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New benchmarking service launched by Tetra Pak

New benchmarking service launched by Tetra Pak

18 Dec 2014

Tetra Pak has launched a new Environmental Benchmarking Service to help food and beverage companies assess the environmental performance of their production operations, and to identify opportunities for improvement. The service provides an audit of the...

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Potato extract can limit weight gain

Potato extract can limit weight gain

17 Dec 2014

A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University. The results of their recent study were so surprising that the investigators said they repeated the ex...

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Danone: we’re on the right track

Danone: we’re on the right track

17 Dec 2014

Danone’s board of directors has reviewed the company’s situation and prospects. Danone confirmed its 2014 targets including organic growth of over 4.5% and trading operating margin down less than 20 basis points like-for-like. Free cash-flow will be be...

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ADM to sell cocoa business to Olam

ADM to sell cocoa business to Olam

17 Dec 2014

ADM has reached an agreement to sell its global cocoa business to Olam International for $1.3 billion, subject to customary adjustments. “We are continuing to actively manage our portfolio to create shareholder value by improving returns and dampening ...

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Report: weight wellness “is at a tipping point”

Report: weight wellness “is at a tipping point”

16 Dec 2014

According to 10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2015, the new food and health trend forecast from New Nutrition Business, the weight wellness market is at a tipping point, and in 2015 big name brands like Weight Watchers will continue to see s...

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Callebaut Cocoa Truck completes 10,000kms

Callebaut Cocoa Truck completes 10,000kms

16 Dec 2014

Barry Callebaut has announced that its Cocoa Horizons Truck has passed the symbolic milestone of 10,000 km and reached 33,000 participants, less than a year after the start of its journey into remote cocoa growing areas of Côte d’Ivoire. Last week, the...

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Scientists simplify discovery of gels

Scientists simplify discovery of gels

16 Dec 2014

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde and City University of New York have created methods that are said to dramatically simplify the discovery of biological gels for food, cosmetics and biomedicine, as published in the journal Nature Chemistry. ...

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Research: fructose makes you hungry

Research: fructose makes you hungry

16 Dec 2014

The brain responds differently to two kinds of sugar, according to a report at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting in Phoenix Arizona. The study suggests that fructose heightens the response of brain reward circuits to food c...

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EFSA reviews acrylamide comments

EFSA reviews acrylamide comments

15 Dec 2014

EFSA scientists have met to discuss some 100 comments with the contributors to a recent public consultation on acrylamide in food, a contaminant that forms in starchy foods as a result of high temperature food processing, including cooking. The comment...

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Scientists seek link between gut microbiota and Parkinson’s disease

Scientists seek link between gut microbiota and Parkinson’s disease

15 Dec 2014

Parkinson’s disease sufferers have a different microbiota in their intestines than their healthy counterparts, according to a study conducted at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Central Hospital. Researchers are now trying to dete...

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FAO: 2014 cereal production will be all-time record

FAO: 2014 cereal production will be all-time record

15 Dec 2014

Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014, according to the FAO. Buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and a record maize output in the United States of America, this year&#...

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Seminar to focus on materials in contact with food

Seminar to focus on materials in contact with food

15 Dec 2014

Legislation in European countries relating to materials in contact with food is regularly evolving, notes Campden BRI, in response to which the company has organised a seminar to be held on 24 March 2015. It will focus on the challenges associated with...

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