WTO's failure is food industry's loss
The short sighted failure of greedy WTO trading partners to achieve
any sort of meaningful agreement on global agricultural tariffs is
bad for Europe's food industry.
Mars promotes cocoa-flavanols' health benefits
Confectionary giant Mars has lauded recently published research as
further evidence of the benefits of flavanols from cocoa for a wide
range of health conditions, and looks set to lead to a new wave of
cocoa flavanol-enriched products...
Chocolate goes to the dark side
Fuelled by a combination of health concerns and changing tastes,
dark chocolate has become one of the most rapidly growing sectors
in the confectionery market in the last year.
Plastic recycling boosted by legislative targets
Driven by tougher waste legislation and set EU targets, the
recovery of plastics in the bloc is growing steadily, according to
a new report by Applied Market Information (AMI).
EU plots path out of commodities
The current supply glut on the EU butter market will be solved by
more producers leaving the sector, says a Commission report, again
predicting a move away from commodities across the bloc.
Chocolate-guzzling bacteria emit hydrogen
Confectioners could soon find themselves doing their bit to help
the environment following the news that scientists have found a way
to extract hydrogen from chocolate waste.
Wrigley reports rising gum sales
The world's largest chewing gum producer, the Wm Wrigley Jr
Company, has announced record sales in the first quarter, boosted
by new product launches and an increased worldwide presence.
US and Mexico announce sweetener free trade deal
The US and Mexico have concluded an agreement under which access
will be granted for US high fructose corn syrup exports to Mexico,
a move that begins to address the decade long dispute between the
Omega-3, heart health evidence is strong, says review
Omega-3s from oily fish and supplements can reduce the risk of
cardiac and sudden death, and possibly stroke, says a new review
from the US.
Laser system offers cheaper, faster pathogen detection
A pathogen detecting system that uses scattered laser light can cut
costs and speed up safety checks for food processors, researchers
developing the technology claim.
Cadbury enters Vietnam with new Kinh Do partnership
Cadbury Schweppes, the world's biggest confectionery maker, signed
an agreement yesterday with Vietnam's leading food maker Kinh Do,
giving it access to the company's extensive distribution network.
New meat snacks for China
Danish ingredient supplier Chr. Hansen is working with Chinese meat
processors to create meat-based snacks for launch in the near
Simple stirrer takes caffeine out of coffee
A few swirls round the cup could be enough to literally suck the
caffeine out of your coffee, thanks to new technology developed by
The DeCaf Company.
Health concerns drive sugar-free ingredient growth
Sugar-free alternatives are beginning to take off in a number of
food sectors, driven by health concerns and product innovation
according to new research.
Alcohol heart protection may not be down to inflammatory markers
A new study indicates that light to moderate alcohol drinking may
exert cardioprotective effects in some, but in elderly men at least
the mechanism of action does not seem to be down to a reduction in
inflammatory markers as previously...