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Hovis Hearty Oats loaf

Premier Foods: ‘Open-minded’ about disposals

By Elaine Watson

Premier Foods remains ‘open-minded’ about selling off assets to pay off debts, bosses have revealed as the firm released interim results broadly in line with expectations, but warned of rising cost inflation in the second half.

Amazon.co.uk

“Teething problems” won’t scupper Amazon launch

By Elaine Watson

Significant “teething problems” notwithstanding, Amazon.co.uk’s online grocery store has a good chance of success in the long-term, according to food manufacturers taking part in the launch.

sweetcorn

FDF: Resolve legal limbo on 'no added salt' claims

By Elaine Watson

A clutch of widely-used nutrition claims from ‘no added salt’ and ‘low-Gi’ to ‘10% less fat’ remain in a state of legal limbo as discussions over whether to allow them under the health claims Regulation drag on.

Solid Q1 growth in sucralose, HFCS, at Tate & Lyle

Solid Q1 growth in sucralose, HFCS, at Tate & Lyle

By Elaine Watson

Tate & Lyle has unveiled first quarter trading figures reflecting “steady” demand in speciality food ingredients, "solid" growth in sucralose volumes and “firm” demand for high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

Twinings Tea Bags

Deadline for Twinings job losses pushed back

By Ben Bouckley

The first round of redundancies at Twinings’ North Shields factory has been delayed until February 2011, having originally been due to start this September.

EC quizzes Polish authorities on Twinings factory fund

EC quizzes Polish authorities on Twinings factory fund

By Ben Bouckley

The EU Commission is seeking “formal guarantees” from the Polish authorities that Twinings is not using an EU funding award to invest in a multi-million euro factory that will see the relocation of UK production facilities abroad.

Golden Syrup site manager Dr Ian Clark

American Sugar: Silvertown will reach "full capacity"

By Elaine Watson

The new owner of Tate & Lyle’s EU sugar division says it will take measures "to substantially ease the supply situation" as regards raw cane sugar supplies to the Silvertown refinery in London over the next 18 months.

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