Processing & Packaging

Barry Callebaut's new 'Wholefruit Chocolate' is part of the clean label trend in confectionery. Pic: Barry Callebaut

Clean label

Clean label in confectionery, does anyone really care?

By Anthony Myers

‘No artificial colors’ is the top clean label claim in chocolate across all markets, followed by ‘no added sugar’, but consumers are not buying it for a number of reasons, we discovered.

Dr José Herrera, Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Malta, joined Muscat at the ECMA Congress. Photo: ECMA.

ECMA Congress 2019

Malta PM: ‘We were more prepared for the Millennium Bug than Brexit’

By Jenny Eagle

‘Your guess is as good as mine on Brexit’, said Joseph Muscat, the Prime Minster of Malta, at the opening of the ECMA Congress 2019 last week (September 19-20), ‘But what is obvious, is during the next few days there needs to be a meaningful engagement’.

Andy Baxendale

Processing

Confectionery expert launches mobile sweet academy

By Anthony Myers

Known throughout the industry as ‘The Sweet Consultant’, Andy Baxendale has 24 years’ experience in the confectionery business and a Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Food Manufacture.

The AIPIA Americas Summit in New Jersey. Photo: Aly Kuler Photography

AIPIA Summit

Social media is changing the way brands think about packaging

By Jenny Eagle

From consumer digital engagement to reverse writing on packaging which appears left to right on selfies, Christopher Houghton, brand innovation and packaging, Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) highlights the five areas to ensure ‘Context is King’.

Pecan Deluxe's plant in the north of England. Pic: Pecan Deluxe

Expansion

Inclusions supplier Pecan Deluxe Candy brings its production in-house

By Anthony Myers

Wholesale confectionery company Pecan Deluxe, who provide inclusions, toppings and decorations to the industry, has announced completion of a seven-year project with Dawsongroup Temperature Control Solutions (DGTCS) to bring custom-built production facilities...

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