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German confectionery exports took a dive due to sugar shortages, says BDSI

German confectionery exports sink to seven year low

By Oliver Nieburg

Germany confectionery exports were at the lowest level since 2005 last year as the market was hit hard by EU sugar shortages, according to the German confectionery Association (BDSI).

IACM contends amounts of coloring entering the bloodstream are negligible. Photo credit: Flickr - rkimpeljr

IACM slams ‘misleading’ blue colors study

By Oliver Nieburg

The International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM) has hit out at a recent study questioning the safety of food additive Brilliant Blue for children.

‘No way back’ from natural colour trend, says Nestlé scientist

‘No way back’ from natural colour trend, says Nestlé scientist

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The trend toward natural colours for foods, drinks and sweets is here to stay – but raises huge technical challenges, according to Steve Tolliday, principal product technologist at Nestlé’s Product and Technology Centre in York, UK.

Gold Plum candy from Taiwan contained 100 times more lead than permitted levels

Lead tainted candy sparks US Health watchdog to take legal action

By Oliver Nieburg

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has initiated legal proceedings against eight Californian retailers after fourteen varieties of Asian candies were found to contain dangerous levels of lead, which could be harmful to children.

Ferrara Pan product portfolio

Ferrara Candy Company to close two sites after merger

By Oliver Nieburg

US confectioners Farley’s & Sathers and Ferrara Pan have announced plans to shut a manufacturing facility and a packaging and distribution plant following the two firms’ merger to become the Ferrara Pan Candy Company.

Jawbreakers and other retro-style sweets helped Zed Candy achieve a turnover of £16.3M

Zed Candy to move Oatfield confectionery to UK

By Freddie Dawson

Irish retro confectionery maker Zed Candy is to close its Letterkenny facility in County Donegal and transfer production of its Oatfield Sweets brand to Kettering in Northamptonshire.

Preview: ConfectioneryNews brings you ProSweets 2012

Dispatches from ProSweets 2012

Preview: ConfectioneryNews brings you ProSweets 2012

By Oliver Nieburg

The confectionery trade fair ProSweets opened its doors for the fifth time on Sunday at the exhibition centre in Cologne, Germany and ConfectioneryNews.com is on the show floor keeping you updated on the latest industry news.

Beware of gummy bears found under the influence...

Beware of gummy bears found under the influence...

By Ben Bouckley

The US-based Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) has warned parents of children involved in trick-or-treat to be wary of potential adulteration of gummy bears or other confectionery with alcoholic drinks such as vodka.

Kids seeing fewer TV ads for sweets and snacks, study finds

Kids seeing fewer TV ads for sweets and snacks, study finds

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The number of TV advertisements US children see for high-fat, salty and sugary foods and beverages has declined in recent years – but the majority of kids’ TV food advertising is still for less healthy choices, according to new research.

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