Report reveals candy, snacks as most advertised kids products
Food is the top product seen advertised by children, with American
kids watching an average of 17 food ads every day, according to a
Profits dip as German candy makers feel the heat
High temperatures combined with the prohibitive cost of raw
materials has led to a decline in the German sweet confectionery
and chocolate sectors.
Danisco gets fruity with yoghurt candy flavours
Danish ingredients giant Danisco has launched a new range of
flavourings designed for yoghurt candies - allowing confectioners
to give boiled sweets a healthier image.
Safety scandal rocks candy company
Japanese confectionery manufacturer The Fujiya Company has become
the latest sweet maker to fall foul of negligent safety procedures.
New glazing range shines up sweets
German confectionery group Alfred L Wolff has developed a new range
of glazing agents, building on its existing line of ingredients
designed for sweet manufacturers.
FDA issues new guidance on lead in candy
The US food regulatory agency has issued guidance for industry on
the maximum levels of lead allowed in children's candy.
ASDA bid for 'chav' candy
There have been a number of developments in the confectionery
industry in the last week, not least of which is the news that UK
retailer ASDA is attempting to blend popular culture with novelty
Russia bans sweets in school canteens
Sweets such as chocolate and toffees will not be sold in school
canteens throughout Russia from September 1 of this year under a
new initiative announced by the country's chief sanitary doctor,
Tate & Lyle launches compressible dextrose for candy, tablets
Tate and Lyle has announced the launch of Meritab - a new direct
compressible dextrose that can be used in confectionary,
nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications.
New gum launches at All Candy Expo
Chewing gum has been one of the most impressive growth segments
within the confectionery market, and the recent All Candy Expo
shows that it is still innovative.
Lead contamination prompts US candy recall
An Oregon chocolate manufacturer has recalled batches of organic
confectionery after fears that the products could contain high
levels of lead.
Norwegian scientists develop omega-3 'candy'
Norwegian researchers are developing a new chewable capsule for
omega-3, primarily aimed at small children who have trouble
swallowing normal capsules.
Palatinit sees further growth in sugar-free candy
Palatinit believes that its Isomalt sugar replacer is
well-positioned to tap the growing sugar-free functional
Sweets could be the solution to stress
A recent animal study has shown that eating sweets could help beat
stress and obesity, and if the same effect is true in humans it
could lead to the development of a new confectionery niche aimed at
the health conscious consumer
How disaster planning saves the candy
The responses by a food conveyor manufacturer and a chocolate maker
to the recent hurricane that hit New Orleans provide examples of
how a mix of disaster planning and staff initiative can save a
company's bottom line and build...