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Canadian company, IdeaPacked Communications, has developed new labelling technology for the nutraceutical and dietary supplements industry. It is said to provide a more efficient and cost-effective means of multi-functional labelling...

UK food makers prepare for new food allergen rules

While universally welcomed by food manufacturers, retailers and consumer allergy groups alike, one aspect of the new European directive on food allergen labelling has proved unpopular and is now slated...

Menlo adopts RFID software

Supply chain management firm Menlo Worldwide has added a warehouse management system with radio frequency identification (RFID) capabilities to its offering in order to help suppliers and manufacturers meet the...

Kellogg sets up European HQ in Ireland

US cereals and snacks group Kellogg is to centralise its European operations in a new office in Ireland, giving it a major presence in the market with the world's highest...

Starch firm petitions FDA to break fibre out of 'total carbohydrate content'

The complex issue of carbohydrate labelling fired up by the low-carb trend will move up a gear next month when the FDA is expected to release proposed rules on how...

Denmark bans fortified cereals under new fortification policy

Vitamin-enriched products made by Kellogg, the world's biggest cereal maker, have been blocked from entering the Danish market by a new policy for assessing the safety of fortified foods.

EU funds pour into obesity issue

Brussels invests in the fat issue backing a five-year programme to investigate the most effective way dietary fat change could impact the current worldwide obesity epidemic.

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...

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