As an army of chemists around the world continues the march towards
replicating in the laboratory the sweetest gifts from nature, a
small group in West Africa is determined to stake a claim in the
Yu-Point, the largest grain trading company in Serbia and
Montenegro, is about to expand further with the help of a €12
million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development and Fortis Bank, a leading Dutch-Belgian...
The ongoing consumer desire for natural ingredients, combined with
a growing interest in more complex and authentic flavours, will
drive market demand for flavours and fragrances in the US to a
value of $4.4 billion (€3.4bn) by 2007.
The University of Maryland is embarking on a tour of the
Netherlands and Denmark to discuss some of the problems that may
face the users of milking machines that are designed to boost milk
production while improving animal welfare.
Funding to bolster research into new food uses for cereals and
oilseeds is behind a fresh R&D strategy released by the UK
cereals industry this week, a move designed to open up new market
opportunities for the sector.
Confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes has announced plans to
increase the efficiency and productivity of its Trebor Bassett
manufacturing sites in Bournville and Somerdale, UK. The company
has warned that as part of this programme,...
Sales of the high intensity sweetener acesulfame K look set to rise
for ingredients firm Nutrinova with the company confirming this
week that the FDA has approved its non-carbohydrate sweetener
Sunett as a general purpose sweetener...
Forthcoming European legislation on health claims could pose a
roadblock to rapid market expansion of polyphenols, the plant-based
antioxidants gaining increasing attention for their
disease-fighting actions, warns a new report.
Bunge, the world's top oilseed processor, last week said it was
looking to cream off a gain of about $2 million, or 2 cents per
share, on the sale of its US bakery business to privately-held Dawn
Food giant Cargill has acquired OCG Cacao, a major supplier of
industrial chocolate to the European food industry. The deal, which
was initially announced in September, has been completed following
the necessary regulatory approvals.
Spain might well have a culinary heritage to rival that of France,
but like it trans-Pyrenean neighbour, consumption patterns have
been changing over the last few years, with more hectic lifestyles
(even in the land of the siesta)...
The Confectionery Manufacturing Expo has said that ZDS Solingen,
The Central College of the German Confectionery Trade, will be
organising the seminar programme at the event in Germany, 27th to
The British are the biggest consumers of chocolate in Europe,
munching their way through more than 10 kg each every year. A
reflection of Britain's ongoing love affair with snacking - and
consumers' reluctance to choose...