The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is slowly taking form -
several months behind schedule - with the announcement this week
that it is currently on the look out for scientists to join its
scientific committee and scientific...
Food ingredients giant Cargill this week reported $319 million in
earnings from continuing operations for the 2003 second quarter, a
25 per cent rise on last year's figure of $256 million. The
company's net income for the...
Two of the biggest names in US agriculture have joined forces to
create a new company focused on speciality ingredients, in
particular soy proteins and lecithins. DuPont will control the
company, dubbed Solae, with Bunge taking a...
The board of directors for the National Food Processors Association
in the US has approved a position on the use of food crops for
production of plant-made pharmaceuticals (PMP) and industrial
compounds. Undoubtedly the move will...
With the aim of improving scientific understanding in the European
Union, in November this year Brussels witnessed the launch of one
of the biggest research programmes in the world - the Sixth
Framework Programme (FP6). A slice of...
With falling livestock numbers across Europe, feed antioxidant
manufacturers are suffering from lower volumes and lower prices -
causing them to look at the natural antioxidant market in an effort
to increase revenues. The category...
European ministers have reached a political agreement on
genetically modified foods and feed, paving the way towards some of
the toughest legislation on GMOs in the world. Although a supporter
of GM labelling, the European food industry...
Swedish company Biacore is currently leading the way in global food
safety testing solutions. FoodProductionDaily.com spoke to
company vice-president Esa Stenberg to find out about the
latest developments in its food safety testing...
Food manufacturers could be hit by a global shortage of grain and
wheat supplies, as harvest forecasts for the 2002-03 season look
increasingly unfavourable. With global stocks being eaten away,
what remains to be seen is how much...
Food and biotechnology industries in the US breathed a collective
sigh of relief this week as the voters of the US state of Oregon
voiced a resounding 'no' to Measure 27, an initiative that would
have required labels on...
German chemicals group BASF said this week that while on schedule
with its expansion of vitamin E production, first announced in
2001, it was anticipating supply bottlenecks at its Ludwigshafen
plant between now and April next year.
A new study supported by the US National Cancer Research body is
set to investigate recent concerns that a growth promoter widely
used in the US cattle industry could be linked to an increase in
the risk of breast cancer.
The US has complained to the World Trade Organisation about the
recent decision in the EU to tighten the labelling restrictions for
GM products, increasing the likelihood of a new trade war between
the two blocs, warns Friends of...
Greencore, the Irish ingredients and food producer, is predicting a
decline in its net debt for 2002 as its core operations continue to
improve despite continued difficulties in its ambient grocery
EU committee backs Commission proposals to reverse enforced testing
of fish products from China. In March this year Member States
blocked certain Chinese products over fears of banned antibiotic
The European Union Commission has given the go ahead for US-based
Bunge to buy a 55 per cent stake in French competitor Cereol , in a
move that gives the company key production facilities in Europe and
creates the world's largest...
Rice grains with less phytic acid could mean improved nutrition for
the world's malnourished, more nutritious animal feed and less
potential for water pollution from manure, reports the US
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)...
Malaysian plantation group IOI Corp is buying the Unilever group's
speciality oils and fats division for RM814 million (€218.5m), a
move that will give it an instant market presence and manufacturing
facilities in Europe, North...
Uni-President Enterprises, Taiwan's largest food conglomerate, is
planning to invest in a multimillion-dollar integrated flour
milling facility in the Philippines, according to a report in the
Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Pilgrim's Pride, the US-based poultry producer, has announced that
following an outbreak of flu that decimated its stocks and
subsequent disappointing financial results, it is to consolidate a
number of its processing operations.
Dairy Park, LLC - a subsidiary of Bion Environmental Technologies -
has entered into an agreement with investors Dr. Michael McCloskey
and Timothy den Dulk to develop, own and operate a number of large
dairy facilities in the US.
The Germans may have breathed a collective sigh of relief this week
when the EU decided not to impose a ban on organic food exports
following fears of nitrofen contamination but all this could change
following news this week that...
The fate of a significant part of this year's UK pea harvest hung
in the balance this week after one of the biggest pea processing
factories in Britain closed with the loss of 320 jobs, reports the
An advisory committee to the European Parliament has ruled that
draft rules on the labelling of genetically modified foods should
be toughened, to the delight of anti-GM campaigners throughout the
British company Volac International is forming a joint venture
company with Dutch group D.O.C Kaas. The new business will use
cutting edge technology to process whey for the health food and
animal feed ingredients markets.
Consumers need clear information about genetically modified (GM)
food, but tough European Commission proposals planning compulsory
labels for all food products made from gene crops are unworkable, a
UK parliamentary report said.
Genetically modified foods pose no greater health risk than
conventional foods, but the US government should scrutinise more
closely the safety of new biotech products, the investigative arm
of Congress has said.
San Miguel Pure Foods Co . Inc., the processed meat and poultry
unit of conglomerate San Miguel Corp., said Thursday that it plans
to spend 3 billion pesos (€6.5million) to expand its facilities
this year, optimistic of its growth...
First quarter sales at pharmaceutical giant Roche were up 5 per
cent in Swiss franc terms to SFr7.4 billion (€5m), with good
performances from the group's other divisions more than offsetting
a decline at the vitamins arm.
US food company Cargill, the new owner of French starch
manufacturer Cerestar, reported $161 million (€182m) in earnings
for the third quarter ended February 28, up 63 per cent from $99
million earned in the same period a year ago.
In a rare interview , Cargill, the US food group, spoke to Laurent
Flallo from Les Echos, and set out the rationale behind its
recent acquisition, the biggest in the company's 137-year history,
of French starch company Cerestar.
The American Association of Cereal Chemists, a group that evolved
out of the need to create standardised methodology for the cereal
grains industry, is to expand to include the growing field of
Finnish firm Atria Oyj has developed the first two meat products to
contain Benecol, the cholesterol-lowering stanol ester ingredient
from Finnish company Raisio. The new products, chicken meatballs
and frankfurters, were recently...