Canada is looking into regulations that would force companies to
use only non-food plants for producing industrial or pharmaceutical
products. The purpose of such a law would be to reduce any risk of
contaminating human food or livestock...
New data from a survey of animal health companies show that the
volume of antibiotics used in animals in the US was virtually
unchanged in 2002 compared to 2001, after two consecutive years of
declines. The report from the Animal...
Good growth at Balchem's medical products segment has helped offset
a continuing decline in its encapsulated products, sold to
nutritional and food industries, although overall interim sales are
still down by 1.3 per cent.
A US survey, sponsored by a leading organic produce supermarket,
has revealed that almost three quarters of Americans are concerned
about the presence of antibiotics in meat production, yet less than
half are aware that the meat they...
Confirmation of a case of mad cow disease in Canada has resulted in
plummeting shares within the meat processing and manufacturing
industries there, prompting calls for further action from the US
Choline maker and encapsulates supplier Balchem reported a strong
30 per cent increase in sales for 2002 this week, thanks to growth
in both its core units. The global company also saw a 45 per cent
increase in its net income to $7.4...
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...
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...
Food and biotechnology industries in the US breathed a collective
sigh of relief this week as the voters of the US state of Oregon
voiced a resounding 'no' to Measure 27, an initiative that would
have required labels on...