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Reducing global sodium intake

The American Heart Association brought together over 100 key stakeholders at a special conference about global sodium intake in June 2013, and the proceedings from the conference have now been published. The group found that increasing consumer understanding for the need to reduce sodium intake, and the use of food technologies to reduce sodium in […]

Packaging firm set to expand

Bosch Packaging Technology is aiming to expand its position in the packaging technology market globally by 2020, and in particular in Africa and Asia. The company also intends to spur further growth by venturing into new fields of business. “We expect to see fundamental change in the market for packaging machinery. We not only want […]

RSPO certified sustainable palm oil

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is set to offer Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil to North American customers from 2015. In addition, the firm will work with Wilmar International Limited to provide fully traceable, sustainable palm oil that meets the RSPO Mass Balance standards. “ADM and Wilmar share a commitment to […]

Non-GMO lecithin production expands

Archer Daniels Midland Company is set to expand its production capacity of non-genetically modified lecithin. The firm will expand capacity at its soybean processing facility in Latur, India, and adding new rapeseed processing capabilities to its facility in Hamburg, Germany. Lecithin is an emulsifier that is used in a wide variety of food processing applications […]

Chocolate company trading update

The Hershey Company has announced its sales and earnings for the first quarter ended March 30, 2014. Highlights from the update included: Net sales increase 2.4% including a 0.8 point negative impact from foreign currency exchange rates. Earnings per share-diluted of $1.11 as reported and $1.15 adjusted Outlook for 2014 net sales and adjusted earnings […]

Cocoa demand rises

North American cocoa grindings rose for the sixth straight quarter with the smallest increase in nearly a year and a half after the 2013 figure was revised upward, according to data from the NCA, Reuters has reported.

New soy protein facility in Brazil

Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced plans to invest $250 million in a soy protein production complex in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The complex will be located next to the company’s existing soybean processing facility in Campo Grande, and will manufacture a range of functional protein concentrates and isolates. ADM’s Food and […]

Going organic

Rafal Taciak, commercial director for cocoa and Christina Franken, marketing communication, Tradin Organic, discuss the challenges of meeting a growing demand for organic cocoa.

Cocoa processing solutions firm acquired

The Royal Duyvis Wiener group has acquired JAF Inox, a cocoa processing solutions provider. The move allows the group to serve the gourmet ‘bean to bar’ chocolate maker, in addition to the laboratory size chocolate equipment user. JAF Inox can supply complete turnkey chocolate production systems from bean to bar. The standard lines range in […]

Sustainability goals exceeded

The Hershey Company has exceeded three of its environmental sustainability goals set in 2012. By the end of 2013 the company had converted six of its manufacturing facilities to zero waste to landfill, surpassing its 2015 goal of five. In addition, the company has achieved a recycling rate of 86.6%, surpassing its goal of 85%, […]

Fruity new fillings

As part of its major American Bakery Campaign 2014, Dawn Foods has extended its range of fillings and toppings with a selection of ready to use fruit fillings featuring real whole fruit, developed especially for the UK and Irish bakery markets. Dawn’s new fillings are available in seven flavours – blueberry, raspberry, black cherry, red […]

Stevia distribution agreement

GWI, a raw ingredient distributor from California, has been selected to distribute and sell Chenguang Biotech’s Stevia products in North America. “We have been looking for a partner in North America for many years on a variety of our herbal products”, says Mr. Qingguo Lu, President of Chenguang Biotech. “With GWI’s customer service, their reputation, […]

3D printed edibles

3D Systems has announced a multi-year joint agreement with The Hershey Company, a North American producer of chocolates, sweets and refreshments, to explore and develop opportunities for using 3D printing technology in creating edible foods, such as confectionery. “We believe that innovation is key to delivering relevant, compelling consumer experiences with our iconic brands,” says […]

In the mix

Kitty So, Alan Osborn, Lee Adendorf, Wang Fangqing and Keith Nuthall report on innovations in the mixing technology.