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Bookmark this section to see what the big names in ingredients supply are up to from Cargill and ADM to Barry Callebaut, AAK and Palsgaard. Stay up to speed with developments in cocoa butter and powder, fat reduction, milk powder and gelatin.

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Merck ties up Benelux colour distribution agreement with Azelis

Merck has entered in to an agreement with Azelis for the distribution of its Candurin pearl effect pigments in Benelux.

Flavanols crying over split milk chocolate opportunity?

Barry Callebaut says that high flavanol milk chocolate would be too expensive, but is hopeful that its blood flow health claim for dark chocolate will galvanize the functional chocolate market.

High flavanol chocolate: Which cocoa flavanols are the best?

Epicatechin is the gold standard cocoa flavanol says a medical doctor, but Barry Callebaut claims all flavanols have a positive effect on cardiovascular health.

Archer Daniels Midland buys WILD Flavors for $3.1bn

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) will buy WILD Flavors for €2.3bn citing fast-growing demand for natural food and beverage flavors and ingredients as the rationale.

Petra delivers for Barry Callebaut in nine month results

Barry Callebaut has registered sales growth in its nine month results driven by the recently acquired Petra Foods cocoa business.

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Taura Natural Ingredients secures European distributor for fruit series

Taura Natural Ingredients is teaming up with France-based Phoenix Ingredients for European distribution of its Gourmet Series fruit line.

Campaigner’s sugar plan rejected by food manufacturers

A new plan to tackle childhood obesity by curbing sugar consumption from Action on Sugar (AoS) has been slated by food manufacturers.

Caffeine in confectionery: FDA may ‘not publicly address the issue’

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is unlikely to regulate caffeine levels in confectionery products, according to caffeine chocolate firm Awake Chocolate.

European RSPO 2014

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil in pictures and quotes

A heated panel debate over the reality of a consumer industry based on 100% sustainable palm oil broke out at the European Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil held in...

Sugar in teeth of fresh controversy

Anti-sugar campaigners are targeting the damage it can do to teeth as well as tackling its contribution to obesity in the UK.

Beauty chocolate: Algatechnologies touts red seaweed for functional confectionery

Algatechnologies sees potential for red seaweed derivative astaxanthin in chocolate coins promoting beauty for the US market.

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) to move to bigger premises

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has invested in a €300,000 Yamato multihead check weigher, which can operate up to 100 bags per minute, to meet increasing demand for inclusions in products...

Oils and fats firm AAK plans £30M investment

Oils and fats company AAK will have pumped around £30M into its production facilities by the end of the decade as part of a continuing investment programme to improve its...

Mondelēz announces palm oil action plan: Non-compliant suppliers will be ‘eliminated’

Mondelēz International has published a palm oil action plan promising to “prioritize” suppliers that meet its sustainability principles – something Greenpeace says is fundamentally flawed due to its definition of what a forest...

RSPO Europe Roundtable: Tweet by tweet

International industry and NGO's have gathered in London to discuss key issues in traceability and how new labelling rules will impact the quest for sustainable palm oil in Europe and...

US dairy players threaten to drop TPP trade deal support

Scores of US dairy players have threatened to withdraw their support for the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement if Japan and Canada refuse to open up their markets to...

Europe approves use of new high-intensity sweetener

The European Commission has approved the use of the high-intensity sweetener advantame in a variety of food and drink categories.

DSM and Isobionics team up on fermented orange and grapefruit ingredient

DSM Nutritional Products has entered in to an exclusive worldwide partnership with Dutch firm Isobionics for the distribution of its valencene and nootkatone ingredients.

Have you considered inulin in your chocolate?

Leading Dutch supplier Sensus is pushing inulin as a sugar and sweetener replacer with minimal taste and texture tariffs.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Relaxation chocolate: ‘We’ve got to chill out!’

DSM has developed a stress-reducing chocolate that it says could allow manufacturers to take the relaxation category beyond drinks.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market': Barry Callebaut

Chocolate and cocoa firm Barry Callebaut has identified the flavored milk market as one of the best opportunities for use of its cocoa flavanol EU health claim.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Brain Chocolate: Vital Solutions aims to expand minds with cognition chocolate

Vital Solutions has developed a concept chocolate bar that it claims can improve cognitive function.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Lycotec readies EU health claim for cholesterol lowering chocolate

Biotec firm Lyctoec is poised to apply for an EU-approved health claim for cholesterol lowering chocolate.

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Rising cocoa prices hurt Natra in Q1

Natra’s cocoa and chocolate business reported a 1.6% fall in sales in the first quarter due to sharp increases in cocoa prices.

Seeds sown for sunflower lecithin in chocolate after Japan approval

Cargill says that chocolate manufacturers can now make the switch from soy lecithin to the “more sustainable” sunflower lecithin after Japan became the last country to approve the emulsifier....

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