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.
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.
Franz Haas Waffel has updated its machine for wafer and biscuit production, which includes a new high-capacity wafer baking system, and a new depositor for aerated creams, batters and marshmallows.
A Cadbury Trebor Bassett division in the UK has installed a package coding management system (PCMS) to accurately control pack coding at two production sites.
A new machine designed to decorate bakery and confectionery products with up to 150 different items has been launched by Russia's Ekma-Konfi engineering group. The versatility, reliability and cost effectiveness...
Integrated material handling solutions provider FKI Logistex has expanded its range of conveying surface options to make pallet loading more adaptable and cost-effective for suppliers.
Northern Foods is to close two of its UK factories with the loss of 1,000 jobs in an attempt to drive down costs as it struggles against rising raw material...
US-based packaging distributor Hughes Enterprises argues that attention to packaging is vital in ensuring total supply chain safety, reports Anthony Fletcher.
Nestlé, the largest food and beverage company in the world, has selected the Quadrem eMarketplace as the partner for its global eRequisitioning programme, part of an enterprise-wide initiative Nestle is...