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Teikoku revolutionises counterfeit-proof packaging

Japan-based engineering firm Teikoku Piston Ring has developed a hologram identification label that brings anti-counterfeiting packaging to new levels.

Sweetener settlement knocks ADM profits

US ingredients giant ADM saw double-digit sales growth for the year but overall profits were dragged down by a recent payout of millions of dollars to leading food and beverage...

Toray Plastics develops cutting edge packaging films

Toray Plastics has developed what it describes as a new line of technologically advanced, value-added OPP and PET packaging films, designed to achieve longer shelf life and easier handling.

Chocolate makers go head-to-head

Two of the biggest chocolate makers in the UK are to launch products which will directly compete with some of each other's biggest brands - an indication, perhaps, that the...

Moves in UK confectionery ingredients

UK confectionery firm Glisten Confectionery has gained a stronger foothold at the higher end of the confectionery market after food ingredients business Kiril Mischeff sold its House of York toffee...

Food labels need to be better, say UK consumers

Food makers need to write clearer food labels so that consumers can easily understand the ingredients used in the food formulation, finds a new report released in the UK this...

Tate & Lyle makes sweetener settlement

Ending a long running lawsuit the US unit of UK starch and sugar group Tate & Lyle will pay out £55 million (€89m) to settle an anti-trust lawsuit on high...

New science to cut obesity levels

Scientists have moved one step closer to understanding how the world could cut mounting obesity levels, charting a map of how the 'fat' hormone leptin travels through the body.

Huber buys number one xanthan gum and pectin slot

Family-owned US firm JM Huber has become the number one pectin, xanthan gum and CMC supplier after yesterday agreeing to buy leading hydrocolloid firm CP Kelco from merchant bank Lehman...

GM ingredients on EU labels rare, survey finds

Food makers working on the European stage today are matching consumer concerns over genetically modified organisms, largely selecting non-GMO ingredients for their food formulations, highlights a new survey.

Food authority issues warning over low-cal sweetener

The Australian food watchdog has issued a warning over a low-cal sweetener that could harm consumers who are intolerant to the fruit sugar fructose, advising these people to avoid the...

Food allergen labels tighten in US

Food makers operating in Europe shortly face new labelling rules for food allergens on food labels, and as the US cleared its own new rules yesterday, manufacturers present in the...

Honey formulations to get cheaper?

Competition for European suppliers of honey has ramped up with Brussels clearing the way to end a two year ban on food imports from China which should pave the way...

GMA urges no new regulations for RFID

The GMA has said that while there are legitimate privacy implications concerning RFID and EPC, the technology stills offers manufacturers and industry significant benefits.

Scientists defend popular bulk sweetener

Welcomed by sweetener suppliers, scientists at the world's biggest food ingredients exhibition claim this week that there is no credible evidence to 'single out' the common sweetener high fructose corn...

Mint in anti-cancer trials

Researchers at the University of Salford, Manchester, have discovered a type of mint leaf, long used in traditional Chinese medicine, that appears to destroy cancer cells.

Tobacco-style laws needed to curb food industry excesses?

Tough restrictions on the marketing of food products - along the lines of those in place for many years in the tobacco industry - are the best solution to the...

FSA to tackle children's food

The thorny issue of the way in which the food industry promotes its products to children is to be addressed by the UK's Food Standards Agency. But will the latest...

Scientist calls for risk test to protect chocolate crops

Hanging as a persistent threat to the chocolate industry witches' broom disease is capable of wiping out entire cacao crops and sending the price of chocolate rocketing. Despite ongoing research...

Food processors work towards energy reduction

Food giants such as Unilever, Kraft and Campina have put in place measures to achieve significant reductions in energy consumption, underlining the trend towards growing corporate environmental responsibility.

Natural colours raise 3Q results for Chr Hansen

Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen has benefited from the growing demand by food makers for natural colours. Higher sales of natural colours helped to lift profit figures in a third...

China continues to dominate world honey production

Although the market for honey in China has fluctuated in recent years the country continues to be by far the leading producer in the world. And with per capita consumption...

Energy reduction: Are manufacturers doing enough?

Global warming is a real threat and needs to be addressed now, argues BP group chief executive John Browne. He says that manufacturers need to start taking steps immediately to...

Chinese competition knives EU citric acid players

Pricing pressure on the global market for citric acid has forced DSM of the Netherlands to lay off staff at its Citrique Belge unit. And there's no sign of a...

Cargill buys stronger position in EU chocolate ingredients

US agri-giant Cargill has carved a deeper position in the European chocolate market after Swiss firm Nestlé sold two cocoa processing activities to the acquisitive private company.

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