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Ingredients firm Tate & Lyle reported a solid performance today in line with expectations for the first three months of 2012.
Technology firm Alfa Laval are presenting a fusion heat exchanger at this year’s Anuga FoodTec trade show, which it claims can reduce operating costs and be used at higher pressures...
AarhusKarlshamn will triple its work with women’s groups in Burkino Faso to cement its position as a ‘front runner’ in the market over the next two years.
Relive the best of the action from day two of the major processing and packaging show ongoing in Cologne, Germany this week.
People who consume chocolate frequently may have lower body mass index (BMI) values, suggests ‘intriguing’ data from the University of California, San Diego.
We bring you a roundup of day one of Europe’s major food processing and packaging show Anuga FoodTec from Cologne, Germany.
Sweden may follow countries such as Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Austria, and implement legislation to limit the use of trans fats in foods, according to local media.
Anuga FoodTec 2012 kicks off today in the German city of Cologne and our team of reporters will be bringing you the all the news, innovation and buzz from the...
Nestle has launched an e-commerce platform for Spanish customers to order personalised chocolates online.
Kraft Foods will unveil a limited edition chocolate bar in May to mark the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee.
Dutch gum manufacturers along with research group TNO have partnered with the Foundation NederlandSchoon in a research project to make chewing gum less sticky and easily degradable.
The EU resolution on child labour in the cocoa sector passed last week fails to implement legally binding measures on a confectionery industry that has been “dragging its feet”, according...
Kraft Foods has today announced the name of its global snacks spin-off and its North American grocery business.
The use of tannic acid could help to reduce the allergic potential of products that contain peanut proteins, say researchers.
Australian confectioner Darell Lea has partnered with online experience retailer RedBalloon to encourage domestic consumers to buy local products over Easter.
Researchers suggest shearing to be more effective than seeding in preventing oil migration and possibly fat bloom formation in chocolate
Attorneys for the Sugar Association and the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) went head to head at federal judge Consuelo Marshall's courtroom in Los Angeles at noon today as the dispute...
Some confectionery, biscuit and cake manufacturers face the threat of closure and are resorting to supermarket supplies amid a “dire and unprecedented” EU-wide egg shortage, according to an industry organisation....
ConfectioneryNews.com speaks to Roy Fraser, product manager for robotics at Bosch Packaging Technology, about the growth of delta robotics in confectionery packaging.
Barry Callebaut is investing €33.2 (CHF 40m) over the next 10 years in a cocoa sustainability initiative it hopes will boost farm productivity, increase quality and improve farmer livelihoods.
Smurfit Kappa (SK) said a £98m (€118m) investment in one of its major paper mills will both boost and secure supply of materials for its entire packaging operations in the...
Nestlé UK and Ireland has claimed it is the first major confectioner to make Easter egg packaging 100% recyclable.
Leaf Italia has been cleared by the UK’s Adverting Standards Agency (ASA) after a complaint alleged that a game on its Chewits sweets website gave misleading impressions of the health...
New insights into the distinct roles of roles of flavanols and procyanidins in the human body could provide a fundamental scientific basis for understanding their potential benefits for heart health,...
Europe’s premier food industry body, FoodDrinkEurope (FDE), is backing next week’s European Parliament (EP) vote on the controversial 222-strong health claim register, as opponents rally last-minute veto support.
The European Union is expected to allow additional sugar imports to the market in the coming weeks in a move welcomed by the confectionery industry.
Looking at images of calorie-rich foods could affect how the brain processes tastes, leading to greater appreciation for even neutral tasting foods, suggest researchers from Nestle.
Projects aimed at boosting operational efficiency and sustainability in the food processing and packaging sectors are being urged to apply for a share of a £15m (€18m) fund by the...
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...
The European Parliament today gave its consent to the 2010 International Cocoa Agreement and passed a resolution on child labour in the cocoa sector in a move that will benefit...
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.
Chocolate giant Hershey will experience improved sales and flat profit margins in 2012 and will seek out acquisitions in international markets, according to credit agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P)....
The European food safety assessor has revised upward the acceptable daily limit for food additive used in chewing gum and fats and oils - BHT.
Lituanica UK has recalled all batches of Arsenal brand vanilla marshmallows over fears the products may contain peanuts, which isn’t mentioned on the label.
Gelatine firm Rousselot has launched a toffee gum concept that it claims can reduce fat and calories over a traditional butter caramel candy.
Food giant Nestle has been fined £180,000 in a UK criminal court after it failed to implement basic safety measures that led to a worker’s death.
The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) expects a world cocoa deficit in 2011/12 season as it estimates bean production to fall 8%.
Consumers are increasingly engaged in online conversations about food and beverage products, and there could be enormous benefits for manufacturers that get involved, according to a social media expert from...
A new $1bn sugar plant will open in Sudan next month aiming to achieve self-sufficiency and boost sugar exports by 2014.
The development of foods that contain alternating levels of taste intensity in the mouth could lead to reductions in sugar and salt levels, while retaining the same perception as with...
Scandinavian confectioner Cloetta has announced the decision to close three of its factories and move production to other sites in a move that will result in 345 job losses.
A study has found that children are highly exposed to titanium dioxide, which is found in a white food colour additive used in confectionery products.
The Uk’s Advertsiting Standards Authority (ASA) said Mars did not breach marketing regulations in its Snickers twitter campaign featuring footballer Rio Ferdinand and glamour model Katie Price.
Low coffee demands, surplus cocoa stocks, rising sugar prices and a geographical shift in the wheat market, are just a few points raised by Euromonitor’s senior food analyst in its...
Amcor today announced it has agreed to pay A$238m (€191m, US$251m) for its controversial proposed takeover of Aperio - its major rival in the Australasian flexible packing arena....
Food giant Nestle has confirmed to ConfectioneryNews.com that it has suspended trade on its entire product range in Azerbaijan due to ‘supply problems’.
Malaysian bakery and confectionery firm Silver Bird Group Berhad has announced the suspension of three top officials as it defaults on loan repayments.
Singapore based ingredients firm Petra Foods has appointed Lim Seok Bee as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Group's Cocoa Ingredients Division.
The likes of Nestle, Ferrero and Kraft could look to the Israel as the domestic chocolate market booms, according to an analyst.
Nestle has announced today that it has removed all artificial ingredients in confectionery products in the UK.
Kraft Foods has opened its new Global Research and Development (R&D) Centre at Bournville, as part of a £17M investment in the UK.
Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli has posted stagnant sales in its 2011 results and says it must look to new markets to foster growth.
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