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

Palm oil receives support

MEP Julie Girling invited the Indonesian Ambassador to the EU as well as stakeholders from the NGO and industry sides to the European Parliament on 5 April to debate on the best ways to achieve the goal of 100% sustainable palm oil by 2020.

Take advantage of dairy ingredient prices

Dairy commodity prices have become increasingly low and food manufacturers should lock into a long term deal quickly before they rise again, advises European trader Greenfields Ireland.

Magic designs in Dublin

The retail expansion of Katjes Magic Candy Factory is in full swing. The unique 3D printer for gummy candy has launched its first airport collaboration at The Loop in Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 building.

Puratos signs loan agreement with EIB

Puratos, who offers a range of bakery, patisserie and chocolate products, has signed a loan deal of €40 million for seven years with the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Barry Callebaut fillings palm oil swap

The Barry Callebaut group has switched the production of two of its most popular fillings for bakery and confectionery products from RSPO mass balance to RSPO fully segregated palm products as of January 2016.

Bring your own contaminants to Ishida at Foodex

Ishida Europe will be putting its quality control expertise to the test at Foodex this year by inviting visitors to bring their own packs to the stand to be tested for contaminants, leakages or other quality control issues.

Full of beans

In part one of a two part series, consultant Graham Godfrey discusses the unique properties of cocoa and its role as a chocolate ingredient

Pecan Deluxe adds capacity in Europe

Pecan Deluxe Candy is starting 2016 with a significant (undisclosed) investment in new premises half a mile from the company’s factory, but closer to primary access routes and with potential for expansion, the company says.

Top trends in sweets and snacks

It’s useful to track what’s going on in the market place whatever area of the confectionery sector you work in. With that in mind, Innova Market Insights has highlighted the top 10 trends in sweets – chocolate and confectionery – and snacks.

See you at ProSweets

We have just sent the February issue of Confectionery Production to press. With ProSweets less than two weeks away, included, of course, there is a preview of the show, where you will find details of a selection of key exhibitors.

January 2015/December 2016

Equipment: Conveyors, Ingredients: Functional ingredients, Packaging: Twist wrap and lollipop sticks, Product focus: Chocolate, Review: Food Ingredients Europe.

Better for you

Jonathan Thomas, CP editorial board member and principal market analyst at Leatherhead Research, discusses how confectionery manufacturers are improving the nutritional qualities of their products.

Affordable funding for cocoa farmers

A Cargill Cocoa Promise project addressing access to affordable funding for cocoa farmer co-operatives in Ivory Coast, has been named winner of the FiE 2015 Best Sustainability Innovation Award in Paris, France yesterday.

Weigher improves output for Cloetta

The installation of an Ishida multihead weigher at Cloetta’s factory in San Pietro in Casale in Italy has increased production efficiencies by over 10 per cent, equating to an additional 250kg of product packed every shift, says the company.