Canadian biopharmaceutical company Forbes Medi-Tech this week
reports on study results showing that chocolate, containing its
cholesterol-lowering phytosterol ingredient Reducol, significanly
reduced LDL cholesterol in people with...
Replacing dietary fat with a higher intake of carbohydrates,
including sugar, can have a positive effect on weight control in
overweight individuals, according to a study sponsored by the
European Commission and EU sugar industries...
Fairtrade foods, schemes that seek to guarantee farmers in
developing nations a fair deal, are making inroads into the
mainstream, thanks to support from the major supermarkets and
changing consumer concerns, reports market research...
UK confectionery and soft drinks group Cadbury Schweppes saw a
steady year-to-date performance in 2002. British and Irish
confectionery operations continue to perform strongly with
increased sales forecast to drive a double-digit...
Rumours have resurfaced concerning a potential bid for the Adams
confectionery business by the UK's Cadbury Schweppes. While such a
bid would undoubtedly strengthen the British group's market
position, analysts at Euromonitor...
Is the phrase 'Have a Break' inextricably linked to the KitKat
confectionery brand? Well, no, at least according to the UK High
Court and US confectionery group Mars. But Nestle, the Swiss maker
of KitKat, is set to continue...
US filling equipment provider All-Fill has introduced two new
volumetric cup filling machines. Both machines debuted at the
recent Pack Expo and are for dry granular filling requirements,
such as seeds, popcorn, snack foods or confectionery.
Cadbury Schweppes is the focus of our latest visit to the Mintel
Global New Products Database, and the last few months have
been busy ones for the UK confectionery group. Christmas products,
movie tie-ins and an increasing range of...
The vast disparity between the price consumers in the UK pay for
their chocolate and the amount West African cocoa growers are paid
for the key ingredient in the confectionery has been highlighted
again this week by the Co-op. The...
Next January will see the launch of Fruity Smarties, a new
variation on the popular Nestle chocolate confectionery brand which
contains a fruity jelly produced by Haribo. Is this the start of a
beautiful relationship between the two...
The world's leading chocolate producers have joined forces with
international labour organisations to promote ethical production
practices in West Africa, the main cocoa-growing area. Child labour
is top of the list of current...
Cargill Sweeteners North America forms marketing alliance with
sugar beet cooperative to sell and distribute its sugar products to
food and beverage manufacturers. Both companies hope the agreement
will lead to the development of...
More research to suggest that chocolate could be of benefit arrived
this week with scientists in the US suggesting that dietary
flavonols found in certain chocolates and cocoa could improve blood
In light of the 18th session of the Codex Committee on Fats and
Oils to be held in London, UK on 3-7 February 2003, the US
Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration said
this week that they are to sponsor a public...
Swiss chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has reported an
increase in pre-tax profits for the 2001/02 year despite a decline
in volumes and higher raw material costs. Nwe product launches at
the premium end of the market have helped...