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‘Fat tax’ is a neat thought, but like all simplistic ideas it falls down at the execution, as the progress of the policy in Denmark shows – it simply doesn’t...
Junk food will be banned from sale in and around Indian schools after India’s food agency indicated it would follow guidance from a local court to restrict their availability.
Consuming a ‘moderate’ amount of chocolate each week could be associated with lower risk of developing stroke, according to new research from Sweden.
A multi-centre collaboration between academia and industry has confirmed a new validation method for cocoa flavanols and procyanidins that study backer Mars says could have, “far-reaching implications for researchers and consumers.”...
Belgian chocolate brand Caluwé Artisan has moved the supply of cocoa for its entire product range to Barry Callebaut’s sustainable single origin Cameroon chocolate, the Swiss cocoa supplier has announced....
Following the successful launch of Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly earlier this year, Kraft Foods is now set to launching a self eat version of aerated chocolate product.
The Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) has stepped up its assault on food industry advertising, vowing to press on with complaints against Nestlé after winning a challenge against UK confectionery firm Swizzels Matlow....
A court in Brazil has ordered Nestlé to impose mandatory labelling for all its products in the country highlighting more than 1% genetically modified (GM) ingredients.
The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform is making headway in preventing cocoa and coffee crop losses, improving supply and yields for manufacturers.
Chocolate processor Barry Callebaut has paid €2.4m in premiums to Ivory Coast cooperatives in Africa for Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa.
Confectionery manufacturer Roshen Corporation has started production at its latest plant in the Ukraine, in which it has invested UAH 600m (€59.1m).
Confectionery giant Mars is set to launch a slimmer sister to its trademark Mars bar in the UK later this month, with a new caramel only version containing 20% less...
US candy brand Hershey’s faces a fresh campaign demanding that it should embrace fair trade principles and reject the use of child labour.
Functional gum is the obvious stand-out when it comes to nutrition-focused oral health solutions. Some of these products may be aimed at other health conditions like satiety, but the majority...
Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli is off to a stronger start for 2012 with operating profits up 16% following stagnant results for last year.
Packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has launched a one-piece shelf ready pack for confectioners that it claims helps products to stand-out on store shelves.
US firm Medical Marijuana has acquired a 50% stake in CanChew BioTechnologies and plans to launch a marijuana chewing gum in the US this October.
Chocolate, berries, and tea could be naturally modifying your mood, according to new research that reveals certain compounds found in foods bear ‘striking’ similarity to chemicals used in mood stabilising...
Sweet manufacturer Haribo is recruiting maintenance fitters, electricians and packaging fitters as it prepares to open a second factory in the UK, which could create up to 300 new jobs.
German confectionery coatings firm Capol will have increased presence in the United States after its private equity owner purchased a US distribution business.
Barry Callebaut has announced that it will collaborate with Rainforest Alliance to train members from five farmer cooperatives in Cameroon to produce certified cocoa.
Consumers are likelier to have lower expectations of ‘reduced-fat’ labelled chocolate creating a cause for concern for chocolate makers, according to a study.
Purac has self-affirmed the GRAS status of its coated malic acid, Purac Powder MA, for use in confectionery, powdered beverages and jellies.
Brazil has temporarily suspended imports from the world’s biggest cocoa grower Ivory Coast after bugs were found in a 10,000 tonne cocoa shipment, according to reports.
Mars Chocolate is to invest $67m on a plant expansion in the US as it looks to introduce a new production line for Pretzel M&Ms.
Cocoa compounds found in dark chocolate can reduce blood pressure in the short term and could help guard against cardiovascular disease, according to a recently released study.
Japan’s second biggest confectioner Meiji Holdings has reported a steep decline in its first quarter (Q1) confectionery profits as its chocolate sales fall and it suffers from a “shrinking” gum...
The more we move, the slimmer we will become, right? However, with ballooning obesity rates over the past 30 years, research suggests that this is not the case. US adults...
Healthy food should be made cheaper and a ‘fat tax’ should not be treated simplistically in Israel, the head of the public health lobby in Israel’s parliament has told FoodNavigator....
UK confectionery and snack maker Zetar has announced a licensing agreement with Unilever to make Marmite branded nuts.
The artificial butter flavouring 2,3-pentanedione, used to provide butter taste and aroma in microwave popcorn is an ‘inhalation hazard’ that may cause severe lung disease in food industry workers, warns new research....
Cocoa flavanols can improve mild cognitive impairment, according to new research funded by chocolate giant Mars.
Fat content in chocolate can be cut in half and fat bloom avoided by using fruit juice, without any impact on mouthfeel, according to researchers.
A school funded by the Hershey Company has backtracked on its decision to refuse admission to a 13-year-old boy over his HIV-positive status.
The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has initiated legal proceedings against eight Californian retailers after fourteen varieties of Asian candies were found to contain dangerous levels of lead, which could...
Analysts raised warnings about aspects of Nestlé's half year results, which were announced yesterday, while broadly welcoming them.
Research from Kantar Media has unearthed the countries that consume more chewing gum than anywhere else worldwide, which could help manufacturers choose their geographic focus.
Nestlé has reported declining profit margins for its confectionery business in its half-year results due to the turbulent European economy, but grew sales in the segment thanks to its Kit...
Products from US chocolate giant Hershey will be a fixture on Tesco store shelves in the UK as the supermarket launches dedicated US sweet and snacks bays.
Maurizio Brusadelli has been appointed as replacement for Nick Bunker as president for Kraft Foods UK & Ireland (UK&I).
Singapore-based Petra Foods’ cocoa ingredients business had nosedived in its second quarter (Q2) results due to weakening chocolate demand in developed markets.
Kraft Foods plans to extend its 50p price marked pack range in the UK by adding Cadbury Picnic and Cadbury Chocos in a bid to boost sales.
Kraft-owned chocolate maker Cadbury has filed an international patent for a redesigned flow wrap package that it claims will allow chocolate bars to be displayed closer to sales counters to...
Flavanol-rich extracts from cocoa and green tea may reduce markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in obese adults at risk for insulin resistance, says a new study.
Gummi-bear manufacturer Haribo has been fined €2.4m by German antitrust authorities for exchanging sales information with competitors.
Cocoa products do not represent a major source of the potential carcinogen ochratoxin A in the diet, but may still requite monitoring, according to a new analysis of the supply...
Kraft Foods has reported that the biggest challenge in its otherwise growing confectionery/global snacks category is gum.
Kraft Foods reported a 5.4% rise in second quarter net profit, more than offsetting higher raw material costs and adverse effects of currency exchange rates, the company said on Thursday.
Spanish ingredients producer Natra has unveiled a new granulated chocolate product that it says will form a ‘new generation’ of powdered chocolate for the industry.
Rev7 degradable chewing gum maker Revolymer is set to exploit Canada’s lucrative nicotine gum market following two distribution deals with pharmacies, its CEO said.
Ingredients specialist Caragum International has said its coating system is a cost effective, rapid alternative to other colloids for confectionery and chewing gum.
Confectionery giant Hershey’s has been forced to issue an apology in the US, after a consumer reported finding a rusty razor blade in a bag of Jolly Rancher candy.
Archer Daniells Midland (ADM) saw its net profit fall 25% in the fourth quarter, as corn costs, particularly for ethanol, weighed on the agribusiness giant’s margins.
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