Candy

The landscape for cannabis in food

Emerging markets

'The landscape for cannabis in food'

By Anthony Myers

An educational session at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo on the interest in cannabis-derived products came with a warning from the organizers that exhibitors were not allowed to sell any such products, which shows how controversial a trend it is....

'Anytime is snack time'. Pic: Getty images

Emerging trends

'Five snack trends you need to know about right now’

By Anthony Myers

Marcia Mogelonsky, PHD, director of insight, Mintel Group, talks us through the five undeniable macro-snacking trends to meet the needs of today’s candy and snack consumers.

With Nestlé under the Ferrara umbrella, product collaborations like this one with Brach's candy canes are now possible. Pic: Ferrara Candy Company

Sweets&Snacks Expo 2019

As Kellogg-Keebler deal closes, Ferrara poised to reach $3bn in sales

By Kristine Sherred

ConfectioneryNews talked with the Ferrara team at the National Confectioners Association’s annual Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago about this growth – and what the future holds for established brands like Butterfinger and Crunch, as well as its powerful...

Researchers in France say titanium dioxide can cause tumors in the colon and reduce immune response. Pic: Getty Images/petrroudny

Food safety

In France, no titanium dioxide in food by 2020

By Kristine Sherred

France has ordered food companies to eradicate titanium dioxide (TiO2) from their products by January 1, 2020, after a report from the country’s food safety agency recommended reducing exposure to the chemical.