The food unit of Mexican conglomerate Grupo Alfa, Sigma Alimentos,
said on Thursday that it had acquired Costa Rica's leading producer
and distributor of processed meats, Embutidos Zar, for an
New research from the UK has revealed that selenium (Se) levels in
British bread-making wheats are 10 to 50 times lower than in their
American or Canadian counterparts. The study, published in the
Journal of the Science of Food and...
Union workers are locked out of Graphic Packaging's Michigan plant
after failing to reach a new contract agreement. Both parties
remain entrenched in their respective positions concerning overtime
and pensions, and a resolution...
Having been on the verge of bankruptcy just eight months ago, Crown
Cork and Seal are now well on the road to recovery, after an
intensive period of cost cutting and selling off a number of its
less profitable divisions.
The single-use foodservice packaging industry is looking and
feeling very healthy, according to State of the Foodservice
Packaging Industry Report, issued today by the Foodservice &
China will invest 20 billion yuan (€2. 5 billion) in a number of
key science and technology research and development projects,
including food-related projects, within the next three to five
years, the Ministry of Science and Technology...
Graham Packaging Holdings, the US-based plastic packaging provider,
has said its worldwide unit sales increased 4 per cent in the
second quarter of 2002 and 7 per cent in the first six months of
2002, compared to the same periods...
More research published in the lastest issue of the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds further cause to promote
wholegrains. The food protects against cardiovascular disease ,
type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers thanks...
Food packaging is set to become even more functional in the future.
If current prototypes are anything to go by it might not be long
before packaging is edible or that it is able to warn us when it
needs refrigerating, said a report...
BioDelivery Sciences International has announced that it has
initiated a collaboration with a national manufacturer of processed
foods to determine if its patented Bioral nanotechnology improves
the delivery of micronutrients as supplements...
Investment firm Hicks Muse Tate & Furst has said it will delay
its $1.4 billion (€1.4bn)investment in Greeley-based ConAgra Beef
as the company deals with the second-largest beef recall in US
history, said a report in the Denver...
Strategic Diagnostics, a leading provider of antibody products and
analytical test kits for the food safety and water quality markets,
has reported that its board of directors has expanded to eight with
the appointment of Herb Lotman.
American Capital Strategies has confirmed that a company it
controls has completed the buyout of Automatic Bar Controls, the
dominant manufacturer and supplier of hand-held beverage dispensers
for the US food service industry.
In South Africa a Competition Tribunal has announced that its
recent approval of the R1,97 billion (€194m) packaging merger
between Nampak and Malbak was in part designed to stop
multinational customers for the packaging products...
A surge in sales to China, higher world log prices and continued
cost cutting have delivered New Zealand-based packaging provider
Carter Holt Harvey a solid NZ$73 million (€34.8m) for the six
months to June, compared with a loss of...
In the UK, Sharp Interpack (formerly MY Plastics) has launched its
new range of biodegradable and waterproof thermoplastic food trays.
The trays, which are a composite of starch and polyesters, could
help towards reducing the two...