Italian confectioner Ferrero has announced plans to construct a $190m production plant in Mexico - its first in the country.
US food safety researchers are exploring the combined use of infrared and hot air as a tool in the pasteurisation of almonds – a method to prevent potential Salmonella contamination.
Bakery equipment manufacturer Capway Systems has opened a €9.5m factory in the Netherlands that it says will allow it to produce some of the largest equipment on the market.
Mars has announced plans to build one of the largest chocolate factories in the Middle East with an initial $60m investment.
Baker Perkins is noticing a strong demand from customers in Asia for lollipops, according to company regional sales manager Mark Sheffield.
GEA has vowed to continue its focus on food sector acquisitions after the company’s newly acquired Convenience Food Technologies segment helped drive 2011 sales and revenue.
The vast majority of Kraft Foods’ carbon emissions come from outside its manufacturing facilities, according to a survey mapping its environmental footprint, but the full picture may look quite different as full results are withheld.
Italian confectioner Ferrero’s French subsidiary has announced plans to use barge transport in a move that it has said will eventually cut 30% in CO2 emissions and take 260 truckloads off the road.
Researchers have developed technology using millimeter waves that could allow food manufacturers to examine finished products through packaging and give advantages over x-ray detection, the current preferred method.
Baker Perkins Group has introduced an upgraded pillow crimper for co-extrusion that it has said maintains consistency and increases production capacity for cereals and snacks with centre-fillings.
Italian chocolatier Ferrero has pledged to step-up energy self-production after huge savings in carbon emissions had already been achieved.
The new owners of premium chocolatier Browne’s have outlined plans to put the company onto a “rapid growth” trajectory.
Nestlé’s plans to build an anaerobic digestion plant for treating waste at its Fawdon site in Newcastle, UK, have been given the green light by planners.
Storck has started making redundancies as it prepares to close its Bendicks manufacturing operation in Winchester.
Fortress Technology Europe has designed a new ‘front end’ for its Phantom metal detectors, giving users a more robust control panel along with the option of plugging a USB stick directly into the machine for data capture purposes.
A UK confectionery manufacturer has been fined after part of a worker’s finger was cut off by a sweet making machine.
Improved productivity, reduced cardboard consumption and the elimination of waste have followed the installation of Witness simulation software at Kraft’s Cadbury plant in Bournville, according to the company.
Union the Unite is seeking assurances about UK jobs and production at Kraft and Cadbury’s, following the announcement that Kraft is set to split its business into two independent companies.
Recalls of chocolate products could be significantly lower if there was more rigorous traceability in the chocolate supply chain and if brand owners adopted processing techniques that relied on reduced batch dispersion, find a new study.
Nestlé’s UK confectionery factory has achieved its zero waste goal nearly four years ahead of its 2015 target, according to the firm.