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Hochdorf completes restructuring

Hochdorf completes restructuring

8 Jan 2015

The Hochdorf Group has announced that it has implemented its planned restructuring programme. Development, production and sales activities in Switzerland have been merged into Hochdorf Swiss Nutrition, effective from the new year. With immediate effect...

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Campden BRI publishes ‘needs’ statement

Campden BRI publishes ‘needs’ statement

7 Jan 2015

A new statement of what industry needs from science and technology has been published by Campden BRI. The document was compiled following an extensive consultation of Campden BRI’s industrial members – some 2,400 companies across 75 countries. The ‘nee...

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Fraunhofer develops faster test for beer

Fraunhofer develops faster test for beer

7 Jan 2015

To guarantee high quality beer, breweries monitor the production process very closely, notes Fraunhofer Institute. With a new polymer powder developed by the organisation, this monitoring will be faster and simpler in the future, it says. Manufacturers...

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Kalsec gets SQF certification

Kalsec gets SQF certification

7 Jan 2015

Kalsec has been awarded the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certification under the Global Food Safety Initiative Edition 7.2. The certification is for food ingredient manufacture which includes spice extracts, color, flavors, antioxidants and hops. SQ...

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New instant beverage solutions from TIC Gums

New instant beverage solutions from TIC Gums

7 Jan 2015

TIC Gums has announced an extended portfolio of texture and stabilisation solutions for instant beverages. According to the company, Ticaloid Ultrasmooth, a cold water soluble hydrocolloid system which is said to effectively decrease astringency and th...

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NFU slams Arla price reduction

NFU slams Arla price reduction

6 Jan 2015

The UK’s National Farmers Union (NFU) has reacted angrily to the announcement by Arla that the company is reducing the price it pays for milk. Arla Foods had announced that the on-account price will reduce by 2.5 euro cents per kg in Europe which equat...

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Fast food: no more unhealthy than it was

Fast food: no more unhealthy than it was

6 Jan 2015

Two new reports from researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University show little change in fast food portion sizes and product formulation between 1996 and 2013.  Led by Alice H. Lichtenstein, director ...

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HFCS more toxic than sucrose, researchers conclude

HFCS more toxic than sucrose, researchers conclude

6 Jan 2015

When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and lifespan of f...

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Study: Nordic diet can impact low-grade inflammation

Study: Nordic diet can impact low-grade inflammation

6 Jan 2015

A Nordic study led by the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland has discovered that the health-promoting Nordic diet reduces the expression of inflammation-associated genes in subcutaneous adipose tissue...

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Arab Dairy Products gets another suitor

Arab Dairy Products gets another suitor

31 Dec 2014

The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) has approved a request from Al Noor for Dairy Industries, a subsidiary of French dairy company Lactalis, to launch a tender offer for 6 million shares, or 100% of Arab Dairy Products. Al Noor has offe...

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Rabobank: sugar market faces “strong headwinds”

Rabobank: sugar market faces “strong headwinds”

30 Dec 2014

Strong headwinds look set to impact the sugar industry, with abundant global sugar stocks continuing to weigh on world market prices, according to Rabobank’s Sugar Quarterly Q4. Although prices have been under pressure for some time, projections sugges...

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Nestlé commits CHF22m to epigenetics research

Nestlé commits CHF22m to epigenetics research

29 Dec 2014

Nestlé is to intensify its research in the field of epigenetics, the science of how eating behaviours and other environmental factors can affect genes, health and that of  offspring, for future generations to come. The company has announced it will con...

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