Cow genes decide cheese type and quality
A Canadian scientist is claiming that he has identified which cows
genes help to determine the quality and type of cheese.
Furan formation in food: improved understanding
Shedding light on how the carcinogen furan forms in foods,
scientists have opened up possible solutions to tackle this
potential problem for the food industry.
Bread sales dip impacts Novozymes food business
Sales for food enzymes crept up by a slight two per cent in 2004
for number one enzymes player Novozymes, but a boost in low carb
beverages continues to lift profit.
Court gets tough on organic ingredients
Conversion to organic farming to supply a growing demand from the
food industry could prove more difficult after a court ruling
issued this week.
Food crop and taste link needs to be explored
The link between taste, and the production of a food crop, needs to
be explored, claim food scientists on the back of new research into
the widely consumed potato.
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.