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Cargill to acquire ADM’s chocolate business for $440m

Cargill has agreed a deal to acquire ADM’s global chocolate business for $440m.

Natra takes out $33m loan after cocoa prices hit chocolate business

Natra has secured credit to mitigate the effect of rising cocoa prices, which have harmed its chocolate business.

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Cargill appoints chocolate managing director for EMEA & Asia

Cargill has appointed Inge Demeyere as its new managing director for the firm’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia cocoa & chocolate business.

Patent Watch

Tate & Lyle seeks patent for reduced sugar corn syrup soft gums and caramels

Ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle has filed a patent for a method to produce low sugar content soft gums and caramel using reduced sugar corn syrup.

Cargill and Copersucar finalise new joint sugar venture

Cargill and Copersucar have successfully completed all required regulatory clearances to form Alvean, their new 50/50 sugar trading joint venture.

Barry Callebaut opens Chilean factory to source Arcor

Barry Callebaut has opened its first plant in Chile to source Latin American confectioners Arcor and other industry players.

Evolva and Cargill publish patent application for ‘next generation’ fermented sweeteners

A new patent application that covers the efficient and sustainable production of sweeteners including Rebaudioside M (Reb M) using fermentation technology has been published by Evolva and Cargill.

Fire hits Barry Callebaut chocolate facility

Fire has damaged Barry Callebaut’s chocolate processing at Banbury in Oxfordshire, but the company has reassured customers that it could maintain normal levels of service by drawing on other facilities....

Ebola fears force Barry Callebaut to cancel Ivorian meeting

Barry Callebaut has cancelled its annual managers’ meeting in Côte D’Ivoire over fears of the Ebola virus, despite no reported cases in the country.

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ADM to divest chocolate business in Q3

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has confirmed that it will sell its chocolate operations in the next quarter, but the buyer or buyers are still unknown.

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Steviva Ingredients introduces non-GMO erythritol

Steviva Ingredients has launched Erysweet, a non-GMO version of zero calorie sweetener erythritol.

'Big choc firms in for our bitterness reduction process', says MycoTechnology

The biggest players in the industry are already exploring ways to reduce bitterness and to up cocoa content in chocolate with MycoTechnology’s mushroom myceliation process, says the company’s founder....

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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...

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