Regulation & Safety

'Tony’s traceability is guaranteed,' the company said, confirming it will continue to work with Barry Callebaut. Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Sustainability

Tony’s Chocolonely rejects modern slavery allegation in its cocoa

By Anthony Myers

Dutch ethical brand Tony’s Chocolonely has defended its reputation for making ‘100% slave free chocolate the norm’ after it was struck off a list of companies that use ethically sourced cocoa by the American organization Slave Free Chocolate.

Alvin Lee. Pic Cargill

In brief

CAA appoints Cargill director as new chairman

By Anthony Myers

The Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) has announced it has elected Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate’s Commercial Director for Asia-Pacific, Alvin Lee, as the new chairman of the Association for the next two years, with immediate effect.

Montpellier's Corum Convention Centre. Pic: visit-languedoc.fr

Policy

ICCO Symposium on cocoa research to be held in France in September

By Anthony Myers

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), in partnership with the French institution Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), has announced its second edition of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research (ISCR) will take...

Food security priorities are driving applicants for Olam's Food Prize 2021. Pic: Olam International

Innovation

Olam extends food prize application deadline to March

By Anthony Myers

Olam International Limited, one of the world’s leading food, cocoa and agri-businesses, has extended the application deadline for its bi-annual innovation prize to March 15, 2021, citing the challenges of COVID-19.

Food companies selling vanilla-flavored products have been hit with a wave of lawsuits. Picture: GettyImages-OlgaMiltsova

GUEST ARTICLE: The scoop on all that vanilla flavor litigation

By Robert Guite and Abby Meyer, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

If your company sells any vanilla-flavored food or beverage product, then you are probably aware of the innumerable class action cases that have been filed over the last 18 months attacking these products – 67 cases by our count. Here, we trace the history...

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