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On the Street: Newly Weds Makes Purchase

On the Street: Newly Weds Makes Purchase June 23/Chicago/just-food global news -- Chicago-based Newly Weds Foods has acquired U.K.-based food ingredients manufacturer and coating specialist Witwood Food Products Ltd. for
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SunOpta in Agreement with Clearwater Country Foods

SunOpta in Agreement with Clearwater Country Foods June 29/Toronto/GlobeNewswire -- SunOpta Inc. announced that the SunOpta Fruit Group has entered into exclusive agreements with Clearwater Country Foods of Genesee, Idaho,
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Alcohol and Arthritis

Alcohol and Arthritis June 17/Washington/Asian News International (ANI) -- A new study suggests that alcohol consumption lowers risk of developing several arthritic conditions including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoarthritis (OA), reactive
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Flavanone Bioavailability in OJ

Flavanone Bioavailability in OJ June 16/Murcia, Spain/Food & Farm Week -- "Orange juice is a very rich source of dietary flavanones. The effect of flavanone concentration and solubility of orange
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Pecans and the Nervous System

Pecans and the Nervous System June 17/Lowell, Mass./NewsRx Health & Science -- Eating about a handful of pecans each day may play a role in protecting the nervous system, according
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Curcumin as a Therapeutic Agent

Curcumin as a Therapeutic Agent June 16/London/Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week -- New research, "Curcumin as a Therapeutic Agent: The Evidence from in Vitro, Animal and Human Studies," is the
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Omega Protein Update

Omega Protein Update June 16/Energy Weekly News -- Omega Protein Corporation, a producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, announced an update on its fishing efforts as
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On the Street: New Food Industry Center Director at University of Minnesota

New Food Industry Center Director at University of Minnesota June 16/Minneapolis, Minn./US Fed News --Distinguished economist Robert King will become director of The Food Industry Center at the University of
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Coffee May Decrease Cancer Risk

Coffee May Decrease Cancer Risk June 23/London/Bahrain News Agency -- Recent research stated that drinking coffee decreases the risks of head and neck cancer. Drinking coffee at least four times
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Eggs Likely Not Increasing Diabetes Risk

Eggs Likely Not Increasing Diabetes Risk June 22/Islamabad, Pakistan/Right Vision News -- An egg a day for breakfast probably will not increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, according
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Eco-friendly F&B Packaging

Sustainability has become a mainstream cause in America only recently, as a result of heightened media attention and increased consumer awareness of issues, including global warming, pollution and food safety.


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On the Street: Redpoint in Agreement with IFF

On the Street: Redpoint in Agreement with IFF June 30/Ewing, N.J./PRNewswire-FirstCall -- Redpoint Bio Corporation has entered into a license and commercialization agreement with International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF),
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Childhood Obesity to Grow

Childhood Obesity to Grow June 24/New York/Datamonitor -– A recent report from Datamonitor finds that childhood obesity in the U.S. is expected to grow through 2014. Among the issues fueling
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Egg Alternatives in Angel Food Cakes

Egg Alternatives in Angel Food Cakes June 23/Zarqa, Jordan/Food Business Week -- According to recent research from Zarqa, Jordan, "Comparisons of the physical and sensory properties of several commercial egg
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Cosmeceuticals for the Ages

Foods and ingredients to counter aging grow in interest. Certain vitamins and minerals, amino acids and an array of antioxidants, from Superfruits to green tea and carotenoids, are being used in such products.
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Fats and Oils Structure and Function Update

Lipid and lipid components provide sensory, nutritional and functional aspects to foods and beverages. Emerging information on changing technologies, uses and health benefits of this macronutrient is provided.
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Children's Obesity Rates Possibly Declining

Children's Obesity Rates Possibly Declining June 28/Philadelphia/The Philadelphia Inquirer -- Tantalizing evidence that America's epidemic of childhood obesity might be starting to subside was presented Sunday by researchers who also
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Clarifying EU Food Plans

Clarifying EU Food Plans June 30/Brussels, Belgium/Right Vision News -- The European Commission issued following press release: Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are neither trying to ban the sale
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Proposed Dietary Guidelines Assailed

Proposed Dietary Guidelines Assailed June 23/Washington/Weston A. Price Foundation -- The proposed 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines are a recipe for infertility, learning problems in children and increased chronic disease in
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Trends in Sports Drink Formulations

As product developers look to better serve consumer niches with formulated sports beverages, specialty ingredients, from various whey proteins to high value nutrients to an expanding array of sweeteners, are being used by R&D.
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Senomyx Sweet on PepsiCo

Senomyx Sweet on PepsiCo June 24/San Diego/Business Wire -- Senomyx Inc. and PepsiCo have signed a letter agreement and entered into an exclusive 60-day negotiation period regarding the completion of
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Kids' Menus: Bigger, Better, Boldly Flavored

Traditional "kid fare" items, such as hot dogs and PB&J, are being moved aside for more sophisticated and healthy options with bold, authentic and fusion flavors.


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Canada on Menu Labeling

Following on the heels of U.S. action, Ontario is pursuing menu labeling legislation that would require restaurants to post calorie counts of their menu items, the Toronto Sun reports.
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Dean Names CAO

On the Street: Dean Names CAO June 16/Food & Beverage Close-Up -- Dean Foods Company announced that food and consumer packaged goods industry veteran Shaun Mara will join the company
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Guar Gum on Soybean Oil-in-water Emulsions

Guar Gum on Soybean Oil-in-water Emulsions June 9/Gaziantep, Turkey/Journal of Technology & Science -- "The influence of pectin and guar gum on the creaming stability, microstructure and rheological properties of
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Formulating with Fibers for Fitness and Functionality

 The most recent definition of dietary fiber by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, in 2001, stated it is the edible part of plants or analogous carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the human small intestine, with complete or partial fermentation in the large intestine.  


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Carotenoids from Herbs

Carotenoids from Herbs June 30/Cork, Ireland/Food & Farm Week -- "Herbs are a rich source of bioactive phytochemicals such as carotenoids, which are known to exert various positive biological effects.
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White Versus Blue Tortillas

White Versus Blue Tortillas June 30/Yautepec, Mexico/Food & Farm Week -- According to recent research from Yautepec, Mexico, "Fresh and stored maize (white and blue) tortillas were evaluated for physicochemical,
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Examining a High-fat/Sucrose Diet

Examining a High-fat/Sucrose Diet June 30/Calgary, Alberta/Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week -- "Exposure to diets high in fat and sucrose can induce hyperinsulinaemia, affect Ca and Me metabolism, and alter
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On the National Menu -- June 2010

 The sweet, yet spicy, combination of red chili sauce and mango is just one of the flavor pairings Americans might be layering on the grill this season, according to the McCormick® Flavor Forecast Trend Report: Grilling Edition. T 


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Unicellular Protein in GF Breads

According to recent research published in the journal European Food Research and Technology, "The objective of this work was to study the characteristics of three gluten-free bread formulations and the effect of the inclusion of unicellular protein.

 


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Tea Raises Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tea Raises Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis June 18/London/Press Association Mediapoint -- Drinking a lot of tea increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, researchers said. A U.S. study on more
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Quarter of Brits' Shopping is on Junk Food

Quarter of Brits' Shopping is on Junk Food June 18/London/Asian News International -- Grocery shoppers in the U.K.  spend about a quarter of their weekly supermarket shop on junk food,
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LSU Professor Named IFT Fellow

LSU Professor Named IFT Fellow June 19/Baton Rouge, La./US Fed News -- Kenneth McMillin, professor in Animal Science and Food Science at Louisiana State University (LSU) and joint appointment with
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America's Ethnic Foods Market

Spending on ethnic foods continues to surge, even in the midst of a down economy. The future of the market looks strong, as manufacturers and restaurants capitalize on consumersí increased interest and willingness to experiment.
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Cott Buying PL Juice Producer

Cott Buying PL Juice Producer July 8/M&A Navigator -- Canadian soft drinks company Cott Corp will buy U.S. private-label juice producer Cliffstar in a cash deal, worth $500 million. The
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EU Ponders Giving Up Control Over GM Foods

EU Ponders Giving Up Control Over GM Foods July 8/Brussels, Belgium/The International Herald Tribune -- After decades of pushing nations to surrender more power to the European Union, the bloc
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Wendy's Looking to Japan Again

Wendy's Looking to Japan Again July 5/Columbus, Ohio/The Columbus Dispatch -- In hopes of increasing its international presence, Wendy's/Arby's Group has plans to re-enter the Japanese market it left only
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Olive Leaf Extract May Combat Obesity

Olive Leaf Extract May Combat Obesity July 5/Sydney, Australia/Asian News International (ANI) -- New research has revealed that a cup of coffee prepared with olive leaf extract may help in
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The Taste of Salt

The Taste of Salt June 16/University Park, Pa. -- Low-salt foods may be harder for some people to like than others, according to a study by a Penn State College
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Corn Products Buys National Starch

Corn Products Buys National Starch June 21/Hugin -- Akzo Nobel N.V. announced the sale of its National Starch business to Corn Products International. The company will receive $1.3 billion in
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Tea, Coffee and Heart Disease

Tea, Coffee and Heart Disease June 19/Washington/Indo-Asian News Service -- Moderate consumption of tea and coffee can reduce heart disease, says a new Dutch study. Drinking more than six cups
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Modified Starch for Gluten-free Breads

According to recent research from Olsztyn, Poland, "Commercially available gluten-free breads are of low quality and have a rapid staling during storage. 

 


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On the Street: Kraft Sells Cadbury Polish Unit

On the Street: Kraft Sells Cadbury Polish Unit June 28/Northfield, Ill./PRNewswire-FirstCall -- Kraft Foods has signed an agreement to sell Cadbury's E. Wedel-branded chocolate and sugar confectionery operations in Poland
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Fructose's Impact on the Body

Fructose's Impact on the Body June 22/Washington/Asian News International -- Fructose -- the sugar widely used as high-fructose corn syrup in soft drinks and processed foods -- when present in
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On the Street: Amy's Names U.K. Director

Amy's Names U.K. Director June 11/The Grocer -- California-based convenience brand Amy's Kitchen has made its first U.K. appointment to boost its presence in Britain. Damien Threadgold has been appointed
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Tea's CVD Protection

Tea's CVD Protection June 9/Islamabad, Pakistan/Right Vision News -- High consumption of tea protects Asians from cardiovascular diseases and cancer, usually caused by smoking, even though people tend to smoke
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On the Street: Former Frito-Lay Exec Named Head of Duncan Hines

Former Frito-Lay Exec Named Head of Duncan Hines June 8/just-food global news -- Pinnacle Foods Finance appointed the head of PepsiCo's Frito-Lay new ventures to lead its Duncan Hines Grocery
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Apple Juice Help for Alzheimer's

Apple Juice Help for Alzheimer's June 15/Washington/Asian News International -- Scientists have found that those suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD) can enhance their mood with apple juice. In the study,
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The Global Tea Market

The Global Tea Market June 15/Sri Lanka/Daily News -- Over 72% of the global tea production comes from China, India, Kenya and Sri Lanka. Despite adversities and strong competition from
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On the Street: Hain Celestial Talking with Greek Gods

Hain Celestial Talking with Greek Gods July 6/Melville, N.Y./PRNewswire-FirstCall -- The Hain Celestial Group Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets and business of 3 Greek Gods LLC, including its
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On the Street: Tate & Lyle Sells EU Sugar Biz

Tate & Lyle Sells EU Sugar Biz July 1/Yonkers, N.Y./PRNewswire -- American Sugar Refining (ASR) signed an agreement to acquire Tate & Lyle PLC's European cane sugar operations. Tate &
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Wine and Chocolate

The premium-positioned Dove Chocolate Discoveries Merlot Fudge Sauce combines both milk and dark chocolate with a California Merlot to create a unique dessert topping.
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Oral Fatty Acid Hypersensitivity and BMI

Oral Fatty Acid Hypersensitivity and BMI July 8/Burwood, Australia/cience Letter -- Data detailed in "Oral Sensitivity to Fatty Acids, Food Consumption and BMI in Human Subjects" have been presented. According
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On the Street: J & J Buys California Churros

J & J Buys California Churros June 13/Food & Beverage Close-Up -- J & J Snack Foods Corp. said that its subsidiary company, J & J Snack Foods Corp. of
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Eggs and Satiety

Eggs and Satiety June 12/Islamabad, Pakistan/Right Vision News -- Eating eggs for breakfast everyday can reduce hunger and decrease calorie consumption at lunch and throughout the day. There is a
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On the Street: CSIRO Cutting Staff

CSIRO Cutting Staff June 8/Canberra, Australia/Canberra Times -- Staff members at CSIRO's food science division have been told 25 jobs will go as a result of budget squeeze across the
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Caffeine as Performance-enhancing Drug

Caffeine as Performance-enhancing Drug June 30/Washington/Asian News International and Science Daily -- U.K. scientists have shown for the first time that high doses of caffeine directly increase muscle power and
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Pabst Sold

Pabst Sold June 25/Greenwich, Conn./PRNewswire -- Metropoulos & Co. has acquired Pabst Brewing Company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pabst Brewing Company has been in business since
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Concern over High-energy Sports Drinks

Concern over High-energy Sports Drinks June 26/Canberra, Australia/Canberra Times -- Young footballers and netballers may be putting their health at risk by consuming potentially fatal doses of caffeine. A Sports
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Good Cholesterol? Not So Much

Good Cholesterol? Not So Much June 27/Washington/Asian News International -- A University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has found that elevated blood levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)
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Omega-3s No Help to Female Diabetics

Omega-3s No Help to Female Diabetics June 27/Washington/Asian News International -- A University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has found that consuming higher amounts of omega-3 fatty
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Benefits of Pomegranate Juice Polyphenols

Benefits of Pomegranate Juice Polyphenols June 10/Haifa, Israel/Science Letter -- New research, "Pomegranate Juice Polyphenols Increase Recombinant Paraoxonase-1 Binding to High-density Lipoprotein: Studies in Vitro and in Diabetic Patients," is
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Diet and Cataracts

Diet and Cataracts June 15/Washington/Asian News International -- A new study has suggested that women who eat foods rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals may have a lower
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Caffeine May Help Prevent Diabetes

Caffeine May Help Prevent Diabetes June 10/Washington/Hindustan Times -- A new study has offered fresh evidence that drinking coffee may help prevent diabetes and that caffeine may be the ingredient
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Green Tea for Sight

Green Tea for Sight June 8/Toronto, Ontario/The Toronto Star -- Green tea has pretty much won the "superhero of drinks" title. It is already credited with defending you from cancer,
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Resistant Starch for Weight Control

Resistant Starch for Weight Control July 6/Sydney, Australia/ABC Transcripts -- For years, the diet conscious have been warned to watch out for starch. It is the most common carbohydrate in
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OTA Wants Organics in Guidelines

OTA Wants Organics in Guidelines July 8/Washington/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has called on the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health & Human Services (HHS) to encourage
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Moms Appear to Want Organic

Moms Appear to Want Organic July 8/Bridgewater, N.J./PRNewswire -- A new survey released by Applegate Farms finds that 45% of moms would buy more organic deli meats for their kids
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Cocoa Flavanols for CVD Sufferers

Cocoa Flavanols for CVD Sufferers July 6/McLean, Va./PRNewswire -- New findings indicate that cocoa flavanols may be an important part of a healthy diet for people with cardiovascular disease, which
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Convenience Stores in Foodservice

Convenience Stores in Foodservice June 29/Chicago/Business Wire -- Convenience stores have been strengthening their foodservice programs, and it appears their efforts are paying off. A new report by foodservice consultant
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Cargill Announces IFT Introduction

Cargill Announces IFT Introduction June 29/Minneapolis, Minn./Cargill via PRNewswire -- Cargill will introduce Clear Valley Omega-3 Oil, a revolutionary new canola/flax seed oil blend, at the Institute of Food Technologists
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Michael Foods Sale Completed

Michael Foods Sale Completed June 29/Minnetonka, Minn./PRNewswire -- Michael Foods Inc. announced that its parent, Michael Foods Group Inc., closed a previously announced transaction under which its owners, affiliates of
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Online Chart of Weight Management Product Ingredients

Click below to view an “Online Chart of Weight Management Product Ingredients” that is featured in an article entitled "Ingredient Options for Weighty Formulations" appearing in Prepared Foods' August 2010
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Antioxidants and Insulin Resistance

Antioxidants and Insulin Resistance June 22/Washington/Asian News International -- A new study has found that a diet rich in natural antioxidants may improve insulin resistance in obese adults. "The beneficial
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Cassava Starch in Starch-albumen Powder

Cassava Starch in Starch-albumen Powder June 23/Abeokuta, Nigeria/Food Business Week -- "The effect of cassava starch inclusion (10-30%), as a preconcentration step, on the functional properties of starch-albumen powder (SAP)
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Fractionating Apple Polyphenols

Fractionating Apple Polyphenols June 23/Stuttgart, Germany/Journal of Technology & Science -- According to a study from Stuttgart, Germany, "The purification and fractionation of phenolic compounds from crude plant extracts using
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On the Street: BASF Buying Cognis

On the Street: BASF Buying Cognis June 24/London/MarketWatch -- German chemicals giant BASF said it will acquire Cognis in a 3.1 billion euro ($3.8 billion) deal that will give the
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New CEO and Director at China Nutrifruit

New CEO and Director at China Nutrifruit July 6/Daqing, China/PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall -- China Nutrifruit Group Limited announced that at the company's board meeting held on July 3, 2010, the board accepted
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Participate in Prepared Foods' Interactive Survey

Participate in Prepared Foods' Interactive Survey Communication venues are changing. The following survey will help guide Prepared Foods' editors as to how to communicate with their readers. Also, Prepared Foods'
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Food Enzyme Use to Grow

Food Enzyme Use to Grow June 28/London/PRNewswire -- During the economic slowdown in 2009, food enzymes were successfully positioned as cost savers and process efficiency improvers in many application segments.
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Dr Pepper Prescribes Sugar

Dr Pepper Prescribes Sugar July 2/New York/Associated Press Financial Wire -- Dr Pepper is prescribing some sugar this summer in honor of its 125th anniversary, the latest in a series
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Spirits Up in the U.S.

Spirits Up in the U.S. June 30/Norwalk, Conn./Food Business Week -- According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released 2010 Liquor Handbook, total spirits consumption rose 1.6% in 2009 to
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Improving Multigrain Breads

Improving Multigrain Breads July 1/Mysore, India/Science Letter -- According to recent research published in the Journal of Texture Studies, "Effect of replacement of wheat flour with 5, 10, 15 and
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Sweetener Composition with a Gluing Agent

Sweetener Composition with a Gluing Agent July 4/New Delhi, India/Indian Patents News --  Renny Lson, Melanie Loades and Gareth Williams of Mcneil Nutritional LLC, Washington, have developed cohesive non-free flowing
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Exceptional Year at GM

Exceptional Year at GM June 30/Minneapolis/just-food global news -- U.S. food group General Mills hailed an "exceptional year" for the company after a 17% rise in annual earnings. The owner
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Possible Acrylamide Reducer

Possible Acrylamide Reducer June 30/Vancouver/Marketwire -- Functional Technologies Corp announced initial test results for bread made with its acrylamide-preventing yeast demonstrated reductions of acrylamide of approximately 90%, when compared to
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Commenting on the New Guidelines

Commenting on the New Guidelines June 16/USA TODAY -- Obesity is "the single greatest threat to public health in this century," an expert panel declared in a report that urges
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Frito-Lay Lowers Sodium

Frito-Lay Lowers Sodium June 28/Plano, Texas/PRNewswire -- PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America business unit announced the introduction of two new Lightly Salted varieties of chips. Fritos Lightly Salted corn chips and
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Airline Food Safety Questioned

Airline Food Safety Questioned June 28/Washington/UPI -- Many meals on major airlines are prepared in unsafe and unsanitary conditions that could cause passengers to become ill, U.S. government documents indicate.
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On the Street: Ganeden and Glanbia Partnership

On the Street: Ganeden and Glanbia Partnership June 30/Cleveland/PRNewswire -- Ganeden Biotech Inc. announced a new partnership with Glanbia Nutritionals, a producer of custom micronutrient premixes for the food, beverage,
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Salty Banter

The industry has made great advances in reducing the sodium content of a variety of foods, but are manufacturers prepared for consumer feedback on these items?
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MarketWatch -- June 2010

A return to DEWmocracy; erasing the footprints in the sand; wellness foods for pets; FDA looking for information on front-of-pack label usage.
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Products -- June 2010

Virginia Dare will be featuring a Garden of Flavors with trendy new flavors, varieties of vanilla, various masking flavors and assorted teas in booth #4023 at the 2010 IFT Expo.
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Fruit Particulates' Benefits -- May 2010

Nutrition and government agencies around the world are hard at work trying to get people to eat fruits and veggies.
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Vitamin E for Heart and Skin Health

Highly regarded for its antioxidant properties and credited with helping to reduce risk of diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, vitamin E also slows foods from becoming rancid.
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