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A dream for chocoholics

A dream for chocoholics

Canadian biopharmaceutical company Forbes Medi-Tech this week
reports on study results showing that chocolate, containing its
cholesterol-lowering phytosterol ingredient Reducol, significanly
reduced LDL cholesterol in people with...

Is Adams right for Cadbury?

Is Adams right for Cadbury?

Rumours have resurfaced concerning a potential bid for the Adams
confectionery business by the UK's Cadbury Schweppes. While such a
bid would undoubtedly strengthen the British group's market
position, analysts at Euromonitor...

Too sweet to resist

Too sweet to resist

Cargill Sweeteners North America forms marketing alliance with
sugar beet cooperative to sell and distribute its sugar products to
food and beverage manufacturers. Both companies hope the agreement
will lead to the development of...

Go-ahead for chocoholics

Go-ahead for chocoholics

More research to suggest that chocolate could be of benefit arrived
this week with scientists in the US suggesting that dietary
flavonols found in certain chocolates and cocoa could improve blood
vessel function.

Codex discusses fats and oils

Codex discusses fats and oils

In light of the 18th session of the Codex Committee on Fats and
Oils to be held in London, UK on 3-7 February 2003, the US
Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration said
this week that they are to sponsor a public...

Britons are top of the chocs!

Britons are top of the chocs!

The UK eats more chocolate than any other nation in Europe, some
660.9 million kg to be precise. Chocolate accounts for 30 per cent
of the total confectionery market in the UK, but sugar
confectionery sales are also booming, driven...

Sugar bail-out less than sweet

Sugar bail-out less than sweet

A federal government bail-out of the Australian sugar industry was
under threat on Tuesday after business and opposition groups, in
particular food manufacturers, objected to a three cent a kilogram
levy to fund the $120 million plan...

Acrylamide update

Acrylamide update

In May 2002 Swedish scientists released information that
acrylamide, a potential carcinogen, had been found in a range of
foods. Food agencies across the world are monitoring the situation
very closely. An upcoming conference in the...

SIAL boasts the best of NPD

SIAL boasts the best of NPD

It is an undisputable fact that modern consumers are constantly
driving food developers to new heights - and it is nowhere more
evident than in the field of health. At SIAL, the food and drink
industry extravaganza taking place in...

Cheaper chocolate?

Cheaper chocolate?

New research from the US claims that new, high-yielding selections
of Theobroma cacao, may offer new hope to the world's cacao
growers - and to chocolate manufacturers and chocolate lovers
across the world.

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