In response to an increasing worldwide demand for pectin, Danish
ingredients company Danisco is to expand its Czech production
capacity by 40 per cent to accommodate an expected growth rate of
5-6 per cent on the world market.
Leading ingredients firm Danisco has announced its second licensing
deal for the Howaru probiotic strain with Chile's biggest dairy
processor Soprole. The agreement looks set to generate significant
interest among food makers...
Lifeway Foods, the Illinois-based producer of kefir and other
probiotic foods, has continued to lift sales and profits in the
third quarter of the year, helped by the launch of a new product
and effective marketing.
Swedish probiotics firm BioGaia has taken over the marketing of its
Reuteri bacteria to the international dairy industry, formerly
managed by Denmark's Chr. Hansen, allowing it to boost revenue from
new dairy customers. It has...
Sales have continued to slide at German chemicals firm Degussa
during 2003 and lower volumes continue to drag down food
ingredients business. A one-off charge to restructure the fine
chemcials unit impacts profits.
A probiotic cheese and products with high CLA levels are among the
foods being developed at a new €16 million functional food research
centre, recently opened in Ireland. One of its goals is to boost
the competitive advantage of Irish...
Limited consumer awareness threatens to restrain the development of
probiotics markets, finds a new Frost & Sullivan report, yet
sales of the healthy ingredient are still set to almost triple in
value over the next six years.
A faster way to measure quantities of vitamin B12, both in foods
and in dietary supplements, has been developed by scientists in the
US. The discovery will improve data for commercial vitamin
UK firm Provexis looks set to release a novel heart-healthy drink
next year after recent human trials on its tomato-based product
proved successful. CardioFlow is a concentrated tomato extract but
it contains no lycopene.
Pioneering Belgian ingredients supplier Orafti Active Food
Ingredients is the first, and only, producer of inulin and
oligofructose to get the GMP stamp of approval from the American
Institute of Baking.
The Danish Consumer Council has given a damning indictment of
Danisco's fat replacement product Salatrim, prompting the
ingredients group to issue a statement reiterating its confidence
in the product.
The Food Standards Authority of Australia and New Zealand confirms
that milk is safe and nutritious, despite arguments suggesting that
some types of milk can lead to diseases such as autism and
Scientists at the University of Southampton in the UK have received
funding to study whether genes can influence the benefits gained by
some people from dietary antioxidants. The team is hoping to find
out why some people benefit...
Europe will move closer to the completion of its food safety body
next week when the 15 member management board of the new European
Food Safety Authority meets for the first time and aims to appoint
the first director.
Danisco has launched the first of two new probiotic bacteria
cultures - called HOWARU - which it claims can help boost the human
immune system. The culture is the first product to be launched
following the Danish group's acquisition...
Danish food and ingredients group Danisco has launched a new enzyme
product derived from seaweed which it claims will help it extend
its position as the world's leading producer of functional food