Temporary workers and corporate responsibility
As ever more food companies find themselves in the position of
having employed migrants who were mistreated by illegal labour
providers, it may be time for firms to start taking more
responsibility for the temporary workers many of...
Cargill to hold confectionery texture conference
US ingredients company Cargill is to highlight the importance of
texture in confectionery manufacturing at the annual PMCA meeting
Barry Callebaut takes majority stake in Malaysian cocoa firm
Swiss chocolate company Barry Callebaut is to purchase a 60 per
cent share of Malaysia's KL Kepong Cocoa Products in a move
designed to increase its sourcing capacity in Asia.
Mintel's new club promotes packaging innovation
Mintel Research Consultancy is launching a packaging innovation
club for businesses involved in the fast moving consumer goods
(FMCG) packaging industry.
Food safety worries makes consumers label-savvy
US consumers are increasingly turning to the information on their
food labels amid the growing incidence of food safety scares,
according to the Hartman Group.
Murrays launches eco-packaging for poultry
Murray's Chickens, one of the largest organic firms in the US,
claims to be the first poultry company in the country to switch to
environmentally-friendly packaging without polystyrene or foam
Nestle eyes Russia for European growth
Global food firm Nestle sees Russia as one of the most important
areas for future European growth, the company said today.
Cargill launches system for chewy-creamy ice cream
Cargill has developed a new functional system for the creation of
frozen desserts and lollies with a chewy-creamy texture, a concept
that could engender much innovation amongst manufacturers.
Mars: Sterol chocolate reduces cholesterol levels
An industry sponsored, peer reviewed study has found consuming
chocolate containing plant sterols and cocoa flavanols can lower
cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
Meiji recalls GM sweetener in Japan
Japan's leading chocolate maker Meiji Seika has recalled a range of
confectionery products, after it was discovered that they contained
a novel sweetener made with an unapproved genetically modified
Danisco reshuffles ingredients ahead of sugar split
Danisco is reorganising its ingredients business in a bid to target
market trends like health and wellness more closely, and deal with
issues that have been affecting parts of its portfolio.
Aseptic film improves safety of bag-in-box packaging
Arena Products is responding to the increasing pressures for
manufacturers to ensure food safety by adding aseptic-filling
capabilities to its Air-Evac Bag-in-Box packaging.
Healthy trend poses challenges for confectionery
The growing trend for healthy products meant a drop in the value of
the UK confectionery market but an increased popularity of dark
chocolate, says a new report.
Denomega targets dairy industry with omega-3 oil
Norwegian supplier Denomega has debuted a fish oil aimed at the
dairy industry it says will be on market in "major
products" by the summer.
Hansa Heeman partners Sidel for new plant
Soft drinks group Hansa Heeman has extended a partnership with a
long-term processing and packaging supplier in constructing a new
bottling plant to meet its specific needs in the still and
carbonated water segment.