Fat in diet boosts metabolism
Fat consumption in the diet can lead to healthy blood levels of
sugar and cholesterol, say researchers.
Kraft puts money into flavor research
Kraft Foods is helping to finance a seat at the Monell Chemical
Senses Center, which should help scientists - and food companies -
to learn more about the intensity and quality of flavors.
Comax pushes presence in Chinese market
Melville, New York headquartered Comax Flavors, has opened a new
factory in Shanghai to serve the rapidly growing Chinese market,
the company reported yesterday.
Big names push to increase low-fat ice-cream market
Ice-cream manufacturers gearing up for the season should take note
as Haagen-Dazs and Unilever announce in the same week the
introduction of low-fat offerings for this summer, writes
Low-fat dairy cuts diabetes risk in men
Dairy food makers looking to drill further into the health benefits
of their primary foodstuffs will welcome new findings that suggest
two servings of low-fat dairy foods a day could reduce men's risk
of developing type 2 diabetes.
Food firms falling behind in ability to innovate?
The food industry is falling behind in its ability to innovate,
claims an article in this week's The Economist.
Drought knocks Brazil's soy stocks
Price rises for soy-related ingredients are still under pressure as
drought, high production costs and a strong real all impact soybean
production for Brazil's 2004-05 crop, writes Lindsey Partos.
Healthy oils are good for business
Growing consumer awareness of the importance of healthy oils and
food manufacturers' desire to eliminate hydrogenated oils from
their recipes have boosted sales for Spectrum Organic Products.
Pomegranate gets juiced by leading producer
Fruit juice maker Old Orchard is once again making the most of
recent health research pertaining to various fruits, adding a
blueberry-pomegranate option to its range.
MGPI still suffering from low-carb decrease
Decreased demand for low-carb products has continued to be a
headache for MGP Ingredients in the 3Q, decreasing earnings and
revenue compared to the same period last year.
McCormick's industrial president announces retirement
Robert Davey, president of spice company McCormick's global
industrial group, has decided to retire at the end of 2006
'Organic', 'low/no sugar' labels are key to success
Organic and low/no sugar are the tags food manufacturers should be
looking at adding to their packaging if they want their products to
enjoy strong and sustained growth, said AC Nielsen.
Leptin replacement therapy to fight obesity?
Shedding new light on leptin, US researchers find doses of this
appetite-regulating hormone could cut the numbers of obese.
Ice cream makes you happy, say Unilever scientists
After the dank summer and sales of 2004, ice cream makers looking
to boost 2005 figures will find comfort in new research that claims
ice cream actually 'makes you happy', reports Lindsey
Food manufacturers should go ethnic
Food retailers - and manufacturers - should grab the opportunities
available to increase their share of the ethnic food market, said
an expert at the Food Marketing Institute Show in Chicago,
writes Philippa Nuttall.