Salmonella kit delivers results in under a day, company claims
A new testing kit for Salmonella promises to deliver results in
less than a day.
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).
Tea's brain health benefit link gets more support
Both green and black tea could protect against age-related diseases
like Alzheimer's, says a new study, adding yet more support to the
benefits of tea extract on brain health.
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
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.
BASF launches non-GM maize solution for Africa
BASF has developed a non-GM solution to help African maize farmers
eradicate a disease that is costing them an estimated € 1.2 billion
New genome deal to boost Danone probiotic R&D
France's Danone has announced a three-year licence with US-based
Integrated Genomics for access to the ERGO database and genomic
discovery system to enhance the group's probiotic understanding and
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
Beta-glucan fruit drink lowers bad cholesterol levels
Soluble fibre beta-glucan could lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, and
seems more efficient when put in beverages, claims new research.
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 costs.
Genencor launches enzyme technology for meat processors
Genencor International is to launch its Prionzyme as a sanetising
device for meat processors - equipment that will help ensure
optimum hygiene and also prevent the spread of Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy in slaughter houses.
ARS researchers create high fiber fat replacer
Researchers from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have
created a fat replacement additive rich in soluble fiber,
beta-glucan, to tap into the low-fat food market.