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'All in all, the coming period will see plenty of uncertainty for stakeholders,' said Rabobank. ©iStock

EU sugar prices could rise as supply and demand tightens

By David Burrows

Global sugar prices have rocketed 30% since mid-April as the balance between supply and demand tightens. In Europe prices have remained steady but could soon increase, according to Rabobank’s latest sugar quarterly.

The big issue: How can industry be part of the obesity solution?

The big issue: How can industry be part of the obesity solution?

By Niamh Michail

Obesity and overweight rates continue to rise across the globe and although no country has managed to reverse the trend to date, all agree action is required. Join us for a free online event on May 25 where key issues will be up for debate.

Sugar tax one step closer to implementation in Thailand

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Sugar tax one step closer to implementation in Thailand

By RJ Whitehead

Soft drinks could cost up to 25% more in Thailand after the National Reform Steering Assembly’s health panel approved by 153 votes to two a proposal to increase taxes for non-alcoholic drinks with high content of sugar.

Baketime apologised for the double pest infestation of its Middlesborough production plant

‘Unhygienic’ biscuit firm sorry for double pest infestation

By Michael Stones

Baketime – the manufacturer branded as operating under “unhygienic conditions” – has admitted double pest infestations at its premises and apologised to Aldi and other customers for sparking a recall of its products.

Coming to America: Trader's Joe, Cost Plus World Markets and others sign deals for Daelmans stroopwafels. Photo: Daelmans

Daelmans stroopwafels coming to the US

By Oliver Nieburg

Dutch firm Daelmans has entered the US with its stroopwafels and has already secured listings in major retail chains such as Target and 7-Eleven.

Union seeks injunction to block Oreo capacity shift to Mexico. Photo: iStock - chiarabramuzzo

Oreo bakers’ union files lawsuit against Mondelēz

By Douglas Yu

Mondelēz International faces a court case brought by disgruntled employees at its plant in Chicago, half of whom will lose their jobs after the company shifted the factory’s Oreo production to Mexico.

Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

ISM & ProSweets 2016 Preview

‘Winners of the pack’ Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

By Jenny Eagle

From Crown’s LED lighting to give seasonal, limited edition, premium biscuits and confectionery a striking on-shelf appeal to Bosch’s WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars – we round up some of the best processing and packaging machines on show...

Snack attack: Fox's hopes the Star Wars branding will send sales rocketing

Fox’s Biscuits cashes in on Star Wars mania

By Michael Stones

Fox’s Biscuits, part of the 2 Sisters Food Group, is hoping for a stellar sales boost for its Star Wars branded products, after the release of the movie blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

A UB vehicle fuelled by waste oil coupled with a longer trailer, providing an 82.5% overall carbon dioxide saving

UB extends waste oil fuelled trucks

By Rick Pendrous

United Biscuits (UB), the manufacturer of biscuits, cakes and snacks, has extended an industry leading initiative that makes use of waste cooking oil to power its delivery vehicles.

United Biscuits' McVities brand hopes to boost sales in the Chinese market

United Biscuits eyes China as a key market for McVities

By Rick Pendrous

United Biscuits (UB) has announced that its total UK exports have rocketed 50% over the past three years and it expects this figure to rise a further 50% by 2020, as demand grows from countries such as China for its British brands.

Storm Desmond has devastated urban areas and threatened food production

United Biscuits factory hit by Storm Desmond

By Michael Stones

A United Biscuits factory alongside thousands of other businesses and private homes have been hit by Storm Desmond, which delivered record rainfall to north west England and Scotland.