New fees to be imposed for breaches of food safety rules
The UK regulator this week released industry guidance on a
regulation due to come into force 14 December, which impose
higher fees on companies that fail to follow food safety
Enzyme-modified canola protein could improve gelling
Enzymatic modification of protein from canola could enhance the
gelling properties of the canola protein isolate, and boost its
potential as a food ingredient, suggests a new study from Canada.
Natural feed finalised for organic fish
The Soil Association has declared the elimination of synthetic
antioxidants in its certified organic fish feeds, giving a new
layer of assurance to consumers who wish to purchase organic
Price of vitamin E rises on back of production costs
DSM Nutritional Product has released specifics on its price
increases for vitamin E, which have resulted from the rising cost
of raw materials, energy and transportation.
GM feed warning could spark additional consumer resistance
Nearly all the milk, dairy products and pork in the UK are produced
from animals fed on genetically modified (GM) crops, and none are
labelled, according to a study by an organic lobby group.
Glanbia predicts another milk price rise
Consumers look likely to bear the brunt of further hikes in milk
prices, as Glanbia consumer foods boss Colin Gordon warns that his
company can carry raw material costs no longer.
ADM offers soy as dairy protein alternative
ADM has launched a new line of soya proteins for use in place
of expensive dairy ingredients or to extend milk supply, in the
light of high prices that caused manufacturers' costs to escalate
Asian convenience demand spurs ABF expansion
ABF Ingredients is expanding its Ohly yeast extract business into
Asia with the construction of a new yeast plant in China, the
company has announced.
DSM underscores probiotics potential with Ganeden
DSM Venturing has stumped up part of a $12m investment round in US
probiotics company Ganeden, which it expects will help it establish
a presence in a fast-evolving area of nutrition.
Deadline looms for decision on Austrian maize ban
The decision on whether to force Austria to lift its national ban
on genetically modified maize now lies in the hands of the European
Commission, after EU environment ministers failed to agree at last
week's Council meeting.
European GM crop cultivation leaps 77 per cent
The cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe has
increased by 77 per cent in the past year, according to figures
released yesterday by the biotech industry association EuropaBio.
Double digit price rises for global ingredients supplies
Special edition: Food prices
High energy and commodity prices have plagued companies at all
levels of the food industry for the past few years.
USDA forecasts happy ending to ethanol/food price battle
Special edition: Food prices
The link between growing ethanol demand and higher food prices has
been overstated, according to the US Agriculture Secretary, who
forecasts that supply and price pressures will even out as markets
'do their work'.
Pharmachem expands Lonza's response time in US
Lonza has chosen Pharmachem Laboratories as its US distributor in
the East coast for its nicotinate ingredients.
No let-up expected in ingredients price rises
Food ingredients prices rose at the fastest rate since 1998 in
August, says a new report released just as ministers warn that the
worst of the hikes is yet to come - a particularly for meat.