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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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Packaged Facts reports on US weight management market

Packaged Facts reports on US weight management market

11 Feb 2015

Year after year, the desire to lose weight ranks among the most common resolutions for most Americans, according to market researcher Packaged Facts.  Presently, it says, about 100 million Americans are watching their diet to lose weight or to maintain...

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Lesaffre probiotic yeast gets backing for IBS

Lesaffre probiotic yeast gets backing for IBS

11 Feb 2015

Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856, a patented probiotic yeast from Lesaffre’s collection, has received what the company believes is important backing from the scientific community with the publication of a first clinical study in the journal ‘Digest...

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Arla establishes Australian JV

Arla establishes Australian JV

10 Feb 2015

With the ambition to multiply its business in Australia fivefold to one billion DKK by 2020, Arla has entered a joint venture with Australia’s largest cheese importer, F. Mayer Imports. The partnership – which sees Arla own a 51% share – will, sa...

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Campden BRI to host soft drinks seminar

Campden BRI to host soft drinks seminar

10 Feb 2015

Retail shelves are stocked with an abundance of new beverage products, notes Campden BRI, including recent launches of flavoured waters, energy drinks, low alcohol fruit drinks and no/low alcohol beers, lagers and ciders. This rapid innovation presents...

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