EFSA GM maize review due next month

EFSA is set to publish its second and final assessment of the Séralini et al. publication on the potential toxicity of GM maize NK603 and of a herbicide containing glyphosate by mid-November. EFSA has extended the publication date of its second statement from the end of October until mid-November to allow it to fully consider […]

Egg replacer sales set to double, says ingredients firm

Arla Foods Ingredients is forecasting a 100 per cent increase in sales of its egg replacers this year, as a result of egg shortages caused by new European animal welfare legislation. In 2011, the Denmark-based company – the ingredients division of dairy firm Arla Foods – helped to replace the equivalent of 20,000 tonnes of […]

Co-op Denmark switches to LCD shelf labels

ZBD says its electronic shelf labels have helped the Co-op in Denmark reduce costs and increase efficiency. Owned by FDB, a co-operative with more than 1.7 million members, Co-op Denmark operates several retail chains – including Kvickly, SuperBrugsen and Dagli’Brugsen – and says it decided to make the switch from paper to electronic shelf labels […]


New frozen food packaging from Faerch Plast

Denmark-based company Færch Plast says it has developed a high strength ‘frost’ CPET (Crystalline Polyethylene Terephthalate) material for the packaging of frozen food products. It says it has also developed a new ‘real life’ test environment ‘to ensure unrivalled impact and crush resistance at low temperatures’. Impact resistance of plastics packaging materials is normally tested […]

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DuPont agrees deal for Danisco

Shares of Denmark’s Danisco surged this week after the food ingredients group agreed to be acquired by DuPont in a £4 billion (€4.8bn) deal. DuPont says it will pay £3.7 billion (€4.45bn) in cash for Danisco and take on around £322 million (€387m) of the firm’s debt. Danisco produces speciality food ingredients such as emulsifiers […]

Call for UK trans fat ban

Banning artificial trans fats in the UK could prevent 11,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths a year, according to two senior doctors. Writing in the British Medical Journal, the authors, from the Harvard School of Public Health, said that bans introduced in Denmark and New York City have shown that legislation can work to significantly […]


Food joins Pharma in Denmark

FoodTech Scandinavia, the Danish technical trade fair, will change its name to FoodPharmaTech as of 2007. The fair takes place on 13-15 November 2007. The showcase, which has been held every two years at the Exhibition Centre in Herning, Denmark, has been going since 1997. “The reason for the change is that, in addition to […]


Cadbury goes head to head with Wrigley

Cadbury Schweppes, the world’s largest confectioner, is to enter the UK chewing gum market in the first half of 2007 with the launch of Trident, the world’s fastest growing gum brand. Wrigley has had a virtual monopoly on the sale of chewing gum with about 95% of British sales. The launch underpins Cadbury’s confidence in […]

Tangerine deal creates new confectionery opportunity

Tangerine, the Blackpool-based confectionery firm, has bought the confectionery arm of Burton’s Foods for an undisclosed sum. The deal creates the UK’s largest independent sugar confectionery firm increasing Tangerine’s turnover from around £45 million to nearly £60 million. Commenting on the deal, Tangerine chairman Steven Joseph said,“This is fantastic news for Tangerine, and confirms our […]

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Sugar production forecast

In the past few months, growing conditions in all Danisco’s production countries have offered strong potential for the growth of sugar beets up to the September to December harvesting period. With recent favourable growing conditions, the sugar beet harvest is expected to yield a sugar production slightly above Danisco’s European Union quotas in Denmark, Sweden, […]

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