Commission fines firms over sodium gluconate price fixing
The European Commission on Tuesday fined six firms 57.53 million
euros for fixing the price and allocating the market for sodium
Benecol maker to focus on life science chemicals
Finnish company Raisio on Tuesday unveiled its long-expected
strategic focus change, saying it aimed to be a life-science
oriented chemicals group and forecasted its turnover to double to
1.6 billion euros ($1.46 billion) by 2005
Undeclared dairy ingredient leads to product recall
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued the first
public notice of a Class 1 recall stating that ConAgra Dairy Foods
is to recall less than 3,000 pounds of Fleischmann's Unsalted Stick
Margarine because the...
Organic food safe from economic downturn?
An economic downturn may not hurt the U.K. market for organic food
products, Robert Duxbury, technical manager for organic products at
J Sainsbury PLC told Dow Jones Newswires Monday.
Food poisoning more likely in organic chickens
Organic broiler chickens are three times as likely as
conventionally-bred poultry to be contaminated with a bacterium
that causes food-poisoning, say Danish vets, the New Scientist
reports this week.
Butter, cream and chicken - hope for epileptics
Hope for children with epilepsy may lie in a
high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet, US researchers reveal this week.
Trans-fat labelling can save lifes, says heart assoc
The American Heart Association applauded recent steps taken by the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to encourage the Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) to...
Probiotics here to stay
Probiotics are gaining in public popularity and are not just a
health fad, according to Australian researchers.
Organic programme to improve awareness
US organic company Horizon Organic Holding Corp. this week
announced the creation of the Organic Agriculture Project (OAP), a
project designed to promote the benefits of organic agriculture.
Consumers ask for stricter GM labelling rules
Greenpeace delivered more than 10,000 postcards to the Thai
government urging tougher labelling requirements for genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) in food.
Thai health food looks to the West
Thai health food company Nutri Care Foods Co Ltd has its sights set
on the international market, the company told a press conference on
Phytochemicals focus of conference
Scientists in the UK this week discussed the latest research into
phytochemicals, at a 3-day conference in Norwich, England.
Omega enriched lamb roast?
In the near future the sizzling Sunday roast could also be a major
source of health-enhancing polyunsaturated fats, Australian
researchers reveal this week.
Food supplements - EU harmonisation draws closer
Diverging legislation in Europe relating to food supplements came
closer towards harmonisation on Thursday when the European Council
agreed the proposed Directive on Food Supplements.
Increase in consumer's awareness of soy
The United Soybean Board (USB) released data from their annual
survey showing that Americans changing their eating habits due to
health and nutrition concerns has risen dramatically to 72 per