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Drinking a lot of beer increases exposure to mycotoxins

Posted on: 27 June 2015

Researchers have analysed mycotoxins produced by certain microscopic fungi in beer and dried fruits, confirming that these products meet EU food regulations...


Finnish sahti beer characterised for the first time

Posted on: 26 June 2015

A group of experts from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have characterised sahti beer for the first time...


Scientists disappointed at results from GM wheat field trial

Posted on: 26 June 2015

The results of the genetically modified (GM) wheat field trial held by Rothamsted Research in 2012-2013 have been announced...


Global Food Security to hold ‘Resilience of the UK food system in a Global Context’ community event

Posted on: 26 June 2015

The Global Food Security programme is holding a community event on Monday 20 July 2015 called ‘Resilience of the UK food system in a Global Context’...


Cargill, Kellogg and ASDA team up to empower women in cocoa farming communities in Côte d’Ivoire

Posted on: 26 June 2015

A series of projects to help overcome the barriers for women in cocoa farming communities in Côte d'Ivoire has been launched by Cargill, Kellogg and ASDA...


Protein solution turns acid whey into a tasty dip

Posted on: 25 June 2015

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a protein solution that enables manufacturers to make dips using the acid whey they have left over after making yogurt...


Dairy UK confident about future of UK dairy sector; First Milk chairman to step down

Posted on: 25 June 2015

The dairy industry must retain its confidence and take advantage of future opportunities to grow, said Dairy UK Chairman Billy Keane yesterday...


EC fines producers and distributors €115,865,000 for operating retail food packaging cartels

Posted on: 24 June 2015

The EC has fined eight manufacturers and two distributors of retail food packaging trays a total of €115m for participating in at least one of five cartels...


Sustainability advancements made by John Dewar & Sons

Posted on: 24 June 2015

John Dewar & Sons Ltd., makers of Scotch whisky and part of the Bacardi group of companies, was sustainable before sustainability was considered cool...


Cargill opens new animal nutrition technology application centre in Hebei, China

Posted on: 23 June 2015

Cargill has established a new animal nutrition Centre in Hebei, China, to help customers leverage and apply the best possible feed technologies...


Niagara Water recalls spring water over E. Coli concerns

Posted on: 23 June 2015

Last week, Niagara Water issued a voluntary recall of spring water produced at the Company’s two Pennsylvania plants from 10th to 18th June 2015...


Anheuser-Busch to invest more than $1.5 billion in its US operations

Posted on: 23 June 2015

Anheuser-Busch is to invest more than $1.5 billion in its US brewing, agriculture, packaging and distributing operations by 2018...


Researchers identify gene that controls soybean seed permeability and calcium content

Posted on: 23 June 2015

Researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls soybean seed permeability, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for tropical regions...


Cargill appoints Mary Thompson to lead European poultry business

Posted on: 23 June 2015

Mary Thompson, president of Cargill Value Added Meats, has been appointed to lead Cargill’s European poultry business based in Hereford, England...


Brazil’s JBS acquires Moy Park for US $1.5 billion

Posted on: 23 June 2015

JBS, currently the largest meat packager in the world, has acquired Moy Park from Marfrig in a deal valued at around US $1.5 billion...