Anyone who has visited the United States will have witnessed the
generous portions that regale the multitude of eateries. But
according to new research to come out of the States, this is in
fact a new phenomenon, and one which has...
As the time-pressed, and stressed, European consumer increasingly
relies on semi- and ready-made foods, the food industry perseveres
in its desire to meet theses needs with the constant launch of new
processed products. An upcoming...
Greece, which has taken over the presidency of the EU, has been
urged to take action on a number of major issues affecting the
European food industry during its time at the helm. The future of
the CAP, GM labelling and EU enlargement...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is slowly taking form -
several months behind schedule - with the announcement this week
that it is currently on the look out for scientists to join its
scientific committee and scientific...
Snack bars have evolved rapidly over the last few years, and have
been one of a number of products to quickly adapt to the growing
demand for healthy products, according to a recent report from
Ingredients company Acatris Belgium, a division of the Dutch Royal
Schouten group, and FMC BioPolymer announced this week as from 1
January 2003 Acatris will be the exclusive distributor in the
Benelux for the polymer products of...
The acuity of senses like taste and smell, essential for our
enjoyment of food and drink, decreases with age. Such changes in
sensory capacities will clearly have an impact on the choice the
older consumer makes with regards to their...
Britons are confirmed snack-o-holics, according to a new report
from Datamonitor, meaning that there are excellent growth prospects
for snack makers in this market. And while snack consumption
patterns are different on the Continent,...
Consumers in the future will eat fewer meals at home as eating out
becomes increasingly convenient, but snacking in front of the TV
will continue to play an important role as consumers wind down
after increasingly hectic working days,...
In a move to boost industry research and enhance nutritional
applications of wheat and other major cereal crops, chemical giant
DuPont announced this week that it is making proprietary wheat
genome data available to public and private...
In the same week that the agriculture Council cleared the way for
tougher GM legislation in Europe, the European Commission has
announced a new proposal that seeks to harmonise the use of food
additives in flavourings in order to...
US ingredients company MGP Ingredients suffers a net loss for the
current year's first quarter as higher grain prices and reduced
sales in distillery products take their toll - but speciality
ingredients witness strong growth.