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

Record numbers attend food fair

Fresh Montgomery has announced record attendance every day at Speciality & Fine Food Fair, as well as it being the largest show in its 15 year history, with an excess of 9,472 buyers passing through the show doors at Olympia – an increase of 15% on the previous record (ABC Audit pending). Event director Soraya […]

Sweet and savoury food packaging

To meet demand from the growing lunchtime “on the go” food market, multi-material packaging manufacturer Linpac Packaging is continuing to extend its new Freshware range for sweet and savoury foods. Many of the new packs are individual or twin portion sized to help consumers eat more healthily and help them and retailers reduce food waste. […]

Home baking preferred by Scots

Home baking is preferred by 68% of people in Scotland than shop bought or processed food, according to a survey of 2500 people across the UK. The survey, undertaken by Scottish Home Baking Awards (SHBA), found that the Scots relished home baking more than the English and the Welsh. The survey is released ahead of […]

EU approves health claim

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has announced that the EU Commission has approved its health claim submission on cocoa flavanols (Regulation No 851/2013). The company received the right to use the health claim that “cocoa flavanols help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, which contributes to normal blood flow.” Barry Callebaut […]

UK manufacturing matters

Manufacturers in London and the South East are feeling increasingly positive, with 82% of companies supplying into the food and drinks industry saying that they expect to grow in the next six months according to the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Barometer survey. The figures are taken from the 2013 Q1 (April-June) MAS Barometer survey, […]

Calorie-free natural sweetener

Natvia, the Australian all-natural sweetener, is launching in the UK. A healthy alternative to sugar and chemical sweeteners, it can be used in exactly the same way as sugar – in coffee, tea or cold beverages or in baking and cooking – with none of the unpleasant aftertaste or carcinogenic risks often associated with sweeteners. […]

Chocolate leads sector in France

The French confectionery market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2% over the next five years, increasing from a value of EUR 6 billion at the start of 2012, to reach a total of EUR 6.7 billion by 2017. According to a recent report, ‘The Future of the […]

The benefits of kiwi paste in baked goods

Stratum Nutrition, a Novus International business focusing on nutrition through functional and specialty ingredients, will be presenting findings from application studies incorporating ApuraGreen kiwifruit paste during the IFT Annual Meeting 13-16 July in Chicago. The primary outcomes presented look at fat replacement and freshness extension using the clean label ingredient. ApuraGreen is a whole-fruit kiwi […]

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 […]

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) […]

Nestlé launches smartphone scanning

Consumers in the UK will be the first to benefit from a new global initiative by Nestlé to give people instant access to information about the nutritional profile and environmental and social impacts of its products. Anyone who buys a multi-pack of two-finger Kit Kat chocolate bars in the UK and Ireland will be able […]

Sliding sugar free sales

With the green light having been given to stevia in Europe, and with a continued effort to encourage consumers to cut back on sugared products as a weight loss strategy, it would be expected that the time has come for more sugar free chocolate confectionery products to enter the marketplace. But, global launches of low/no/reduced […]

It’s not just dark chocolate that’s good for you

Research in the Journal of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research has highlighted that it may not just be dark chocolate that’s good for you. The study showed that white chocolate consumption improved platelet aggregation and function, which could enhance cardiovascular health. 42 healthy subjects were randomly given an acute dose of flavan-3-ol enriched dark (907mg […]

May 2011

Regulars: Editorial comment News round up Products, packs promotions Ingredients news Diary Confectioner’s comment…Frank Homann, CEO of Xoco Features: EU fights sugar shortages Polyols in gum New fashions in chewing gum panning A line of many talents Toothfriendly confectionery Willy Wonka chewing gum Physical operations in confectionery Working together for a healthy future