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Dairy Crest looks to stabilise milk prices

Dairy Crest looks to stabilise milk prices

2 Feb 2015

Dairy Crest has announced that following a drop in its March milk price, there will be no further reductions to its farmgate milk price before July. The company says it is the first processor in the British dairy sector to introduce a ‘price floor’ tha...

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ICL to acquire dairy proteins company Prolactal

ICL to acquire dairy proteins company Prolactal

30 Jan 2015

Israeli company ICL’s Food Specialties business unit is to acquire Prolactal, and its subsidiary, Rovita. Prolactal, based in Hartberg, Austria, and Engelsberg, Germany, is a European producer of dairy proteins and other ingredients for the food and be...

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Corbion adds non-GMO emulsifier

Corbion adds non-GMO emulsifier

30 Jan 2015

As the food and beverage industry looks for ways to take genetically modified organisms (GMOs) out of recipes and off labels, Corbion is adding another non-GMO product to its emulsifier portfolio. The newest addition, Emplex Non GMO, was developed to d...

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Kalsec demonstrates safe extraction

Kalsec demonstrates safe extraction

30 Jan 2015

As part of a recent overall safety process and formulation review initiated by Kalsec, a thermal inactivation study on Salmonella was performed on carrot pellets at an outside laboratory using a scaled representation of the proprietary Kalsec extractio...

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Stevia First announces novel fermentation method

Stevia First announces novel fermentation method

30 Jan 2015

Stevia First has announced what it says is an important achievement and addition to its stevia production technologies. The company says it has successfully developed novel fermentation methods to produce steviol, a key step in the production of all st...

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Belgian government assesses insect consumption

Belgian government assesses insect consumption

29 Jan 2015

The Belgian government’s Scientific Committee and the Superior Health Council have been asked to give advice on the potential risks (hazards) associated with the consumption of these insects (entomophagy), and have produced a report. In the search for ...

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UK food/drink manufacturers reduce CO2 by 35%

UK food/drink manufacturers reduce CO2 by 35%

29 Jan 2015

Members of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) – the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry in the UK – have reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 35%, ahead of the original target date of 2020. Emissions have fallen by 664,...

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ODIN project to study Vitamin D

ODIN project to study Vitamin D

29 Jan 2015

ODIN is a 4 year collaborative project with partners from all over Europe and one from the USA. The coordinator of the project is UCC and other Irish partners include the Daithi O’Murchu Marine Research Station, UCD, Crème Software Ltd (Dublin) a...

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Campden BRI announces Salmonella seminar

Campden BRI announces Salmonella seminar

29 Jan 2015

Salmonella is a food-poisoning bacterium which, despite our best efforts, won´t go away, notes Campden BRI; it has been recorded as causing illness since 1885. Although a significant reduction in contamination associated with eggs and poultry has been ...

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BASF ups vitamin A production

BASF ups vitamin A production

28 Jan 2015

BASF has increased its production capacities for vitamin A by 25 %. The company has expanded an existing plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, which is part of BASF’s Citral Verbund. With this capacity extension, BASF says it reacted to the rising demand for...

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Study: oatmeal breakfast increases satiety

Study: oatmeal breakfast increases satiety

28 Jan 2015

A new study suggests that breakfast cereal choice may affect how full consumers feel and how much they eat for lunch, especially if they are overweight. According to new research published in the latest issue of the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, ...

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Arla adds capacity in Germany

Arla adds capacity in Germany

28 Jan 2015

Arla Foods has officially inaugurated a brand-new production area at its site in Pronsfeld, near Bitburg-Prüm in the Eifel district. A total of about €110 million was invested in the construction of a new milk drying tower, a new creamery and additiona...

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