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GSB Flavor Creators continues to tap into the trend for more adventurous flavor combinations with the launch of three new pairs of ‘shuffled flavors’ for the Christmas holidays.
Ulrick & Short has launched a clean label tapioca-based starch for fat replacement in cakes and muffins.
The Decision News Media team would like to bring you its seasonal greetings in person and show you around the offices.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has called on food manufacturers to come forward if they wish their company or brands to be included in a list of those that...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is launching a 9-month project to investigate the causes of honey bee ‘colony collapse disorder’, and is encouraging all parties to share any data...
Cadbury has changed the mix of chocolates in its Heroes selection but denies cost-cutting.
More stevia sweetened products are lining up for launch but campaigners are calling for the FDA decision that signaled that the sweetener could be used in food and beverages to...
The American Culinary Foundation (ACF) has approved 15 Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy courses as part of its chefs’ recertification process.
Scientists have warned that food manufacturers should move quickly if they wish to reformulate their products befor the official calorific value for fibre goes up next October.
An article published in the British Medical Journal today has dismissed the commonly held belief that sugar causes hyperactivity in children as a ‘medical myth’.
The FDA has given the long-awaited green light for Reb A, the sweetener made from the stevia leaf, to be used in food and beverages - opening the flood gates...
The rebuilding of Imperial Sugar’s Port Wentworth refinery following an explosion in February is expected to total $200m-$220m, taking its toll on the company’s full year results, despite stronger sugar...
Manufacturers of children’s breakfast cereals and lunchbox snacks have been accused of misleading parents about high levels of salt, sugar and fat in a British Heart Foundation report.
Russian confectioner Landrin, best known for its chocolate eggs containing children’s toys, is attempting a move into the premium confectionery market for adults.
Cadbury has reported continued profit growth in a trading update, although it said growth in North America has ‘softened’.
It sometimes seems as if life is a pantomime, and food science is the baddie, complete with boos and hisses from the audience.
Associated British Foods (ABF) has announced that it has reached an agreement with Ebro Puleva for the acquisition of its Spanish sugar business, Azucarera Ebro, for €385 million.
DSM is introducing stringent cost-saving measures to withstand the economic slump despite a good performance from nutrition, including slashing 1000 jobs from across its businesses.
Dark chocolate may be more filling than milk chocolate, according to researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Human Nutrition.
Beta-glucan-rich hydrocolloids may be able to replace cocoa-butter in chocolate products, according to new research from the US.
A survey into the levels of colourings in food products in Australia showed usage far below the maximum permitted levels (MPL); FSANZ says this shows there is no public health...
Researchers at Princeton University claim that they have laid down the final pieces of evidence necessary to prove the existence of sugar addiction in animal studies.
Two Life-brand chocolate bars have been recalled from shops in Canada after it was discovered that they could possibly contain milk, which is undeclared on the label.
International experts have established a tolerable daily intake (TDI) for melamine, the chemical found recently in contaminated milk products.
Fears over the dangers of peanut allergy, a potentially deadly allergy for certain people, are becoming sensationalist and hysterical, according to a Harvard professor.
Troubles for West African cocoa supplies look set to continue following reports that the harmattan, a harsh, crop-damaging wind, has begun to sweep in from the Sahara.
Global sweet manufacturer Kinnerton Confectionery Company Ltd has updated its computer software package in order to increase user efficiency and reduce operational costs, according to the company.
Avebe has extended its Etenia range of potato starches with two new applications, including a vegan alternative to gelatine for soft jellies and wine gum-type confectionery.
Chocolate maker Ferrero Canada has been slapped with a $65,000 fine after a worker was injured at the firm’s plant in Brantford.
One of the most fiercely debated and amended pieces of European Union food law history is playing out before our eyes, and its effects are beginning to be felt.
The development of a new enzyme for low-lactose milk and dairy products can cut out the formation of off-flavours following processing, according to its manufacturer.
Five US-based chocolate producers have collaborated to found Craft Chocolate Makers of America (CCMA), a body to represent issues facing the craft end of the chocolate industry.
Newly de-merged Finnish confectionery company Fazer Konfektyr has announced plans to expand into Sweden while underlining its environmentally friendly credentials.
Food and beverage manufacturers are adopting more sustainable practices and seek to communicate these to consumers. But are well-meaning consumers confused by the many different green and ethical logos in...
The belt manufacturer said its new Habasit LINK M0870 Micropitch Flat Top 0.3” pitch system is most applicable to the conveying of delicate small footprint food products such as baked...
Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia (CMA), the main industry body for confectioners in Australia and New Zealand, has announced the dates of its two main events for 2009.
The global market for premium chocolate looks set to remain strong despite a worsening economic climate, according to new market research.
Food packaging companies must implement sustainable environmental strategies or risk income falls of more than 30 per cent by 2013 and nearly 50 per cent by 2018, warns a new...
The prospect of antidumping measures for citric acid looms in the US after an investigation found Chinese companies selling products below market value. But one industry player says the duties...
Nestle has agreed to a raft of restrictions on the promotion of its products to children as it switches from advertising its “best-selling” Wonka candy to 100 percent juice and...
The first chocolate products endorsed by Toothfriendly International as harmless to teeth have hit the market in Belgium, despite containing a sugar.
UK confectionery and snack food group Zetar has seen its share price dive following the revelation that Woolworths owed it nearly £1 million when it went into receivership last Wednesday.
DeMet’s Candy Company has acquired two confectionery brands from Nestle USA: Stixx, chocolate covered cream-filled wafer sticks, and Treasures, dark chocolate truffles.
A new food gauge can reduce downtime and improve process control through continuous online measurement, claims the manufacturer.
Food allergies could be a thing of the past, if new Europe-wide project achieves its goals of developing treatments for a condition that affects around 10 million EU citizens.
Cadbury has added another string to its eco-friendly bow by introducing a mobile computerised system for its market research data collectors, cutting down on paper and travel while improving efficiency.
“Four legs good, two legs bad.” When the pigs take over the land in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, they have no hesitation; any creature with four legs is beyond reproach...
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