Campaigners in the UK have begun a further assault on "artificial
additives" and their potential effects on child health, writes
Frost & Sullivan.
The Australian and New Zealand foods regulatory authority has
recommended the approval of the sweetener tagatose in a variety of
Denmark's Arla Foods has issued a counterclaim in response to an
action for damages brought by its US tagatose licence partner,
Sidel will showcase a PET blowing system at the forthcoming NPE in
Chicago, US that is said to be the fastest machinery of its kind -
beating two previous records.
New product launches were the main driver of growth at Italian
confectionery group Ferrero last year.
Safeline, a leader in metal detector and x-ray inspection systems,
has launched a new metal detector which operates on a high
Indian producers of the synthetic red colouring allura red have won
an antidumping case in the US following investigations from the
United States International Trade Commission (USITC).
A survey of waffle consumption in Russia reveals that traditional
non-packaged snacks remain very popular.
Tisma, the US packaging equipment provider, has launched the TC 400
series of vertical cartoners, said to be capable of reaching speeds
of up to 750 cartons per minute.
One of Europe's leading suppliers of plastic packaging, Superfos,
has redesigned its hot and cold filled food container in an effort
to harmonise shelf displays and increase warehouse utilisation.
CP Kelco has announced plans to increase pectin capacity at its
Skensved, Denmark and Limeira, Brazil facilities.
The European Commission has announced the permanent withdrawal of
the confectionery additive konjac (E425). The move comes after
fears that the additive can potentially cause fatal choking.
Spanish confectionery group Chupa Chups has announced a 17 per cent
drop in sales for 2002 - a decline which has forced it to close
most of its foreign production units.
Despite strong sales in confectionery speciality fats, Danish
Aarhus Oliefabrik on Wednesday reported a drop in post-tax profits
to DKK 19.4 million (€2.61m) for the first quarter of 2003.
Vietnam's burgeoning cocoa industry received a significant boost
last week after the US government confirmed it would provide $4
million (€3.4m) in development aid.