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Who can win an EU immunity claim? Yeast beta-glucan can?

German yeast specialist Leiber possesses the only immune health claim in the EU assessment system at the moment. But why should its beta-glucan yeast succeed when it has already failed...

Post Holdings suffers the ‘unfavorable commodity cost effect’

Unfavorable grain costs pressed full year earnings for Post Holdings, despite a sales surge in the fourth quarter, it said.

Flaxseed shows blood pressure-lowering potential: Study

Daily consumption of flaxseed-fortified bakery products may reduce blood pressure levels in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), suggests new data presented at the November American Heart Association 2012 Scientific Sessions.

Hovis boss quits amid Premier Foods’ uphill bread struggle

The managing director of Premier Foods’ bakery arm tasked with driving the struggling bread business forward has resigned and will leave the firm early 2013.

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Ingredia goes functional to close in on customer “expectations and activity”

French supplier has brought its added value dairy activity and functional food units under one roof – Ingredia Functional.

Guar gum buyers aren’t buying, sellers aren’t selling: Industry expert

Guar gum prices have dropped a long way from peaks of $20 to $25 a kilo – but there is now a standoff between buyers and sellers, according to hydrocolloids...

Smilde Bakery to close plant and shift production

Smilde Bakery plans to close its Mijdrecht factory in the Netherlands and will expand production at its Edam plant to enable it to grow share in international markets.

Sunwin to broaden stevia presence through Chinese private label bakery

Sunwin Stevia International hopes to penetrate the Chinese bakery sector further by targeting the private label segment with a range of stevia formulations.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

Packaging constantly changing to respond to lifestyles, says INCPEN

Packaging is like a mirror to social developments, fashions and trends which enables constant response to innovation, according to INCPEN.

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Sun Chemical Europe to increase prices

Sun Chemical Europe has announced a price increase across all products from 1 January 2013 due to high raw material costs.

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Operational Efficiency 2012: Free Access To Today's First Ever Dedicated Online Event!

Register now for free access to today's first ever online event devoted to Operational Efficiency in food and beverage processing, organized by and William Reed Business Media.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

The future for detection systems

X-ray and detection systems will need to offer more than just accurate detection in the future, according to Mettler Toledo.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

DS Smith stacking concept cuts carbon footprint

Manufacturers can slash outer case packaging by as much as 25% thanks to a novel box design from DS Smith Packaging that boosts stacking strength and stability in transit.

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Glanbia chooses Sioux Falls, SD for replacement flax plant

Glanbia Nutritionals Ingredient Technologies, (GNIT) a manufacturer of  protein and flaxseed and other grain  ingredients, announced it will build a 40,000 sq. ft. cereal ingredient processing facility in Sioux Falls,...

Plastics Recyclers Europe unveils 3-pronged recycling approach

Plastics Recyclers Europe is pursuing a ban on plastics waste in landfill, higher recycling targets and more eco-design for products.

Graphic Packaging pushes into Europe with second acquisition in a month

Graphic Packaging has announced its second deal in the space of a couple of weeks as it looks to build on its European packaging business.

dispatches from Emballage 2012

Cermex unveils robotic palletizing solution at Emballage

Cermex has introduced a robot palletizer which it claims offers fluidity, efficiency at the operator level and security in the cell.

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Demand leads to expansion, says Brillopak

Brillopak has moved into new premises as part of its continuing expansion plans to enable a quick response to orders.

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Sonoco investment expands recycling capability

Sonoco Recycling has invested $4m in one of its facilities so that it can accept additional materials.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

Ishida offers real-time view of packaging process

Ishida has launched a new software suite that gives food manufacturers more accurate data about the performance of its weighing and packaging lines.

Dispatches from Emballage 2012

RPC team grin, and Bear it

Packaging firm RPC was recognised for packaging innovation at the Emballage 2012 packaging materials and technology trade show in Paris for its 4kg jar nicknamed ‘Bear’, featuring multilayer barrier packaging.

Sweeteners linked to higher weight gain: Rat study

Consumption of non-nutritive sweeteners such as saccharin and aspartame could lead to increases in weight, according to new data in rats.

Hostess update: Union asks court for trustee to oversee liquidation

The bakers' union of Hostess Brands has asked the court overseeing the firm’s bankruptcy to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee to safeguard an orderly wind-down.

Scientists develop obesity-combating bread wheat

Researchers have developed modified bread and durum wheat that they claim could combat obesity and diabetes using a non-genetically modified technology known as ‘TILING’.

Berry Plastics looks to new products and global opportunities to boost business

Berry Plastics has recorded a net sales decrease of 2% as all but one of its segments declined year-on-year.

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