The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an interim final rule to amend the existing health claim regarding soluble fiber and reduced risk of heart disease, to include barley betafiber as an authorized source of soluble fiber. Cargills patent-pending manufacturing process permits Cargill to produce a high beta glucan content product which provides customers a great ability to create new products that meet the requirements for the FDA health claim.
Wixon, Inc., a national food ingredients company in the Milwaukee suburb of St. Francis, broke ground Monday, March 17, for a culinary center to create, test and demonstrate food specialties and to develop new meat products.
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.
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.
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.