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US choline-containing food supplements

EU health claim winner

Cross-Atlantic choline team banks on EU health claim conversion

By Shane Starling

US supplier Balchem has joined with Dutch firm Van Eeghen Functional Ingredients (VEFI) to develop the European choline foods and food supplements market, after the nutrient won three EU health claims in 2012.

The incident occurred while the man was clearing a potato sorting machine, according to the HSE

Employee loses thumb at crisp factory

By Rod Addy

A crisp manufacturer has been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs after a man lost his thumb in an unguarded machine at its factory in Crumlin, Newport, Wales.

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Plasma power fights germs in food

By Rod Addy

Food processors can zap harmful organisms in packaged products using plasma power, thanks to a method just discovered by scientists at Glasgow University in Scotland.

Wheat use in feed still set to strain bakers and snack makers...

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Wheat worries: Feed use could squeeze bakers

By Kacey Culliney

Use of wheat for feed should be lower than last year but will remain high and this could put more pressure on already tight supplies for the bakery and snacks industry, an analyst says.