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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, […]

Move over goji, here comes Baobab

The fruit pulp of the Baobab tree is the latest ingredient for confectionery, cereal bars and smoothies, following Novel Foods approval by the European Commission. The Baobab tree is known as the upside down’ tree, and is a common feature of the landscape in southern Africa. Its fruit has up to three times the vitamin […]

Cadbury confirms strong start to 2008

British confectionery company Cadbury has shown a strong first half of 2008 with growth expected to be above 4-6% and double-digit growth in emerging markets. Todd Stitzer, Cadbury’s CEO, says: “We’re off to a strong start as a focused confectionery business and expect first half revenues above our goal range and good progress on margins. […]

Obituary Ken Goddard

Kenneth Goddard, the packaging and confectionery editor died on 10 June, losing his fight to cancer. He was 62. Ken started life as a journalist on a motoring magazine and moved into the specialist field of packaging in 1978. He became assistant editor of Packaging News at Maclean Hunter and then editor. In 1986 he […]