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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 […]

Barry Callebaut considers Asia

Barry Callebaut expects cocoa prices to gain further this year on supply concerns in top cocoa regions in West Africa and a recovery in global demand. The Swiss-based firm says prospects of weaker output from top grower Ivory Coast have shifted some of the company’s focus to Asia. CEO Juergen Steinemann noted recently that Malaysia […]

ISM – CEO lunch is a winning recipe

The managing directors of confectionery producers and trading companies gathered for the first CEO lunch on the first day of ISM. Jurgen Steinemann, CEO of Barry Callebaut, and Dr Hermann Buhlbecker, managing director and sole shareholder of Aachener Printen- und Schokoladenfabrik Henry Lambertz, discussed the “Future of the Confectionery Industry”. Both participants judged the sector’s […]

Nestle stays on track

Nestle has revealed growth of just under 4% for the third quarter, the same percentage as for its confectionery business. The strongest division was drinks with an almost 10% organic growth. Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle, says, “We have been streamlining our structures and product portfolio and, at the same time, we continue to invest […]

ADM opens cocoa plant in Ghana

ADM, one of the world’s largest cocoa and chocolate manufacturers, has officially opened its new cocoa processing plant in Kumasi, Ghana. The company has had a presence in Ghana since 2005 and in West Africa in general since 1997. “I am pleased that ADM has chosen Kumasi to build its new cocoa processing plant. This […]

Divine joins World Fair Trade day celebrations

Divine Chocolate, the UK fairtrade chocolate company, will take part in celebrating the World Fair Trade day on 9 May 2009 and has marked it with a new chocolate souffle recipe. World Fair Trade Day is the global campaign for The Fair Trade movement connecting producers and customers around the world. The day will see […]

Rainforest Alliance and Mars team on sustainability

Mars and the Rainforest Alliance have unwrapped new goals in their campaign to help cocoa farmers get on the path toward sustainability. The global company and the NGO agreed to redouble efforts to help thousands of farmers meet holistic social and environmental standards so that their farms could earn Rainforest Alliance certification. Mars aims to […]

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 […]

ICA to coordinate global cocoa quality and regulation

The International Confectionery Association has held two meetings in Cologne, Germany on cocoa supply chain issues. In addition to ICA, attendees included NCA, CAOBISCO, CMA Australia, CMA Canada, Confectionery Association of Japan, World Cocoa Foundation, Federation of Cocoa Commerce, European Cocoa Association and chocolate manufacturers. The first meeting addressed global pesticide use in growing areas […]

Bell’s ‘Top 10 Flavours for 2009’ published

Global company Bell Flavors & Fragrances, which supply ingredients for the food, beverage, soap and cosmetics industries, has published its ‘Top 10 Flavours for 2009’. 

 The list of sweet flavours covers the confectionery, bakery and dairy sectors. The company also publishes top ten lists of savoury and beverage flavours. The methods used to compile […]

AB Foods buys sugar unit

Associated British Foods (AB Fooods), the owner of British Sugar, is to buy Ebro Puleva SA’s sugar unit for €385 million, gaining half the market in the Iberian peninsula as EU reforms reduce production AB Foods, whose other businesses include Twinings teas and Primark retail stores, produces 4 million tonnes of sugar annually under British […]

Ingredients news: Stabilisers put the icing on the cake

Cargill is introducing two new stabiliser ranges that enable baked goods manufacturers to produce bakery icings that work with various processing requirements. These new texturising solutions will give manufacturers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa flexibility in producing colourful, visually appealing, great-tasting bakery icings. Satialgine OGI cold soluble alginate was developed for direct-use icings, […]