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India

Chocolate to fall under FSSAI standards from 2018

By RJ Whitehead

Chocolate manufacturers will have to fall in line with the constraints of food safety and standards regulations after India’s health ministry placed all types of chocolate under the regulator’s purview.

Ülker eyes leadership in Egypt’s biscuit market as it plans regional expansion. CEO Mehmet Tutuncu pictured. Photo: Ülker

Ülker plots geographic expansion with new parent pladis

By Oliver Nieburg

Turkish confectioner Ülker is aiming to become the leader in Egypt’s biscuit market and hopes to expand in the Middle East & North Africa, Central Asia, Russia and China through recent acquisitions.

Counterfeit Western chocolate brands such as Ferrero Rocher seized by Chinese police. ©iStock/Authenticcreation

Fake Ferrero and Mars chocolate seized in China

By Douglas Yu

Chinese police recently seized 300,000 counterfeit chocolate pieces during the 2017 Lunar New Year worth around 700 RMB ($102) per box, after a wedding candy store owner received complaints from local consumers.

Austrian confectioner PEZ has sealed licences for Super Mario, Transformers and Spongebob Squarepants dispensers among others in 2017

PEZ primes for China entry

By Oliver Nieburg

PEZ is preparing to enter China later this year as it announces a string of dispenser licenses for 2017, including Super Mario and Transformers.

Roshen to cease production at Liptesk plant after failed sale. Photo: Roshen

Roshen to axe 700 jobs at Russian plant

By Oliver Nieburg

Ukrainian confectioner Roshen is to stop producing at its factory in Liptesk, Russia, indefinitely, in a move set to impact 700 jobs.

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