A coffee craze, a pasta comeback and a continued infatuation with protein are on tap as top Us food and nutrition trends in 2017. The International Food Information Council (Ific) Foundation compiled a list of hot topics for the year based on in-house survey research and health professional expertise, plus other data and observations. (more…)
China has agreed to import aromatic basmati rice from 14 companies in India, opening a new vista for the country’s rice exports.
The companies include Lt Foods, maker of the Dawat brand, Krbl, maker of the India Gate brand, and Kohinoor Foods. (more…)
Novotech-Terminal has begun construction on a new grain terminal in the Odessa commercial seaport, according to a report from UkrAgroConsult. The terminal will have the capacity of 3 million tonnes per year. (more…)
Nearly 100 members of the European Parliament (Meps) have signed a written question to the European Commission demanding an investigation into the impact of the Uk’s “traffic light” nutritional label, arguing it gives consumers incorrect information. (more…)
Research continues to support adding folic acid to flour to prevent neural tube birth defects (Ntds) such as spina bifida and anencephaly. Here are a few highlights. (more…)
Miller Milling Co. has announced it is expanding daily production capacity at its Saginaw, Texas, flour mill to 24,000 cwts. The project, which has just begun, will include construction of a new milling unit with 10,000 cwts. (more…)
China will stop its corn purchase program and will let the market fix the price with the objective of improving its farm efficiency and reducing the gap between domestic and international prices that has led to a sharp increase in cheaper imports.
Simplot’s Leggo’s brand is now selling its pasta sauce in re-designed packaging. The new labelling includes a health star rating which Leggo’s says is a first in the branded Italian sauces category. (more…)