The Laughing Cow, has benefited from one fad, with US sales
rising by more than 250 per cent after...
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided
to pursue its investigation into alleged dumping of the
hydrocolloid ingredient purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) after
an initial complaint by Aqualan, a division...
With the market for certified organic products continuing to grow,
demand for organic hydrocolloids has also expanded - prompting the
leading supplier of hydrocolloids to the US food industry to launch
an organic version of its guar...
Brazil, a leading exporter of soybeans and key competitor with the
US, is worried that rising production costs for soybeans could eat
into local farm profits next season, while global stocks rise,
according to fresh figures from the...
Increased harvests for key food commodities could suggest a
near-term easing up of price pressures for ingredients companies
and food manufacturers but an overall draw-down in global stocks
means prices are still extremely vulnerable,...
US cranberry co-operative Ocean Spray will roll out a plumper
version of its health ingredient for use in bakery products onto
the European food market in the next few months, hoping to see
value-added ingredients boost a bottom line...
Openings for low-fat, weight-conscious foods are growing with new
findings suggesting US consumers believe they are to blame for
being obese. While confusion exists over artery-clogging trans
fatty acid, soy foods come out on top...
For the past 13 years, Proliant Dairy Ingredients and Hilmar Cheese
have worked together to develop whey protein and lactose products.
Hilmar now hopes to increase its presence in the functional foods
field by purchasing Proliant...
Rising commodity and ingredients prices continue to hit the global
food chain with US food giant Kraft the next in line to be hit by
price pressures suggesting that despite reasonable fourth quarter
figures, the soaring costs are...
As food makers continue to roll out new low carb food products to
meet the rise in demand from consumers, starch supplier MGP
Ingredients has agreed to link up with agri-giant Cargill to push a
new resistant starch product aimed at...
In what is likely to be a clear warning to food makers, McDonald's
faces a damaging court case after a US public interest group
accused the fast food giant of falling short of promises to remove
artery clogging trans fats used...