All news articles for November 2009

New regulation to impact liquorice prices, says leading supplier

New regulation to impact liquorice prices, says leading supplier

By Jane Byrne

Confectionery makers can expect no let up in the current high liquorice prices due to the fact that pending EU regulation, setting limits for the first time on Ochratoxin A (OTA) levels in the ingredient, will impose further pressures, claims a leading...

Krill conflict could threaten omega-3 potential

Krill conflict could threaten omega-3 potential

The krill category and the science backing it are still emerging, but there are many who believe krill extracts have the potential to 'go big' in the healthy foods arena. Very big.

US food waste impacts climate, say scientists

US food waste impacts climate, say scientists

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Americans waste about 1,400 calories-worth of food per person a day – or 40 percent of total food supply – with implications for climate change and obesity, claim US researchers.

Chocolate market set to consolidate, says analyst

Chocolate market set to consolidate, says analyst

By Jane Byrne

The chocolate sector looks set for further consolidation with the smaller players struggling to offset higher cocoa prices, claims one market analyst as the rumour mill goes into full gear over potential rivals to Kraft for a Cadbury takeover.