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Final UK-made Cadbury Crunchie bars from September

The final UK-made Crunchie bars will roll off production lines at Cadbury’s Somerdale site this autumn as part of the factory’s wholesale shutdown.

Special Edition: Plant Efficiency

Consultant reveals the secrets behind water efficiency

Food and drink processors can achieve savings of up to 30 per cent on their water and effluent bills without even having to resort to major capital investments.

Lindt trademark bunny case again sent to lower German court

The German Federal Court has overturned a decision of the lower Frankfurt regional court in the long running dispute over Lindt & Sprüngli’s 3D bunny trademark and competitor firm Riegelein's...

Cargill in deal to supply Unilever with segregated palm oil

Cargill has announced a deal to supply Unilever’s European operations with 10,000 metric tonnes of fully segregated refined RSPO certified palm oil but no dateline was given.

Roshen to invest €8m in Lithuania caramel plant upgrade

Ukrainian confectionery group, the Roshen Confectionary Corporation, has announced that is planning to invest €8m in the modernization of its caramel production facility in Lithuania.

Special Edition: Plant efficiency

Computer modelled heat recovery could slash processors' energy bills

In the first part of a special edition on plant efficiency, we look at the results of a recently published Australian project, which found that a combination of computer modelling...

Almonds on the up in new products

Almonds were the most popular nut used in new products launched in the EU last year, Mintel data indicate, with over 50 per cent of almond-containing foods in the confectionery...

Children seeing fewer 'high fat' food adverts, says UK watchdog

UK Media watchdog Ofcom has found that children are exposed to less high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) products through TV advertising since 2005 and it sees no need to...

Report finds hydrocolloids as fat replacers fuel additives growth

The hydrocolloids market has seen double digit growth rates between 2005 and 2009, with their fat replacer applications being boosted by the global health and wellness trend, according to a...

Comment

Nanotechnology in food: What’s the big idea?

Let's get talking about nanotech. The science of the very small has filled the food industry with big ideas – but industry is torn on how to present nanotechnology to...

UK and Irish confectioners target of gold pigment release

UK and Irish confectionery manufacturers can have shelf stand out appeal with a gold pigment, based on silicate combined with titanium dioxide, claims ingredients supplier Azelis/S. Black, which is now...

News in brief

Executives exit Dairy Milk maker post Kraft takeover

A glut of executives have exited Cadbury since it was takeover by US giant Kraft in February this year.

Ageing food factories suffer electrical problems

Electrical problems at ageing food factories are a principal cause of almost 20% of industry property losses, according to insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT).

Asia still focus for Hershey as Q2 income down

Second quarter income for US chocolate maker, Hershey, fell 35 per cent due to factors such as charges related to its supply chain efficiency programme and the joint venture in...

Ethylcellulose can enhance the flow of reduced fat choc, finds Nestlé

Research from scientists based at the Nestlé research centre in the UK and the University of Nottingham shows that mixing ethylcellulose with lecithin is an alternative to high concentrations of...

FSA seeks views on impact of flavouring regulation

The perspective of food manufacturers and other stakeholders on the costs and benefits of enforcement provisions for the new EU Regulation on food flavourings is being sought from the UK...

PureCircle gains FDA GRAS for Reb D and F

Major stevia player PureCircle has won a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) letter of no objection from the Food and Drug Administration for a blend it is aiming at products...

Large cocoa purchase to have negligible impact on choc industry, ICCO

The reported purchase of 240,100 tonnes of cocoa on the London futures market by a sole trader will not impact hugely on supply to industry, as cocoa processors have already...

Dispatches from IFT

Spotlight falls on stevia blends and omega-3 at IFT

FoodNavigator-USA's team on the ground at IFT in Chicago give their impressions of the trade show so far on award-winning innovations, new omega-3 and gluten-free ingredients, and great taste improvements...

New depositors follow confectionery sector resurgence, says Baker Perkins

An increase in the amount of new product development in Europe and the US was the trigger behind two confectionery machinery launches that provide increased capacity and a greater range...

Wild expands colour range for new EU rules

Ingredients firm Wild has expanded its natural food colourings range to help food manufacturers avoid certain artificial colours that now require warning labels.

Confectioners target of automated salmonella technology

Confectionery manufacturers are set to benefit from a pioneering automated sample preparation and PCR setup kit for Salmonella testing in chocolate and food products, said developers, Swiss robotics supplier Xiril...

Opinion

Functional foods at a crossroads

Do functional foods work?

Dispatches from IFT

Beneo unites North American divisions to create Beneo Inc

The company announced the creation of Beneo, Inc at the IFT expo in Chicago on Sunday, a move that brings Beneo-Orafti, Beneo-Palatinit and Beneo-Remy together under one umbrella.

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