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Low-carb vegan diet may lower cholesterol

April 16, 2014
A study published in BMJ Open shows that a plant-based, low-carbohydrate diet may improve weight loss efforts and lower LDL cholesterol. (Read more)

Private equity firm acquires Gold Star Foods

April 16, 2014
Castle Harlan Inc., a New York-based private equity firm, has announced the acquisition of Gold Star Foods Inc., a nutritional food distributor to K–12 schools in California, Arizona, and Nevada. (Read more)

South African wine industry on the rise

April 16, 2014
Rabobank has published a new report on the global wine industry, looking at issues of supply, demand, and pricing in key markets worldwide, particularly South Africa.  (Read more)

Symrise in talks to acquire Diana Group

April 16, 2014
Symrise AG has entered into exclusive discussions to acquire Diana Group, a manufacturer of natural functional ingredients for the food, pet food, nutraceuticals, aquaculture, and cosmetics industries, for €1.3 billion. (Read more)

Bain Capital invests in kosher food manufacturer Manischewitz

April 15, 2014
Manischewitz, a manufacturer of premium kosher foods, has secured a strategic investment from Sankaty Advisors, the independently-managed credit affiliate of Bain Capital LLC.  (Read more)

Portugal-based Frulact to build first U.S. operation in Idaho

April 15, 2014
Frulact, an international fruit processor based in Portugal, has signed a Development Agreement with the city of Rupert, Idaho, to build its first U.S. operation.  (Read more)

Target launches ‘Made to Matter’ product collection

April 15, 2014
Target Corp. is introducing “Made to Matter—Handpicked by Target”—a collection that brings together 17 natural, organic, and sustainable brands to introduce new products and make them more accessible to guests. (Read more)

Walmart, Wild Oats to offer ‘affordable’ organic foods

April 15, 2014
Walmart has announced that it will carry Wild Oats organic food items.  (Read more)

BASF breaks ground on Malaysian aroma ingredients facility

April 14, 2014
BASF and Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG) have broken ground on an integrated aroma ingredients complex in Gebeng, Kuantan, Malaysia, through their joint venture company BASF Petronas Chemicals Sdn Bhd.  (Read more)

FDA allows ionizing radiation to control foodborne pathogens in crustaceans

April 14, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended its current food additive regulations to allow the safe use of ionizing radiation on crustaceans (e.g., crab, shrimp, lobster, crayfish, and prawns) to control foodborne pathogens and extend the shelf life. (Read more)

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