Cocoa & Sugar

Pectin is a natural component of plants, abundant in fruits such as apples and citric fruits. Pic: Cargill

Clean label special feature

The hunt for the ‘holy grail’ of clean label palatability

By Anthony Myers

New technology and food science are helping food ingredient manufacturers provide innovative solutions to meet the consumer-fuelled clean-label megatrend. From hunting for the ‘holy grail’ of clean-label bakery mould inhibitors to freeze-drying fruit...

GCB Cocoa formally take over the factory in the UK. Pictured (left to right): Chris Starkie (New Anglia LEP), James Cartlidge MP, Khai Vualnam (GCB Cocoa), Cllr Michael Holt (Babergh District Council) Picture: courtesy of James Cartlidge MP

Expansion

Malaysia’s GCB cocoa to open new factory in UK

By Anthony Myers

GCB Cocoa, a Malaysian-owned chocolate company, has announced the acquisition of a former Phillips electronics factory in the UK with a pledge to invest £62.2m and the creation of 220 jobs.