inform July 2009, Vol. 20 (7) 415
Supreme Oil Co., a manufacturer of
vegetable oil-related products based in
Englewood, New Jersey, USA, has acquired
the Mike Rose mayonnaise, dressing, and
sauce facility in Nashville, Tennessee. The
Nashville facility, along with the compa-
ny’s existing New Jersey and Alabama
plants, will produce vegetable oils, may-
onnaise, salad dressings, margarine, butter
blends, vinegar, barbeque, and other spe-
cialty sauces, largely for the private-label
announced on January 23, 2009. ADM national, sustainable fisheries organization.
Schokinag, based in Mannheim, Germany, Omega manufacturers fish oil for the sup-
and one of Europe’s leading producers of plements and ingredients markets.
industrial chocolate and cocoa powder, nnn
has manufacturing facilities in Mannheim Alicorp (Callau, Peru) has opened a
CANOLA/RAPESEED OIL and in Manage, Belgium, as well as sales $50 million fish oil production plant in
A free-trade agreement between offices in Ludlow, England, and Bakersfield, the northern Peruvian region of Piura,
Canada and members of the European California, USA. according to www.livinginperu.com. The
Free Trade Association (EFTA) will be nnn project, the report noted, is a partnership
effective July 1, 2009, reducing or elimi- The Swedish Chocolate, Confection- with Ocean Nutrition Canada (Dart-
nating the export tariff on crude canola ery and Biscuit Manufacturers’ Asso- mouth, Nova Scotia, Canada).
oil. The EFTA countries include Iceland, ciation (Chokofa) and the World Cocoa nnn
Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. Foundation (WCF) will work together to A research team in Taipei has success-
This free-trade agreement is the first of improve conditions in cacao-growing com- fully extracted docosahexaenoic acid
its kind between Canada and European munities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and (DHA) from squid skin, a fisheries
countries, according to the Canola Council help ensure a sustainable supply. Chokofa official told the Taipei Times newspaper.
of Canada. members, who include Kraft Foods, Lindt According to the report, squid skins are
nnn & Spüngli, Mars, Ferrero, Nestlé, Haribo, tough and unpalatable; they are usually
A breakthrough from a joint research and Cadbury, account for more than 90% processed into powder that is used as an
project conducted by Pork CRC and of sales of chocolate and confectionery in additive in animal and livestock feed.
the Australian Oilseeds Federation the Swedish market, according to Confec-
could save pork producers in that country tioneryNews.com. OLIVE OIL
more than $450,000 annually by allow- nnn “Olive phenol extracts from waste from
ing them to use canola meal more effi- The Italian Republic has failed to fulfill olive-oil production (alperujo) have been
ciently, according to AllAboutFeed.com. its obligations under Directive 2000/36/EC obtained by microwave-assisted extrac-
By using near-infrared spectroscopy, the relating to cocoa and chocolate products tion and used for edible oil enrichment,”