Confectionery makers can expect no let up in the current high liquorice prices due to the fact that pending EU regulation, setting limits for the first time on Ochratoxin A (OTA) levels in the ingredient, will impose further pressures, claims a leading...
Changing tastes make China new flavour centre
Burgeoning demand for flavours from Chinese food manufacturers has led to rapid growth in the last decade and encouraged more foreign firms to set up operations there, says Leatherhead.
The krill category and the science backing it are still emerging, but there are many who believe krill extracts have the potential to 'go big' in the healthy foods arena. Very big.
FTC announces forum agenda on food marketing to kids
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its agenda for a December 15 meeting to discuss food marketing to children.
Americans waste about 1,400 calories-worth of food per person a day – or 40 percent of total food supply – with implications for climate change and obesity, claim US researchers.
Frutarom explores authenticity in natural citrus
Frutarom is introducing new premium natural citrus flavours intended to be as true-to-nature and authentic as possible – and which meet incoming labelling rules for natural and FTNF flavours.
Clean label demand behind new fruit line for choc makers
Chocolate processors can boost their clean label and meet good for you indulgence trends with a new fresh fruit based ingredient range that is free from artificial additives, allergens and sugar and has a long shelf life, claims the Dutch supplier.
Milk fat can help eliminate choc fat bloom, claims study
Replacing some of the cocoa butter with milk fat can control fat bloom in chocolate, according to new research from Canada.
Kraft closes Romanian confectionery plant
Kraft Foods has moved confectionery production from Brasov, Romania to Svoge, Bulgaria with the loss of more than 220 jobs, the company has said.
Sucralose safe from natural trend, says JK
The strong trend toward natural products is unlikely to encroach significantly on the market for artificial sweeteners, according to sucralose manufacturer JK Sucralose.
Cadbury India taps into health trend with glucose bar
Tapping into the health and wellness trend, Cadbury is targeting the youth market in India with an energy glucose containing chocolate wafer bar.
Chocolate flavors help cushion cocoa price impact
Synergy has released a range of chocolate flavors intended to help manufacturers sidestep the impact of volatile cocoa prices.
The chocolate sector looks set for further consolidation with the smaller players struggling to offset higher cocoa prices, claims one market analyst as the rumour mill goes into full gear over potential rivals to Kraft for a Cadbury takeover.
Louisiana sugar refinery deal finalized
A three-way joint venture to build a $145m sugar refinery in Gramercy, Louisiana has been finalized by Cargill, the Imperial Sugar Company and Sugar Growers and Refiners (SUGAR).
Food prices face a welcome perfect storm
There’s a perfect storm building for food prices. You don’t have to scan the horizon to see the signs; the clouds are developing all around us - at a faster rate than anyone expected.