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Pectin expansion for Danisco

In response to an increasing worldwide demand for pectin, Danish ingredients company Danisco is to expand its Czech production capacity by 40 per cent to...

New signs of confidence in Numico

Dutch group Numico, now focusing on babyfood and clinical nutrition, has the potential to be among the fastest growing companies in consumer staples, say analysts at Goldman Sachs.

Vitamin makers to challenge price-fixing decision

The US Supreme Court said this week that it would hear an appeal by Roche, BASF and other vitamin makers, challenging a previous ruling that allowed foreign buyers to sue...

ADM expands speciality ingredients business

Leading agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is to set up a new business unit for speciality oils and fats, it announced yesterday, in a...

ADM expands isoflavone range

ADM Natural Health and Nutrition has expanded its range of soya isoflavone concentrates for use in food and food supplements. Novasoy 700, with a minimum...

Novartis buys Mead Johnson adult nutrition business

Swiss healthcare firm Novartis said today it is to buy US-based Mead Johnson's adult medical nutrition business for $385 million (€312m) in cash, giving it a strong presence in the...

Perrigo buys Peter Black pharma

US nutritional product supplier Perrigo continues to make inroads into the European vitamin market, announcing the purchase of privately-held Peter Black Pharmaceuticals for $13 million (€10.6m) on Friday.

Gut health driving functional foods market

Products that promote benefits for gut health are driving sales of functional foods in Europe, shows a new report, outpacing those foods targeting consumers at risk of heart or bone...

Blood pressure drops with DMV ingredient

A milk ingredient made by Dutch ingredients business DMV International can effectively reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients, the company reported this week. In a...

Purac takes over Avebe subsidiary

Dutch food ingredients and confectionery group CSM has completed the acquisition of the gluconic acid derivatives business of Avebe subsidiary, Glucona. The move is part...

Beneo programme set to lift prebiotic awareness

Belgian prebiotics supplier Orafti looks set to expand its share of the market as it continues to increase its Beneo branding programme.

DSM adds pace to recovery drink

DSM Food Specialties is hoping to test its new recovery drink on a team of racing drivers next summer. The trial could lead to a more long-term involvement with the...

Numico completes exit from supplements

Dutch group Royal Numico announced on Friday the end of its dealings in nutritional supplements, as it completed the sale of its US business GNC to investor group Apollo Management.

Degussa bond sees strong interest

A benchmark bond, launched by German chemicals firm Degussa to replace maturing debt and extend the average life of its financial liabilities, was three times oversubscribed, according to the company.

National Starch focuses on nutrition business

Starch ingredients company National Starch and Chemical, a subsidiary of the chemical giant ICI Group, has moved further into human nutrition with the announcement yesterday...

William Ransom looks forward to cash boost from site sale

UK natural extracts firm William Ransom & Son saw turnover and profits slip in the first half of the year but said it remains focused on its acquisition strategy, to...

Lonza signs agreement with Canadian plant extracts

Canadian life science company, Fytokem Products Inc., a developer of therapeutic plant extracts and bioactive molecules, announced that it has signed a product development and...

Orafti buys Belgian rice ingredients

Belgian ingredients company Orafti is to acquire Remy Industries, a Belgium-based producer of food ingredients made from rice, the company announced this week.    According to...

Signs of improvement at Wessanen

Operation Phoenix, the restructuring programme introduced earlier this year by Dutch wellness foods group Wessanen , is already bearing fruit, with the company last week announcing better-than-expected third quarter figures. But...

Spicing up insulin sensitivity

Less than half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily could significantly reduce the risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes,...

Degussa sale cleared

The European Commission has approved, subject to conditions, the acquisition of speciality chemicals company Degussa by the German mining and technology group RAG. The transaction...

Degussa reinforces position in China

German speciality chemicals company Degussa has founded a holding company in Beijing - Degussa (China) Holding - to expand the group's activities in the Chinese...

AOBO installs major soy facility in China

The Chinese firm American Oriental Bioengineering is to construct a soybean technology centre, which it claims will produce around 15 per cent of China's total...

BASF ups production of B2

The world's number two vitamin maker BASF officially opened its new vitamin B2 plant in Korea today, increasing its production capacity for the food and...

Numico lifts spirits with raised forecast

An upbeat Numico yesterday lifted its outlook for the year after showing good growth in its core baby food and clinical nutrition units in the...

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