ConAgra fights Danone over product name
ConAgra Foods Inc., the second-biggest U.S. food company, is to sue
French company, Groupe Danone SA's Dannon to block it from using
the name "Snack Pack" for its yoghurt containers.
Capsugel extends vegetable capsule line
US capsule manufacturer, Capsugel, has extended its line of liquid
filled vegetable capsules to include a lecithin filled capsule.
NZ Dairy Foods demands stronger competition measures
According to NZ Dairy Foods, additional measures are needed to
protect competition in the domestic New Zealand milk sector.
Low trans-fat margarines
Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service have developed a
new process to produce foods with lower content of trans-fat acids.
Croda reports profit loss in 2Q
Croda, the UK chemicals company, said its move to focus on
higher-margin oleochemicals had cushioned it against the sharp
downturn that has affected most chemical groups in the first half
of the year.
Soy may reduce breast cancer risk
Antioxidant compounds found in soy foods have been shown to reduce
levels of hormones associated with breast cancer risk in women. A
new study suggests that other factors associated with soy may also
play a role in lowering cancer...
Clarification required on China's GMO regulations
American agriculture industry officials complained on August 2 that
China's new regulations governing the import of biotech products
are hindering bilateral trade, especially for soybeans.
Bunge's shares fall
The American agribusiness group Bunge Limited became a public
company on August 2 with the start of trade on its newly issued
Foodborne diseases are top priority for EU
The European Commission is tackling salmonella poisoning as the
number one priority in a new food safety crackdown.
PepsiCo and Quaker finally merged
On August 2, PepsiCo announced it has completed its merger with The
Quaker Oats Company, creating a $25 bn food and beverage company.
Elderly Americans undernourished - study suggests
According to two recent studies, many older Americans are not
getting adequate nourishment from the foods they eat and are at
increased risk of serious health problems requiring
Hain Celestial expands European activities
Hain Celestial Group announced two new developments to expand the
distribution of its brands throughout Europe, as part of the
company's international growth strategy.
Phytonutrient range moves into UK supermarkets
Galaxy Nutritional Foods, a US producer of plant-based dairy
alternatives, announced on July 30 that distribution of its Rice,
Veggy, and Soymage dairy alternatives are going into large UK
Encapsulated herbs for breadmakers
Sandwich makers using bread baked with herbs and spices can provide
their customers with a stronger fresher flavour by using loaves
made with encapsulated extracts, according to UK company TasteTech.
PepsiCo-Quaker deal approved
After months of baited breath soft drinks giant PepsiCo Inc.
finally obtained the approval, albeit by a hair's breadth, to buy
Quaker Oats Co. and its successful Gatorade brand.