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Heineken mulls Russia plant

Heineken, keen to increase its presence in the all-important Russian market, is said to be considering a huge investment to develop facilities in the Sverdlovsk region.

US poultry industry faces up to challenges

The popularity of low-carb diets has helped to maintain demand for poultry products in the US, according to financial analysts Motley Fool Stock Advisor . But exports have been adversely affected,...

Polish exports to EU set to double

Both the European Commission and the Polish government are forecasting that the EU market will be flooded with Polish made food and beverage items during the course of the next...

Cutting costs through accurate dosing

A new delivery system for liquid nitrogen - widely used in the food processing industry - should dramatically reduce the time between dosing and closure, ensuring more accurate and effective...

Lubricating the food processing industry

A new bearing grease effective in a wide range of food grade applications has been developed. The main selling point of the mineral oil grease, according to the manufacturer, is...

Baltic biscuit wars

Following its takeover last year, leading Baltic State biscuit maker Kalev Johvi Tootmine is to stop making its Maiasmokk brand of biscuits because of excess market competition.

Poland rises against EU stockpiling laws

While Poland is claiming that it is has made considerable ground in the race to meet EU food safety regulations before accession, more storm clouds are gathering on the issue...

Acquisitions drive profits for Kerry

Burgeoning Irish food ingredients group carves deeper into the US market announcing it will buy into fast growing 'lifestyle' beverages through the acquisition of two US companies, Oregon Chai and...

Ensuring fluid processing

Petro-Canada has launched a new trolley fluid for meat-processing operations that it claims offers unmatched protection against wear, rust and drips. The manufacturer says that while the fluid has been...

EU toughens up on accession borders

The EU has outlined future border controls for animal livestock and meat products as the run up to accession moves into its final stages. The move aims to limit the...

Irish focus on consumer safety in EU25

In under 50 days the ten accession countries will join the European Union bringing the number of consumers from 382.4 million to 456.6 million. Failure to properly control food imports...

Forecasting soup demand

Food manufacturer Campbell has installed real time forecasting (RTF) technology in its North American soup, sauces, and beverage production facilities. Results from a pilot test showed that the company can...

Quicker meat processing

A processing system for cutting fixed weight and uniformly shaped poultry fillet portions has been developed by Iceland-based equipment giant Marel. The company claims that the system is unique as...

Tunnel technology revised

Freezing and cooling tunnels that use liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide have been used in the food industry for decades. But according to Linde's marketing manager for freezing and cooling,...

Conveying convenience

Manufacturer CSi claims that its new range of pallet conveyors offers food processors a number of useful innovations. The equipment is made of stainless steel and aluminium, features ultrasound sensors...

Meat innovations on show

A range of vacuum fillers has been upgraded to offer meat processors more filling power to improve efficiency and speed. Manufacturer Vemag says that the machines are still the only...

Chr Hansen moves into rapidly emerging Ukraine food market

Dairy culture leader Chr Hansen carves a deeper position in Ukraine, creating a platform to access a surging food market that currently sees the majority of the population spending between...

Process software upgraded

Ross Systems has upgraded its iRenaissance ERP software to improve record keeping and traceability for food and beverage processors. The company claims that the system will enable manufacturers to meet...

Delhaize struggles with US downturn

Delhaize's dependence on the US food retail market has weighed heavily on the results of the Belgium-based company. And with little sign of an immediate upturn in the US economy,...

ABF buys up edible oils

Acquisitions for UK food, ingredients and retail firm Associated British Foods are key to reducing dependency of group profits on ABF's leading revenue source British Sugar. This week the company...

German recycling scheme costs Rexam

UK packaging group Rexam has blamed Germany's recycling system for a dramatic loss of business in the country. The system, which requires customers to pay a deposit on cans and...

Burns Philp to sell US herbs and spices unit

Chipping away at heavy debt the Australian ingredients firm Burns Philp & Co will spin off its US herbs and spices unit - Tones North American - following 'expressions of...

Cargill looking for entry to European glucosamine market

US agri-food giant Cargill is seeking regulatory approval to market its fungus-derived glucosamine product for the European supplement market.

Danone and Yakult to close ranks in probiotics

Japanese probiotics pioneer Yakult and French yoghurts and biscuits maker Danone said today they will set up a new alliance to push growth of their functional foods businesses and cement...

Leclerc reaps the benefits of low-price policy

E.Leclerc claims that its low-price policy kept its hypermarket sales buoyant in 2003 as French consumers tightened their belts and switched to discount stores. But what is really needed to...