The president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has rejected US proposals for a mandatory reduction in salt levels in processed foods on the grounds that they are not based on scientific evidence.
A central location makes the Czech Republic an ideal base to reach emerging eastern European markets, but strong competition in its crowded domestic market makes food retailing tough. Susan Birks reports
'The Food Island', as it likes to call itself, may have suffered a fall in prepared food sales to the UK last year due to adverse exchange rates, but heavy investment in R&D means it will remain a major exporter. Rick Pendrous reports