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Europe’s food and drink industry has tipped its decade-long downward export balance; a shift defined by strong export figures underpinned by emerging market demands, according to FoodDrinkEurope.
ConfectioneryNews.com presents a timelined package about the drive towards sustainable cocoa and the elimination of child labour featuring some of the industry’s biggest players.
New methods for measuring the stereochemical forms of flavanols in cocoa that could determine whether health benefits can be derived have moved a step closer, say Mars.
Research led by the controversial Italian scientist, Dr Morando Soffriti, linking the artificial sweeteners sucralose and aspartame to cancer, was presented today at the Children with Cancer science conference in...
The number of confectionery launches achieving sales of over $7.5m in the first year has almost tripled compared to historic averages, according to a report from Symphony IRI.
The Hershey Godrej Indian joint venture has launched a new chocolate product for its Nutrine brand shortly after rumours surfaced of a possible split.
Finnish company Fazer has set a target to certify its entire cocoa supply by 2017 to ensure its cocoa comes from traceable sources and is free from the worst forms...
The Hershey Company has recorded growth in its first quarter (Q1) results driven by pricing, solid Easter performance and growth in international markets.
Fiber-rich cocoa products may help consumers hit recommended levels and improve their bowel habits, says a new study.
Chocolate manufacturers will face a serious cocoa supply shortage unless they work to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and allow them to invest in sustainable production, according to an...
Malaysian firm Silver Bird Group Berhad has defaulted on loan repayments totalling almost €1.7m (RM 6.5m) for its Standard Confectionery subsidiary.
In light of current economic difficulties organic consumers are looking elsewhere for foods, and sustainable products resonate with their core values, according to the MD of Cert ID.
Cargill has added a center of expertise to its cocoa processing facility in Wormer, the Netherlands and automated warehousing at the Port of Amsterdam following a €57m ($82m) investment....
Nestlé has recorded 7.1% growth for its confectionery business in its first quarter (Q1) results released today driven by emerging chocolate markets such as Latin America and Asia.
First half EBIT profits for 2011-12 surged 19% to €83m at Chr Hansen as it shrugged off the effects of severe fluctuations in the price of red colorant carmine, and...
Canadian MP France Gélinas has called for a renewed ban on brightly packaged candy flavoured tobacco in Ontario, Canada.
Market Expansion Services group DKSH has opened a new innovation centre for confectionery and bakery ingredients in Taiwan to cater to the unique flavour preferences in the country.
Hershey, Nestle, Mars and Cadbury have been hit with a new antitrust lawsuit that alleges the companies conspired together to fix chocolate prices in the US between 2002 and 2008.
US consumers chose their most popular chocolate brands in a recently published consumer study.
Amorfrutins found in the root of liquorice may have anti-inflammatory effects and could aslo be useful in the reduction of blood sugar levels, according to new research.
SMEs are not bound by corporate structure and are therefore flexible to respond to market changes quickly and innovate accordingly with many eyeing the premium, niche segment, according to industry...
Norwegian firm Orkla Brands has acquired a 100% stake in Polish bakery and confectionery ingredients sales and distribution company Kobo as it plans to modernise a plant in Poland.
X-ray systems are increasingly replacing metal detection equipment as food manufacturers respond to growing regulatory and consumer demands for safer products, said Terry Woolford of Eagle Product Inspection.
Italian confectioner Ferrero has announced its short term goals towards sourcing 100% third-party verified sustainable cocoa by its 2020 target.
UK firm Tangerine Confectionery has reached a licensing agreement with Vimto to manufacture Vimto Bon Bon sweets.
Despite being related to a lower cardiovascular risk, cocoa intake does not necessarily improve arterial stiffness in subjects with cardiovascular risk factors, say researchers.
German ingredients giant Döhler is to expand its portfolio of natural colours with a range of red hues produced from black carrots.
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.
Equipment supplier Baker Perkins has reorganised its sales team following the departure of a veteran sales manager.
Risks remain for Kraft Foods ahead of its planned split as it is squeezed by commodity costs, but it will sustain growth in 2012, according to the rating agency Standard...
A campaign group against gobbledygook, jargon and misleading public information has slammed Kraft/Cadbury for going overboard on nut labelling and said that manufacturers are in fear of regulatory bodies.
Researchers using a combined method of microscopy have connected protrusions in chocolate to oil migration and fat bloom.
The Hershey Company is facing a boycott of its products as a school it funds in the US refused to admit a 13-year-old boy over his HIV-positive status.
The bakery and confectionery industry claims it has been hit with a “dire and unprecedented” EU-wide egg shortage as suppliers of egg replacers look to profit and offer up their opinions...
Cargill’s profits edged upward in the third quarter on better results in its food ingredients and applications business, but were only slightly higher than those of a year earlier.
Larger pack sizes, products with nuts and spicy and exotic fruit flavours are featuring heavily in new product development in the confectionery sector, according to Leatherhead Food Research.
Demand from confectioners could see the lactose market reach US$1.47bn (€1.12bn) by 2017, according to a new report.
A higher quality cut can be achieved by using ultrasound technology for confectionery and bakery products, according to technology firm Döinghaus
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has changed the game for US packaging machinery manufacturers by obliging them to rethink their design strategies, PMMI’s Jim Pittas told FoodProductionDaily.com from Anuga FoodTec....
Functional health ingredients have failed to move into mainstream confectionery and have not penetrated the market as expected, according to a report from Leatherhead Food Research.
The Tsudis chocolate company has been cited for 16 workplace safety violations by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a worker’s head got stuck...
New product launches for Easter have soared on last year, but consumers are favouring familiar brands in their Easter confectionery choices, according to an analyst at Mintel.
Market analysts give ConfectioneryNews.com the inside track on Easter confectionery packaging, including down-toning, sustainability and limiting the amount of packaging.
Kraft Foods head Irene Rosenfeld was paid $22m in 2011, according to figures in a recent filling to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Finnish confectionery leader Fazer is aiming to become an international company by 2016 and has set its sights on Asia.
FoodProductionDaily.com 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...
A combination of sensory and analytical flavour analysis that is hardly commercially available can optimise the taste of chocolate, according to a flavour consultant.
Leading confectioners Nestle, Mars and Kraft are among the signatories to a UK government pledge to cut five billion calories from the nation’s daily diet.
Barry Callebaut has outshone the global chocolate market in its six month results, but profits were stunted by recent partnership-related costs and supply chain investments.
The food and beverage production industry is ramping up its innovation pipeline as a way of bucking the uncertain economic trend, Anuga FoodTec show director Peter Grothues told FoodProductionDaily.com at...
Alfa Laval claims that its scraped-surface heat exchanger can take high viscosities and avoid burn-ons for applications in bakery and confectionery products.
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