Encapsulates company Balchem reported a 30 per cent increase in
sales for 2002 this week, up to $60.2 million. Growth in both its
core units also brought a 45 per cent increase in its net income to
$7.4 million, the Baltimore-based...
The whole infrastructure of European egg production will be
decimated ifcurrent legislation to improve animal welfare is
allowed to passunhindered into European law, without protection
against importsproduced to lower standards.
Roche has completed its previously announced exit from the vitamins
business, signing a contract yesterday with Dutch speciality
chemicals group DSM, the new owner of its vitamins and carotenoids
unit. Roche added that it has also...
Finland's Raisio Group today reported consolidated sales in 2002 of
€843.1 million, up 2.5 per cent on last year, thanks largely to
good sales in the Life Sciences unit, which makes
cholesterol-lowering ingredient Benecol.
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...