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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...

Functioning perfectly

Europe has launched a new functional food network for the European food industry in a bid to strengthen innovation in this burgeoning area. Functional foods...

Nestlé defends nutritional values

The chief of major Swiss food group Nestlé has defended his firm's focus on nutrition in a recent newspaper interview, claiming that healthier foods will...

US food bar market set to double

The $3 billion market for food bars is expected to more than double by 2007, largely due to the popularity these items enjoy among US...

Bumper Brazilian cocoa crop forecast

This season's Brazilian cocoa production is already up 57 per cent from thesame period last year, according to the Bahia Commercial Association. In a weekly...

Bar wars

The three major players in the UK confectionery market are in a constant state of competition - vital in an increasingly saturated market. The latest...

Solid as a rock

British summers are never complete without a visit to the seaside and a stick of rock or a mountain of candyfloss. Now British Seaside Candy...

Harvest hopes high

Despite a reduction in sugar beet acreage - a move designed to cut the amount of sugar on the world market - Danisco expects this...

Russia's chocolate revolution

The Russian confectionery market is undergoing a number of major changes at the moment, one of which could see the decline of one of the...

Greater consistency in chocolate

Detailed guidance notes to accompany the new EU-wide cocoa and chocolate product regulations, which came into force on 3 August 2003, have been published by...

Germany: A sweet-toothed nation

German chocolate sales grew by 3.6 per cent in the first five months of the year to €1.1 billion, but the heat wave in June...

Great expectations

This year's Speciality & Fine Food fair, which is being held in Leeds from 31 August to 1 September and in London from 7 to...

Sweet anticipation

The launch of Confectionery Manufacturing Expo Americas , the new candy expo for the industry's suppliers, was announced this week. The event will be held on...

FSA consults on sweeteners directive

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is currently consulting on a partial Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on a proposal from the European Commission to amend...

Confectioners stick with gum

Global chocolate volumes, traditionally the largest in the confectionery market, are due to be overtaken by sugar by 2005, while gum is rapidly becoming by...

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