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

Jacob’s makes cracking savings

2 August 2010 – Jacob’s Biscuits in Liverpool, UK has recently installed Turbo tray denesters on three of its savoury biscuit lines. The denesters are of the Pneufeed air jet type, which denest the trays by means of a venturi principle and were chosen for reliability of denesting and speed of size change. The denesters […]

Fox’s boosts Mini Moos range

14 July 2010 – Fox’s Biscuits is extending its Mini Moos range with the launch of new Mini Moos Choc Chip. Available now, Mini Moos Choc Chip is set to build on the Mini Moos Malted Milk – currently the fastest growing stock-keeping unit within the £123.3 million kids sector – and capitalise on the […]

FSA calls for ‘mini-sized’ food

Manufacturers should start making fatty food and soft drinks in single portions to help consumers choose a healthier diet, according to the Food Standards Agency. It has called on manufacturers to reduce saturated fat in biscuits, cakes, buns and chocolate confectionery and sugar in soft drinks. It also wants consumers to have a greater choice […]

Fast flow-wrapper to debut at BIE

A specialist flow-wrapping solution for the baking industry will be making its UK debut on the KernPack stand at this year’s Baking Industry Exhibition. The wrapper is manufactured by Tecno Pack and is a strong choice for wrapping crackers, confectionery, biscuits and biscuits on-pile. It offers consistent productivity, reliability and minimum downtime for the high […]

Franz Haas expands capabilities with DFE Meincke acquisition

Franz Haas Waffel- und Keksanlagen-Industrie has acquired an 85% stake in DFE Meincke. The other 15% will remain in the possession of Frank Muntzberg, who will continue to manage the company as CEO in conjunction with Christoph Jiraschek, who is a member of the Haas family. The family-run Austrian Haas company is the global market […]

McVitie’s reduces fat by a further 50%

The UK’s United Biscuits has announced a second reduction in the saturated fat content in three of its leading McVitie’s biscuit brands. From November 2009, McVitie’s Digestives, HobNobs and Rich Tea biscuit brands will be reduced in saturated fat by a further 50% following a similar reduction 12 months ago. Jon Eggleton, marketing director at […]

Nestle stays on track

Nestle has revealed growth of just under 4% for the third quarter, the same percentage as for its confectionery business. The strongest division was drinks with an almost 10% organic growth. Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle, says, “We have been streamlining our structures and product portfolio and, at the same time, we continue to invest […]

New Fox’s Biscuits selection boxes

Fox’s Biscuits have released two new selection boxes ” Fox’s Wonders and Fox’s Fabulously Special. Rachel Moffatt, Fox’s brand sector director, says, “Fox play a key role in the seasonal biscuit category, proven by last year’s performance when we drove a significant 22% growth in value in a flat market 17 week period.” Fox’s Fabulously […]

Frito-Lay launches new snack range in India

Frito-Lay India, the snack food division of PepsiCo India, has launched the new brand ‘Aliva’, a baked snack made with wheat and lentils, to capitalise on the growing Indian salty snacks and biscuits market. “Aliva marks Frito-Lay India’s creation of a new baked savoury cracker category ” borrowing ingredients & textures from biscuits & flavorful […]

Acrylamide increase in EU biscuits

Scientists from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have warned that the amount of the potentially harmful contaminant acrylamide appearing in biscuits is increasing despite industry efforts to reduce its presence. Figures released this month by EFSA say tests showed the average presence of acrylamide in European Union (EU) biscuits in 2007 was 317 μg/kg, […]

Union fights United Biscuits

There are to be talks between unions and management at UK manufacturer United Biscuits (UB) after the company proposed to move its financial department from UK to India with the loss of more than 50 jobs. The maker of McVitie’s and Jaffa Cakes, among other products, has begun a consultation process and says it has […]

BCCC Technology Conference 2009

The British biscuit, cake, chocolate and confectionery sector group (BCCC) has held its 56th technology conference. The conference, held 26-27 March in Stratford-upon-Avon brought together food scientists and technologists, new product development experts, engineers, production and marketing executives. Barbara Gallani, BCCC sector manager, opened the conference with an introduction to the BCCC and the general […]

Integrated bagger and weigher

An integrated multihead weigher and bagging machine for mid-speed duties up to 80 bags a minute was launched in the UK at Pro2Pac by Italian manufacturer PFM Packaging Machinery. Aimed at the smaller, or start-up business the new ZC1 machine handles dry goods such as snacks, confectionery, granular products, biscuits and short pasta, bringing together […]

M&S wins teacake battle after 13 years

After a legal battle lasting 13 years, British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has won the fight over the classification of its teacakes. Consequently, the company is entitled to a £3.5 million rebate. The long-standing dispute originated when M&S claimed that for 20 years its teacakes were incorrectly classified as chocolate biscuits, hence attracting value […]