Parma / IT. (efsa) During 2005 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) received approximately 500 dossiers relating to nutrient substances added to food supplements and foods currently on the market in the European Union (EU).
Copenhagen / DK. (das) Danisco A/S is launching in Brazil a new range of unique sweeteners blends designed to replace sugar in bakery applications. Developing healthier, reduced or no added sugar, reduced calorie and fibre enriched baked goods is complicated because of the need to use a number of complex sugar reducing ingredients.
Moscow / RU. (rbc) The Russian government is not planning any further increases in export duties on grain, the Russian Economy Minister Elvira Nabiullina says: «There is no need to do so at the moment. We are monitoring the situation».
St. Louis / MO. (tsc) With prices for dairy ingredients doubling in the past year and no indication of relief in sight, «The Solae Company» has developed dairy protein alternatives. This offer gives food manufacturers the opportunity to save money while still producing high quality and healthy products.
St. Louis / MO. (safc) SAFC Supply Solutions has announced that 350 food-grade products have been Halal certified and are now available within its Flavors + Fragrances aroma chemicals product line.
Moscow / RU. (rian) According to the Russian news agency «Novosti» Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said: «As far as the Russian market is concerned, I can say that we have enough grain. This year we harvested even more grain than last year. We will limit the desire to sell grain at higher prices by raising export duty».
Brussels / BE. (eu) European Union agriculture ministers this week approved the Commission´s proposal to set at zero percent the obligatory set-aside rate for autumn 2007 and spring 2008 sowings.
Brussels / BE. (eu) Mariann Fischer Boel, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, announced that she will propose the total suspension of cereal import duties for the current marketing year unless market conditions justify their reintroduction before that date.
Maputo / MZ. (aim) The University Eduardo Mondlane, largest higher education institution in Mozambique, has successfully conducted a study on using a mixture of wheat and cassava flours to produce bread.
New York / NY. (blp) Wheat prices surpassed nine USD a bushel for the first time as a drought in Australia cut production, pushing global stockpiles toward a 26-year low.