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Mexico is considering forcing gum manufacturers to pay a 50% tax on top of the selling price of products to pay for clean-up costs on streets.
French supplier has brought its added value dairy activity and functional food units under one roof – Ingredia Functional.
Guar gum prices have dropped a long way from peaks of $20 to $25 a kilo – but there is now a standoff between buyers and sellers, according to hydrocolloids...
The Hershey Company has joined other major chocolate manufacturers in signing a new cocoa pledge to give Ivorian farmers a fair deal and ensure a sustainable supply.
Belgian supplier Beneo’s dessert thinktank is showing off some product concepts using sugar-free, ‘tooth-friendly’ isomalt and an already launched oligofructose-stevia blends for functional fibre candy.
Graphic Packaging has announced its second deal in the space of a couple of weeks as it looks to build on its European packaging business.
Consumers have high expectations of chocolate in terms of taste and mouthfeel – so how easy is it to tinker with chocolate formulations to create an indulgent product that also...
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Wrigley has opened a factory in Guangzhou with an investment of over RMB1m (US$173.4m). The company claims that the 138,000sq-m site, in the Yonghe Economic Zone, is the largest, most...
Mondelez International, Nestlé, Ferrero and Mars have all signed the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration and pledged to create a sustainable cocoa industry that guarantees a fair deal for farmers.
Potentially cancerous mineral oils have been found in advent calendar chocolates including ones from Nestlé, Mondelez and Lindt, leading a consumer group to call for manufacturers and packaging firms to...
The German Confectionery Association (BDSI) has said that chocolates in advent calendars pose no health risk after a consumer group linked products to ‘cancerous’ mineral oils.
Nutexpa has acquired Spanish biscuit manufacturer Galletas Artiach in a deal that means Mondelez International will lose its license for the Dinosaurus biscuit brand to Lotus Bakeries
ConfectioneryNews.com presents an interactive map of the fastest growing and fastest falling chocolate markets in the world over the past five years complete with analysis from Euromonitor International.
Confectioners are struggling to reduce their dependence on seasonal products in Brazil, but could benefit from the growth of premium chocolate, according to an analyst from Leatherhead Food Research.
Printpack has claimed its new printing technology offers sharper print quality than other flexible packaging printing processes.
The UK’s leading confectionery wholesaler Hancocks Group has been sold to H2 Equity Partners for around £50m ($78m).
Chupa Chups maker Perfetti Van Melle has teamed with market expansion firm DKSH to enter the Burmese market.
Mondelez International subsidiary Cadbury India is under investigation for alleged evasion of excise duties by authorities in India.
The demand for bakery and confectionery food processing machinery is to increase over the next few years as employment and incomes rise in developing countries, according to Freedonia.
Nut traces can be better detected in dark chocolate and biscuits by adding a clean-up step, say Italian researchers.
Cocoa certification brings more advantages than disadvantages for farmers and communities as improved yields and pay outweigh rule differences among certifiers and potentially unequal payments, a study has found.
The UK's Southglade food park is expanding further thanks to a fresh injection of cash from a local council, despite the current challenging economic environment.
Nestlé has opened an extended product technology center for confectionery in the UK, which will better enable it to develop products and packaging with sustainable materials.
Mondelez International-owned Cadbury has filed a patent for a chocolate that can tolerate hot climates by re-refining the chocolate after the conching step.
A political party in Northern Ireland is pressing for a domestic chewing gum tax to pay for clean-up costs on streets.
The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reviewing Graphic Packaging’s £71m anticipated takeover of Contego announced last week.
Sugar users in the EU have welcomed plans to release more sugar to the market, while counterparts in the US have condemned the sugar lobby for allegedly exaggerating available supplies.
The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has urged Cargill to take clear, decisive action to ensure its palm oil suppliers commit to sustainable production, while Cargill has said that RAN allegations...
Confectionery glazing agent candelilla wax (E 902) has been deemed safe to use in Europe after a reevaluation from the European Food Safety Authority.
Anti-microbial air treatment systems will become a “very important” hygiene factor in the food manufacturing industry in coming years, Ecolab’s Marcus Ley told reporter Mark Astley.
Cadbury owner Mondelez International has announced plans to invest $400m in its cocoa supply chain over the next ten years.
Hershey is to face a lawsuit over antioxidant labeling claims made on its Special Dark Cocoa and Special Dark Kisses.
Major industry players including Mars, Mondelez International and Barry Callebaut are due to appear at the World Cocoa Conference in the Ivory Coast, which gets underway today.
Twinkies and Wonder Bread maker Hostess Brands has today filed a motion with the US Bankruptcy Court for permission to close the business and sell all assets.
Consumers in Portugal are turning their backs on branded chocolates in favor of supermarket brands as the domestic economy bites, according to the CEO of Portuguese confectioner Imperial-Produtos Alimentares.
Rousselot has said it plans to increase gelatine prices 7% up to low double digit levels for 2013 as continued growth in demand has not been met by raw material supply.
Sweden’s leading confectioner Cloetta has posted falling profits in the third quarter (Q3) as it struggled in several EU markets and was hit by higher raw material prices and restructuring...
UK firm Tangerine Confectionery has closed its factory in Poole, Dorset, UK, in a bid to improve operating efficiency.
The French Senate rejected its so-called ‘Nutella tax’ on Thursday, which aimed to quadruple the tax on palm oil, a key ingredient in the hazelnut-chocolate spread.
Graphic Packaging has agreed to acquire the European Food Carton Business of Contego for £71m to expand into new end markets.
Confectioners are vigorously innovating to build market share in the developing Asian market. We take a look at some of the latest products to hit Asia.
German chemical group Wacker has developed a solid resin for gum bases that it claims halves processing times and eliminates the need for additional flavorings.
The US Labor Department has recovered back wages for overworked and underpaid student laborers from a company that packaged Hershey chocolates.
Researchers have developed a method to quickly determine cholesterol levels in chocolate and sandwich-type biscuits that was not previously possible, they claim.
Cargill has developed a stevia chewing gum that it claims will appeal to consumers looking for natural ingredients.
Japan’s second largest confectioner Meiji pointed the finger at hot weather conditions for chocolate sales declines in its half year results.
Confectionery downsizing was a big contributor to higher UK consumer prices in October, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), as big players like Mars, Mondelez and...
'Super grains' - from farro, spelt, kamut, millet, quinoa and amaranth to chia, freekeh and teff - are high in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. They also come with a...
Czech confectioner POEX has increased its pack capacity by 88% by shifting from linear weighers and volumetric fillers to an x-ray and check weigher combination from Ishida, it claims.
Finnish firm Raisio has acquired Czech confectionery company Candy Plus for €20.5m ($26m) to expand its global footprint.
Ukrainian confectioner Roshen has acquired Hungarian chocolate maker Bonbonetti after receiving regulatory approval from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.
Welsh premium private label confectioner OP Chocolate, part of the Cemoi Group, has secured a financing deal to help it move into international markets in Europe, North America and Asia.
Operating profits dropped in two of the Real Good Food Company’s (RGFC) bakery businesses – Haydens and R&W Scott – but analysts say the group is on track entering the...
Hostess Brands has permanently shut down three bakeries today as a result of nationwide union strikes; equating to 627 job losses.
Barry Callebaut's plant in Dijon, France has reopened after a bomb warning last week.
Opportunities exist for confectioners yet to enter China, but they must come with a targeted distribution strategy, according to Rabobank.
A proposed 300% increase on French palm oil imports could lead to increased consumption of harmful trans fats and ignores the primary sources of saturated fat in the French diet,...
The Danish government has officially scrapped its tax on saturated fat just a year after it was introduced, and has cancelled a proposed sugar tax.
Frito-Lay has issued a US-wide voluntary recall on two lines of its Grandma’s cookie range due to undeclared milk and egg content.
German candy firm Haribo and Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli are locked in a legal battle in a German court over a trademark for products in the form of a...
A bomb alert has forced Barry Callebaut to temporarily close a factory in Dijon, France that it recently agreed to sell.
Nestlé USA has apologised to customers after a recall of Nesquik chocolate powder linked to salmonella.
Chocolate manufacturers can grow further in India with premium products after already opening up the market to low-income consumers, according to an analyst.
Tate & Lyle will pump up to £30m ($48m/€36.5m) over eight-years in a new venture capital fund that will invest in start-ups and expansion-stage companies in food sciences and enabling technologies....
Singapore-based Petra Foods has posted sales and profit declines in the third quarter (Q3) as it complained of weak global demand for chocolate that halved profits in its cocoa ingredients...
Mondelēz International was weighed down by operational issues in Brazil and Russia in the third quarter (Q3) which harmed overall performance in its first results since it split from Kraft...
TNA Solutions has launched a groundbreaking bagger, delivering speedy bagging to markets the company was previously unable to reach.
GMO labeling initiative Proposition 37 has failed at the ballot box in California.
Nestlé’s Kit Kat, manufactured on license in the US by Hershey, has grown its social media standing more than any other candy brand over the Halloween period, according to a...
Portuguese confectioner Imperial-Produtos Alimentares has added a new passionfruit chocolate bar to its Regina brand as it looks to seize on a market trend for exotic flavors.
Only an extraordinary pension return of Y27.7bn (€268m) dragged Japanese food, ingredients and pharma player Ajinomoto into the black for the March-September period as ordinary income slid 11% to Y39.2bn...
Researchers aiming to identify the aroma compounds behind the distinct smell of aromatic caramel have made ‘an important step forward’ by identifying the compounds responsible for certain sensory characteristics.
Mars Chocolate UK is on the hunt for a new head of commercial strategy to handle top brands such as Mars, Snickers and Twix.
Barry Callebaut full-year profits have fallen slightly after it made significant investments in its supply chain as factories in developed markets reached capacity.
The first nine months of this year showed a positive development for the European manufacturers of aluminium foil, according to the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).
A bumper performance in the sugar market has helped Associated British Foods balance sharply declining profits in its ingredients and grocery businesses.
AptarGroup is to restructure 12 facilities in Europe, including the closure of two sites, in a bid to boost future growth in the region.
Detectamet is rolling out a host of detectable accessories for food and drink manufacturers, from tote bin liners to ear plugs and hygienic gloves.
Belgian bakery, confectionery and chocolate ingredient supplier Puratos has announced that its production facilities and offices in New Jersey are now back up and fully operational.
The UK advertising watchdog has ruled against a TV campaign for a slimming gum even though some of the claims appeared to have won European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approval.
Founder of a New Zealand chocolate firm says the country remains almost a decade behind Europe in terms of premium chocolate trends.
Claims on a Toblerone label have met with the wrath of Australia’s consumer watchdog, Choice, to the point that the chocolate bar is the only food to make it into...
Barry Callebaut has announced that it will construct a new factory in Turkey to tap into rising chocolate consumption in the market.
The Hershey Company faces a lawsuit from a shareholder that claims it uses cocoa produced through unlawful child labor in West Africa.
Breakthroughs in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, colour changing film and packaging designed to extend shelf life are some of the latest innovations highlighted by the Active & Intelligent Packaging...
Cambodian villagers who claim they were illegally evicted from their land to make way for a sugar plantation that supplies American Sugar Refining (Domino Sugar), have filed a complaint with...
Mondelēz Canada has announced plans to close its Lakeshore Bakery in the West End of Toronto in the third quarter of 2013 with 550 jobs hit.
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