A proposed class action accuses The Dannon Co Inc of mounting a massive false advertising campaign to convince consumers to pay more for yogurt containing probiotic bacteria because of the products' health benefits.
Results of a study published in the November 2007 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that supplementing the diet with tomato lycopene may interfere with the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system and thereby possibly decrease cancer risk.
PALATINIT of America has officially become BENEO-Palatinit Inc. With this name change and a new identity, the company moves forward into a growing world of opportunities in the functional food industry as part of the new BENEO Functional Food Group.
The board of directors at Pilgrim's Pride Corp., which claims to be the world's largest chicken company, March 5 unanimously elected J. Clinton Rivers, current COO, as president/CEO, effective immediately.
Marfin Investment Group of Athens, Greece, said March 6 its investment arm in the food and beverage sector, Vivartia SA, has an agreement to buy U.S. snack producer Nonnis Food Co., from majority owner Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, for $320 million.