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Cut the salt

Cut the salt

A new Food Standards Agency report shows that the salt content of many ready meals is extremely high - and that 'healthy option' and children's variants are some of the worst offenders.

Victory for Parma

Victory for Parma

Parma ham producers yesterday won the right to require that their products be sliced and packaged, as well as produced, in the region of origin, putting an end to a six-year legal dispute.

Waste not want not

Waste not want not

A joint venture has been established between Omaha-based firm ConAgra Foods and New York environmental technology company CWT to open a processing plant that will turn edible turkey parts into oil.

First BSE kit for live cattle

First BSE kit for live cattle

Proteome Sciences has entered into an agreement with IDEXX Laboratories, to launch its BSE biomarkers for live cattle, the first testing kit of its kind. Current detection methods require brain tissue or spinal cord samples from slaughtered animals.