Chicago welcomes IFT
Crowds of food industry professionals will start pouring through
the doors of Chicago's McCormick Place South building this weekend
for the opening of the IFT Annual Meeting + FOOD EXPO. This year's
event - opened by Health...
Nestlé UK cuts trans fat content
UK arm of Nestle will cut type of fat linked to heart disease. The
move reflects increasing pressure on food manufacturers to reduce
the levels of trans fatty acids (TFAs) and comes in the same week
that US government announces all...
Cargill captures European trehalose
A Cargill subsidiary has won the distribution rights for trehalose
Ukrainian sweet makers confident of growth
Confectionery producers in Ukraine are confident that they will be
able to increase output by 10 per cent this year, mainly as a
result of a recovery in exports to Russia.
German confectionery strike looms
The German NGG union, which represents many chocolate industry
workers in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, has agreed to meet
employer representatives for talks next week.
CAOBISCO calls for reform
CAOBISCO, the European association of chocolate, biscuits and
confectionery industries, has called for major reform of the Common
Agricultural Policy and the EU sugar regime.
Latvia achieves sweet deal
Latvia's food producers will be able to export a number of products
to the European Union free of import duty as of 1 July 2003,
according to the country's ministry of agriculture.
Groundbreaking expo launched
The date for Confectionery Manufacturing Expo (CM-expo), Europe's
first show dedicated to the suppliers and buyers of the chocolate
and confectionery manufacturing industry, has been confirmed.
Cocoa driving Russian drinks market
Sales of cocoa drinks in Russia are set to expand rapidly, despite
the fact that many local producers still face quality issues.
Cocoa to bubble over?
Cocoa traders have predicted that cocoa prices are set to increase.
The price of the commodity has dropped by up to 40 per cent since
touching a 16-year high in October 2002.
Russia: a sweet-toothed nation
Consultancy firm Market Advice believes that the Russian
confectionery industry is in good shape.
Slimming costs with cheaper fats
European Union chocolate makers have an opportunity to make
significant cost savings through the use of cheaper fats.
A waffle revolution in Russia?
A survey of waffle consumption in Russia reveals that traditional
non-packaged snacks remain very popular.
US to aid Vietnam cocoa
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.
Mixed year for UK confectionery exports
The latest export figures from marketing agency Food from Britain
reveal that UK confectionery exports were relatively stable last
year. Total exports within this lucrative sector amounted to £477