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Nestlé and Kraft probe palm oil sources after sustainability claims

The globe’s two biggest food firms, Nestlé and Kraft, have launched internal investigations after a Greenpeace report claimed both purchase palm oil from Indonesian company PT Smart whose parent group...

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Nestle withdraws; Danone resubmits EU health claims

Nestlé has withdrawn two article 14 children's health claims from the EU nutrition and health claims process for Nestec products via the competent authority in France, NutraIngredients has learnt.

Committee grills Nestle and Kellogg on salt reduction

Representatives of Nestle and Kellogg defended their actions on salt reduction this week in front of a skeptical committee of Canadian MPs.

Nestlé aims to add value to cereal box with 3D game

Smart packaging is a growing marketing tool and next week Nestlé cereal boxes sold in France will have an integrated 3D animation function that encourages consumers to log onto brand...

Nestle and General Mills build cereal innovation centre

Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) is building a new innovation centre for breakfast cereals in Switzerland at a cost of CHF 50m (€33m).

Nestle’s cookie dough returns to store shelves

Nestle’s Toll House cookie dough has returned to stores with different packaging than the E. coli-tainted batch that was recalled two months ago, after “helpful discussions” with the FDA, the...

E.coli contamination confirmed in Nestle dough

Nestle USA has expressed concern and regret after US food authorities finally confirmed the bacterium E.coli H7:157 had been detected in its Toll House refrigerated cookie dough.

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Nestle joins group to sponsor bioplastics research for food packaging

Nestle has signed up to a joint venture to sponsor research into bioplastics with the aim of developing materials adapted to the food packaging segment on a large scale

Nestle USA recalls all raw dough products on E.coli contamination fears

Nestle USA has issued a voluntary recall of its Toll House refrigerated cookie dough amid fears that it may be contaminated with the bacteria E.coli 0157:H7.

Nestle recession strategy puts public, shareholders centre-stage

Nestle has indicated that the recession need not be all about cutting costs and keeping prices down, unveiling initiatives to tackle longer-term economic and social challenges, and create shareholder- and...

Nestle sticking with cereal nutrition strategy

As breakfast cereal makers come under scrutiny this week following both clinical backing and criticism of their nutrition commitments, one leading manufacturer says it will stick to its strategy of...

Nestle's shredded wheat for weight-loss: Study

Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals could potentially compete for a slice of the £850m slimming industry with fresh research from the UK suggesting when eaten as a meal substitute, cereals could...

Alginate may lead to low GI rice noodles: Nestle

Formulating rice noodles with alginate may enhance the structural properties of rice dough, which could lead to the development of a successful commercial rice noodle product, says a new study.

Nestle Cereal Partners UK in talks over misleading advert

A TV advert for Nestlé cereals must not be broadcast again in its current form because it contains misleading information about eating wholegrain foods, said the UK Advertising Standards Authority...

Nestle collaboration to target genes and taste perception

A better understanding of how genes affect a person's sensitivity to taste could enhance the development of foods that meet specific consumer preferences and individual nutritional needs.

Nestle chief warns biofuels threaten food supplies

Nestle SA chief executive Peter Braback condemns proposals for increasing biofuel production as morally unacceptable, warning they will have devastating effects on food supplies.

Nestle product price-hikes drive growth

Nestle has seen a strong start to 2008, partly thanks to its strategy of increasing product prices quickly in line with commodity price increases.

Nestle report focuses on corporate responsibility

A new report, released yesterday by Nestle, outlines the steps the company claims to have taken to make a positive social and environmental impact.

Mars, Nestle promise ethical cocoa supply

Global confectioners Mars and Nestle have joined a sustainable cocoa programme, which aims to establish a traceability system for all farmers in the Ivory Coast.

Nestle explores probiotics' impact on metabolism

Strains of probiotic bacteria can affect metabolism, says a new study from Nestle and Imperial College London that could help the development of new probiotic products tailored for individuals.

Nestle moves noodle production out of Australia

Nestle plans to move its Australian noodle production plant to Malaysia, according to Australian news reports.

Nestle's Gerber acquisition complete

Nestle's acquisition of US baby food and cereals firm Gerber is complete, the company said today.

Nestle's Gerber acquisition cleared by EU

The European Commission has cleared Nestle's proposed acquisition of Novartis's Gerber business, saying it would not lead to an uncompetitive concentration in baby foods and cereals.

Nestle sets out 10 year health and wellness model

Nestle is eyeing organic growth in health, wellness and nutrition of five to six per cent over the next ten years, the chief financial officer was due to told investors...

Nestlé cuts cereal salt levels

Cereal manufacturer Nestle has announced it is to cut the salt content of one of its leading brands by 15 per cent, appeasing health-conscious consumers and giving the product a...

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