June 8, 2010
Canada on Menu Labeling
Ontario is pursuing menu labeling legislation that would require restaurants to post calorie counts of their menu items.

FDA Action Against Lifejoy
Lifesoy Inc. has entered into a consent decree of permanent injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Diet May Prevent Children's Asthma
Asthma could be prevented in high-risk babies simply by tweaking their diet,.

GM for U.K.?
The U.K. has taken a step closer to the commercial production of genetically modified crops, with strong backing from the new Environment Secretary.

Food Cooperation Between India and Canada
India and Canada will cooperate in the field of growth and development of technologies for food processing industries.

June 7, 2010
Synergy Selling 50% of Non-core Food Business
Synergy plans to sell 50% of its non-core food business for $100 million.

No Morning Boost from Coffee?
Researchers at the Bristol University found that caffeine does not actually increase people's alertness and it may rather raise the risk of anxiety and high blood pressure.

EU Helping Boost Global Food Security
The EU has added 13.2 million euros to its efforts to boost agricultural production in developing countries worst hit by high food prices.

Harm from Excessive Calcium
Excessive intake of calcium supplements may have adverse effect on health, notes a study.

Cholesterol Cut from Chocolate
Eating chocolate could bring down cholesterol levels in some people.

June 4, 2010
Burgers and Asthma
Eating more than three burgers a week may increase a child's likelihood of experiencing asthma or wheeziness.

Dean Exploring Sale of Rachel's Organic
Dean Foods has appointed advisers to look into the possible sale of UK unit Rachel's Organic.

Berries as a Diabetes Treatment
The extract of one of Scotland's most popular wild fruits - the blaeberry - could be used to treat one of the country's most serious health problems.

Chocolate Milk to Repair Muscles
Two studies presented at the American College of Sports Medicine's 57th Annual Meeting in Baltimore show that chocolate milk may be a worthwhile post-exercise recovery beverage.

Stevia's Anti-obesity Effect
The supplementation of stevia extract might have an anti-obesity effect on high-fat diet induced obese mice.

June 3, 2010
Sara Lee Exits Indian JV
Sara Lee completed the previously announced sale of its 51% stake in Godrej Sara Lee Ltd.

Calcium Related to Prostate Cancer in Chinese
Calcium consumption may increase prostate cancer risk among Chinese men, according to a new study.

GM Food Additive Petition Withdrawn
The petition had proposed to amend the food additive regulations in SEC 179.39 -- ultraviolet radiation for the processing and treatment of food.

Horn and Roquette in Distribution Agreement
The E.T. Horn Company entered into a new agreement to represent Roquette products in the western United States.

Beech-Nut Opens Facility
Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. has opened a $124 million production facility in upstate New York.

June 2, 2010
DSM in Alliance
Provexis plc has entered into a long-term alliance agreement with DSM Nutritional Products to commercialize its lead Fruitflow heart-health technology.

Canada Looking to Cut Sodium
Health Canada plans to call on the food industry to substantially reduce the amount of sodium in processed foods.

Nestle Plant Sold
C&D Foods has acquired a 140,000 sq ft canning facility near Amsterdam from Swiss food giant Nestlé.

Pregnant Women Need Fish
Expectant mothers should eat two portions of fish a week to reduce the risk of their children developing brain disorders, say experts.

FDA Approves Food Processing Technology
The FDA has approved the use of microwave energy for producing pre-packaged, low-acid foods, a major milestone that clears the way for its commercialization.

June 1, 2010
Cut Risk of Ovarian Cancer with Tea
Drinking tea can decrease the risk of ovarian cancer.

FTC Seeks Comment on Orders Regarding Marketing to Children
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comments on a proposal to compel information from major food and beverage manufacturers, distributors, and marketers, as well as quick-service restaurant companies.

Improve Memory via Apples
Antioxidants help preserve memory by protecting brain cells against damage from free radicals, research stated.

Lowering Blood Pressure with Fish
Fish oil supplements could lower blood pressure (BP) in slightly overweight teenagers.

Tate & Lyle Shuttering Plant
Tate & Lyle said it will not restart construction of an ethanol plant in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in the foreseeable future.

May 28, 2010
PureCircle Launching Institute
Viterra Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire 21st Century Grain Processing for an all cash purchase price of $90.5 million.

Med Diet Risk for Heart Patients
A number of heart attack patients may have genetic mutations that mean the diet actually increases their risk of suffering further cardiac problems.

Milk Benefits Women
Two glasses of milk a day after weight-lifting routine helps tone muscles and keep the fat off in women.

New CMO at Bacardi
Silvia Lagnado has been named chief marketing officer of Bacardi Limited and president of Bacardi Global Brands.

Retailers and Restaurants
Retail food outlets in a variety of segments have significantly stepped up their efforts to provide new, appealing, and competitively priced meal solutions to consumers, putting themselves in an excellent position to compete head-on with restaurants.

May 27, 2010
PureCircle Launching Institute
PureCircle has created the Global Stevia Institute which will launch in June.

Favored Eggs
American consumers continue to buy "regular" eggs over cage-free eggs by a margin of 40 to 1.

Evaluating Restaurant Meals
Some dishes on popular restaurant menus carry more calories than a person should eat in an entire day.

Cargill Building R&D Facility
Cargill is to invest $14.7 million in a research and development facility in Wichita, Kansas.

Foster's Pursuing Demerger
Foster's Group Ltd. intends to pursue a structural separation to create separate stock exchange listings for its Beer and Wine divisions.

May 25, 2010
Obesity-fighting Egg
"New bio-medical research findings related to Metabolic Syndrome-X of Panjab University has resulted in development of an egg which is effective in preventing obesity."

Impact of Food Insecurity
Food insecurity, a person's inability to obtain adequate amounts of food due to resource constraints, can lead to greater weight gain and increased complications during a woman's pregnancy, according to a new study.

EU Selling Dairy Stockpiles
Europe is selling the stockpiles of dairy products it has been hoarding for the last two years.

1Q Results at Brazil Fast Food
System-wide sales grew 16.1% in the first quarter to R$191.6 million, driven by an increase in owned stores as well as franchised points of sale.

Nuts for Lower Cholesterol
The review of 25 studies, involving nearly 600 people, showed eating on average 67g of nuts a small bag a day reduced cholesterol levels by 7.4%.