Degussa focusing strategy continues
German speciality chemical giant Degussa AG announced this week the
sale of its ASTA Medica Onkology business to Baxter Healthcare S.A.
Food agency reacts to UK organic report
According to a new report, organic food is healthier and safer for
Galaxy expands down under
Galaxy Nutritional Foods announced it would start shipping ten of
its healthy brand dairy alternative products to major supermarket
chains in Australia.
Standards for energy drinks, artifical sweeteners and icon foods in Australia
A new standard for energy drinks was just one measure among many
food issues agreed last week by ministers meeting for the first
time at the newly formed Australia New Zealand Food Standards
New gums for better oral care
Procter & Gamble Company and the US chewing gum company William
Wrigley Jr. Company announced on August 7 an agreement to bring
innovative chewing gums with dental benefits to the world's
More evidence of black tea benefits
According to a recent study, a cup of black tea, with an apple and
a chunk of chocolate may help protect against heart disease.
Western health supplements trendy in Asia
According to a recent survey, Asians are increasingly switching
from traditional medicine to Western health supplements.
Health-linked GMOs the way to acceptance
What's in it for me? Australian research is showing this may be the
key question in selling genetically modified (GM) foods to
DMV signs agreement with US meat packers
Lactoferrin ingredients giant DMV International announced this week
a joint venture agreement with US beef packing company Farmland
National Beef Packing Company L.P.
Food health claims nearing Code of Practice
The UK Joint Health Claims Initiative (JHCI) is drawing closer to
its goal to establish a Code of Practice for health claims on food.
Benefits of low cholesterol in elderly questioned
It is the general belief today that low blood cholesterol is key in
reducing cardiovascular disease. This opinion has now been
challenged by data from the Honolulu Heart Program, a large
epidemiological study of cardiovascular disease.
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.