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Study finds obesity lifestyle links

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).

EC clears Cargill Degussa acquisition

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 shares slide despite encouraging update

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 pulls out of aspartame market

DSM has today announced its withdrawal from the aspartame business, citing price erosion and unprofitability as key factors.

Norwegian scientists develop omega-3 'candy'

Norwegian researchers are developing a new chewable capsule for omega-3, primarily aimed at small children who have trouble swallowing normal capsules.

Wrigley looks to boost gum's health appeal

Wrigley has invested in a research centre in a bid to boost the credibility of its chewing gum as consumers turn towards healthier lifestyles.

Food ads to kids to be restricted

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.

High sugar price may boost shift to premium products in China

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...

Wrinkle-free film launched in European market

A wrinkle-free pack film for confectionary products has been launched into the European market.

EU healthy labelling proposals edge towards resolution

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...

US firm boasts next generation sweetener

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...

House of Brussels Chocolates' Q3 shows signs of hope

Drastic cost cutting and nutritional products has boosted House of Brussels Chocolates chance of making a profit, according to its latest financial results.

Food labelling fight splits UK retailers

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 makes Mora move

Ad van Geloven, the Dutch food group, has reached a final agreement with Unilever to acquire snack business Mora for an undisclosed fee.

Danisco profit impacted by acquisitions and costs

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.

Nanotech database compiles consumer items on the market

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.

DFI invests in xylitol sweetener technology

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.

New rules could ban soda and junk food from Illinois schools

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 pull-out to end Ireland's sugar industry

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...

Lindt offsets rising costs to deliver record 2005 sales

Swiss premium chocolate maker Lindt has confirmed record 2005 sales despite Europe's sluggish chocolate market.

Consumer confidence in food safety on the rise?

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 sees growth in healthy eating

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.

Healthy eating trend endangers Northern Foods

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 and Lyle targets snack makers with new crispy coating

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...

Tesco functional cereal bars fortify healthcare shelves

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...

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