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Parmalat strengthens Australian presence

Parmalat strengthens Australian presence

23 Dec 2014

Parmalat Australia is to acquire Longwarry Food Park which operates in the state of Victoria and specialises in the production of milk powders, cream cheese, and fresh and UHT milk products. Longwarry has grown significantly over recent years and owns ...

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Callebaut publishes GRI report

Callebaut publishes GRI report

23 Dec 2014

Barry Callebaut has announced the publication of its GRI report 2013/14. The company says that the report details its performance in a transparent manner and across its most important sustainability topics, focusing on the indicators of relevance to th...

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FDF publishes palm oil guide

FDF publishes palm oil guide

23 Dec 2014

Palm oil is the world’s most widely used vegetable oil, notes the UK’s FDF (Food and Drink Federation) who represent the country’s manufacturing sector. It appears as an ingredient in many food and non-food products, such as soaps, biscuits, cosm...

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Rabobank: dairy prices still low

Rabobank: dairy prices still low

22 Dec 2014

International dairy markets continue to suffer from low prices according to Rabobank’s latest Dairy Quarterly report, though the rate of decline in the price of dairy commodities has slowed compared to that seen in Q3 2014. Exceptional milk production ...

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Bifodan signs ‘groundbreaking’ JV on probiotics

Bifodan signs ‘groundbreaking’ JV on probiotics

22 Dec 2014

Bifodan has announced the initiation of what it believes is a potentially groundbreaking scientific joint venture to develop a new technology for microencapsulation of probiotic bacteria. Endorsed and co-funded by Innovation Fund Denmark, Bifodan will ...

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CASH disappointed by salt in pizza

CASH disappointed by salt in pizza

22 Dec 2014

The latest survey by CASH (Consensus Action on Salt & Health) and WASH (World Action on Salt & Health) have found huge differences in the salt content of pizzas found in supermarkets, restaurants and takeaways both in the UK and worldwide. Half...

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Grupo Bimbo acquires Canada’s Saputo

Grupo Bimbo acquires Canada’s Saputo

19 Dec 2014

Grupo Bimbo has announced that its subsidiary Canada Bread is to acquire Saputo Bakery for CAD$120 million. Saputo Bakery is said to be the leading producer of snacks cakes in Canada.   This operation will, said Grupo Bimbo, position Canada Bread for f...

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Tereos, Jungbunzlauer strengthen agreement

Tereos, Jungbunzlauer strengthen agreement

19 Dec 2014

Tereos says it is pursuing its expansion and strengthening its position in the Central European liquid sweetener market thanks to an agreement that consolidates its partnership of over 18 years with Jungbunzlauer. The end of sugar and isoglucose quotas...

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Study: bilberries can counteract effects of high fat diet

Study: bilberries can counteract effects of high fat diet

19 Dec 2014

Eating bilberries diminishes the adverse effects of a high-fat diet, according to a recent study at the University of Eastern Finland. For the first time, bilberries were shown to have beneficial effects on both blood pressure and nutrition-derived inf...

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Research: low GI does not benefit heart health, diabetes

Research: low GI does not benefit heart health, diabetes

18 Dec 2014

New research suggests that heart-healthy eaters – those following a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and low in sweets – don’t need to worry about choosing low glycaemic index foods to lower the risk of diabetes and heart d...

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FrieslandCampina emphasises member sustainability performance

FrieslandCampina emphasises member sustainability performance

18 Dec 2014

Friesland Campina has announced that, with effect from 2015, member dairy farmers will be paid a premium based on their sustainability performance. The outdoor grazing premium will also be increased. The company said that its quality and sustainability...

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Frutarom appoints new Chief Scientific Officer

Frutarom appoints new Chief Scientific Officer

18 Dec 2014

Frutarom Switzerland Health Business Unit has appointed Matthias H. Kreuter as its new Global Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). Kreuter headed Frutarom’s Pharmaceutical Business Division from 1990 to 2003. During this time, he invented the Hyperpure Tech...

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