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Brazil orders Nestlé to label GM products

A court in Brazil has ordered Nestlé to impose mandatory labelling for all its products in the country highlighting more than 1% genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

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Bug-infested cocoa shipment forces Brazil to suspend Ivorian imports – reports

Brazil has temporarily suspended imports from the world’s biggest cocoa grower Ivory Coast after bugs were found in a 10,000 tonne cocoa shipment, according to reports.

Kraft investigates ‘worm-infested’ Cadbury éclair in China

Cadbury parent company Kraft Foods has responded to allegations from a Chinese newspaper that a piece of Choclairs from a Beijing supermarket contained a worm.

Mars opens €80m chocolate factory in Russia

Mars has opened a €80m (RUB 3.3bn) chocolate factory in Russia’s Ulyanovsk region as it looks to capture a greater share of the highest value BRIC chocolate market.

Natra grows Asian presence with new supply contract in China

Spanish chocolate and cocoa processor Natra has signed a Belgian chocolate supply contract in China with an unnamed distributor that it says will boost sales in the market by 70%...

Sustainability expert on enviro-friendly confectionery packaging speaks to Innovia Films’ sustainability head about the latest trends in green confectionery packaging.

Biscuits, chocolate and developing markets drive growth for Kraft in Q1

Kraft Foods is off to a solid start to 2012 in its first quarter (Q1) results driven by sales growth in global biscuits and chocolate and strong performance in emerging markets.

Hershey denies Godrej split in India

The Hershey Company has dismissed reports that it is set to sell its 51% stake in its Indian joint venture with the Godrej Group and tackle the market alone.

ExxonMobil touts energy saving claims for food grade lubricants caught up with Dr Ian Davidson of ExxonMobil at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne last week to talk about new energy saving claims the company is making for its range...

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Easter Egg packaging now fully recyclable - Nestlé

Nestlé UK and Ireland has claimed it is the first major confectioner to make Easter egg packaging 100% recyclable.

Active and intelligent packaging public database launches

The first public version of a new database for active and intelligent packaging (AIP) innovations that aims to give small and medium enterprises (SME) free access to the groundbreaking technology...

Economic downturn and Chinese exports hit Europe’s alufoil output

European aluminium foil (alufoil) output fell in 2011 as the economic downturn and a surge in imports from China combined to give the industry a tough 12 months.

Power brands and BRIC countries drive growth for Kraft in 2011

Kraft Foods has posted growth in its 2011 results driven by strong performance for its power brands and BRIC and European markets.

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Vonpar grows in vacuum left by Nestle and Kraft with new Brazilian chocolate factory

Vonpar has announced plans to build a €51.9m (R $118m) chocolate production facility in Brazil for its Neugebauer business as it aims to plug market gaps left by giants Nestle...

Edible food packaging is the future, Harvard developer claims

US scientists have developed a food packaging technology that could eliminate the need for plastic containers, and the lead developer told that it could hit the market inside 12...


Nestle lined up for Sustainable Packaging conference

William Reed Business Media invites you to participate in a virtual event focussed on cutting packaging waste, reducing environmental impact and driving costs down for manufacturers

Sun sets in East: Emerging markets deliver for Nestle in 2011

Food giant Nestle has recorded modest growth in 2011 driven by strong performance in China and other emerging markets leading its CEO to say wealth potential is moving from West...

Sensient opens new color and flavor factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Wisconsin-based colors, flavors and fragrances giant Sensient Technologies has signaled its ambitions in the fast-growing Brazilian food market with the opening of a new color and flavor complex in Jundiaí,...

Something is rotten in the state of Indian gelatine controls, FVO audit suggests

The European Commission (EC) has released a scathing audit report on the Indian gelatine industry, and said its visit late last year revealed“very little progress" since the last mission in...

Laima looks to expand to China and Brazil

Latvia’s largest confectionery producer, Laima, has announced plans to increase its export proportion from 40% to 52% over the next three years, with intentions to target new markets outside of Europe.


Frito-Lay and Innovia in legal battle over biodegradable film patents

Frito-Lay and Innovia Films are locked in a legal fight over which company owns the patent rights to biodegradable films used in packaging for crisp and snack bags.

New China packaging plant to tap huge growth potential - Bosch

Bosch has announced it will build a second plant in China in a bid to tap into booming growth for food and confectionery packaging machinery in the country.

Ferrero to tap into rapid Indian chocolate growth with new production site – analysts

Italian chocolatier Ferrero has opened its first production facility in India; a chocolate market analysts have said has huge potential.

Nestle's take two on probiotic curd market in India

In an attempt to rebrand its pitch to Indian customers who are yet to transition towards healthier food products, Nestle India Ltd has phased out its existing probiotic dahi (curd)...

Industry hails first global measurement system for packaging sustainability

New global guidelines on packaging sustainability will help companies reduce their carbon footprint while boosting efficiency and spur more effective communication between players throughout the supply chain, said Unilever’s Nigel...

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