New Naturex CEO Olivier Rigaud: "I ​​am delighted and very proud..."

Naturex appoints Olivier Rigaud as CEO

22-Jul-2014 - 26-year food ingredients veteran Olivier Rigaud is the new CEO of French herbal extracts leader Naturex, moving from tate & Lyle, where he has been the chair of Specialty Food Ingredients since 2010.

The horse meat scandal affected many countries

Finnish tests find no horse meat sold as beef

22-Jul-2014 - No products containing horse meat not listed on the product packaging have been found after an investigation in Finland.

Genius is boosting exports to France’s growing gluten-free market

Genius Gluten Free targets French expansion

21-Jul-2014 - Gluten-free specialist Genius is stepping up exports to France’s rapidly growing gluten-free market.

The Taste the Future event aimed to inspire a new generation of food industry leaders

Four top tips for aspiring food industry leaders

21-Jul-2014 - Be passionate: love what you do and who you do it for, was the top advice for young people aiming to be the food industry leaders of tomorrow, at an event staged recently by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Tesco boss Philip Clarke is to quit the retailer in October

Tesco boss Philip Clarke to quit after profit warning

21-Jul-2014 - Tesco boss Philip Clarke is to quit the embattled retailer in October, despite pledging in April to “see this job though”.

Maverick Innovations hopes to woo US customers with its range of 'very British' flavors, including banana & custard

Maverick Innovations bets British to secure US expansion

21-Jul-2014 - UK flavor house Maverick Innovations will set up a US manufacturing hub in the next five years; bolstering presence with its very British flavors, its CEO says.

United Biscuits poised for public offering?

United Biscuits’ private equity owners coy on flotation

21-Jul-2014 - United Biscuits joint owners Blackstone and PAI partners have refused to comment on speculation that they are preparing the company for a public flotation.

“In the coming months, input from the public consultation will feed into finalisation of a new Open EFSA policy and follow-up plan.”

New EFSA chief commits to, ‘opening up its scientific processes’

21-Jul-2014 - EFSA’s new chief Dr Bernhard Url said greater transparency at the Parma-based agency can boost trust and deliver better opinions.

Organic food price plans can bolster sales and encourage cross-purchasing - but high and low pricing have different impacts, find researchers

The highs and lows of organics: How to stimulate repeat and cross-purchases

21-Jul-2014 - Low cost organic products are more likely to be repurchased but a high price strategy could prove more effective in encouraging cross-purchasing across ranges, finds research.

European Union trade with Ecuador reached €4.8b in 2013 – €2.3b in exports and €2.5b in imports.

EU-Ecuador trade deal to open fish, fruit and coffee doors?

21-Jul-2014 - Ecuador has signed an EU tariff-free trade agreement, joining Andean neighbours Peru and Colombia five years after it initially rejected the tie-up.

Sales and profits are up at Almarai, but its poultry division, and others, have been hit by rising costs

Almarai profits up 8.8%, cautious about mounting costs

21-Jul-2014 - Saudi dairy firm Almarai ha seen its second-quarter profits rise 8.8% year-on-year to US$116m, with sales up 14.4% to reach US$826m, as the company faces higher wage and commodity costs.

McDonald's packaging supplier, Gulf Printing and Packaging (GPP), is expanding...

Kizad bags Mcdonald’s packaging firm GPP

21-Jul-2014 - Gulf Printing and Packaging (GPP), the exclusive packaging provider to McDonald’s in the Middle East, has signed a US$22m deal to take a plot at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad).

Rumours persist that the Al Kharafi family wants to sell its 66.8% stake in Americana

Americana dodges sale rumours

21-Jul-2014 - Kuwait’s Americana may be considering buyout bids from up to six firms in a potential US$5bn deal, but the food giant is denying the reports.

Lebanese food exports soar, but falling prices cut value

21-Jul-2014 - Lebanon’s food exports grew 33% by volume in 2013, but falling prices meant growth by value was less than half that rate, according to a Blominvest Bank report.

"Our long-term economic plan is all about backing the do-ers and the hard-workers – and no one does more or works as hard in Britain today than our farmers," UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.

UK public sector sourcing plan backs local food industry: ‘All food that can be bought locally will be bought locally’

21-Jul-2014 - UK prime minister David Cameron has announced plans to boost the British farming industry by sourcing public sector food locally.

The research will tackle the problem in foods such as nuts

Cracked? Preventing Salmonella in nuts focus for research

21-Jul-2014 - Michigan State University (MSU) has been awarded almost $400,000 by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reduce the Salmonella risk of low-moisture foods.

Study: Energy drinks increase the desire to drink longer and harder

Study: Energy drinks increase the desire to drink longer and harder

21-Jul-2014 - Australian academics have called for greater analysis of the potential harm caused by mixing energy drinks with alcohol after new research found the practice can turn a few quick drinks into a much longer session.

Modified proteins could aid fat reduction efforts in a wider range of products - including cakes and breads, say researchers.

Fat replacement: Researchers modify protein to mimic and replace fat in a wider range of food

18-Jul-2014 - Researchers claim they have developed proteins that could help bring a wider variety of low-fat foods to market without compromising on texture and taste.

Rising profitibility in chocolate and confectionery fats has bolstered Q2 results for AAK.

AAK reports 'record' Q2 profits, acquires Frita brand from Unilever

18-Jul-2014 - A 40% increase in operating profits for its chocolate and confectionery fats business unit helped AAK to 'record high' results in Q2, while the firm continues its expansion with a deal to buy Turkish oil brand Frita.

Leverage points: It may be possible to feed billions more people using only existing croplands, says the report

Study pinpoints key 'leverage points' to feed more people with existing land

18-Jul-2014 - Focusing efforts to improve the food systems of a few specific regions, crops and actions could make it possible to both meet the basic needs of 3 billion more people and decrease agriculture's environmental footprint, say experts.