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

Lotus Bakeries invest in biscuit production

28 September 2010 – Belgian bakery firm Lotus Bakeries is reportedly to invest around €27 million over the next three years to boost production capacity at two of its plants. The company will expand its production and storage space of caramelised biscuits at its plant in Lembeke in reaction to a significant increase in sales […]

Finland imposes tax hike on confectionery

24 September 2010 – The Finnish government has announced plans to introduce a tax on confectionery, ice cream and soft drinks. Originally intended to be set at almost €1 per kilogram of goodies, the tax has now been dropped to €0.75 per kilo. When a tax on sweets was last enforced during the markka era […]

In-line multihead weighers cater for delicate products

16 August 2010 – A range of in-line multihead weighers offering low drop height for fragile goods and equipped with new control software to improve accuracy at higher speeds has been announced by Italian manufacturer PFM Packaging Machinery. The MBP C4 Series of weighers is available with up to eight weighing heads and is aimed […]

Nestle reports strong growth

12 August 2010 – Nestlé Group has achieved an organic growth of 6.1% and an EBIT margin improvement to 15.1%, according to its latest profit report. The Food and Beverages business achieved 5.7% organic growth, which represents an acceleration over the corresponding period in 2009, particularly in Europe as well as in Asia, Oceania and Africa. […]

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, […]