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Algry to launch new products to increase market share

Spanish manufacturer of choline salts Algry Quimica has signed several new research agreements to develop active ingredients for pharma and food applications.

Food companies target winter tastes

The latest food and drink product launches from Mintel reveal a broad spectrum of innovative product launches for the Central and Eastern European region, which all carry a seasonally wintry...

Tagging technology takes off

Wal-Mart's announcement that it requires its top 100 suppliers to place radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on all cases and pallet loads by January 2005 has effectively secured the future...

Making ready-to-eat meals safer

New aqueous ozone technology, designed to make food safer by eliminating Listeria, has been accepted by the US Department of Agriculture's food safety inspection service (FSIS). Manufacturer BOC claims that...

FDA amends fish oil GRAS

The US food watchdog this week issued a 'tentative final rule' that amends the current GRAS status for a fish oil used in food ingredients, to control consumer intake of...

Parnuts update for Scotland

The Scottish food watchdog has opened the doors for industry views on the imminent changes to the rules on 'parnuts' - foods for nutritional uses.

Convenience canned

The ring pull has been a godsend to consumers across Europe. Searching frantically for that elusive tin opener or cutting oneself on a poorly-executed can opening was once an integral...

New barcodes to increase traceability

MAP80 Systems, a Prisym Group company, has included RSS (reduced space symbology) barcodes in its labelling and identification software. The aim is to help manufacturers prepare for EU legislation on...

Pork analysis made simpler

Agilent Technologies has launched a simplified method for detecting sulphonamide antibiotics in pork. The company claims that the method reliably measures sulphonamides at lower than half the European Union and...

Estonia facing recycling dilemma

The Estonian Brewers' Association is concerned that a requirement to buy back empty beer cans for recycling could get out of hand once the country joins the EU in May....

Chewing the fat

The US Agricultural Research Service is working on technology that shows the ratio of lean meat to fat in a commercial cut of pork. According to scientists, the implications for...

Designer eggs, latest US trend

Designer eggs - produced by chickens fed sea kelp, flax seed and other nutritious ingredients - are becoming increasingly popular in the US market among health conscious consumers.

In the genes

French-based technology group BioMérieux is developing gene chips that can be used to ensure food safety and enhance traceability. The company, which is set to launch the product next month,...

New tests to fight foodborne disease

Food technology firm Oxoid has expanded its range of microbiological tests for the food industry to include two new diagnostic reagents kits - one for Salmonella and another for Listeria...

Swiss help Canadians battle BSE

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is using technology developed by Prionics, a Swiss-based company, as part of its ongoing BSE surveillance programme. The firm's Prionics-Check Western rapid BSE test...

Healthy and portable - the functional beverage success story

Functional waters have exploded onto the global drinks scene in recent years and become the fastest growing functional beverage, according to new data from market research firm Euromonitor.

In the bag

Automated Packaging Systems launched its Autobag AB 255 large bagging system this month. The company claims that the AB 255 provides improved operation efficiencies for bags up to 16 inches...

A natural solution to automatic milking

Scottish company IceRobotics is a step closer to bringing its robotic milking technology to market following a second round of investment from the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the...

An aluminium alternative

ExxonMobil Chemical Films Europe has developed two new metallyte films that provide an ultra-high-barrier alternative to aluminium. According to the company, a major advantage of these films, compared to metallised...

Metro to roll out RFID tracking this year

When UK retailer Tesco announced in November last year that it was to expand trials of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags on a number of non-food items, its decision was...

Supporting the supply chain

US-based technology firm One Network Enterprises has launched Supply Chain On Demand, a new IT solution aimed at distributors and manufacturers. The company claims that the concept makes it easier...

Australia approves Monsanto's GM canola

Sparking criticisms, the Australian government's gene technology regulator has given the green light for the commercial use of a genetically modified canola from Monsanto - the second approval for GM...

Energy drink launches reflect changing times

The European energy drink market has seen something of a slowdown in growth in the last couple of years, as we reported earlier this week, with a plethora of 'me-too'...

Rising to the occasion

UK-based Stable Micro Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of texture analysis instrumentation, is set to showcase what it calls a unique portfolio for the bakery industry at Food &...

Sweet opportunity

Food giant Cargill has opened a plant to manufacture erythritol, a sweetener that is claimed to taste like sugar but contain no calories. The group believes there is real potential...

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