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Euromonitor: hot sauce market warming up

Euromonitor: hot sauce market warming up

16 Feb 2015

According to a blog post by Jack Skelly, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International, the world’s tolerance for hot sauces appears to be rising. From a global perspective, sales of spicy chili sauces grew by nearly twice as much as packaged food in t...

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MEPs call for meat country of origin labelling

MEPs call for meat country of origin labelling

16 Feb 2015

Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case with bovine fresh meat, MEPs have said. They have called on the European Commission, which published a report on the issue in...

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Study: drinking wine can aid obesity management

Study: drinking wine can aid obesity management

16 Feb 2015

Drinking red grape juice or wine – in moderation – could improve the health of overweight people by helping them burn fat better, according to a new study coauthored by an Oregon State University researcher. The findings suggest that consuming dark-col...

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DSM looks to improve results in 2015

DSM looks to improve results in 2015

13 Feb 2015

DSM has reported 2014 sales of €9,181 million, 4% up on the prior year reflecting organic sales growth of 5% in Q4 2014 and 3% for 2014. Q4 2014 EBITDA was €288 million with full year EBITDA of €1,168 million, in line with market expectations. The comp...

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Barry Callebaut signs outsourcing agreement

Barry Callebaut signs outsourcing agreement

13 Feb 2015

Barry Callebaut has signed a new, long-term outsourcing agreement with World’s Finest Chocolate. Under the terms of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will acquire the industrial chocolate manufacturing assets from World’s Finest Chocolate and ...

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Fonterra begins Beingmate share acquisition process

Fonterra begins Beingmate share acquisition process

13 Feb 2015

Fonterra has submitted to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange a partial tender offer to acquire up to 20% of Chinese infant formula manufacturer Beingmate. The offer will be open for 30 days, from 12 February until 3.00pm (China time) 13 March. It is expected ...

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Ganeden, Georgia Nut to partner on NPD

Ganeden, Georgia Nut to partner on NPD

13 Feb 2015

Probiotics manufacturer and marketer Ganeden and confections and snack manufacturer Georgia Nut have established a partnership. “We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Georgia Nut,” said Joe Bradley, Sales Director of Ganeden. “With a shared co...

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Study: probiotic could help control insulin resistance

Study: probiotic could help control insulin resistance

12 Feb 2015

Research by Loughborough University academics has shown that a probiotic drink could be a solution in controlling insulin resistance, a major characteristic of diet-induced diseases such as type II diabetes. The study, led by Dr Carl Hulston – le...

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Cemoi to spend €20m on sustainable cocoa

Cemoi to spend €20m on sustainable cocoa

12 Feb 2015

Involved in sustainability programmes across the world for over 20 years, the Cemoi Group has announced its vision and commitment for sustainable cocoa: Transparence Cacao. Through this vision, Cemoi says it is showing its determination to master the e...

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Müller reduces milk price

Müller reduces milk price

12 Feb 2015

Müller UK & Ireland Group has confirmed that its standard milk price from March 5, 2015 will be 24.15ppl, a reduction of 1.75ppl. The company took a decision to hold its milk price for February but said that it has since faced a widening gap betwee...

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Study: eating organic reduces pesticide exposure

Study: eating organic reduces pesticide exposure

11 Feb 2015

A new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives is among the first to predict a person’s pesticide exposure based on information about their usual diet. The study was led by Cynthia Curl, an assistant professor in Boise State Universit...

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EFSA announces plans for 2015

EFSA announces plans for 2015

11 Feb 2015

EFSA has kicked off its extensive programme of scientific, communication and corporate activities planned for 2015. Key milestones this year will be the adoption of around 400 scientific outputs, the renewal of membership of eight of the Authority’s Sc...

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