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The evening meal is when the majority of overweight consumers receive those extra calories too many, according to recent research by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The EC has cleared Cargill's acquisition of Degussa's food ingredients business after ruling that the move would not stifle competition within the lecithin market.
Tate & Lyle's latest trading update is encouraging, but it underlines how challenging life is in the shadow of the EU's new sugar regime.
DSM has today announced its withdrawal from the aspartame business, citing price erosion and unprofitability as key factors.
Norwegian researchers are developing a new chewable capsule for omega-3, primarily aimed at small children who have trouble swallowing normal capsules.
Wrigley has invested in a research centre in a bid to boost the credibility of its chewing gum as consumers turn towards healthier lifestyles.
Proposed guidelines to restrict food advertising directed at children will herald a new era of tighter regulatory control in the UK, according to food law experts at Eversheds.
Food and beverage firms making premium products will cope best with the current surge in price of both Chinese and imported sugar, with higher margins to cover the rise in...
A wrinkle-free pack film for confectionary products has been launched into the European market.
A long-standing spat about nutritional food labelling between the food industry, the European parliament and the Environment Committee trundles on even though two major compromises have been laid on the...
Six months after its launch, a new sweetener that claims to be all-natural, low calorie, low glycemic, nutritionally fortified and fully functional has attracted "staggering" interest. FoodNavigator-USA talks to manufacturer...
Drastic cost cutting and nutritional products has boosted House of Brussels Chocolates chance of making a profit, according to its latest financial results.
The food industry's debate on nutritional labelling has taken its latest twist, with Sainsbury's suspending its membership of the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Ad van Geloven, the Dutch food group, has reached a final agreement with Unilever to acquire snack business Mora for an undisclosed fee.
Danisco's consolidated profit plummeted 25 per cent as expected to DKK 726 million for the nine months to 31 January, due largely to costs associated with integrating enzyme business Genencor.
A canola oil product, a cocoa drink and a chocolate gum are among the fifteen food and drink items listed in a new online nanotechnology database.
Dynamic Food Ingredients (DFI) has licensed technology designed to make the production of xylitol, a natural sweetener that is claimed to have health benefits, more affordable.
Elementary and middle schools in Illinois could be banned from selling junk food and soda in a move designed to improve children's health and mental abilities through good nutrition.
Greencore, the ingredients and food service group, said EU sugar reform would force it to pull out of the sugar sector this year, effectively spelling the end of sugar processing...
Swiss premium chocolate maker Lindt has confirmed record 2005 sales despite Europe's sluggish chocolate market.
Consumer confidence in food safety in the UK is recovering from the low levels it had reached last year after the Sudan 1 food scare, according to a new survey.
Glisten, the UK-based confectionery and snack group, has reported encouraging interim results and has set its sights on tapping consumers' appetite for healthy eating.
Like other convenience food producers in the UK, Northern Foods is struggling amidst sliding sales - issuing its second profit warning in two months as consumers shun biscuits, pastries and...
Tate & Lyle's US food ingredients team has developed a new crunchy snack coating for products including fruits and nuts, which claims to produce snacks that are soft on the...
UK company Multiple Marketing has developed a new range of functional cereal bars in an attempt to cash in on the increasing demand for nutritionally beneficial and innovative wellness products...
The European Commission has reopened debate on harmonising and increasing legislation on food labelling across the bloc, a move that could potentially lead to greater costs for businesses.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would standardize food safety labeling requirements throughout the US, a move that would bring significant benefits to the food industry.
A dual lane x-ray system allows two streams of different food products to be inspected simultaneously on one machine.
Over manufacturer's objections the UK's food regulator yesterday approved a colour-coded nutritional labelling scheme for products.
Brain-power foods, portion control and products targeting the senior population are likely to be the food sectors to look out for in 2006, according to Mintel.
Danisco says that the finalisation of the new EU sugar regime and the recently announced transitional measures will not affect the firm's planned efficiency drive.
Fifteen local councils in the UK will receive funding from the Chewing Gum Action Group (CGAG) to help combat gum litter.
The world's cocoa suppliers are meeting in Italy this week to discuss sustainable production, an issue blighting the growth of the industry.
Flavour firm Quest has developed an allergen-free flavour range that perfectly mimics nut flavours without actually being derived from nuts.
By not doing enough to tackle the growing obesity crisis, the food and beverage industry is storing up problems for the future, claims a new report.
The EC's proposal for a one-year cut of 2.5 million tonnes (13.6 per cent) in sugar, isoglucose and inulin syrup production has been accepted.
Kraft's Milka brand of chocolate has been named the most recognised brand name in the countries of the former Yugoslavia, according to a report.
The UK government has launched a consultation on standards for food sold in schools following recommendations from the School Food Trust calling for a ban on confectionery and snacks.
Danisco has developed a new range of completely allergen-free antimicrobials and protective cultures that could help food makers achieve allergen-free products.
Poor 2005 results could mark a watershed for ingredients giant CSM, which is in the process of refocusing its business strategy.
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