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‘Very strong’ Q1 for DSM

‘Very strong’ Q1 for DSM

First-quarter profits were up by 13% for DSM, as nutrition continued to drive ‘very strong’ results for the Netherlands-based ingredients giant.

GACS chair Professor Sir Colin Blakemore: expressed 'uninanimous' fears of committee members

Food Standards Agency in row with scientists

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) board last week decided to go ahead with plans to replace its General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) with a new Science Council in the face of unanimous opposition from members of GACS, who feared the loss of independent...

Dr Url: “I commit myself to working with staff, scientific experts, European institutions, member states and stakeholders to uphold EFSA’s core values and to work towards more open risk assessment and further building trust.”

EFSA MGMT BOARD: "Bernhard will ...provide Europe with the best scientific advice to protect consumers from food-related risks..."

EFSA confirms Bernard Url as new chief

By Shane STARLING

Doctor Bernhard Url is the new chief of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) after its management board confirmed the acting-chief as its next executive director this week.

EFSA chief resigns after 7 years

EFSA chief resigns after 7 years

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is looking for a new chief after executive director Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle resigned to work in the French public service.

Inside the Beneo Institute

Inside the Beneo Institute

By Shane Starling

The Sudzucker-owned Beneo Group established the Beneo Institute in late 2009 to give “new oxygen to a squeezed industry”, as Executive Board member, Yves Servotte, puts it, to a functional foods industry facing unprecedented regulatory and scientific...

Beneo Group turns one

Beneo Group turns one

One year ago, the Sudzucker Group united its inulin (Orafti), starch (Remy) and sweetener (Palatinat) companies to form the Beneo Group. Shane Starling spoke with executive board member, Yves Servotte, about the group's performance a year on.

Ocean Spray overhaul

Ocean Spray overhaul

Cranberry co-operative Ocean Spray voted on Saturday for a clean
slate - replacing most of its board with a brand new set of faces -
in the wake of lagging cranberry prices and a bid from rival
Northland Cranberries.

Wessanen chairman resigns

Wessanen chairman resigns

Dutch speciality foods group Wessanen said this week that 2002
earnings will be lower than previously announced, following poor
fourth quarter results at its Tree of Life North America division.
The CEO and CFO of the division are...

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