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Cocoa Life in Indonesia

Mondelez International has announced that its $400 million Cocoa Life programme is fully operational in Indonesia.

New Cargill marketing director

Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business has appointed Niklas Andersson as marketing and communications director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia. Andersson joins Cargill from Corbion where he was marketing director for Purac, Corbion’s food business, leading their global marketing team. However he has spent the majority of his career with Unilever in […]

Cookie dough on trend

On the back of the latest ice cream flavour innovations inspired by cafes, gelaterias and chilled desserts, cookie dough is the ice cream ingredient to watch this year in terms of driving demand – according to inclusions specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe). Café inspired flavours have increasingly appeared in both tub and hand held ice […]

What’s real?

It turns out that London has a history of counterfeit confectionery and falsified foodstuffs; from children’s sweets dyed with copper to wine sweetened with lead, food historian Tasha Marks has researched the many different ways in which candy makers and chefs have taken shortcuts while cooking since the 1880s. Apparently some pretty harmful ingredients were […]

Innovation application centre

DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced the opening of an Innovation Application Centre in Gurgaon, India. The multi-million-dollar facility houses state-of-the-art equipment and capabilities to serve the food industry in India. “According to industry estimates, the food industry in India is growing between 15 and 20 per cent annually. We recognise that while the science […]

Improving cocoa fermentation

The Barry Callebaut Group, VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and KU Leuven (University of Leuven), with the support of IWT (Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology-Flanders), have improved the process of cocoa fermentation. Building on techniques inspired by Belgian brewers, the researchers have developed a special yeast that unlocks the flavour and aroma precursors […]

Food processing resource

Foodesign, a tna company, has launched a new website to reflect its leading position as a food processing equipment innovator and provide a valuable resource for the global food manufacturing industry. Located at www.foodesign.com, the website offers international customer support, an overview of the company’s state of the art, customisable system portfolio and an update […]

Back to work we go

As the dust settles after ProSweets and ISM in Cologne, it’s time to reflect on the highlights of these important industry events. Of course, there will be show reviews in the March issue of Confectionery Production, so if you’d like to be included, please email me at susannahm@bellpublishing.com by the end of this week. We […]

Cocoa processing in Asia

Food and beverage manufacturers seeking to meet the growing demand among Asian consumers for chocolate and cocoa products will benefit from a greater availability of high quality cocoa powders following the inauguration of Cargill’s cocoa processing facility in Gresik, Indonesia. Creating more than 300 new jobs, the US$100m facility will have a 70,000-metric-ton processing capacity […]

New facility in China

TIC Gums has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China, allowing the company to meet the growing global demand for texture and stability solutions within the food and beverage industry. The new facility significantly expands the company’s production capabilities to fulfill orders for the Asia Pacific market. “Manufacturing in China allows […]

Were you there?

Having returned from a successful trip to Dubai last week where we attended Gulfood Manufacturing, we are keen to know what others thought of the event. Exhibitors during the show appeared very positive and there certainly seemed to be plenty of visitors to the Dubai World Trade Centre where the event was held. Sweets & […]

Boost for global cocoa brand

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business is revitalising its global Gerkens Cacao brand, highlighting its premium nature and key benefits for confectionery customers. “We found from research amongst our customers that Gerkens is a much-loved and well-known brand that is already closely associated with its Dutch heritage, but which needed refreshing,” says Philippe Huet, Cargill managing […]

Unique business potential

Dubai’s Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Group (FBMG), a non-profit industry body for food and beverage manufacturers based in the Emirate, has praised the inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing – running 9-11 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) – for its ‘unique business potential’. With more than 1,000 global food manufacturers, suppliers and service providers due to […]

Skills programme for farmers

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Cargill are investing US $2.5m to strengthen and expand the Cargill Coop Academy in Ivory Coast to provide greater access to advanced business skills training for over 300 cocoa co-operative leaders. The Cargill Coop Academy, established in 2013, was the first of its kind in the cocoa sector and […]