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Ready made for Rosemary Conley

Kwoks Foods, the gourmet of oriental cuisine, has launched a range of chilled ready meals meals for Rosemary Conley brand. The recipes which are specially formulated by Paul Kwok, the celebrated oriental chef, restaurateur and consultant to Kwoks Foods,ensures that each dish is less than five per cent fat, and contains fewer than 460 calories […]


Congress highlights key challenges

Agriculture must provide more food, more feed, more fibre and now fuel to the world in the 21st century. But it must face these challenges with a shortage of land and water while managing in a responsible way. To cope, agriculture will have to adapt. The sentiment was delivered by Dr Christian Verschueren, director general […]


Syral acquires five Tate & Lyle plants

Syral, Tereos’ starch subsidiary, has finalised the acquisition of five Tate & Lyle production facilities. Syral now owns six production sites – Marckolsheim and Nesle in France, Greenwich, UK, Saragossa in Spain and Saluzzo, Italy, which has been converting three million tonnes of cereal into 1,500,000 tonnes of starch products and 115,000 m3 of alcohol. […]

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NUTRA NEWS: Vitiva launches high purity lutein ester

Vitiva of Slovenia, launches VitaLutS, a high-purity lutein ester extracted from marigold flowers. VitaLutS is a highly stable, natural, non-GMO, free-flowing powder enhanced with zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin esters. Vitiva will market the new product to the American and European dietary supplement manufacturing markets. Many dietary supplement manufacturers face difficult obstacles encapsulating lutein into smaller tablets […]


Potatoes set to go upmarket

Branston Ltd, the UK’s leading supplier of quality fresh potatoes, has launched The Real Potato Co, an innovative direct to consumer brand set to shake up the UK potato category with its range of new varieties. The Real Potato Co will initially launch within 250 Tesco stores around the country with two exclusive varieties of […]

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Hangovers – a thing of the past?

An extraordinary new drink, which has been specially formulated to help combat the effects of excessive alcohol consumption is set to hit supermarket shelves, making hangovers a thing of the past. Headstart is billed as a ‘thirst aid for hangovers’. It has a unique formula which tackles all the symptoms of a hangover, namely acetaldehyde […]


Dietary guidance on nutrition

Dietary guidance should consider the cost and enjoyment of food in addition to nutrient content, according to Professor Adam Drewnowski, research leader of innovative approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity. His lecture, organised by The Dairy Council, aimed to provide an insight into alternative nutrient profiling and food labelling methods, specifically the Naturally […]

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Companies join forces in research

A dozen leading companies have joined forces in a £10 million (£14m) partnership with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to support research aimed at helping the food industry develop products that deliver enhanced health benefits for consumers. The founder company members of the new Diet and Health Research Industry Club are Britvic […]


NUTRA NEWS: Beverage industry embraces African plant extracts

PhytoTrade Africa, the Southern African Natural Products Trade Association, and Afriplex, a specialist South African plant extract manufacturer, have joined forces to provide the beverage and nutraceutical industries with a range of unique African plant extracts. “This partnership is built on our shared desire to develop the economic potential of Africa’s natural resources by bringing […]

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NUTRA NEWS: Fonterra appoints new head of value added ingredients

Fonterra has appointed Andrei Mikhalevsky to head up its new value added business of Fonterra Ingredients with products including customised dairy commodities as well as technically complex dairy ingredients. Mikhalevsky will be managing director, based in the US, while long-term dairy veteran John Shaskey focuses on the company’s commodity business as managing director of Fonterra […]


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