Cholesterol-lowering snacks possible
Researchers at Brandeis University claim that they have found a way
for food manufacturers to make snack foods that lower cholesterol
National Starch explains Innovation
Innovation is the watchword in National Starch's rebranded image
but what does this really mean and what does the company hope to
achieve from its makeover, asks Philippa Nuttall?
China expands squeezed margins for flavour firms
Europe and the US continue to dominate demand in the €4.5 billion
flavours market, but Asia Pacific region is quickly catching up
thanks to high single-digit growth, reveal figures from a new
report, writes Lindsey Partos.
Consolidation marks food fermentation industry
Fending off price erosion, the landscape of the fermentation
industry continues to change as ingredients firms consolidate for
market strength in €10.97 billion industry, writes Lindsey
US staff undergoes changes at Danisco
Danisco underwent a new year staff shake-up last week with six
promotions announced by the company.
Steroids to bulk out food crops?
Fundamental research could bring added bulk to crop harvests used
extensively by the food industry.
Solae raises soy lecithin prices
Solae announced on Friday that it was to up the price of its soy
lecithin products because of rising costs.
IFF sales dip, but profits rise
International Flavors & Fragrances on Wednesday announced
higher profits for Q4, but sales dipped slightly as a result of a
poor performance from its European fruit preparations business.
McCormick's profits move up a notch
Leading spice company McCormick posted a minute rise in profit in
the fourth quarter as higher costs reduced the firm's margins.
Soy still growing, but consumers need more info
Soy sales have slowed in the US in recent years, but the ingredient
is still leading the food ingredients' pack, according to a recent
report from Mintel, reports Philippa Nuttall.
Cargill meets investment as polyol market paces forward
Ingredients supplier Cargill targets the steadily growing polyol
branch of the sweeteners market, signing off over €76 ($99.16)
million in investments at plants in Europe and the US.
Ongoing opportunites from convenience in 2005
Convenience, that dominated growth in global product categories
form 2003 to 2004, will drive new product development in the next
12 months. Drinkable yoghurts, sugar substitutes and pre-prepared
foods all enjoyed year on year double-digit...
Bearish prices for palm oil push Malaysia to consider crop cuts
Food makers enjoying bearish prices for palm oil used extensively
in food applications could see a rise as Malaysia, the world's
number one producer, builds plans to reduce palm oil production,
writes Lindsey Partos.
Soybean rust threat in 2005
Asian soybean rust could prove a real threat to yield and
profitability during 2005, according to a statement put out today
by the Illinois Soybean Association.
Monsanto enters veg seed market
Monsanto announced on Monday that it has acquired leading seed
company Seminis, but denied that it had any immediate plans to
genetically modify the seed, reports Philippa Nuttall.