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These are all the posts that have been tagged with africa.

Isle of Wight Biltong pack a punch

Isle of Wight Biltong, a specialist provider of the South African delicacy, believes it is on the brink of huge growth and success thanks to the new vertical form fill and seal equipment it has purchased from KernPack.  The new machine is due for delivery in late March and will be put into production within […]

Kerry Ingredients acquires Orley Foods

Kerry Ingredients & Flavours has completed the acquisition of the Cape Town-based sweet ingredient solutions supplier Orley Foods for an undisclosed sum. Orley Foods is part of the Libstar Holdings Group and has a 50-year history of providing sweet ingredients for the confectionery, ice cream, beverage, cereal, dairy and bakery markets. The deal comes a […]

Ghana’s cocoa receives a boost

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and chocolate maker TCHO are collaborating to introduce innovations and quality improvements to cocoa grown in Ghana. This will take the form of a Flavour Lab located at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) and on-farm extension work. The project’s goal is to demonstrate to farmers the direct link between […]

ADM appoints global sustainability general manager

Archer Daniels Midland Company has appointed Dr Kai-Uwe Ostheim as general manager – global sustainability cocoa. He will lead ADM Cocoa’s global sustainability programme, as the company looks to build on the success of its existing initiatives and meet growing customer and consumer interest in supporting farming communities around the world. Based in Rolle, Switzerland, […]

Combating African cocoa pests and diseases

A new initiative is being introduced to tackle cocoa pests and diseases in West Africa. The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is to lead the initiative, in partnership with the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) and the European Cocoa Association (ECA). The world’s two leading chocolate manufacturers, Mars and Mondelez International, and other companies are expected […]

Bosch sees potential in Africa

Bosch Packaging Technology has opened a sales and service office in Cairo, Egypt. With a population of over 80 million and growing, Egypt is experiencing tremendous growth in the confectionery industry. Bosch’s new office provides local sales and service support to meet the increased packaging demand in Egypt and beyond, including large parts of Africa and the […]

Helping farmers adapt to climate change

Nestlé’s work to help cocoa and coffee farmers adapt to environmental challenges has been recognised as an example of best practice by the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The company believes one of the best ways it can support farmers in preserving crops vulnerable to the effects of climate change is by […]

October 2011

Regulars: Editorial comment News round up Products, packs promotions Ingredients news Processing & packaging news Diary Confectioner’s comment… Peter Meadows, marketing director of UK & Europe, California Raisins Features: Africa’s chocolate meltdown Snack attack Popping up everywhere Winners and losers of EFSA’s health claim rulings Creating value added brands Going wild Ideal inclusions The healthier […]

Hershey to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020

The Hershey Company has said it will source 100 percent certified cocoa for its global chocolate product lines by 2020 and accelerate its programmes to help eliminate child labour in the cocoa regions of West Africa. Certified cocoa will be verified through independent auditors to assure that it is grown in line with the highest […]

Raise the bar, Hershey

23 August 2012 – A new initiative by the International Labor Rights Forum asks that Hershey fully commits to ethically sourced cocoa produced under fair labour standards. The initiative is supported by 41 consumer owned grocer cooperatives and natural food retailers operating 62 stores, who are concerned about carrying the Hershey brands, Dagoba and Scharffenberger, […]

PureCircle reaches stevia leaf milestone

PureCircle has reached a major milestone in the global expansion of its supply chain reach. Several recent commercial scale shipments of stevia leaf have marked successful stevia cultivation and sourcing operations for PureCircle in Paraguay, Kenya and the US. PureCircle’s continuous investment and commitment to these regions over the past several years strategically diversifies their […]

Nestle addresses child labour

29 June 2012 – Nestlé and its partners will involve communities in Côte d’Ivoire in a new effort to prevent the use of child labour in cocoa growing areas. The initiative is part of an action plan drawn up by Nestlé in response to a report on the company’s cocoa supply chain in the West […]

Lactose free milk chocolate

15 May 2012 – Barry Callebaut has launched a lactose free milk chocolate. Initially being launched in Europe, the chocolate differs from existing offerings by using a special skimmed milk powder with the lowest lactose content available on the market. With this particular powder, Barry Callebaut can allow higher amounts of milk powder in its […]

Tackling child labour

15 May 2012 – The International Cocoa Initiative is working to eliminate child labour from the cocoa supply chain. The holistic community empowerment model promoted by ICI is recognised by ILO/IPEC as an important contribution to bringing about the sustainable changes necessary to protect children, and forms the basis of an exciting new collaboration between […]