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Acrylamide update

In May 2002 a team of scientists at Stockholm University's Department ofEnvironmental Chemistry, working with the Swedish National FoodAdministration, released information that acrylamide, a potentialcarcinogen,...

SIAL boasts the best of NPD

It is an undisputable fact that modern consumers are constantly driving food developers to new heights - and it is nowhere more evident than in...

Healthy chocolate range from SoBe

HVC Lizard Chocolate has joined up with PepsiCo subsidiary South Beach Beverage Company to develop a range of 'good-for-you' chocolate bars with added taurine, ginseng...

Cheaper chocolate?

New research from the US claims that new, high-yielding selections of Theobroma cacao, may offer new hope to the world's cacao growers - and to...

Tougher rules for white chocolate

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said this week that it is to establish a standard of identity for white chocolate. The standard will...

Sales boom for cranberries in Europe

The Ingredient Technology Group (ITG) division of Ocean Spray this week announced record European sales of cranberry ingredients for the last fiscal year. With a...

Sweet ingredients up production

German sugar giant Nordzucker announced this week that it has entered into a joint venture with Danish food group Arla Foods to produce the low-calorie...

Commission rules on sweetener levels

The Scientific Committee for Food, an independent committee that advises the European Commission on questions concerning consumer health and food safety, this week announced that...

Tate & Lyle bounce back

Tate & Lyle, the world's biggest sugar company, has unveiled a sharp increase in profits driven by strong sales in its sweetners and starch division,...

Danes are biggest consumers in growing confectionery market

The global confectionery market reached 12.7 billion tonnes in 2000, increasing by 8.5 per cent globally from 1996-2000, and proving resistant to the much-hyped rise...

Bread, biscuits and crisps could be causing cancer

Bread, biscuits, crisps and french fries, foods frequently eaten by millions of people around the world, contain alarmingly high quantities of a cancer-causing chemical, according...

A slice of white chocolate: confectionery competes in UK

The fight for a share in the UK white chocolate market continues. Nestle is close behind Cadbury with its Kit Kat Chunky White, due out...

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