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Food industry unprepared for new FDA rules

The food industry is not ready for new rules on bioterrorism in the US rapidly created and cleared after the events of September 11, 2001,...

Why the sweet tooth?

Research carried out by the US-based Howard Hughes Medical Institute has moved closer to understanding why some people cannot resist the impulse brought on by...

Roshen set for Russian boom

Ukraine's largest confectionery group Roshen is to take on its neighbours in the huge Russian market from early next year following the completion of a...

Confectionery show bookings underway

The organisers of Confectionery Manufacturing Expo have reported that they have already taken bookings from a series of global companies representing all parts of the...

No-go zone for check-outs?

Marketing products to children, misleading health claims, excessive salt content… the list of complaints laid at the door of the food industry in recent months...

Japan's chocolate economy

Japanese chocolate output remained relatively constant throughout the first six months of 2003, according to the latest figures from the Chocolate and Cocoa Association of...

Cocoa must change

The sixth International Cocoa Agreement in three decades came into force at the beginning of October, heralding a break from the past with the exclusion...

All quiet on the cocoa front

The European cocoa market is going through something of a quiet patch for this time of year, according to industry insiders. The first imports from...

Iba trade fair a sweet sucess

An astonishing 72,000 bakers and confectioners turned out at the iba world market for baking in Dusseldorf last week. The event attracted more visitors from...

Kerry grows

Kerry , the Irish dairy group, has continued to diversify into niche product sectors, with its latest acquisitions strengthening its presence in the US market at...

Carb Fit cookies and twirls

Joining the ranks of companies adding low-carbohydrate foods to their product offerings, US Natural and organic food company the Hain Celestial Group this week announced...

Chocolate gets medical

House of Brussels Chocolates (HBSL) has announced the development of a new medical advisory board to investigate and research the use of chocolate as a...

TasteTech targets white chocolate market

Peanut butter and white chocolate cream pie or apricot white chocolate walnut scones? As confectionery manufacturers seek to find new ways to drive forward the white chocolate market, UK-based TasteTech...

Regime change

CAOBISCO, which represents over 2,000 confectionery companies across Europe, has welcomed the European Commission's recent communication on reform of the EU sugar regime, as reported...

Sweet warning

Research examining the way foods such as confectionery are promoted to children has been published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).The organisation wanted to find...

Tate & Lyle on target

British sugar and sweeteners group Tate & Lyle said this week that it expects first half profits to be in line with expectations, and the...

New confectionery produce to Pactiv

Pactiv, the global packaging provider, has bought up the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Company in the US. The assets are related to the manufacture...

Cargill buys into Europe

Cargill Incorporated is to acquire European industrial chocolate company OCG Cacao as its first significant investment into chocolate manufacturing in Europe. "Combining OCG with Cargill's...

Nestlé market manly Blokie bar

Nestlé Rowntree , the UK confectioner, has already got itself into trouble with adverts for its Yorkie chocolate bar featuring the tagline 'Not for Girls' but...

Ghana gains in cocoa

Ghana is now the second largest cocoa producer behind the Ivory Coast on the back of new figures that show the country has pulled in...

Polish polishing off confectionery

The Polish confectionery sector is showing signs of growth, according to an article that appeared in Poland's Rzeczpospolita newspaper. Candy and biscuit sales rose to...

A sticky situation

Despite the failure of trade talks at Cancun, it still seems likely that Europe's sugar regime will be overhauled. Speaking on Sunday at the start...

Size matters

The increasing size of food portions in the UK is being blamed for a rise in the levels of obesity, cancer and other diseases. The...

EU challenges Ivory Coast cocoa law

The European Union has asked the Ivory Coast, the world's top producer of cocoa, to abolish a law that requires all cocoa beans to be...

Konjac jelly sweets found in UK

Six months after Europe voted in a permanent ban on the use of the food additive E425, otherwise known as konjac, in jelly confectionery, food...

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