Clarinol closer to Novel Foods approval
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has won approval for use in foods
and beverages within the European Union from the Food Safety
Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
Tereos confirms interest in Danisco sugar
French sugar and food solutions company Tereos has confirmed it is
hoping to acquire Danisco's sugar business, and that it is bidding
against Germany's Nordzucker.
Sales soar for Chinese potato starch supplier
There is evidence that European potato starch suppliers are losing
out to Chinese competitors, as anti-dumping measures drive rampant
growth for leading Chinese starch maker.
EU moves to restrict Ukrainian sunflower oil imports
The European Commission has set tough import standards for
Ukrainian sunflower oil following the recent discovery that some
products were contaminated.
Agrana acquires half of Studen's sugar sales operations
Leading sugar and starch producer in Central and Eastern Europe,
Agrana has announced it has acquired, subject to regulatory
authority approval, 50 per cent of the shares in the sugar sales
operations of the Studen Group, Vienna.
EFSA gives green light to six flavouring agents
Six flavouring agents used in a variety of foods are cleared by
Europe's risk assessor but industry is still awaiting the outcome
for seven other agents evaluated at the same time.
International wheat prices could decline, production rise
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Outlook report
published yesterday confirms that wheat prices could decline in the
US trade harmed by EU banana regime, rules WTO
The European Union's banana import regime breaks international
trade laws and thereby damages US trade rights, said the World
Trade Organization (WTO) today.
New EU rules for enzyme market one step closer
Rules authorising enzymes need to be updated and simplified, and
enzymes should be authorised only where the consumer benefits, said
Europe's Environment committee, clearing the next hurdle in a
new legal framework for enzyme...
ABF-GBI competition review extended
The European Commission has extended its competition review of the
planned acquisition by Associated British Foods (ABF) of some parts
of GB Ingredients' business by one month.
Rumours suggest no need for nano regulations
Forthcoming advice will be against establishing regulations
specific to nanotechnology, suggest rumours circulating in the
Innovation: the fast before the feast
Last week's Vitafoods trade show highlighted a drop in ingredient
innovation with many companies placing the blame at the door of
Europe's evolving health claims legislation.
Tate & Lyle secures seven year supply with Fiji
Ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has entered an agreement with Fiji
Sugar Corporation for the supply of 300,000 tonnes of raw sugar per
year till 2015, amid developments in the EU sugar regime.
Risk tool from Commission detects aflatoxin in food supply chain
European food industry must continue its crack down on food safety
as the European Commission identifies six food alerts in just seven
FrieslandCampina may be operational by end 2008
Members of Friesland Foods and Campina have voted in favour of the
proposed merger, marking a major step forward in bringing the two
dairy cooperatives and companies together.