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Barry Callebaut chocolate could be good for the brain

The world's leading cocoa processor Barry Callebaut said yesterday that it had new evidence to support the anti-cancer and anti-ageing benefits of its healthy chocolate Acticoa.

EU strengthens allergen labelling

From 25 November, the new rules, introduced by EC Directive 89/2003, will require pre-packed foods sold in the European Union to show clearly on the label if they contain any...

Cadbury's unwelcome Christmas surprise

Cadbury Schweppes has been forced to recall its Dairy Milk Miniatures advent calendars, in the UK, due to incorrect labelling.

KitKat promotion withdrawn from Tesco

Nestle has reason to believe that small metal particles may be present in two batches of it's Kit Kash promotional KitKats, sold in UK retailer Tesco, resulting in a product...

Cocoa prices expected to climb

Cocoa prices will continue to climb next year as a steady growth in consumer demand is met with somewhat erratic production levels.

Weekly comment

Death by food support

If the EU keeps hiding its agriculture sector behind huge pay cheques instead of devoting more time to food research funding, the bloc's whimpering and wailing will only get worse.

APV Baker to aid product line diversification

APV Baker has developed a new co-extrusion technology that will enable food makers in the cereal and snack market to add value to their products in a number of ways...

EU sugar reform: producers cautious, users frustrated

The EU is confident that the sugar reforms announced last week give producers a long-term competitive future, though firms such as Tate & Lyle remain cautious.

Coty targets teens with new Chupa Chups fragrance line

US fragrance company Coty has again teamed up with Spanish confectionery group Chupa Chups for the creation of a new perfume line that targets teens with its metallic colours and...

Irish campaign to curb excessive snacking

Safefood, the food safety promotion board of Ireland, has launched a campaign aimed at encouraging parents to allow their children to eat snack foods as treats only, and not as...

Inulin lowers GI of chocolate

The soluble fibre inulin, best known for its beneficial effects on the gut, also lowers the glycaemic index of dark chocolate, according to a new study, suggesting the ingredient could...

Snacks for occasions could help tap into market growth

Snack companies that market the indulgent aspects of their products and relate them to particular occasions, such as relaxing after a stressful day, will cash in on an expanding premium...

Software provides means of tracking food safety procedures

Two companies have teamed up to develop software for tracking food safety procedures in plants, giving processors another option on the market.

Nutritional demand drives whey and lactose sales

Innovative dairy ingredients are increasingly being used in nutritional-focused applications and are showing significant growth rates according to a new study.

Hershey unveils latest plans to accelerate global growth

Hershey, one of the world's largest confectioners, has announced plans to accelerate global growth by re-organising its entire structure.

EU sugar reform balanced between success and failure

Four key factors will determine whether this week's EU discussions regarding the sugar regime have been a success or a failure, says a key industry body.

ADM recognises the growing need for premium cocoa ingredients

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has committed itself to providing its customers with the premium cocoa ingredients they require by announcing plans for a new production facility.

Totally Chocolate sees rise in custom and promotional confectionery

Growing demand for custom chocolate bars has forced US confectioner Totally Chocolate to double its existing manufacturing capacity by opening a new factory.

Weekly Comment

Time for Japan to act on agriculture

Strong rhetoric at last weekend's Apec summit on the abolition of agricultural subsidies could not drown out the scraping sound of Japanese heels.

Comfort food consumption varies with gender emotions, says study

Gender, age and culture are decisive factors when it comes to the consumption of comfort foods, according to a new study.

Organic market growing, headed by fruit and veg

Demand for organic foods has increased by almost 17 percent over the past year, according to a new report that reveals how Americans are increasingly turning to organic alternatives in...

Wild targets natural colours market with kiwi green

Wild has developed a revolutionary new technique to capture a natural brilliant green kiwi colour for the food and drink industry.

Cadbury Schweppes sells European soft drinks arm

Cadbury Schweppes has announced it plans to sell its European beverages arm for £1.2bn to a private equity consortium led by Lion Capital and Blackstone.

Cargill shortlisted for patented starch innovation

Cargill's patented starch, designed to deliver higher food quality and cost savings for manufacturers, has been shortlisted in the Most Innovative Ingredient category at the forthcoming FiE show.

Novozymes recognised for trans fat innovation

Novozymes' enzymatic interesterification process has been recognised as one of six Technologies of the Year for 2005.

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