New research appears to absolve the soft drinks industry from
responsibility for the low calcium intake among US adolescents but
it suggests that creative and effective ways of increasing levels
of the mineral, such as through fortified...
'It is incorrect to focus on any specific food or ingredient in
attempting to address obesity,' cautions the US food industry, in
the face of mounting criticism that sugar intake plays a key role
in today's overweight...
Days after EU ministers at the Agriculture Council huddled together
to chew over impending changes to the sugar regime, leading
sweeteners group Tate & Lyle tells the market that no surprises
are in store for 2005.
Exports of sugar confectionery from Switzerland rose by more than
10 per cent last year, offsetting a mediocre performance on the
home market. But with imports taking a lesser share of sales this
year, the industry hopes that focusing...
One of Lithuania's leading grain processors, Malsena, has announced
that it is to invest in a pasta manufacturing venture aimed at
diversifying its current product portfolio and turning its
Danish sugar and ingredients firm Danisco closes on its xanthan gum
production deal in China, consolidating the firm's stabiliser
presence in this emerging market. Just days after the firm posted a
weaker third quarter as higher...
End-to-end traceability is like the table stakes in a poker game -
if you don't have it, you won't stay in the game, argues an
industry expert. This new way of thinking could have a significant
impact on food production,...
Food processors are increasingly turning to customised emulsifiers
to improve efficiency and overall outcome, according to market
analyst Frost & Sullivan. The growth in this market has been
boosted by the rapid growth of the...
Glacier Mints manufacturer Fox's Confectionery is to deploy a
Tropos ERP system at its Leicester head office and factory. The
Tropos system, to be supplied and managed by SSI, is due to go live
in the summer, writes Anthony Fletcher.
Leading Taiwanese soft drinks maker, Hey Song, has taken the plunge
into the ever-growing China market, having announced that it is to
make a significant investment to build a production facility in the
south of the country.
European customers are demanding greater assurances of quality and
hygiene in their food products. A recent conference on the
packaging of fish examined at what the industry was doing to meet
Petro-Canada has launched a new trolley fluid for meat-processing
operations that it claims offers unmatched protection against wear,
rust and drips. The manufacturer says that while the fluid has been
designed to deal with the harshest...
Retailers and food manufacturers are working more closely than ever
to create products designed for contemporary lifestyles, based on
the latest technology. This has resulted in an explosion in the
market for ready to eat meals, a...