Russian confectionery group Mechta has launched a new premium
product line - the latest in a growing number of local producers
entering an upmarket segment which was once the sole domain of
western companies. Angela Drujinina reports.
Clearing up any confusion over food labels, US food authorities
have given the green light for food ingredients firms to use
ethanol in precipitating food grade xanthan gum and to still allow
the ingredient to keep the 'xanthan'...
A novelty from the UK is set to take Europe by storm, using
cost-effective design moulds to add substantial value to simple
chocolate products. With a wide range of potential applications,
and customers, the team behind Chocpix is...
Field Packaging, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Corporation, recently
won the top award in the confectionery category at the 2004 Pro
Carton/ECMA (European Carton Manufacturers Association) Carton
Awards annual competition for its 'jewellery...
A new chocolate bar which claims to be made from sustainable cocoa
plantations was launched in New York late last month with high
hopes of building on the growing awareness of ethical products
among today’s consumers. Chris Jones...
British flavours firm Synergy Flavours is bringing a new organic
vanilla extract to market, locking in suppliers from Madagascar to
help guarantee the source of a product rooted in a vulnerable
The battle for market share in the growing zero trans fats oil
marketplace has gathered pace after a small US co-operative joined
the large commercial players by rolling out its first batch of
trans fat-free soybean oil.
Breakthroughs in the lab provide food makers with a competitively
priced technology designed by Danish enzyme leader Novozymes to cut
the artery-clogging trans fats out of food products, writes
A new canola oil created by Dow AgroSciences and sourced from a
seed with a low saturated fat content could be the latest
alternative for biscuit and confectionery manufacturers looking to
eliminate trans fatty acids from their products.
US chocolate maker Mars has licensed a number of its confectionery
brands to compatriot Bravo! Foods, which will roll them out as
vitamin-enhanced milk drinks targeting the growing market for
healthy and indulgent products.
Buhler has unveiled the latest model in its range of extrusion
systems. The BTSK-30 is a co-rotating twin-screw extruder, which
the company claims is suitable for laboratory use and corresponding
Automated packaging developer Bradman Lake is launching its latest
robotic top load cartoner for throughputs of up to 300ppm, an
innovation that the group hopes will build on its international
The continuing popularity of yoghurt - and in particular its health
benefits - has led to a raft of new product innovation as companies
in market sectors outside the dairy industry seek to capitalise on
Efficient, profitable baking is not just a question of having the
right equipment for the job - it is also knowing how to use it
properly. With this in mind, Spooner Vicars, the UK supplier of
bakery equipment, runs regular customised...
Food makers will be encouraged to use a low-calorie sweetener
supplied by Danish ingredients firm Arla Food Ingredients with a
new study showing a chocolate bar made with the prebiotic
ingredient is very low in glycaemic load (GL)...
As Hero Nutritionals adds a new product to its line, in the form of
Yummi Bears Sourz and Yummi Gworms Sourz, multi-vitamins targeted
at "tweens" - or children aged eight to 13 years - Annette
Dickinson, president of the...
For 47 years, the UK's most consistently popular chocolate bar has
been advertised with the slogan 'Have a break, have a Kit Kat', a
phrase which has entered the British lexicon and become synonymous
with the two- or...
The sweet biscuits market in Asia is set to grow rapidly in coming
years, due mainly to the continuing strength of the China market.
However launches are coming thick and fast throughout the region,
as this week's product launches...
Keeping French consumers interested in chocolate has been the
driving force behind brand owners' investment in innovation in
recent years, and the latest product launches highlighted by the
Global New Products Database (GNPD)...
The demand for ingredients that lift fibre levels and reduce
carbohydrate quantities has been a major boost for textured wheat
protein supplier MGP Ingredients, recently announcing plans to
expand production capacity, writes Lindsey...
Following approval in Australia and New Zealand for the
increasingly popular low-cal, prebiotic sweetener tagatose,
licensee Arla Food Ingredients has farmed out the rights for
distribution for the two countries to fellow ingredients...
Buhler has developed a comprehensive software package to help
manufacturers better maintain their production plants. The company
argues that in the long term, good planning and predictive
maintenance is much less expensive than poorly...
InfoLogix has launched one of the first available wireless,
full-function, RFID computer. This intelligent device enables RFID
automation throughout the supply chain, including optimisation of
RFID read/write applications on forklifts,...
Almost a year after first reaching agreement with the brand's
owner, Cerestar Food & Pharma Specialties Europe is to begin
the pan-European distribution of trehalose, the multi-functional
ingredient created by Japan's...
Protective packaging demand in the US will grow 5.2 per cent
annually through 2008, according to research analyst Freedonia
Group. Gains will be driven by accelerating Internet and mail order
catalogue sales and specialised packaging...