Swiss business developer and Indonesian government signs Cargill Cocoa Promise, just as the firm announces initial cocoa processing tests at its first Asian plant in East Java.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have discovered a method to characterize polyvinyl acetate in chewing gum that could allow gum manufacturers to experiment with new gum base formulations.
US chocolate moulds firm Tomric Systems has acquired World's Best Chocolate Moulds for an undisclosed sum.
LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision have developed a system that can help gummie manufacturers save upwards of $50,000 a year by detecting problems on starch molding lines.
Refrigerated and heating circulators are vital tools in quality control in the food industry, according to Julabo.
A new conching process called coarse conching will make it more affordable for smaller chocolate companies to produce their own chocolate mass, according to researchers.
Barry Callebaut says chocolate makers can produce products in novel colors far easier with its new flower-shaped food colorant pellets compared to using high doses of powder and liquid dyes.
Powder praline will help confectioners cut waste and save production time previously lost with paste separation, says French chocolate maker Weiss.
Chocolate makers can cut out timely and costly processes by using a single cutter-mixer vessel, according to Italian equipment supplier RoboQbo.
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Nestlè UK and Taste Success, an industry-led campaign by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will host a live Twitter Q&A with engineering graduates from its apprenticeship scheme from midday-2pm tomorrow (Thursday, March 6).
Dark chocolate may help restore flexibility to arteries and prevent white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels, but increasing flavanol content will not affect these effects and may even put consumers off, say researchers.
Natra announced it will open a sales office in Hong Kong this year, as well as its first production site outside Europe, in Canada.
Sweet manufacturer Haribo has booked Leeds-based engineering firm JPG to build its £92M confectionery plant at Castleford, West Yorkshire.
UK production line supplier Sewtec has opened an R&D facility in England to support customer projects and to develop robotic equipment for the confectionery industry.
Fortress Technology has received IP69K rating for its Stealth mode of metal detector, stressing the importance of robust washdowns in food safety.
Superheated steam roasting retains more phenols and flavonoids during cocoa processing than the conventional roasting method, according to research by Universiti Sains in Malaysia.
Biscuit and snack producer Burton’s Biscuit Company has installed equipment at its Llantarnam factory in Wales to make the chocolate cream for a ‘Choccie Dodger’ version of its iconic ‘Jammie Dodger’.
Coffee processing equipment supplier Probat will produce machinery for chocolate manufacture after acquiring the Ladco Group.
Selecting cooling tunnels and enrobers that allow you to pull out the dirty part of the machine to replace with an earlier cleaned component is more hygienic and cuts downtime in half, says equipment supplier Aasted.