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Commitment to sustainability

1st June 2011 – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released its brand new trademark for use in the market by its members. From now on, producers of cookies, chocolate and confectionery will be able to clearly show their commitment to sustainable palm oil through the use of the trademark. RSPO secretary general […]

Palsgaard takes over Emulsion Holland

16 May 2011 – Ingredients company Palsgaard makes yet another expansion move, by taking over full control of Dutch PGPR manufacturer Emulsion Holland in Zierikzee in Holland, together with its South African subsidiary Emulsion Holland South Africa. This announcement comes only months after Palsgaard A/S published its plans of constructing a new 20,000 MT emulsifier […]

Executive vice president for colours & blends division

28 February 2011 – Carsten Bennike has taken up the position of executive vice president, colours & blends division, in addition to becoming a member of the executive board of Chr. Hansen. Carsten Bennike, 46, has previously worked as executive vice president for supply chain for Hempel (2005-2009). Before joining Hempel, he held various positions […]

Record breaking cocoa shipment

15 February 2011 – Blommer Chocolate, North America’s largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, has announced the single, largest cocoa bean shipment from West Africa is destined for their facility. The vessel, the Atlantic Tramp, carried 18,400 metric tons of cocoa, most of which is sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa and Blommer […]

ADM celebrates tripling of SERAP participants in five years

22 November 2010 – ADM is celebrating its fifth year of working with West African farmers to produce higher-quality cocoa crops through the company’s Socially and Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices (SERAP) programme. Since the programme’s inception in 2005, participation has tripled and provided almost 49,000 metric tonnes of sustainable cocoa. During the initial 2005-2006 growing […]

NGOs criticise Hershey’s cocoa sourcing

16 September 2010 – NGOs and human rights groups have accused Hershey of sourcing cocoa from African farms that use forced and child labour in wide-ranging criticism of the US chocolate giant’s record on corporate and social responsibility. According to a report from Global Exchange, Green America, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and Oasis […]

Cargill commits $5m to sustainable cocoa

14 September 2010 – Cargill has announced a three-year $5 million commitment to support sustainable cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. This includes a partnership with CARE to sponsor a new program of activities to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their families in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. “This commitment underlines our belief that […]

Armenia makes world’s largest chocolate bar

13 September 2010 – An Armenian confectionery company has been officially recognised for making the largest chocolate bar in the world. Grand Candy set a new Guinness World Record by making the 4,41kg bar, which was presented in ceremony on 11 September. It was made to mark the tenth anniversary of the company was created […]

Nestle reports strong growth

12 August 2010 – Nestlé Group has achieved an organic growth of 6.1% and an EBIT margin improvement to 15.1%, according to its latest profit report. The Food and Beverages business achieved 5.7% organic growth, which represents an acceleration over the corresponding period in 2009, particularly in Europe as well as in Asia, Oceania and Africa. […]

Cargill launches pectin-starch texture solutions for bakery fillings

27 June 2010 – The formulation challenges with bakery fillings can be complex and Cargill has brought out new texture solutions, obtained by using specific combinations of its Unipectine pectins and C*Tex, C*CreamTex and C*PolarTex starch ranges. They cover a large variety of uses, from ready-to-use bakery fillings to highly tailored formulations. Virginie Langendorff, Cargill’s […]

Ferrero goes green

23 June – Ferrero is preparing to go green and will aim for a 17% carbon emissions reduction in three years. According to Reuters, Ferrero will reduce energy consumption by 19-20% by 2013 compared to 2007 levels, while increasing high-efficiency energy by 50%. “The group is continuously involved in improving its industrial processes in order […]

New superfruit ingredient in the UK

Following EU Novel Foods approval, British food manufacturers and retailers can now obtain baobab, the exotic fruit from Southern Africa, as an ingredient for their products. Baobab has extremely high nutritional qualities including twice as much calcium as milk and more magnesium than spinach. The Organic Herb Trading Company (OHTC) has been appointed as the […]

New superfruit ingredient available in the UK

Following EU Novel Foods approval, British food manufacturers and retailers can now obtain baobab, the exotic fruit from Southern Africa, as an ingredient for their products. Baobab has extremely high nutritional qualities including twice as much calcium as milk and more magnesium than spinach. The Organic Herb Trading Company (OHTC) has been appointed as the […]

Disease may impact Ivory Coast for years

Cocoa output from the Ivory Coast will slip by 1.9% this season and could keep falling in coming years due to the spread of swollen shoot disease. The decline this season would mark its worst harvest in at least six years, and would offset expected increases elsewhere in the West African cocoa growing zone three […]