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Guest Blog: ‘Cocoa farmers’ voices’

Guest blog

‘Cocoa farmers’ voices’

By Zoë Genova

Zoë Genova, membership & outreach associate for the World Cocoa Foundation, samples the sights, sounds and tastes of her first field trip to Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana’s cocoa growing communities.

Flower power © iStock/MiloSljubicic

Flavour in focus: Natural and sophisticated florals on trend in Europe

By Niamh Michail

Floral flavours in food are on trend in Europe thanks to their perceived healthiness and sophistication. But which are the preferred categories, are extracts better than natural aromas and what should they be paired with? FoodNavigator talked flower power...

Importer European Confections to bring raw chocolate from Netherlands and other candy & snacks to the US

Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

European invasion: The candy and snacks coming to the US in 2016

By Douglas Yu

European confections and snacks have become increasingly appealing to American consumers for their premium quality and health benefits. European Confections, a New York-based confectionery importer, will bring over 20 new sweets and snacks from continental...

Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

ISM & ProSweets 2016 Preview

‘Winners of the pack’ Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

By Jenny Eagle

From Crown’s LED lighting to give seasonal, limited edition, premium biscuits and confectionery a striking on-shelf appeal to Bosch’s WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars – we round up some of the best processing and packaging machines on show...

It's showtime! A taste of the snacks to be exhibited at ISM 2016

ISM & PROSWEETS 2016 PREVIEW

It's showtime! A taste of the snacks to be exhibited at ISM 2016

By Vince Bamford

ISM - the world’s largest trade fair for snacks and confectionery – is taking place next week in Germany. Here we present a small taste of the new and recently launched snacking products that will be on show.

Photo: Istock / Alex Skopje

What was 2015's most misleading product? Consumers cast their votes....

By Niamh Michail

It’s that time of year where the food industry eagerly looks to market analysts’ predictions for 2016’s upcoming trends. But consumer rights group FoodWatch is asking Dutch consumers to take a look back at 2015 and vote for the most misleading product....

Picture credit: Pro Carton. 2015 winners

ECMA Congress 2015, Bucharest, Romania

Revealed: F&B winners from the Pro Carton ECMA Awards 2015

By Jenny Eagle

From a wedge of cheese sold in a carton pack, to Swiss chocolate for special occasions, this year’s Pro Carton ECMA Awards focused on the sustainability of cartonboard as a replacement for other types of packaging material.

Salmonella in chocolate dominates this week's gallery

Food Safety recall round-up 14-20 August

Recalls: Salmonella in chocolate and pathogens in cheese

By Joseph James Whitworth

A recall round-up for August takes us to Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and France. Salmonella and Listeria found in cheese affecting multiple countries and Salmonella in chocolate dominate this week.

Source: Softer Than Brittle

Five modern twists on brittle

By Elizabeth Crawford

Five startups showcasing at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago hope to rekindle Americans’ love affair with the iconic sugar candy brittle by updating the old fashioned confection with bold new flavors and textures that will appeal to a broader audience.

Chef, Kaj Knudsen

Inside Tetra Recart's testing plant, Lund, Sweden

Tetra Recart poaches former Nestlé chef

By Jenny Eagle

Former Nestlé chef, Kaj Knudsen is celebrating his fifth anniversary with Tetra Recart this year and will be cooking up some recipes of his own at the PLMA show in Amsterdam, May 19-20, organized by the Private Label Manufacturers Association.