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 […]


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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Nestle and EPFL partnership

The Nestle Research Centre (NRC) and EPFL, one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, have signed a five-year agreement to conduct research on the relationship between nutrition and the brain. Nestle will contribute CHF 5 million (£3.1m) per year to research at EPFL’s Brain Mind Institute with the research extending from studying the […]

£3 million quiche investment for Thomas Food

Quiche manufacturer Thomas Food Group (TFG) is embarking upon a new development programme targeting the premium end of the market. In particular, the company is developing a new range of premium quiches aimed at the rapidly expanding food-to-go market. A £3 million (£4.4m) investment programme is currently underway at its two production sites in Milton […]


Tate & Lyle invests £4.5m in research

Tate & Lyle has announced that it will contribute £4.5 million over a five-year period to King’s College London to set up a new centre for research into the link between nutrition and health. Collaboration between the company and the university dates back to the 1970s when research by scientists from King’s College London and […]

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Curry kick for World Cup fans

Derby-based recipe dish manufacturer S&A Foods, in partnership with Asda, is ensuring football fans have enough energy to support England in the 2006 World Cup with the launch of their hottest ever curry, Chicken Phal. The Chicken Phal curry, will be available from the Indian serve over counter in Asda stores. Made from a combination […]


LFI opens US office

Leatherhead Food International (LFI) is opening a new office in New York City. The food research firm’s services will be provided in partnership with Food from Britain North America (FFBNA). Steve Dawson, FFBNA’s managing director, will be the main contact for US members. John Bevington, CEO at Leatherhead, comments,“North America is one of LFI’s fastest […]

Nestle to grow its own

The board of Nestle SA is to set up the Nestle Growth Fund with £500 million to be invested over five to seven years. This new fund is to help Nestle grow new science and nutrition businesses and ntegrate them into the group’s mainstream business units. This will contribute to the group’s expansion into health, […]


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