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Yummex 2017: Middle East confectionery innovation award winners

A sugar-free, high protein product has won the yummex Middle East Innovation Award for best chocolate.

Sour marshmallows and protein chocolate among yummex Middle East Innovation Award Winners. Photo: yummex
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Startup Fitmeals aims to fill mass-market void for protein chocolate in Germany

Fitmeals is hoping its sugar-free, pea-protein fortified snacking chocolate can satisfy demand for healthier snacking in Germany, which it says has potential to be as big as in the UK.

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Stauffer’s Biscuit closes NY bakery to consolidate operations

Animal Cracker maker DF Stauffer Biscuit Co has announced it will close its New York factory at the end of the year to focus operations at the higher production facilities in Pennsylvania and California.

There's an untapped opportunity in organic kids' food, says Mintel

European parents are consistently willing to pay more for organic, says Mintel. Yet while organic claims are common on baby food, they are less used on food and drink aimed at kids. Are manufacturers missing a trick?

German survey identifies mercury and dioxin as most well-known contaminants

Mercury and dioxin are the most recognised contaminants while pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) are almost unknown to the German public, according to a study.

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