In 2007 the notorious Southampton study linked certain artificial food colourings to hyperactivity in children. Since then, confectioners have been under increasing pressure to replace some of the vibrant hues used in their products with natural alternatives. Trouble is, it’s not always easy to find suitable, stable sources for the natural shades they need.
The opportunity for confectioners to audit the ethical credentials of their existing, and potential, suppliers comes in the shape of Sedex, a database tool designed to serve an ethically-driven supply-chain.
Confectioners are succeeding in looking beyond the lucrative Easter period to cut down on their packaging use, though the industry may yet have to commit to future waste reductions across...
The UK's Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) announced this month that it has expanded its business development service to help small-medium (SME) recycling businesses across England to draw on...
PFM Packaging Machinery has launched a new weighing and bagging machine which can be used for packing sweets and was designed to help companies save on floor space, capital and...
Demand for products and concepts that through targeted investments can boost efficiency and cut costs for confectioners were particularly in demand, say the organisers of last week's ProSweets trade fair.
Dutch equipment supplier CFS has designed a new labelling concept that the company claims can mitigate the need for downtime when changing label reels or torn packing material.
In the final part of our series on natural colours, FoodNavigator looks at the science behind potential pigments for food and beverages.
Cadbury has signalled that it will take “whatever measures are necessary” to deliver on its 2008 performance promises – despite H1 results that show good profit growth.
As ever shorter product life cycles continue to dominate the packaging landscape for confectioners, two Bosch Packaging Technology firms have extended their range of horizontal pillow-pack machines.
Firms should look at measures to make their supply chains 'greener' not only because it is seen as 'doing the right thing' but because it is also the 'right thing...
Cadbury Schweppes today announced it will publish data on greenhouse gas emissions from across its global supply chain, as part of plans to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 per cent.
The UK and Ireland have been identified as a key market for Wild to intensify its activities with natural colours, after the company accounted a new co-operation with Fiske, the...
In a bid to boost its green credentials, Cadbury Schweppes yesterday unveiled a programme to cut down on its use of energy, packaging and water in response to climate change.
A new vertical form, fill and seal machine is designed to package high density snacks into smaller bags at high speed, its manufacturer claims.
Confectionery equipment supplier Packaging Automation has seen its latest enhanced filling and sealing machine upping factory output and improving performance, according to customers.
Two different new bag making machines have been released on the market, one designed to produce large bags at high speed, while the otheris targeted at dry and frozen food...
A new operator-friendly flow-wrapper has been launched by packaging firm PFM - providing confectionery manufacturers with an easy-to-use system for producing pillow-style packs
A new cost-cutting moulding and depositing system suitable for use in the manufacture of jelly and gum confectionery has been launched by UK firm Baker Perkins to attract confectioners previously...
Nestlé France has outsourced its supply chain transport to Geodis for the next three years,under a contract that guarantees the Switzerland-based agrifood giant guaranteed performancetargets.
New chocolate moulding equipment which can be cleaned quickly and easily has been developed by British firm Spooner Vicars, targetting manufacturers wary of hygiene considerations.
A mobile fridge allows companies to ensure an unbroken cold chain along the supply chain to a product's final delivery point.
A range of special decorating heads has been re-launched to help confectionery manufacturers keep up with the impressive number of new products hitting the market.
An automated machine for packing cereal and confectionery bars into cartons helps manufacturers speed up their production lines and cuts down on labour costs, its manufacturer claims.
Wild has developed a revolutionary new technique to capture a natural brilliant green kiwi colour for the food and drink industry.
Alfa Laval has designed a scaled-down model of its vapour condensing machine, offering the food industry a cheaper method of doing evaporation and condensation processes, the company claims.