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Arnott 's says it wants to expand in Asia

Leading Australian biscuit manufacturer Arnott's Biscuits, part of the global food giant Campbell Soup, says it wants to expands it presence throughout the Asian region.

Will payment be sweet for Tate & Lyle?

UK ingredients maker Tate & Lyle faces paying out a hefty sum as the sweetener firm seeks to settle a US lawsuit alleging that its US unit AE Staley played...

Aarhus links up for chocolate formulations in Brazil

Despite cheaper alternatives to cocoa butter on the market and new European rules allowing vegetable fats in chocolate formulations, uptake for the replacers has been slower than expected as reticent...

AquaDrops 'do not hydrate'

Mars has been told to remove the main claims from its advertising for the new AquaDrops range after they were rejected today by the Advertising Standards Authority as misleading.

Sweetener settlement for ADM

Ingredients supplier Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) said on Thursday that it had reached a $400 million (€333m) settlement in an anti-trust case that claimed the US firm conspired to fix...

Growth predicted for SCM market

AMR Research says that after years of caution, attitudes towards supply chain objectives are changing. This in turn has led to a run on investments in the sector, which the...

Nestlé Romania invests in wafers

Nestlé Romania has confirmed that it is to invest a further €3.5 million in its factory in Timisoara, as the company reaffirms its ambitions to dominate the all-important wafer market...

Huhtamaki joins green revolution with recyclable packaging

Huhtamaki's Chinet range of moulded fibre foodservice plates has just been certified for biodegradability - the latest step in an industry-wide trend towards greener packaging.

Fujian Dali Food builds new China biscuit facility

Leading China biscuit manufacturing Fujian Dali Food says that construction of its new €19 million biscuit factory in Changchun, Jilin Province, is now well underway, moving it closer towards its...

Zebra unveils RFID encoder

Zebra Technologies has launched the R110Xi RFID printer/encoder, which it claims is the first printer available with fully integrated support for Class 0 (read only) and Matrics Class 0+ (read/write)...

Brand owners driving French chocolate growth

With a plethora of brands from which to choose and long-established patterns of consumption, the prospects of significant growth in the French chocolate market might seem remote. But a new...

Kurz: Cold stamping the future of packaging

As the decision to purchase a product is frequently made on the appeal and attractiveness of its packaging, more and more firms are choosing to process packaging twice to achieve...

Depositing plant for gum lollies

Three companies have announced a technology that allows the deposit gum bases and incorporate gums into candies and lollipops, which is said to provide new opportunities for the confectionery industry.

Tate & Lyle weathers rough 2004

Long term investments in added-value products contributed to British starch group Tate & Lyle's end of year results with strong US performance offsetting squeezed margins due to surging raw material...

Growth in flexible packaging boosts aluminium sales

Shipments of aluminium foil for the first quarter of 2004 have been promising, with sales increasing by nearly one per cent compared with the first three months of 2003, writes Anthony Fletcher.

How manufacturers can benefit from RFID

As companies move toward complying with RFID mandates, the real value has been lost in the rush, claims research group Aberdeen . Mandates issued by retail giants such as Wal-Mart are...

Chocolate appears to promote healthy blood vessels

Small daily doses of flavonoid-rich dark chocolate eaten over a two-week period significantly improved blood vessel function, report US researchers this week, without increasing blood cholesterol levels.

Buhler develops flavour-saving cocoa processing

A roasting system equipped with state-of-the-art debacterisation has been developed for US chocolate and cocoa producer Blommer. The process is claimed to preserve the properties of cocoa better.

UK government calls for lower energy foods

UK politicians have called for immediate industry action to counter the rising numbers of obese in the country, offering food marketers three years to show significant improvements in product labelling...

Health ministers support obesity strategy

The world's health ministers gave their support on Saturday to a new policy produced by the World Health Organisation that is designed to tackle the world's growing problem of obesity...

What plant managers need to know

Changes to laws governing waste, energy consumption and emissions are forcing plants to alter their methods of operation. Anthony Fletcher spoke to the UK Environment Agency's head of waste management...

Cargill settles price-fixing lawsuit

US Agro-food giant Cargill has confirmed that a $24 million class-action lawsuit accusing the US food giant of price-fixing will be settled following federal court approval. The end is now...

Acrylamide 'no risk' to reproduction

A new study conducted by the FDA says that acrylamide found in fried and baked goods is unlikely to cause reproduction problems if the general public consume it as part...

EU says yes to GM sweetcorn

The European Commission has given the nod to Sygenta's Bt11 genetically modified sweetcorn, granting authorisation for it to be sold within the European Union over the next ten years. Although...

Consumer focus for Barry Callebaut

Leading Swiss Chocolate processor Barry Callebaut says that on the back of strong six monthly results it will be looking to increase its presence in the consumer sector.

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