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Food Design director retires

After 14 years at the helm, Colin Hunter has retired as managing director of Food Design, manufacturer of specialist sugar confectionery ingredients to the international food industry Hunter built the company from a germ of an idea on the proverbial “back of fag packet”, into an organisation with a turnover of between £3-4 million. This […]

Chr. Hansen launches natural white food colour

So far producers of panned confectionery products such as chewing gum and chocolate dragees have had no option but to colour their products with titanium dioxide (E171 in Europe), a titanium-derived white colour produced by synthesis. Now Chr. Hansen has introduced a unique natural alternative based on calcium carbonate, which is classified in Europe as […]

Tate & Lyle opens new facility in Australia

Tate & Lyle has opened a new state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility for its Food Systems business for the Asia Pacific region in Wacol, Queensland. The new AU$ 7 million facility will also serve as Asia-Pacific headquarters for Tate & Lyle’s Food Systems business. Brian Walker, regional sales director of Tate & Lyle Food Systems, […]

Confectionery awards presented in Australasia

Two of the Australasian confectionery industry’s best students were presented with the prestigious Craig Award and the Sollich Award at the industry’s premier annual conference in the region, ConTechPlus, held in Melbourne recently. Each year the industry celebrates excellence in confectionery study at the Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia’s (CMA) annual conference, ConTechPlus, where the two […]

Hershey to buy Van Houten Singapore

Barry Callebaut has sold 100% of its consumer company in Asia, Van Houten Singapore, to The Hershey Company. While Callebaut will retain ownership of the traditional Van Houten Brand, Hershey will own the license of the Van Houten brand name and related trademarks in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand for consumer products. […]

New violet natural colour

Made from purple carrot, the new anthocyanin colour offers beverage producers a vivid and stable violet colour with increased shelf life. Chr. Hansen has added a new member to its ColorFruit family of transparent colours extracted from edible fruits and vegetables. Based on purple carrot, ColorFruit Magenta 109 WS’ develops a natural and vivid violet […]

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 […]

Japanese leaders join forces

Japan’s leading producer of chocolate products, Meiji Seika Kaisha, is to merge with Meiji Dairies Corporation in a bid to improve competitiveness and growth potential. Assuming shareholder approval, the new joint venture, Meiji Holdings Co Ltd is expected to become effective on 1 April next year. Meiji Seika, which specialises in confectionery and other foods, […]

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. […]

Kellogg acquires Chinese biscuit manufacturer

Kellogg has acquired the Zhanghang Food Company (Navigable Foods), a manufacturer of biscuits and crackers in the north and northeastern regions of China. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Navigable Foods’ 2007 net sales were approximately $50 million (€31.8m). “Geographic expansion in high-growth markets like China will help Kellogg Company continue to deliver sustainable […]

Guylian acquired by Lotte

The Belgian premium boxed chocolate company Guylian has reached an agreement to partner with South Korean Lotte Confectionery. Guylian will benefit from Lotte’s strong distribution in the fast growing Asian confectionery markets and additional resources to further strengthen the network of Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafes. The acquisition of Guylian will diversify Lotte’s existing confectionery business […]