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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 […]

Russian sugar production expected to decline

The area sown in Russia with sugar beets for this year’s crop has shrunk 2.5% year-on-year to 798,000 hectares, according to the Russian Sugar Producers’ Union. This means that output of sugar from this year’s crop is likely to decline to 3.1 million tonnes from last year’s record 3.5 million tonnes. Russia was the world’s […]

Estonia case clears way for tough line over sugar hoarding

The ability of national and European Union (EU) authorities to take a tough line with confectionery companies stockpiling sugar and other products ahead of their country joining the EU has been strengthened by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Estonian ice cream maker Balbiino may now have face a heavy tax bill on alleged excess […]

Russian sugar production expected to decline

The area sown in Russia with sugar beets for this year’s crop has shrunk 2.5% year-on-year to 798,000 hectares, according to the Russian Sugar Producers’ Union. This means that output of sugar from this year’s crop is likely to decline to 3.1 million tonnes from last year’s record 3.5 million tonnes. Russia was the world’s […]

Sweet Green Fields doubles stevia production

Sweet Green Fields (SGF), the first US company to commercialise and patent the extraction of high purity Reb-A (Rebaudioside A), has opened a new facility in China. The extraction facility will allow SGF to double its production to meet growing demand. SGF’s natural sweetener, high purity Reb-A 97%, extracted from stevia leaf, is considered to […]

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate invests in new coatings and fillings plant

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has opened a new plant dedicated to production of chocolate coatings and fillings in Deventer in the Netherlands. The new plant, built on the site of the company’s previous coatings factory, is the result of a €16 million investment. The new facility doubles Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate’s coatings capacity at Deventer […]

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate invests in new coatings and fillings plant

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has opened a new plant dedicated to production of chocolate coatings and fillings in Deventer in the Netherlands. The new plant, built on the site of the company’s previous coatings factory, is the result of a ” ‚¬16 million investment. The new facility doubles Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate’s coatings capacity at […]

Functional ice cream from Cognis

The ingredient company Cognis has presented several new concepts to Vitafoods visitors in Geneva. Among them are orange ice cream with Xangold natural lutein esters for sun protection amd a Latte macchiato ice cream with omega-3 fatty acids. The sun protecting orange-flavored ice cream is formulated with new Xangold 4% natural lutein esters, a water […]

Promotions at Smucker

J.M. Smucker, the US food company, has announced the promotion of John Mayer to vice president of sales, grocery market and the election of Jim Brown and Jeannette Knudsen as corporate officers. Smucker is a manufacturer of fruit spreads, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods […]

Brussels warns of dangerous fake confectionery

The EU rapid alert service for dangerous products has warned of a spate of imports of realistic fake confectionery and sweet desserts which could choke children and visually impaired consumers. This warning from the RAPEX agency follows the discovery of in Denmark of scented candles made in China, that both look and smell like confectionery. […]

Unilever to close Massachusetts, US plant

Unilever is to close its manufacturing ice cream manufacturing plant in Framingham, Massachusetts, US. Steve Rosemary, director of manufacturing, Unilever Ice Cream, says, “After a long and careful analysis, we have determined that greater efficiencies can be achieved by shifting production to other company plants in the US. This decision was a difficult one and […]