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 & […]
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Increasing regional food production and the need for sustainable, flexible and cost-effective packaging solutions catering to regional consumers’ tastes will see a host of leading global packaging technology providers converge on next month’s inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing. With the food and beverage sector contributing 59 per cent of a MENA packaging industry predicted to be worth […]
Wild has expanded its range of colours and now offers a prism of intense shades for use in confectionery products. The Rainbow Range of concentrates and extracts is available in red, orange, yellow, blue, green and purple. Wild has made use of extraction technologies in processing the microalgae spirulina, particularly in creating greens, and an […]
Cargill has agreed to purchase Archer Daniels Midland Company’s (NYSE: ADM) global chocolate business for $440 million. The acquisition is an excellent fit with Cargill’s existing chocolate business and brings together two organisations with strong talent, broad customer bases and extensive research and development capabilities. “This acquisition is a major milestone in Cargill’s chocolate growth strategy and […]
Production has begun at a new whey and lactose production facility that is a joint venture between Denmark’s Arla Foods Ingredients and German dairy co-operative Deutsches Milchkontor (DMK). The factory, which cost more than €50m to build, is operated by ArNoCo, an organisation created by the two companies specifically to produce high quality ingredients for […]
Merck has granted Azelis the distribution rights for its Candurin pearl effect pigments in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Apart from logistics, Azelis will be responsible for local customer support and applications technology. In turn, Merck will support Azelis with research and development, training and regulatory matters. Rainer Hoffmann, responsible for pigments and cosmetics sales, […]
At its general assembly in Amsterdam, Caobisco elected Patrick Poirrier, CEO of Cémoi, as president for a two-year mandate. Poirrier succeeds Tobias Bachmüller, CEO of Katjes Fassin GmbH + Co in Germany. Poirrier is the third generation to head the French specialty chocolate and confectionery manufacturer and cocoa processor. Poirrier graduated from a French Business School, […]
As consumers become increasingly interested in where the items they buy come from and how they are produced, the concept of Fairtrade is growing in popularity.
Brookfield GmbH, headquarted in Lorch, Baden-Wuerttemberg, has appointed Gerhard Baumann as its new MD. This office manages all sales and service for Brookfield laboratory customers in Germany. Sales offices are located in Duesseldorf (Langenfeld), Frankfurt, Munich (Friedberg) and Dresden in addition to the main office in Lorch. Baumann will be responsible for the full line […]
Archer Daniels Midland Company is set to expand its production capacity of non-genetically modified lecithin. The firm will expand capacity at its soybean processing facility in Latur, India, and adding new rapeseed processing capabilities to its facility in Hamburg, Germany. Lecithin is an emulsifier that is used in a wide variety of food processing applications […]
Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business is set to expand its specialty cocoa liquor capabilities in its plants in France and Germany. Philippe Huet, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate’s managing director Cocoa says, “This major investment in our cocoa liquor capabilities will enable us to meet growing customer demand for premium and organic chocolate products. These liquors […]
Wild, a manufacturer of natural ingredients for the food and beverage industries, is expanding its facilities in Berlin, Germany and Valencia, Spain. Last year the company purchased land from the real estate company Liegenschaftsfonds Berlin totaling around 6,500 square metres. The area is located on the Spree river and is directly opposite the company grounds. […]
Multipond has expanded its high-speed 400 series by adding a 36-head version. The new multihead weigher, which is made in Germany, is now also optimally suited to higher weights of up to 100g, delivering extremely high performance and maximum accuracy. With up to 500 realistic weighings per minute combined with an appropriate packaging machine, the […]
Kitty So, Alan Osborn, Lee Adendorf, Wang Fangqing and Keith Nuthall report on innovations in the mixing technology.
Will you be exhibiting at the 44th International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) from 26-29 January 2014 in Cologne, Germany? In the run up to the event we will be featuring a selection of the exhibitors in a weekly e-newsletter. We will also be producing a show preview, which will be printed alongside the February […]
Brazil will be the partner country of ISM 2014, the international sweets and biscuits fair, which will be held in Cologne, Germany, from 26-29 January. The exhibiting Brazilian companies will have the opportunity to present a range of products. The participation of Brazilian companies, which represent the third largest confectionery industry in the world, is […]
Theegarten-Pactec is embarking on a new construction project. The existing company site in Dresden (Germany) is being expanded to 50,000 m². The ground-breaking ceremony for the all-new building complex, which will accommodate production facilities and office space, will take place in spring 2014. The total investment amounts to more than £25m (€30m). “We have outgrown […]
Jonathan Thomas, principal market analyst at Leatherhead Food Research, discusses the role of flavours in confectionery and snacks.
Taura Natural Ingredients will showcase its low glycemic index URC fruit pieces at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) show, highlighting the rich opportunities they offer for creating delicious snacks that provide slow release energy. Exhibiting on Stand 8A71, Taura’s representatives will be on hand to discuss the results of independent GI testing conducted recently […]
Global ingredient solutions provider, the Ingredion group of companies, is launching the first clean label ingredient that can replace carrageenan in the formulation of dairy-based puddings and custards. The co-texturiser Novation Indulge 2740 is being launched in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and is the only carrageenan substitute to be simply labelled as ‘starch’. […]