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.
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.
Doctors prescribe fruit and veg
Doctors in the UK are to prescribe fruit and vegetables to
potential victims of heart disease in a new experiment to tackle
Saputo Q1 results up
Saputo Inc, the largest dairy processor in Canada reported on a
first-quarter profit climb of a third compared to the same quarter
last year as the price of cheese shot up.
Anti-GM wheat campaigners in Canada
The latest campaign against genetically modified foods took place
in Canada on Tuesday when consumer groups, scientists and farmers
joined forces to demand the federal government postpone approval of
genetically modified wheat.
Decision on Pepsi-Gatorade purchase imminent
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is getting ready to vote as
early as Wednesday on whether to try to block PepsiCo Inc.'s
proposed $13.8 billion acquisition of Gatorade sports drink maker
Quaker Oats Co.
Bayer close to Aventis agrochemical purchase
German chemicals group Bayer AG is edging towards a deal to buy the
agrochemicals arm of Franco-German drugs group Aventis SA for
around Euro 7.25 billion, including debt.
A pint a day keeps doctor away
According to a study published in the July issue of the journal
Epidemiology, beer may help prevent coronary heart disease.
Researchers of the University of Toronto in Canada found the
formula to combine salt with iron and iodine without altering its
aspect or flavour.
Jordan on track to fight iron deficiency
The Health Ministry of Jordan will start fortifying flour with iron
and folic acid to combat iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in
cooperation with the World Health Organisation and UNICEF.
Milk nutrients may prevent Alzheimer's
According to a recent study published in the medical journal
Neurology, elderly persons who consume low levels of vitamin B-12
and folate may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's
The energetic Web!
Consumer health and fitness concerns are increasingly driving
innovation in the ingredients market.
The £1 billion organic industry
Within the next few years sales of organic food in the UK are
expected to top £1 billion.
The regulatory situation in China
Dr Junshi Chen discusses the concept of functional food in
traditional Chinese medicine.
Greater regulatory control required for dietary supplements - Part Two
In Part Two of 'Herbal Dietary Supplements Hunger for Regulation',
Henry I.Miller and David Longtin examine models for legislative
change in the area of dietary supplements.
Greater regulatory control required for dietary supplements - Part One
In Part One of this article Henry Miller and David Longtin look
at the overall regulation of dietary supplements across the Western
world and highlight the many shortfalls.
Functional foods in Japan
Dr Tsuneo Hirahara discusses the birth of the concept of functional
Omega-3's Alzheimer's benefits identified
Increased intake of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid
(DHA) may boost the production of a protein known to destroy the
plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, reports a new study.