Dutch speciality foods group Wessanen said this week that 2002
earnings will be lower than previously announced, following poor
fourth quarter results at its Tree of Life North America division.
The CEO and CFO of the division are...
Food ingredients giant Cargill this week reported $319 million in
earnings from continuing operations for the 2003 second quarter, a
25 per cent rise on last year's figure of $256 million. The
company's net income for the...
There is strong evidence that heart disease may be caused by
vitamin D deficiency, according to researchers from the University
of Bonn in Germany, who have been studying the causes of cardiac
failure. They report that there is a...
Dietary foods maker Carbolite Foods has introduced a new line of
candy bars for people with diabetes. The bars, which come in five
flavors and will be available from early spring, also contain the
Insulade blend of minerals.
Mothers who supplement their diet with fatty acids rich in
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during pregnancy and lactation may be
doing their children a favour in later years, say researchers in
this month's Pediatrics journal.
People who restrict their calorie intake may not only prevent
cardiovascular disease and cancer, but could also protect their
mental health, say researchers in the US, who claim they have found
significant results in a study on calorie-restricted...
Grocery chain The Kroger Co is launching a marketing campaign to
educate customers about the nutritional benefits of eating more
dairy foods, it said last week. The "Fresh ... for Life" slogan
will encourage people to eat...
Carrington Laboratories has been awarded Kosher Parve status for
its freeze-dried nutraceutical ingredient Manapol, produced at its
Costa Rica production plant. The award not only opens up sales to
the Orthodox Jewish market, but...
A federal court has ruled that the pigment manufacturer Pigmentos
Vegetales may not sell its purified lutein product for human
consumption on the grounds that it violates a patent held by Kemin
Foods, the makers of FloraGLO brand...
Despite the widely held belief that adolescents who come from
higher-income families tend to be less obese than comparable
children from families with less income, a new study suggests that
this may not be uniformly true for both...
Supplement marketer Nutrition For Life International has signed a
sponsorship agreement with the Continental Basketball Association
to promote Nutrition for Life's products through its communication
Having a drink at least three times a week may help protect men
from heart attacks, report researchers in the US in this week's
New England Journal of Medicine. The observational study,
which tracked the drinking habits of nearly...