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.
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...
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...
Food processing ingredient pectin could be made in the US instead
of overseas for the first time in a decade, if a business partner
to license new technology can be found by the Agricultural Research
Service (ARS), the agency reports...