Danisco opened the Braband R&D centre in 1964. It has become the hub of an R&D network that spans 14 centres worldwide

DuPont: ‘We will launch 4000 products by 2020’

31-Oct-2014 - DuPont’s health & wellness division will launch 4000 products in the next six years, its chief said as the company celebrated 50 years at its Brabrand base in Aarhus, Denmark yesterday.

Nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks could increase consumption, warns Ruxton

Calorie labelling on booze ‘could boost alcohol consumption’

31-Oct-2014 - Introducing calorie labelling on alcoholic drinks could boost alcohol consumption, according to a leading nutritionist. 

‘Big fight in a Mini business’: Super Bock's beer battle with Sagres

‘Big fight in a Mini business’: Super Bock glosses Portuguese beer battle with Sagres

31-Oct-2014 - Unicer’s innovation head explains how adding pull-off caps to 200ml ‘Mini’ beer bottles allowed the Super Bock brand to win back market share from Portuguese rival Sagres in the late 2000s.

Saudi Arabia is the world's largest barley importer - mainly for animal feed

Saudi buys 50,000 tonnes of barley from Openfield co-op

31-Oct-2014 - Saudi Arabia has imported 50,000 tonnes of barley from Britain, the UK farming co-operative organisation Openfield announced.

The listing would be the first on the Kuwaiti bourse since 2008

Kuwait’s Mezzan plans IPO

31-Oct-2014 - Kuwait food producer and distributor Mezzan Holding is planning to list on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE), offering 30% of its shares for sale.

The Canadian Meat Council has welcomed the move

Qatar allows Canadian beef, but other bans remain

31-Oct-2014 - Qatar has agreed to allow imports of Canadian beef, effective immediately, as other meat producers continue to lobby regional governments.

Researchers find both whole grain and bran finger millet reverse gut bacteria imbalances caused by a high-fat diet

Bran more effective than whole grain in alleviating obesity symptoms: Study

31-Oct-2014 - Supplementation with finger millet bran may help alleviate symptoms of obesity like oxidative stress, inflammation and gut microbial imbalances, according to mice research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

New products and wider accessibility to organic will secure market growth, says the Soil Association

UK organic sales growth recovery continues

31-Oct-2014 - Sales of organic products grew 3.6% in the UK last month – finally recovering in the past year after a five-year recessionary slump.

Funding to help affected farmers is unlikely to make a difference fast enough, the foundation says

Sugar policy shake-up to squeeze cane producing countries

31-Oct-2014 - The Fairtrade Foundation has urged food companies and retailers to choose Fairtrade sugar, amid concerns that a sugar price slump and CAP reforms could push thousands of workers into poverty.

Food fraud - accident or intentional?

Food industry must consider intentional contamination – NSF

31-Oct-2014 - The food industry needs to adapt to take into consideration intentional contamination in the supply chain, according to NSF.

Spooner has quit for a life overseas

Hovis boss quits for overseas opportunity

31-Oct-2014 - Hovis boss Bob Spooner has quit his role to take up a new “overseas opportunity” after just six months with the business.

Unilever is a 'medium-term winner' despite its recent slowdown in sales growth, claims Shore Capital

Unilever ‘confidence stronger than ever’, says analyst

30-Oct-2014 - Unilever management has never sounded so confident – despite sluggish sales growth, says Shore Capital analyst Darren Shirley.

Anna Hagemann-Rise, group communications & CSR manager, pictured here at one of Froosh's fruit farms in Malawi. In Brussels she urged 'trade not aid' developing countries

Smoothie brand Froosh warns of ‘social washing’ on supply chain sustainability

30-Oct-2014 - Scandinavia’s top-selling smoothie manufacturer Froosh has called for ‘trade not aid’ in developing countries and insists beverage brands should do more to understand their supply chains.

Sweetener consumption is heavily skewed towards Western Europe, says analyst, but consumer motivation is similar in the East

European sweetener success is skewed to the West

30-Oct-2014 - Europe accounts for around 23% of the global market for intense sweeteners, but this is largely biased towards western countries, according to Leatherhead.

“I think the baobab could be the next ingredient for sport, and it's not only a fashion,” says Matahi founder

Launching a baobab brand is about educating consumers and telling a story, says drink startup

30-Oct-2014 - Consumers need to be taught what the ‘unknown’ baobab fruit is, according to beverage newbie Matahi.

New crops should be assessed on their traits, rather than the techniques used to produce them, the BBSRC has urged

GM regulations hold back innovation, say UK researchers

30-Oct-2014 - Current European restrictions on genetically modified (GM) crops could hold back crop innovation needed to ensure food security, claims a UK government-funded research body.

Mérieux NutriSciences expands in Turkey

Mérieux NutriSciences grows presence with Turkish deal

30-Oct-2014 - Mérieux NutriSciences has acquired a Turkish food testing laboratory to expand safety and quality services in the region.

“Indonesia is very important, our most important Asian market after China.”

Tate & Lyle backs fibre to battle Asian bulge

30-Oct-2014 - Tate & Lyle used the recent Food Ingredients-Asia trade event in Jakarta as a springboard for its mounting ambitions in the country of 250 million people as well as other parts of Asia. Fibre and low-calorie sweeteners for weight control were a big part of its offer.

Freedom Food ceo Jeremy Cooper

Freedom Food to secure its own funding

29-Oct-2014 - Freedom Food’s new chief executive Jeremy Cooper will cut the farm assurance scheme’s financial links with its parent organisation the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in a bid to become more autonomous.

DuPont Nutrition & Health: "This was the fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year operating margin improvement.”

Nutrition profits jump 23% in mixed DuPont Q3 results

29-Oct-2014 - DuPont is reaping the benefit of its €5bn 2011 acquisition of Danish probiotics and enzymes giant Danisco, with its nutrition and health division showing 23% profit growth in a “sluggish” world market.