Loma's metal detection technology wins UK award
A metal detector range from Loma Systems won the Technical Development award at the UK’s Food Processing Awards.
EFSA aspartame consultation cancelled due to travel doubts
An April 23 EFSA consultation to discuss its safety review of aspartame has been cancelled due to travel uncertainties, as volcanic ash from Iceland continues to cause problems with air travel.
Kraft mandates banks to sell Cadbury plants
US food group, Kraft, has recruited the services of financial powerhouses HSBC and BNP Paribas to help divest it of the Polish and Romanian businesses of Cadbury, according to media reports.
Kraft acted 'irresponsibly' in Cadbury takeover, claims UK report
Kraft’s reputation in the UK has been badly hit by its behaviour during the acquisition of Cadbury and it should be subject to continuous scrutiny over its subsequent pledges, claim UK politicians who heard evidence from Kraft executives last month.
Kraft's Milka set to go head to head with Dairy Milk in UK
The Kraft owned chocolate brand Milka is to be launched across the entire UK market from April, just weeks after the US food giant purchased Dairy Milk maker Cadbury.
ABF sells Polish sugar business in advance of EU rule change
Associated British Foods (ABF) has sold its Polish sugar business to Pfeifer & Langen for an estimated £120 to £130m in preparation for the opening up of EU sugar trade.
New confectionery factory opened at Nestle site
Nestle marked the consolidation of its packaging supply chain in the UK last week with the official opening of a new co-packing factory at its distribution centre in York.
Gum sales fall, but chocolate resilient for Cadbury 1Q
UK chocolate firm Cadbury reports a 2 per cent drop in gum sales in the first quarter in Europe and the US, impacted by less consumer spending at convenience shops.
‘Candy’ ball pulls in six figure sum for confectionery industry’s Sweet Charity
Participants in the UK's confectionery industry, including manufacturers and retailers "helped to raise a much needed six figure sum" for the industry's Sweet Charity.
Wrigley 5 gum launch targets UK premium category
Chewing gum giant Wrigley will target the premium category in the UK’s competitive gum market, rolling-out its “sense-stimulating, edgy” 5 gum for “stylish consumers”.
Local MP joins Cadbury in packaging pledge
Riding the environmental ticket, UK conservative MP Tim Loughton this week joined Cadbury and the National Trust to cut down on packaging as foil-filled Easter approaches.
Cadbury ad campaign backs Trident mint gum
Cadbury, the UK’s number one confectionery manufacturer, will launch a nationwide poster campaign this month to support its Trident mint gum brand.
Melamine found in Welsh sex shops
Novelty chocolates containing melamine have been found for sale in Wales.
Saimo aims for less of the same in European sweet packaging
A China-based manufacturer of weighing and packaging products is looking for greater collaboration with confectioners and other food manufacturers to establish itself on the European market.
DEFRA agrees allocation of compensation for sugar growers and contractors
The allocation of aid between UK sugar beet growers and contractors
will remain unchanged from the original proposal made in British
Sugar's application, despite suggestions it could have been
re-negotiated, said the UK Department...