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Emerging markets and health lift Danisco H1 results

Set against the backdrop of difficult trading conditions for branded food manufacturers, raw material prices and a negative currency impact played down first half figures for ingredients giant Danisco.

Kids' food 'damages health' claims CA

Food producers have been under fire in the UK for several months now about the growing number of products targeted at children which lobbyists claim...

UK lowers soy protein content for health claim

The UK's Joint Health Claims Initiative has reduced the minimum amount of soy protein required in a product for the soy health claim, allowing a...

Cracking healthy crisps

Manufacturers on the health wagon will welcome the news this week that food scientists have designed free radical beating crisps. Building on current evidence that...

Cerealia raises health profile

Sweden's Cerealia Foods has increased its health offering with the recent acquisition of five companies focused on vegetarian, ecological and healthy food products. The businesses,...

Cosucra shifts focus to health

Belgian firm Cosucra Groupe Warcoing is exiting the sugar beet processing business to concentrate entirely on added value ingredients for health foods. The family company,...

Dupont wins healthier oil rights

A patent battle has ended with a US court giving chemicals giant DuPont the commercial rights for a patented gene that could one day lead...

Quaker launches healthy men's snack

Quaker is adding a new variant to its Snack-a-Jacks range in the UK that is designedto appeal to men and children in a bid to...

Health concerns drive Kraft innovations

Leading branded food manufacturer Kraft Foods confirmed its commitment to healthier foods yesterday, outlining a series of steps designed to help reduce rising obesity rates....

FAO predicts healthy wheat yield

World wheat production in 2003 is set to beat the figure set in 2002 by 3.6 per cent, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation...

Are healthier fried snacks on the way?

Gastroprocess Technologies, in co-operation with the Technical University of Denmark, has completed the development of a new industrial frying process which is said to be...

Healthy bread for expectant mothers

UK independent bakers Warburtons is targeting pregnant women with the launch of its 'Good Health Loaf for Women' fortified with key vitamins and omega-3 DHA,...

Healthy cereal introduced to Singapore market

Nestlé has introduced its low-fat, high-fibre breakfast cereal Nestlé Fitness to the Singaporean market. Already available in Europe, Nestlé Fitness contains 10 vitamins and minerals,...

Bread, gut-health claim approved

A panel of Dutch scientific experts has positively approved Bakkerij Veenhuis' request for a health claim for the Vitaalbrood Flora range of bread products containing...

Could healthier bread be on the way for Europeans?

Research now underway will provide the means to develop novel forms of bread, and other foods, which contain increased amounts of soluble fibre, making them...

Experts question the value of 'healthy' snacks

Researchers in the US have pointed to growing consumption of 'nutrition' bars and functional beverages as a risk to health - they say these new...

Health claims: Commission confirms position

The heated debate on the labelling of foodstuffs in Europe and the thorny issue of health claims was fired up once again this week when...

Oils and waxes - no health risk

The health of the consumer is unlikely to be affected by the transfer of oils and waxes from food packaging into food, finds a recent...

Snack bars lifted by growing health trend

Snack bars, snack mixes and energy bars continue to be a driving force in the snacks market, according to a recent report, and steady growth...

Oats - the health choice for consumers

Positive links between oats and heart health figure highly in the consciousness of the consumer, according to a recent survey conducted by the US Natural...

FACT develops healthier bread

Functional foods maker FACT Corporation said it has developed a proprietary formula for a reduced carbohydrate, high fibre bread. FACT president Jacqueline Danforth said that...

Health trend changes face of snacking

The UK snacks sector is coming under increasing pressure from competing markets with sugar and chocolate confectionery particularly hard hit by the consumer desire for...

Bio Panda bread - good for health and for the environment

A new brand of organic bread has been launched in Belgium which will also help protect the environment via a link up with the Belgium...

Bakery industry poll looks at healthy products

Consumers might be interested in healthy bakery products but are still not buying enough to merit dramatic changes in the production for the bakery industry,...

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