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Seaweed-flavoured product launches increase 147% in Europe, says Mintel

Posted on: 9 March 2016

This growth means Europe is now the second most innovative region globally when it comes to seaweed-flavoured food and drink launches...

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Maria G. Henry elected to the board of directors of General Mills

Posted on: 9 March 2016

Commenting on the announcement, Ken Powell, General Mills Chairman and CEO, said: “Maria brings an excellent track record of financial leadership"...

shared-class antibiotics

Cargill eliminates 20% of shared-class antibiotics used for beef-cattle

Posted on: 9 March 2016

Cargill has announced that it is eliminating 20% of shared-class antibiotics from its four feed yards in Texas, Kansas and Colorado...


Strong 2015 financial year results for Lindt & Sprüngli Group

Posted on: 8 March 2016

The Lindt & Sprüngli Group achieved consolidated sales of CHF 3.65 billion, which equates to an increase of 13.5% in local currencies and 7.9% in Swiss francs...

Porridge Oat Bar

Stoats secures new listings for its Porridge Oat Bar multipacks

Posted on: 8 March 2016

Stoats has secured a new listing with Booths and additional listings with one of the UK's largest retailers, Tesco for its Porridge Oat Bar Multipacks...


Mazza Innovation opens its first large-scale extraction processing facility

Posted on: 8 March 2016

The facility will produce Mazza Innovation's award-winning PhytoClean Cranberry, Green Tea and Blueberry extracts as well as other clean label ingredients...

saucy fish

Saucy Fish Co. announce further expansion in the US

Posted on: 8 March 2016

Saucy Fish Co.'s ever popular range of fish and sauce products will now be stocked in 800 Publix Super Markets across the southeast of the US...

Linoleic acid

Linoleic acid found in grapeseed oil could lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes

Posted on: 7 March 2016

Researchers found that men and women with higher linoleic acid levels tended to have less heart-threatening fat nestled between their vital organs, more lean body mass and less inflammation.

Hatfield Peverel

Arla Foods proposes closure of its Hatfield Peverel dairy

Posted on: 7 March 2016

If the closure goes ahead, the company’s Aylesbury site will take on the majority of Hatfield Peverel’s processing...

pesticides guidance

Pesticides guidance aims to harmonise field dissipation studies

Posted on: 7 March 2016

New pesticides guidance has been finalised that harmonises the way terrestrial field dissipation studies are conducted in different regions of the world...

peanut allergy

Giving peanut-containing foods to infants may prevent allergy

Posted on: 7 March 2016

A clinical trial has demonstrated the benefits of consuming peanut-containing foods early in life to prevent the development of peanut allergy...

Jürg Oleas

Jürg Oleas to continue as CEO of GEA until 2019

Posted on: 7 March 2016

The Supervisory Board of GEA Group have announced that they have extended the appointment as CEO and Labour Relations Director of Jürg Oleas...

uk wine

UK wine industry pledges to increase exports to over £30m by 2020

Posted on: 4 March 2016

UK wine producers are pledging a tenfold increase in exports by 2020, announced Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss...

heather hancock

Heather Hancock announced as new Chair of the FSA

Posted on: 4 March 2016

Hancock says she will have an 'absolulte commitment' to pursuing those who wilfully and maliciously risk food safety...

ICL Food Specialties

ICL Food Specialties to exhibit its on-trend solutions at IFFA

Posted on: 4 March 2016

ICL Food Specialties is a leading technology resource for ingredient systems that manage protein more effectively...