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These are all the posts that have been tagged with asia.

Cocoa powders achieve Indonesian recognition

Cargill has announced that it has achieved the Standard National of Indonesia (SNI), for its Gerkens cocoa powders. “We are extremely pleased to achieve the SNI, which enables us to export our globally renowned Gerkens cocoa powders to Indonesia,” comments Job Leuning, business development director for Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate. “Indonesia is an important country […]

Azelis to distribute green aroma extracts

Azelis has been appointed by Evonik to distribute green aroma extracts in the UK, Ireland, Italy and selected Central and Eastern European countries. Evonik’s aroma extracts make use of a process known as Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) which is carried out under gentle conditions.  André Aguiar, Evonik account & marketing manager Europe, explains, “This environmentally friendly extraction […]

Givaudan expands into India

 Givaudan has opened an innovation centre in Mumbai, expanding local capabilities and resources to bring innovative and creative flavour and taste solutions to its customers in India. For the first time Givaudan’s sensory science, flavour science and foodservice expertise will be available from within India. Food and beverage customers across the sub-continent will benefit from […]

Good things come in small packages

The World it seems, it becoming a little less keen to chew gum (and blow bubbles with it): this confectionery sub-sector that grew by a healthy 7.7 per cent in 2011 saw growth slowing to 1.7 per cent in 2012. It is the quietest sales period since the chewing gum segment (that includes bubble gums) […]

ADM appoints global sustainability general manager

Archer Daniels Midland Company has appointed Dr Kai-Uwe Ostheim as general manager – global sustainability cocoa. He will lead ADM Cocoa’s global sustainability programme, as the company looks to build on the success of its existing initiatives and meet growing customer and consumer interest in supporting farming communities around the world. Based in Rolle, Switzerland, […]

ADM cocoa increases processing capacity in Singapore

ADM Cocoa has completed the expansion of its production capabilities at its cocoa processing facility in Singapore. The expansion, which involved the upgrading of existing equipment as well as the installation of new machinery, will increase the total output of cocoa products by about 17%. The processing capacity will help ADM Cocoa to meet growing […]

Barry Callebaut switches to RSPO certified palm oil

Barry Callebaut will use fully segregated palm oil from sustainable production certified 100% by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for compounds and fillings in all its factories in Europe. In Asia-Pacific, three Barry Callebaut plants are already certified and able to offer RSPO certified palm oil on a mass balance basis. The ingredients […]

Loders Croklaan to supply coconut oil

Loders Croklaan has added coconut oil to its lauric fats portfolio from the Rotterdam facilities. This means that, from now on Loders Croklaan will be able to supply all its customers’ requirements in the field of lauric fats. “This should significantly simplify our customers’ daily business,” says European sales & marketing director Roald Hulst, “as […]

Ingredients company awarded food safety certificate

Taura Natural Ingredients’ factories in Belgium and New Zealand have been awarded ‘Grade A’ status under the widely respected BRC certification programme. Impressed auditors gave Taura top marks at both sites under the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety following a detailed inspection and evaluation of the two facilities, which produce fruit pieces, pastes and […]

Barry Callebaut acquires Petra’s cocoa division

Barry Callebaut has reached an agreement with Petra Foods, Singapore to acquire its cocoa ingredients division. The division is the largest cocoa products supplier in Asia with a global sales volume of 265,000 MT and 47,000 MT of co-manufacturing volumes for large accounts, sales revenue of $1.3 billion and 1,700 employees in fiscal year 2011 (ended […]

Palsgaard grows in Asia Pacific

Palsgaard is expecting to grow further in the Asia Pacific region. The company is on track to open a new factory in neighbouring Johor Bahru, Malaysia by mid-2013, and planning to produce emulsifiers and integrated blends to expand its market leadership to dairy, ice cream, margarine as well as in soya beverages over the next […]

Perfetti Van Melle looks to Burma

DKSH has entered into an agreement with Perfetti Van Melle for the marketing, sales and distribution of Perfetti Van Melle’s range of candies and soft chews across all trade channels in Myanmar. Perfetti Van Melle is a leading confectionery company, producing and distributing candies in more than 150 countries worldwide, including many well-known household brands […]

Asia Choco Congress

Asia Choco Congress will bring together international and Asia’s cocoa growers, traders, millers processors, chocolate manufacturers, investors, technology bests and other crucial stakeholders to explore burgeoning business opportunities in the fastest growing confectionary region in the world and address global supply chain challenges, procurement strategies and investment opportunities at a time of price volatility and […]