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Scientists from the University of Oxford claim they have found similarities in brain activity between those addicted to drugs and those addicted to chocolate.
The third in a series of FoodNavigator-USA.com articles on the health and wellness approach of major US companies examines Nestlé's increasing focus on research and development as a means to...
China is still the number one location for manufacturers and retailers looking to expand their businesses in an effort both to tap into the fast growing China market and as...
US-based Dunkin' Brands has developed a new oil in order to create trans-free fat bakery products without sacrificing quality, flavour and taste, the company said this week.
Syngenta has developed a variety of sugar beet for cultivation in tropical climates that is expected to boost output and farmer income, and has initiated two products to develop its...
Ingredient firm Danisco has said that its Litesse polydextrose ingredient has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in almost all food and beverage categories.
Cadbury's planned acquisition of the Turkey-based chewing gum manufacturer Intergum has been approved by the competition regulator, the company said today.
China remains the number one location in which manufacturers plan to expand their operations, according to a new study by service consultants, Deloitte & Touche.
Confectionery sales are booming in the global duty free and travel retail sales market, faster than the market average growth, according to a new report.
In 1993, it seemed superheroes had reached their lowest peak when Superman was slain by an unstoppable monster known as "Doomsday".
Associated British Foods (ABF) has forged an agreement with Chinese sugar group Hebei Tian Lu, which is expected to revolutionise beet sugar production technology and boost yields.
Polish confectionery company Jutrzenka is planning acquisitions across Central and Eastern Europe, in a bid to expand into the emerging markets, according to the Polish media.
The European Commission has approved Syral's acquisition of part of Tate & Lyle's Food and Industrial sweeteners and starches businesses in Europe it was announced yesterday.
Reducing fat intake continues to be the main priority of consumers looking to improve their diets, according to a new report from market analyst Datamonitor.
A new hot chocolate sold in vending machine is a novel addition to the growing market for drinkable and eatable beauty products.
Leading kids' entertainment brand Nickelodeon has said it will stop licensing its characters for use on 'unhealthy' foods and beverages, as part of its commitment to help slow the growth...
Danisco is expecting a record sugar harvest as climactic factors have stimulated growth, the year's first field samples indicate, meaning that any excess above quota will be channelled towards non-food...
Lindt will increase product prices in order to cover the rising raw material costs, the company said yesterday.
A positive outlook for the chocolate industry as cocoa prices could be stabilising, the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) said in its July review.
Consumers remain confused about the use of organic product claims, which has led to people increasingly opting for locally grown food instead, according to a new survey.
Natural antimicrobial agents derived from cloves, oregano, thyme and paprika can be used to block pathogens on food surfaces and packaging, according to new research.
Consumer watchdog Which? has launched a new campaign to oust cartoon characters from unhealthy snack advertising, claiming that superheros are being exploited to encourage kids to clamour for foods that...
Cadbury last week said it will be re-launching its Wispa bar in the UK following pressure from social-networking sites.
The high calorie, low fibre dietary pattern associated with the Western diet are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer recurrence, says new research from the US.
In a bid to take advantage of the new consumer fad for dark chocolate, Nestle has re-written its Black Magic recipes.
The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) is calling for comments and additional information on uses of certain compounds, including sweeteners and colors, in order to assess their inclusion in...
Nestle's drive to be a major health and nutrition player resulted in a strong first half fiscal performance for the company.
Production of the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin at a plant in the UK has been called off after operating losses mounted to more than £3m (€4.4m).
A new economy inspection system uses x-ray to check products for contaminants and other defects, its manufacturer claims.
Masterfoods has announced plans to introduce a vegetarian labelling scheme for some of its chocolate products as of next year, but the Vegetarian Society says ingredients still do not meet...
Sugar supply for the fiscal year 2008 is expected to be less than the demand, which could cause continual price pressures, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said last week.
Scientists have identified that a hormone is responsible for people's fondness for food, findings that could lead to a better understanding of overeating and ultimately contribute to the prevention of...
Consumers are bombarded with an overload of nutritional advice and product marketing - be it from magazines, television shows, and product advertising - and without a degree in nutritional science,...
Sales of health and premium products are driving growth in the US chocolate market, offsetting poorer sales in other chocolate segments.
The trend towards reducing the fat content in food products is contributing to growth in the emulsifiers market, as R&D produces new ingredients that can help healthier products taste as...
Campbell Soup is considering selling its Godiva Chocolate business in order to focus upon its simple meals and healthier options, the company said yesterday.
Confectionery giant Mars has said it will be re-launching its Galaxy brand in the UK this autumn, taking advantage of demand for luxury and 'healthier' products, the company said yesterday.
A new aerated chocolate ingredient claims to allow manufacturers of baked and dairy goods to cut costs and calories by reducing the total amount of chocolate in their products without...
A new packaging machine can bag snacks and confectionery products at high speeds with minimal waste, according to the manufacturer.
Hospitals and sports centres around the UK are contradicting Government health campaigns, according to a recent report from the Soil Association.
Organic and healthy candy will sustain the future of the US non-chocolate confectionery market, according to a new report.
Details remain unclear about the claims by a North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University researcher that he has developed a process to make allergen-free peanuts.
Extracts of green tea and bamboo leaf could reduce acrylamide formation in foods, suggests a new study from China.
As the dust settles on this year's IFT Food Expo 2007 in Chicago, health and wellness and food safety came through as the star performers, and drivers for the future...
A new high-speed case packer and erector can pack up to 100 cases of products a minute, according to the manufacturers.
Nine new chocolate ingredients are being released on the market, aimed at processors targeting the demand for funcional foods with health benefits.
Greater demand, rising incomes and changing consumer habits make China a strong potential confectionery market, according to a new report.
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...
A number of the world's leading food manufacturers have revealed their concern this week at the current high prices for milk supply, as they move to offset the adverse affects...
A diet rich in saturated and trans fatty acids increases the risk of severe heart attacks, research from Canada has found.
Danone yesterday announced a major restructuring of its senior management as it continues to refocus its operations towards being a leading player in health and nutrition.
A new multi-mineral ingredient can improve fat bloom resistance in chocolate, while boosting the mineral content of the products, according to the manufacturer.
Cadbury Schweppes today reported an operating profit decline of 6 per cent to £180m in the first-half of the year, particularly due to high input costs and restructuring costs.
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