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Mondelez recalls biscuits due to likely presence of fipronil

Mondelez has withdrawn six batches of biscuits in Czech Republic and Slovakia due to the likely presence of fipronil.


Candy NPD roundup: Oreo, Snickers, Cadbury, Jelly Belly and more

ConfectioneryNews tracks new candy products that are hitting the shelves monthly. Here are some of the recent launches: 

The Navigator Group to acquire Sapal from Bosch Packaging

The Navigator Group has signed a contract to acquire Sapal from Bosch's Packaging Technology division.

Constantia Flexibles to meet demand for specialty laminates in coffee, confectionery & snacks

Constantia Flexibles has invested €6m ($7m) to meet a growing demand for specialty laminates in high property barriers, for confectionery, coffee and snacks.

Pladis to expand Godiva, DeMet’s and McVitie’s in US with new NY office

Pladis, the global confectionery unit of Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding, will expand to a new office in White Plains, New York, on Sept 29, 2017.

Industry Voices

UK needs its own sweet academy to salvage country’s confectionery skills

Britain is in danger of losing the confectionery skills that have satisfied the nation’s sweet tooth for generations, writes sweets consultant and former Chewits development manager Andy Baxendale.

Dispatches from Shanghai

Ruby chocolate a fourth category 'naturally colored' from cocoa, says Barry Callebaut CEO

Barry Callebaut claims it has created the fourth category of chocolate, adding to milk, dark and white.

Sacmi to expand and reorganize its chocolate division

Sacmi is reorganizing one of its business units, which focuses on chocolate processing, wrapping and packaging.

3D food printing: Precision and accuracy an obstacle to fulfilling potential

Printing precision and accuracy, process productivity and the production of colourful, multi-flavour, multi-structure products remain the biggest challenges to wider industry adoption of 3D food printing. 

South Asia radius

Indian colour major continues westward push with Italian acquisition

Roha’s aggressive expansion strategy continues with the acquisition of its second Italian company is less than a year. 

Enhanced tanning and hangover cures: Global functional gum market to pass $9bn by 2022

Global functional chewing gum sales are poised for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of +4.7% from 2016 to 2022, says Arizton Advisory & Intelligence.

M&M’s, Dove and Snickers maintain chocolate market lead in China

Mars’ share in China’s chocolate confectionery market has been dropping since 2013, but the company maintains its leading position with 36.7% market share in 2017, Euromonitor’s latest data shows.

Sugarcane supply chain: Industry urged to address forced labour issues

Mondelēz and Archer Daniels Midland are among a number of food and beverage companies making ‘limited’ efforts to understand and assess forced labour risks in their sugarcane supply chains at the...

Peanut Chew’s 100th anniversary packaging to stay on shelf through 2018

Just Born Quality Confections says it will continue expanding Peanut Chew’s footprint in US retail upon celebrating the brand’s 100th anniversary.


Olive oil enriched dark ‘chocolate’ has heart health pros, claims study

Researchers say commercial prospects for extra virgin olive oil enriched dark chocolate are strong after finding potential cardiovascular health benefits.

Treofan to expand in the Americas and Turkey

Treofan is expanding its biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film for packaging in the Americas and Turkey.

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