News briefs: Nestle, Cadbury and anthrax
A dose of this week's confectionery stories; Manufacturers get a
sweet tooth for Eastern Europe plus Malaysia gets into a pickle
Barry Callebaut doubles Japan chocolate volumes
Barry Callebaut is moving in on the expanding chocolate market in
Japan through a new alliance with confectionery company Morinaga.
Wrigley gets a crown for its dental benefits
Three of Wrigley's sugar-free chewing gums have become the first in
the US to earn the American Dental Association's seal of approval.
Palsgaard receives US approval for chocolate emulsifier
A chocolate emulsifier ingredient from Palsgaard can now be used by
US manufacturers to replace the commonly-used soy lecithin,
following its recent approval by the nation's regulator.
Chip stirrer targeted at automated processes
An automated chip stirrer can help boost output by up to 25 per
cent, according to its manufacturer.
Nestle points towards future of cocoa research
The future of research into the potential health benefits of cocoa
should focus on the mechanisms and active compounds, with well
defined clinical trials key to this burgeoning segment, says a new
review by Nestlé.
Organic baby cereal incorporates probiotics and omega-3
A processor claims to have launched the first
organic cereal for babies that is fortified with probiotics
Conveyor incorporates linked communication system
A new conveyor belt system with linking software boosts production
performance, according to the manufacturer.
Peanut pregnancy advice caused consternation for UK Lords
A high level report from the UK's House of Lords has said advice on
peanut consumption by pregnant women and children to reduce allergy
risk could be counterproductive, and calls for urgent withdrawal
Ministers debate milk, wine and sugar reforms
Food safety and animal health top the agenda at
today's meeting of EU's agricultural ministers, with
the future of milk, wine and sugar production also up for
Sensor checks for fouling during production
A new sensor developed in France allows food processors to check
for fouling in pipes.
PET bottle has the class of glass, says manufacturer
A new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle for wine offers a
lower weight form of packaging without sacrificing product
quality or the environmental benefits associated with glass, its
Cadbury highlighted for its green fingers
The Climate Disclosure Project yesterday highlighted Cadbury
Schweppes as the best in its class for the actions it has taken
against climate change.
A happy world for Haribo following sweet victory over 'kinder'
A four-year battle between Haribo and Ferrero came to an end this
week following a decision by the German court declaring there was
no copyright infringement in using the word 'kinder'.
Consumer group complains about Nutella ad
The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has received a complaint
from the UK's consumer association over the way Nutella
chocolate spread is being marketed to children.