Processing & packaging

Lock chock detector

Lock chock detector

Lock Inspections Systems is to highlight its metal detection
equipment specifically designed for the confectionery industry at
Confectionery Manufacturing Expo. Metal detection is of growing
concern in the food industry, particularly...

Colourful candies

Colourful candies

APV Baker says it has expanded the boundaries of product
possibilities available to the confectionery industry, through the
development of multi-colour and multi-component capability for
depositing systems.

An aluminium alternative

An aluminium alternative

ExxonMobil Chemical Films Europe has developed two new metallyte
films that provide an ultra-high-barrier alternative to aluminium.
According to the company, a major advantage of these films,
compared to metallised polyester or aluminium...

Sweet opportunity

Sweet opportunity

Food giant Cargill has opened a plant to manufacture erythritol, a
sweetener that is claimed to taste like sugar but contain no
calories. The group believes there is real potential in the
product, and has already signed an agreement...

New markets for Nutrinova

New markets for Nutrinova

Sales of the high intensity sweetener acesulfame K look set to rise
for ingredients firm Nutrinova with the company confirming this
week that the FDA has approved its non-carbohydrate sweetener
Sunett as a general purpose sweetener...

Processing potassium

Processing potassium

Balchem Encapsulates used the FiE exhibition in Frankfurt last week
as a platform to launch three microencapsulated forms of potassium
for the food and supplement markets to combat processing
challenges, the company claimed.

UB goes virtual

UB goes virtual

United Biscuits has appointed Vanco, the global virtual network
operator (VNO) to design, implement and manage its European Wide
Area Network (WAN). The three year agreement is designed to deliver
complete end-to-end connectivity...

Eco chocs

Eco chocs

Cadbury Schweppes has developed a biodegradable packaging for its
new range of milk tray chocolates in Australia in response to
growing demands for eco friendly food packaging.

Haribo brand update

Haribo brand update

Haribo Dunhills is giving two of its brands - Kiddie's SuperMix and
Jelly Babies -a design update aimed at transforming their on-shelf
impact. Brighter colours and a bolder Hariboy are the order of the
day.

Peanut peril

Peanut peril

Research published findings in the Journal of Food Protection
suggests that the presence of undeclared peanut protein in European
chocolate is much higher than in North American confectionery.

On display

On display

The Hosokawa Confectionery & Bakery Group is attending one of
Europe's biggest equipment shows, the IBA in Düsseldorf. This year
two branches of the company are displaying their latest
innovations.

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.

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.

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.

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