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Hooked on Es

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Hooked on Es

This comment was amended to correct a statement about bans
of additives in other countries. Some of the chemicals were
previously banned by Norway, Austria and Australia but those bans
have since been removed. Allura red AC, tartrazine...

Could the E-number be up?

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Could the E-number be up?

The European Food Safety Authority's review of additive safety
could have a bigger effect on the ingredients industry than the
ejection of certain colours and flavours with a suspect safety
record. It could give the natural ingredients...

CP Kelco slice up for sale

CP Kelco slice up for sale

Number one global xanthan gum supplier CP Kelco is on the auction
block as majority stakeholder merchant bank Lehman Brothers opts to
sell its slice in the leading hydrocolloid company, reports
Lindsey Partos.

Sweet success

Sweet success

Holland Sweetener company, DSM's joint venture with Japan-based
company Tosoh has finally launched its high intensity sweetener
Twinsweet on to the European market after years of waiting for
approval from Brussels.

Hercules stands strong

Hercules stands strong

After a heated tug of war with the board, the man who last year
took speciality chemicals company ISP private has abandoned efforts
to gain control of US chemicals and food gums company Hercules.

Sticking to the rules

Sticking to the rules

The vast majority of drinks manufacturers are sticking to the rules
on artificial colourings, finds a new survey commissioned by the UK
Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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