Processing & Packaging

Back to roots

Back to roots

Scientists in the US have developed two new breeding lines for
smooth root sugar beet that could pave the way for more efficient
processing method for manufacturers.

DSM present Twinsweet

DSM present Twinsweet

DSM Food Specialties will be presenting a number of products this
November at FiE when it launches new ingredients claimed to enhance
the bakery, dairy, vegan and confectionery industries.

Filling fat FiE finalist

Filling fat FiE finalist

Our run up to the Food Ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt
continues with a look at a selection of the ingredients nominated
by the jury for the most innovative food ingredient award.

Liquorice under scrutiny

Liquorice under scrutiny

Chemicals in liquorice, used extensively in confectionery, could
have an effect on testosterone levels, according to a new study
presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference this week.

Tooth friendly tear tape

Tooth friendly tear tape

P P Payne has produced a printed tear tape featuring the Happy
Tooth symbol. The Happy Tooth logo, created by TSI, is licensed to
its members proven to be tooth friendly by a standard scientific
test.

Agent for change

Agent for change

The common food ingredient pectin may be more valuable than thought
as it has significant prebiotic properties, claims a US scientist.

Sheer decadence

Sheer decadence

Unwrapping a Cadbury's Flake can offer female consumers a moment of
pure pleasure in their otherwise hectic days - at least according
to the latest advertising campaign for the brand.

Ay Caramba!

Ay Caramba!

Confectionery giant Haribo is to distribute a new range of Pez
confectionery in the UK featuring cartoon family The Simpsons. The
launch follows a two-month burst of TV advertising for the brand.

Into the black

Into the black

Chr Hansen has developed a new form of natural colour that the
company claims will allow manufacturers of confectionery to create
the perfect black.

Easy as toffee

Easy as toffee

APV Baker has developed a new cost-effective system to manufacture
a range of toffee and caramel products.

Sweet kisses

Sweet kisses

Hershey Foods Corporation has introduced Hershey's Kisses rich dark
chocolates, the first permanent addition to the brand in nearly 10
years.

Choc of ages

Choc of ages

A German confectioner has made the rather brave claim that it has
developed chocolates capable of countering the ageing process.

Vepatec boxes up

Vepatec boxes up

A robotic concept from cartoning specialist Vepatec is to be
launched and demonstrated by Partners in Packaging at the PPMA
Machinery Only Show.

Perfectly minted

Perfectly minted

The PPMA sponsored Starpack Award has gone to Field Packaging
Systems, UK, for the process technology in its carton erecting
system for After Eight mints.

Boxing clever

Boxing clever

Northampton-based packaging firm Boxes Prestige has won the
packaging business of the year award at the UK's national Starpack
Awards.

Pack up a penguin

Pack up a penguin

RPC Market Rasen and RPC Halstead have produced an innovative
two-piece pack for Penguin Chukka, the new product from biscuit
brand Penguin.

Say it with chocolate

Say it with chocolate

Chocotelegram, an innovative confectionery product allowing
consumers to send personalised messages to their friends and
families is set to hit retail shelves in Europe and the US over the
next few months.

Flavour to savour

Flavour to savour

Health foods with a 'naughty' edge may well give food manufacturers
the chance to gain market share. And what finer ingredient than
chocolate to meet this need.

All wrapped up

All wrapped up

Empire Torte, a new chocolate dessert currently being marketed in
the United States by confectioner Tuesday Evans, is being
hand-wrapped in Cellophane from Surface Specialties for extended
shelf-life.

Magic Momints

Magic Momints

US-based confectioner Yosha! Enterprises is launching a new mint
product that it believes will make a significant impact on the
breath freshener market.

Haribo strengthens brand

Haribo strengthens brand

The UK arm of the German confectionery group Haribo is to launch a
new product, Maoam Mini's, and introduce a major promotion for five
of its other major products during the key school holiday period.

Liquorice licked

Liquorice licked

The strong taste of salty liquorice presents manufacturers with an
on-going problem, writes UK microencapsulates company TasteTech
this week.

Sethness adds colour

Sethness adds colour

A rich hue combined with a bland flavour profile is the latest
caramel colour from US company Sethness. The colour is soluble in
salt solutions of up to 20 per cent saline concentration.