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...
Omega Protein Corporation, the leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil
and specialty fish meal products in the US, has reported net
profits of $3.9 million (€4.5m) for 2001, a welcome return to the
black after losses of $16.7 million...
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) on Monday announced
details of a comprehensive report from its BSE Sub-committee
looking at strategies to reduce the incidence of BSE in Ireland and
whether these would add value in terms...
Consumers are most concerned about issues such as food poisoning,
BSE and pesticides, reveals a recent consumer survey conducted by
the UK Food Standards Agency. Although they are more aware about
the meaning behind food labels there...
US encapsulated ingredients producer, Balchem Encapsulates,
recently reported a record fourth quarter for sales and net income.
The results were based on growth in the core segments of the
company combined with results of the mid-year...
The vitamin price fixing affair which has already seen a cartel of
some of the world's major producers fined by the European and US
authorities is continuing in other parts of the world. This week
saw the Australian Federal Court...