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Troubled rejig curbs Cerealia profits

The last 18 months or so have been tough for Cerealia, with profitability well down on previous years as a result of a number of disposals designed to refocus the...

Wheat quality scuppered by rain, says survey

UK wheat quality has been pushed even further below the national three-year average, according to the first survey of wheat harvested during the worst period of the UK's summer rain,...

Atkins comes in for more flak

This week has seen more trials and tribulations in the Atkins diet saga with the Partnership for Essential Nutrition launching a campaign to prevent marketers of low-carb diets from distributing...

Safety first in the packaging supply chain

US-based packaging distributor Hughes Enterprises argues that attention to packaging is vital in ensuring total supply chain safety, reports Anthony Fletcher.

Investment key to IAWS bakery profit rise

Cunning investment, joint ventures and an expanding foods division have helped Irish baked goods and agribusiness group IAWS to increase pre-tax profits by 19 per cent for the year to...

Sweetener business booming for Tate & Lyle

Month-on-month growth for Tate & Lyle's zero calorie sweetener will offset a dip in figures at the firm's European starch operations as long term investment in added-value ingredients starts to...

Malsena targets starch ingredients market

Lithuanian flour and pasta manufacturer Malsena is aiming to further develop its position as a multi-functional manufacturer with plans to make a huge investment in the production of value-added ingredients...

Buhler completes extrusion range with lab tool

Buhler has unveiled the latest model in its range of extrusion systems. The BTSK-30 is a co-rotating twin-screw extruder, which the company claims is suitable for laboratory use and corresponding...

UK still cold on low-carbs says report

Low-carb diets are still on the fringe of British eating habits, with high drop-out rates and consumer cynicism over health benefits, according to a new report - confirming the UK...

UK government hints at sugar cutting campaign

A new campaign to reduce sugar levels in foods and consumer diets in order to tackle the national obesity problem is reportedly being considered by the UK government, to run...

Bad weather hits UK wheat harvest

Heavy summer rain has been blamed for hampering this year's UK wheat harvest as early results show that quality is lower than the national average for the last three years...

Bakery mixes : a small but growing market

The consumption of baking mixes in the Asia Pacific region may be low, but a rash of new launches on the market suggests that all that might be set to...

Fibre-rich food set to sweep US market

Fibre-fever may be the new trend poised to sweep the United States food industry over the next few years as low-carb diets begin to stutter and the US government raises...

Bakers unite behind salt-slashing campaign

UK bakers have joined their food industry colleagues in backing a new campaign to slash salt levels in food products and consumer diets, but warned against taking things too far,...

German market leads way in functional breads

Functional bakery products trail behind beverages and dairy in terms of the global functional food market but in one European market - Germany - functional bread is showing good growth,...

Fazer begins three-year rye health drive

Finnish bakery group Fazer has begun a three-year programme promoting the health benefits of rye-based products - everything from cancer prevention to reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. And...

Healthy-but-nice products storming UK market

Tasty treat sensations that can also benefit consumer health are the way forward for baking and snacks producers in the UK, according to a new report on food and drink...

New board for leading cereal chemists

Food ingredients giant Danisco contributes a new face to the recently elected board of the 3,000-strong cereal chemists body.

Cerealia creates new business sector

Cereal-based food giant Cerealia has annouced the creation of a new business sector in order to improve its marketing and sales organisation in Northern Europe, reports Chris Mercer.

New soybean to slash harmful fats

Ahead of new rules on the labelling of trans fatty acids in the US due in 2006, biotech group Monsanto has designed low-linolenic soybeans that can make a soybean oil...

Public rejection of GM food mounts

Despite tough new rules on GM food labels, food makers will stick to non-GM alternatives as new evidence from the UK shows British consumers will continue to refuse to buy...

British swap meals for snacking

Britons are already the Europeans most likely to skip meals on a regular basis - a trend which has made them the snacking champions of Europe - but a new...

Multiples set to storm French sandwich market

The streets of any French town are lined with stores selling sandwiches, from chains such as La Brioche Dorée and Paul to individual kiosks, but all of them have something...

Europe's trans fat intake given thumbs up, for now

The effect of trans fatty acids (TFAs) on heart health may be greater than that of saturated fatty acids, according to scientists from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), but...

Bakers meet to discuss low-carb challenge

Low-carb foods continue to pose a major threat to grain-based food producers, but bakers are not taking the challenge lying down. Indeed, one grain-users association in America, the market hardest...

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