US-based Lifeway Foods reported second quarter revenues of $3
million (€3.03), an increase of 9 per cent on the same period last
year. The success continues the strong trend seen this year by the
functional foods manufacturer.
The German pharmaceuticals group reports that sales in the first
six months of 2002 rose 21 per cent on the previous year to €3.7
billion while operating income showed growth of 48 per cent to €495
million. Business in the US was...
The manufacturer of functional food ingredients derived from rice
bran reported lower revenues and net income for the second quarter
compared with the same period last year, but said sales in domestic
markets have grown.
Zinc intake among the elderly in Europe is generally low - but
European researchers are currently trying to discover the role of
zinc in preventing the chronic and degenerative diseases associated
People with a low amount of potassium in their diet could be more
likely to experience a stroke, find scientists. Increasing dietary
intake of fruits such as bananas and nuts could help reduce the
The Swiss food giant has confirmed its interest in some of
Novartis' functional foods, part of the unit put up for sale
earlier this year. Analysts speculate that the food group could
easily afford to buy the drug company's...
British retailer the Co-op is calling for the UK government to
crack down on products which make misleading health claims. The
company is to launch a new consumer-friendly food label following
research on consumer needs.