02-Sep-2014 - Cargill has agreed a deal to acquire ADM’s global chocolate business for $440m.
02-Sep-2014 - Coca-Cola Hellenic has confirmed that Swiss Competition Commission (WEKO) is investigating allegations that it illegally stopped retailer Denner buying its branded sodas abroad at lower prices.
02-Sep-2014 - Organic seeds, spicy ingredients as well as organic versions of everyday meals are key trends, according to the company EHL Ingredients and a food marketing expert.
02-Sep-2014 - Sugar-derived methylglyoxal may damage ‘good’ cholesterol which helps protect against heart disease but protective proteins could counter this, according to research from the UK’s University of Warwick.
02-Sep-2014 - Bromley-by-Bow-based FoodCycle has received £10,000 of government funding to help it increase volunteering opportunities.
02-Sep-2014 - A Unilever agreement with Solidaridad is set to extend supply chain sustainability beyond the usual suspects of tea and cocoa to vegetables like gherkins.
02-Sep-2014 - While the impact of the Russian embargo on whey and lactose exports is “limited”, the price of these ingredients will likely be affected, says 3A Business Consulting.
02-Sep-2014 - Regular consumption of flavanols and flavanone bioactive compounds, found in tea, citrus fruits and fruit juices, can lower the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 21%, according to a cohort study involving nearly 180,000 women and begun in 1976.
01-Sep-2014 - Consumers demand simpler labels and fewer additives, according to a new survey commissioned by a British-owned clean label ingredient specialist Ulrick & Short.
01-Sep-2014 - French botanicals giant Naturex said first half results had been dented by a difficult macroeconomic environment and exchange rates, despite restructuring and acquisition moves.
01-Sep-2014 - Investment and growth in Scotland’s food and drink sector will see around 10,000 new jobs created in the region, according to a Bank of Scotland report just a month before the region is set to vote on independence from Britain.
01-Sep-2014 - Chocolate confectionery sales are falling in the UK as consumers move to lower priced products and take advantage of promotions following price hikes, says an analyst at IRI.
01-Sep-2014 - Meat producers in Lithuania have reported heavy losses due to the continuing spread of African swine fever (ASF) and the sanctions on meat supplies to Russia.
29-Aug-2014 - Proper nutrition could strengthen immunity in older age and thus prevent diseases, according to two recent UK studies.
29-Aug-2014 - A team of German researchers have devised a way to use authentication technologies to differentiate organic produce, and potentially battle against food fraud.
29-Aug-2014 - A diet of ‘junk food’ not only increases weight gain, but could also lead to changes in food preference that include a loss of appetite for a balanced diet, according to new research in rats.
29-Aug-2014 - Global food businesses must work to one security standard for all food types if the threat of fraud and foodborne diseases is to be reduced, according to a major new report.
29-Aug-2014 - A new set of mandatory standards for healthier food in NHS hospitals have been described as “woefully inadequate” by the Campaign for Better Hospital Food.
28-Aug-2014 - Saudi Arabia’s poultry production is growing strongly, but disease and feed costs are thwarting the kingdom’s aim of domestic self-sufficiency, according to a US Department of Agriculture report.
28-Aug-2014 - The recent conflict in Gaza has effectively halted local food production and caused US$450m-worth of damage to the territory’s agricultural infrastructure, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns.