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More applications for Isomalt in India

9 August 2010 – The Indian Ministry of Health has approved the use of Beneo’s low GI Isomalt sweetener in a variety of new food categories. While already approved for western-style confectionery, chewing gum and chocolate products, the approval opens up for usage in traditional products such as Jalwa, Mysore Pak and Boondi Ladoo, as […]

Sales increase at Lees Foods

26 July 2010 – The UK confectionery firm Lees Foods has reported an increase in sales of 9% in the first half of this year. The company said profits were expected to be significantly ahead of last year’s figure of £394,000. The group comprises of Lees of Scotland, which makes macaroon bars and snowballs and […]

Colour warning regulation comes into place

20 July 2010 – The article 24 of the regulation (EC) no. 1333/2008, which applies as of 20 July, requires that products containing the disputed “Southampton colours” need to bear a warning label “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children”.   The confectionery industry especially has to master the challenges linked to […]

Vegsoc Approved Awards shortlist

16 July 2010 – The nomination shortlists for the ‘Vegsoc Approved Awards’ have been published. Vanessa Brown, head of corporate relations at the Vegetarian Society, says, “The thousands of votes we received are an indication of the passion you feel for your favourite vegetarian products and services.”   The Awards celebrate the achievements and high […]

Cadbury in pre-Olympic sports drive

By Jess Laury Cadbury is planning a multimillion-pound push called `Spots V Stripes’ which includes the public participating in a series of games in the run up to the Olympic games 2012. Phil Rumbol, the Cadburys marketing director, will aim to “embrace the ethos of the Olympics in all of us” and to promote its […]

Fully fairtrade ice cream

Ben & Jerry’s is to go fully Fairtrade across its entire global flavour portfolio with all ingredients certified by the end of 2013. The company was the first ice cream company to use Fairtrade certified ingredients starting in 2005. Company co-founder Jerry Greenfield says, “Fairtrade is about making sure people get their fair share of […]

ISM ” new inclusions from Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut presented a new range of inclusions and decorations at ISM. They included ChocMelts chunks designed for ice cream applications that, unlike regular chocolate, melt in the mouth at low temperatures. The company also highlighted TastyChocs bake-stable inclusions in a variety of flavours including cherry, mint, orange and coffee. They have no aroma that […]

Veggies are serious about chocolate

The Vegetarian Society Awards 2009 winners have been announced. The winner of the Best Non Approved Product for Vegetarians is Hotel Chocolat”Serious Dark Fix and the overall Best Approved Snack or Confectionary 2009 is Byron Bay Triple Choc Fudge Cookies. Vanessa Brown, head of corporate relations for the Vegetarian Society says, “Hotel Chocolat ” Serious […]

Fat-free ice cream

Gelatine supplier Gelita has launched OptIce for fat-free ice cream. The company reports that it opens up new possibilities in achieving the required texture and mouth feeling in fat- and sugar-free ice cream with better melting properties, mouth feel and flavour.

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 […]

Chr. Hansen launches natural white food colour

So far producers of panned confectionery products such as chewing gum and chocolate dragees have had no option but to colour their products with titanium dioxide (E171 in Europe), a titanium-derived white colour produced by synthesis. Now Chr. Hansen has introduced a unique natural alternative based on calcium carbonate, which is classified in Europe as […]

Obesity-prone consumers

EU scientists have moved one step closer to creating genetic tests which could warn certain consumers they were naturally prone to obesity, sparking advice they avoid fattening foods such as confectionery, sweet bakery and ice cream. The EU-funded EUROSPAN project found a connection between a gene active in the central nervous system and increased risk […]

Easy ice cream analysis

A new easy way to test ice cream mix has been made possible with a calibration for Foss InfraXact near infrared analyser. The InfraXact analyser is designed with rapid and easy routine testing in mind. A test simply involves putting ice cream mix directly into a sample cup, placing it in the instrument and pressing […]

Lotte feels force of recession

South Korea’s largest confectionery company Lotte Confectionery’s stock has been impacted due to delayed profitability recovery with the weak Korean won (KRW) and poor performance of its overseas investments, according to the company’s latest financial report. In 2008, the company spent 190 billion won (€107m) in cash to acquire Belgian chocolatier Guylian and made other […]