21-Aug-2014 - Olam International sells 25% stake of its packaged food business to Japan-based Sanyo Foods for $187.5m. The partnership is aimed at expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa.
21-Aug-2014 - Changes in consumer behaviour are having major impact on demand for high-intensity sweeteners globally, with Europe and the US facing the prospect of slower growth while demand remains strong in Asia and South America, says IHS.
21-Aug-2014 - The link between our microbiota and health and behaviour may go as far as playing a role in the foods we crave, and could be controlled by modifying our gut bacteria speak to us, suggest researchers.
21-Aug-2014 - A new range of beef flavour solutions for savoury food and drink manufacturers has been launched by Synergy.
21-Aug-2014 - Manufacturers of energy drinks and flavoured waters can maintain drink transparency, without compromising taste or quality, claims DSM.
21-Aug-2014 - GNT is targeting manufacturers of baby food with its new fruit- and vegetable-derived Exberry food colourings.
21-Aug-2014 - Carlsberg’s CEO warned today that its Russian subsidiary Baltika Breweries is considering brewery closures due to a fragile consumer confidence affected by the ongoing Ukraine crisis.
20-Aug-2014 - More non-governmental organisations are backing Greenpeace and HEAL in their efforts to scrap the position of European Commission’s chief scientific advisor (CSA).
20-Aug-2014 - Heineken UK marketing director Jacco van der Linden insists the company has changed its culture to be less afraid of failure and more realistic in its volume and value expectations for new brands.
20-Aug-2014 - Flavours and ingredients firm Frutarom has reported soaring Q2 profits as net income climbed by more than 44% over the same period last year.
20-Aug-2014 - European Union countries rank highest when it comes to global food traceability regulations and requirements, according to a new report from The Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC).
20-Aug-2014 - Yes, 'snacking’ has its place in health promotion campaigns but there are communication barriers to overcome and recommendations must consider age and meal behavior, a review finds.
20-Aug-2014 - Comedians performing at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe have earned plaudits for food and drink-based one liners from comedy writers, television stations and the press.
19-Aug-2014 - Oman-based OCTAL will open an extrusion factory in Cincinnati, US, in December and has joined the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) for greater visibility on what it does.
19-Aug-2014 - The Alliance for Natural Health suggests that non-organic inputs may be used in EU organic production until 31st December 2017 and call the public to action in support of true organic agriculture.
19-Aug-2014 - The use of whey protein microparticles and dietary fibre could help manufacturers replace fat in reduced calorie emulsion-based foods, say researchers.
19-Aug-2014 - The rise in obesity in the UK has been primarily caused by a decline in physical activity, not by increased calorie and sugar consumption, according to the Institute of Economic Affairs.
19-Aug-2014 - EU farmers will receive financial aid of up to €125 million to help them cope with the impact of Russia's ban on most Western food imports, said the European Commission.
19-Aug-2014 - The all-natural snack phenomenon has peaked in developed markets, faltering under a raft of lawsuits, says a Datamonitor Consumer analyst.
19-Aug-2014 - A report claiming that organic crops are more nutritious than non-organic crops is not supported by the evidence, according to leading experts in the field.