Due to scientific uncertainty over a BSE-type disease affecting
sheep and goats, the UK's food regulator is expected to issue today
further precautionary advice about eating mutton and to propose
EU-wide labelling rules for products...
Californian nutraceutical developer Metagenics is firming up its
presence in Europe with the acquisition of Biodynamics, which
helped it make its first inroads into the Benelux countries as a
distributor to health care professionals.
European amino acid manufacturers feeling the pinch from cheaper
Chinese imports should consider entering into joint ventures in
Asia, advises Frost and Sullivan, since manufacturing costs are
lower but quality is still high.
The world's largest ingredients firm Cargill has agreed to discuss
its soy production facilities in Brazil's Amazon basin with
Greenpeace, after a co-ordinated activist attack caused mayhem at
three Cargill International...
The Dutch chemicals group DSM is on course to significantly bolster
its presence as a supplier to China's food industry, with major
investments in ingredient production expected to bear fruit in two
BASF's fine chemicals division is bolstered by higher sales volume
of aroma chemicals and vitamins A and E for animal nutrition, but
the pressure over vitamin C and lysine has not abated, dragging
down the division's profitability.
DSM Nutrition has reported five per cent growth in both sales and
operating profits in Q1 2005 - a result that sits well with an
excellent picture for the group overall and could point towards
another positive year.