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Croda strengthens Europe focus

Croda International, the UK-based speciality chemical company, has announced a restructuring of its European chemicals operations. With effect from 1 January 2003, the company will...

Pan back in action?

Pan Pharmaceuticals, previously Australia's biggest manufacturer of vitamins and natural remedies, could be on the way to recovery. The country's medicines watchdog the Therapeutic Goods...

Numico divests last of supplement activities

Numico is to sell its Vitamex supplements business to Swedish consumer healthcare firm Wilhelm Sonesson for €31 million, in a final departure from the European...

Degussa reformulates PS for softgels

Degussa BioActives has developed an improved phosphatidylserine (PS) formula for soft gel applications, after research by its R&D team found possible interactions between the soft...

UK firm to create new botanicals plant

UK natural healthcare company William Ransom is considering selling one of its manufacturing sites to generate cash for growth of the consumer healthcare division and...

Roche vitamins results uninspiring for new owner

Sales at the Roche vitamins and fine chemicals division fell even lower in the third quarter, the Swiss firm reported yesterday, releasing its final set...

Numico gets rid of Indian unit

Royal Numico has announced the sale of its Mumbai-based Nutricia India to a consortium of four Indian companies. Financial details were not disclosed but the...

Acatris sells brewery division

The Royal Schouten Group (RSG) health ingredients company Acatris has sold the assets and the business of its brewery division to English firm Lupofresh Ltd....

DSM ventures into lipids investment

Swedish private company Lipid Technologies Provider (LTP) yesterday announced the signing of a substantial investment agreement with DSM Venturing, part of the DSM Group headquartered...

Surging sales for Naturex

Naturex, the French company which produces natural ingredients for the flavour, food and nutraceutical industries, has reported a strong rise in its first half sales...

New structure for Raisio Nutrition

Benecol producer Raisio has announced that its Raisio Nutrition operations have been restructured resulting in the creation of three new 'profit centres' - Food Sales,...

DSM upbeat as Roche Vitamins acquisition closes

DSM says it has already identified over €150 million improvement potential in the Roche Vitamins acquisition in addition to more than €75 million in savings...

Innovative soybean powder for FiE launch

US soybean processor ADM is launching its organic whole soybean powder NutriSoy on the European market at next month's Food Ingredients Europe show. The ingredient,...

Naturex expands activities in the US

Naturex, the French producer of natural ingredients for the flavour, food and nutraceutical industries, signed a letter of intent in order to acquire 100 per...

Pan staff fail to give up

Former employees and a founder of the Australian vitamin maker Pan Pharmaceuticals have gone to court in a bid to overturn a decision earlier this...

Cerealia raises health profile

Sweden's Cerealia Foods has increased its health offering with the recent acquisition of five companies focused on vegetarian, ecological and healthy food products. The businesses,...

Cosucra shifts focus to health

Belgian firm Cosucra Groupe Warcoing is exiting the sugar beet processing business to concentrate entirely on added value ingredients for health foods. The family company,...

Roche gets ready to hand over vitamins business

Netherlands-based DSM and Swiss chemicals group Roche today announced that they have received approval from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for DSM's purchase of...

Balchem cuts 3Q outlook

Balchem has revised its outlook for the third quarter, following continued softness in the encapsulated and nutritional products segment, said the firm yesterday. Sales in...

Ransom strengthens board for aquisition plans

UK-based natural healthcare company William Ransom has appointed two non-executive directors, to help boost its brand development and finance strategy. The company, which manufactures plant...

Burcon seeking European investors

Canadian firm Burcon NutraScience is to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in a bid to increase its profile in Europe. The company, which is...

Acatris sales up on back of HRT research

New research revealing the negative effects of HRT has helped ingredients firm Acatris improve its performance over the first half of the year, it said...

Nutrition takes time, says Nestlé chief

The chief of major Swiss food group Nestlé has defended his firm's focus on nutrition in a recent newspaper interview, claiming that healthier foods will...

Health: the market for mutual funds

Mutual funds investing in health and biotechnology stocks have provided little shelter from the bear market this year. Still, managers of these funds say an...

Lactoferrin production agreement for DMV

Lactoferrin specialist, DMV International, a division of dairy giant Campina, has entered into an agreement with AgriMark, USA, for the production of its bioactive protein...

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