All news articles for November 2012

The tax is being proposed by Institutional Revolutionary Part, which will take power in December. Photo credit:Flickr - haracat3

Chewing gum tax proposed in Mexico


Mexico is considering forcing gum manufacturers to pay a 50% tax on top of the selling price of products to pay for clean-up costs on streets.

Abidjan Cocoa Declaration signed at World Cocoa Conference

Major chocolate players sign new cocoa pledge

Mondelez International, Nestlé, Ferrero and Mars have all signed the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration and pledged to create a sustainable cocoa industry that guarantees a fair deal for farmers.

BDSI says consumers needn't be alarmed as residues are tiny

Advent calendar chocolates safe, says BDSI


The German Confectionery Association (BDSI) has said that chocolates in advent calendars pose no health risk after a consumer group linked products to ‘cancerous’ mineral oils.

Advent calendars were found to contain mineral oil residues

Advent calendar chocolates present cancer risk, says consumer group


Potentially cancerous mineral oils have been found in advent calendar chocolates including ones from Nestlé, Mondelez and Lindt, leading a consumer group to call for manufacturers and packaging firms to change packaging inks and machine lubricants.

Global chocolate sales have grown 30.8% between 2007 and 2012

Interactive Map

Global chocolate markets: Biggest sinkers and risers

By Oliver NIEBURG presents an interactive map of the fastest growing and fastest falling chocolate markets in the world over the past five years complete with analysis from Euromonitor International.