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Gelita hosts customer symposium in China

More than 80 guests attended Gelita’s symposium on March 26 in Shanghai. Gelita’s CMO, Dr Axel Alber and the company’s Chinese general manager, Claudio Jacomassi, opened the symposium. The symposium included a look at gelatine and its many applications. Later, Gelita unveiled its future innovation focus, where participants witnessed a sneak peak at the company’s […]

Posted 9 April 2009

Unilever to close Massachusetts, US plant

Unilever is to close its manufacturing ice cream manufacturing plant in Framingham, Massachusetts, US. Steve Rosemary, director of manufacturing, Unilever Ice Cream, says, “After a long and careful analysis, we have determined that greater efficiencies can be achieved by shifting production to other company plants in the US. This decision was a difficult one and […]

Posted 9 April 2009

Tangerine expands Taveners sweets

UK confectionery company Tangerine has completed a major expansion of its traditional sweet shop confectionery brand Taveners Proper Sweets. As part of the range expansion the company has rebranded its Pascall and Sharps pre-packs, jars and weighout boxes as Taveners. The range now includes confectionery classics Rhubarb and Custard, Assorted Toffees and Strawberry Bon Bons […]

Posted 9 April 2009

Greet Vivartia reorganises

Greek food company Vivartia has reorganised into four subsidiaries through the separation of divisions. The secession will take place through the respective transfer of the activities of the Bakery and Confectionery Division (formerly Chipita International), the Dairy and Drinks Division (formerly Delta Dairy), the Food Services and Entertainment Division (formerly Goody’s) and the Frozen Foods […]

Posted 2 April 2009

Keychoc launches moulding machines

KeyChoc, the machinery division of Keylink, has launched its new range of “MM” series moulding machines. The range includes the MM08, a compact and affordable table-top machine. Both the MM08 and the MM15 can be supplied with the optional Temper Assist’ feature, which cuts down the tempering time by up to 30%. “Machines like this […]

Posted 2 April 2009

ADAS to protect British food

ADAS, a leading UK environmental consultancy, has been awarded a major contract to manage the delivery of the EU Protected Food Names Scheme (EUPFN) in England on behalf of Defra. The contract will see the consultancy assisting British producers with the legal protection of regional and traditional food and drinks, which have a unique heritage, […]

Posted 2 April 2009

BCCC Technology Conference 2009

The British biscuit, cake, chocolate and confectionery sector group (BCCC) has held its 56th technology conference. The conference, held 26-27 March in Stratford-upon-Avon brought together food scientists and technologists, new product development experts, engineers, production and marketing executives. Barbara Gallani, BCCC sector manager, opened the conference with an introduction to the BCCC and the general […]

Posted 2 April 2009

CEO Patrick De Maeseneire to leave Barry Callebaut

After seven years with Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, CEO Patrick De Maeseneire has decided to leave Barry Callebaut and to accept the appointment as CEO of Adecco, the worldwide leader in Human Resources services from 1 June. The board of directors has appointed German national Juergen Steinemann to […]

Posted 2 April 2009

Integrated bagger and weigher

An integrated multihead weigher and bagging machine for mid-speed duties up to 80 bags a minute was launched in the UK at Pro2Pac by Italian manufacturer PFM Packaging Machinery. Aimed at the smaller, or start-up business the new ZC1 machine handles dry goods such as snacks, confectionery, granular products, biscuits and short pasta, bringing together […]

Posted 25 March 2009

Worries for vanilla

Recent political unrest in Madagascar may affect the vanilla output of the world’s top producer Tensions have risen sharply in the country, one of the largest global producers of vanilla amid clashes between government and opposition supporters and a new wave of looting. The country’s new president Andry Rajoelina ousted former president Marc Ravalomanana after […]

Posted 25 March 2009

Hershey to buy Van Houten Singapore

Barry Callebaut has sold 100% of its consumer company in Asia, Van Houten Singapore, to The Hershey Company. While Callebaut will retain ownership of the traditional Van Houten Brand, Hershey will own the license of the Van Houten brand name and related trademarks in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand for consumer products. […]

Posted 18 March 2009

New violet natural colour

Made from purple carrot, the new anthocyanin colour offers beverage producers a vivid and stable violet colour with increased shelf life. Chr. Hansen has added a new member to its ColorFruit family of transparent colours extracted from edible fruits and vegetables. Based on purple carrot, ColorFruit Magenta 109 WS’ develops a natural and vivid violet […]

Posted 18 March 2009

Nordzucker acquires Danisco Sugar

Danisco has announced the sale of its subsidiary Danisco Sugar to German company Nordzucker. The subsidiary has been sold for DKK 5.45bn Danish kroner (€731m). In February, the German competition authorities, the Bundeskartellamt, granted a final approval of Nordzucker’s acquisition of Danisco Sugar, which included the sale of Danisco’s German-based sugar and bioethanol plant in […]

Posted 18 March 2009

Online mixing tool for bakers

Marion Mixers, based in Iowa, US, is launching an industry-first online industrial mixer tool that will begin the mixer selection process for processors across the globe. It can be used in the bakery and snack industries, among others, to quickly identify the correct industrial mixer for their application mixing needs. The program includes a systematic […]

Posted 18 March 2009