Ingredients

Heidi Romania plans growth

Heidi Romania plans growth

Significant investment into production facilities and new product
launches seem to be paying off for Heidi Chocolats Suisse Romania,
after the company announced that its sales for the month of
February grew by 80 per cent.

What's on at Total

What's on at Total

A two-day conference on aseptic filling technologies is just one of
the events that is taking place at the Total Processing and
Packaging show in Birmingham, UK this week.
FoodProductionDaily.com will be there, and will be reporting...

Baltic biscuit wars

Baltic biscuit wars

Following its takeover last year, leading Baltic State biscuit
maker Kalev Johvi Tootmine is to stop making its Maiasmokk brand of
biscuits because of excess market competition.

Danisco seals Chinese deal

Danisco seals Chinese deal

Danish sugar and ingredients firm Danisco closes on its xanthan gum
production deal in China, consolidating the firm's stabiliser
presence in this emerging market. Just days after the firm posted a
weaker third quarter as higher...

Safety guide for food industry

Safety guide for food industry

A new guide from CCFRA has been launched to help microbiologists
assess the reliability of results from food tests. Stringent new EU
laws require food manufacturers to show a thorough understanding of
all food processes, writes Anthony...

Free-flow fluids

Free-flow fluids

Researchers at the University College of Dublin are claiming that
real time process control for food manufacturers - and more
specifically the confectionery sector - has been advanced thanks to
pioneering work into viscosity measurement...

Russian quality on the up

Russian quality on the up

Quality is an issue that has plagued many food processors in Russia
over the years. But one company, Kraft Foods, claims that its
operations there - where it is a leading player in confectionery
and coffee - have witnessed tremendous...

ABF buys up edible oils

ABF buys up edible oils

Acquisitions for UK food, ingredients and retail firm Associated
British Foods are key to reducing dependency of group profits on
ABF's leading revenue source British Sugar. This week the company
signs a deal with Unilever to...

Czech this out

Czech this out

Organisers of the international food fair Salima 2004 claim that
exhibitor numbers are up on for the bi-annual event, to be held in
Brno, southern Moravia, from 2-5 March

More chocolate, anyone?

More chocolate, anyone?

Although growth has been rapid for Nestlé in the Russian
confectionery sector, there are a number of challenges to be
tackled in order to ensure future expansion - low per capita
consumption and ingredients supplies being the primary...

Spanish snacking more

Spanish snacking more

Spain might well have a culinary heritage to rival that of France,
but like it trans-Pyrenean neighbour, consumption patterns have
been changing over the last few years, with more hectic lifestyles
(even in the land of the siesta)...

Healthy chocolate?

Healthy chocolate?

Eating two portions of chocolate a day may help prevent
cardiovascular heart disease claims Masterfoods USA. The company's
new functional chocolate, CocoaVia, contains plant flavonols and
phytosterols believed to reduce cholesterol...

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