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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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Scientists discover how to unboil an egg

Scientists discover how to unboil an egg

28 Jan 2015

UC Irvine and Australian chemists say they have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that they claim could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnolog...

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Research: umami contributes to health

Research: umami contributes to health

27 Jan 2015

Research undertaken by Tohoku University and published in the Flavour journal claims that umami taste has an important role to play in oral and overall health. There is, say the reseachers, a close relationship between an individual’s perception of uma...

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Post to pay $1.15 billion for MOM Brands

Post to pay $1.15 billion for MOM Brands

27 Jan 2015

Post is to acquire MOM Brands who operate in the ready-to-eat (“RTE”) cereal value segment for $1.15 billion. The combined company will be the third largest provider of RTE cereal with a combined dollar share of approximately 18%, as measur...

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Pycnogenol shown to benefit cognitive function

Pycnogenol shown to benefit cognitive function

26 Jan 2015

A study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences shows daily use of Pycnogenol, a  natural plant extract from French maritime pine tree bark, may help improve attention span, memory, decision-making – including executive-level perfor...

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Lonza sees EBIT growth of 11%

Lonza sees EBIT growth of 11%

26 Jan 2015

For the financial year 2014, Lonza has delivered its expected core EBIT growth of 11% in constant exchange rates (+9% in reported currency), supported by both the Specialty Ingredients and Pharma&Biotech segments. Revenues grew by 3% in constant ex...

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Zenith reports record 2014 M&A activity

Zenith reports record 2014 M&A activity

26 Jan 2015

Food and drink industry consultancy Zenith International has reported on 2014 M&A (mergers and acquisition) activity. A record 563 food and drink transactions took place, with a record 35 involved sums over US $1 billion, 2.5 times the number in 20...

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Zeelandia, Fine Organics establish Indian JV

Zeelandia, Fine Organics establish Indian JV

26 Jan 2015

Zeelandia and Fine Organics have set up a joint venture in India. Fine Zeelandia will serve India and neighbouring markets with dry and liquid baking ingredients, most of which will be produced locally. Establishing the Indian joint venture means that ...

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Mars extends deforestation commitment

Mars extends deforestation commitment

26 Jan 2015

Mars has launched three new policies aimed at reducing deforestation in its beef, soy, paper and pulp supply chains. The company said that these policies fulfil a commitment made in its Deforestation Policy (announced March 2014) and outline clear targ...

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Callebaut opens Dubai Chocolate Academy

Callebaut opens Dubai Chocolate Academy

26 Jan 2015

Barry Callebaut has announced the opening of its new Chocolate Academy centre. Located in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), the company says that it will be the first of its kind training centre in the Middle East and the 17th in the company’s network of s...

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