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.
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...
Food manufacturers using the sweetener cyclamate face change as
they come to grips with new European rules that radically reduce
the use of this man-made, non-caloric sweetener 30 times as sweet
as sucrose. German ingredients firm...
A lack of integration at a European level is 'severely hampering'
efforts to co-ordinate stakeholder efforts - food industry and
independent scientists - in the area of chemical contaminants in
food, warn Swedish scientists....
A new US study reports that the higher cocoa, lower sugar content
and antioxidant properties of premium dark chocolate are making it
a more attractive for health-conscious consumers, especially the
growing number of those counting...
A new guide from CCFRA has been launched to help microbiologists
assess the reliability of results from food tests. Stringent new EU
laws require food manufacturers to show a thorough understanding of
all food processes, writes Anthony...
The US government's latest measures to tackle obesity have been
attacked by consumer groups for relying on the 'self-policing' of
the food industry and not leading to major initiatives to drive
change. But the proposed...
Researchers at the University College of Dublin are claiming that
real time process control for food manufacturers - and more
specifically the confectionery sector - has been advanced thanks to
pioneering work into viscosity measurement...
Quality is an issue that has plagued many food processors in Russia
over the years. But one company, Kraft Foods, claims that its
operations there - where it is a leading player in confectionery
and coffee - have witnessed tremendous...
Acquisitions for UK food, ingredients and retail firm Associated
British Foods are key to reducing dependency of group profits on
ABF's leading revenue source British Sugar. This week the company
signs a deal with Unilever to...
Expecting a higher uptake of vegetable fats by European chocolate
manufacturers following the new '5 per cent' chocolate rule, Danish
oils and fats supplier Aarhus United sees a drop in income for
2003, compounded by currency...
Wheat, corn and soybean prices will remain high for much of 2004,
warns the US agency Fitch Ratings, with the industry likely to see
a continual shifting of higher ingredients costs onto the food
manufacturer. But tough negotiations...
Almost one in four (23 per cent) German adults admits to often
skipping meals to keep their weight down - a massive 17.5 million
people. But according to a new survey of European dieting habits,
Germans are also the least likely to...