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Ingredients portfolio strengthened

Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Specialty Commodities Inc, a leading originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients, including nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains, for $191m (including $95m in working capital), subject to post-closing adjustments. “We are continuing to expand our specialty ingredients portfolio to better […]

Nut processor expands portfolio

Golden Peanut Company LLC, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company, has announced that it has acquired the processing facilities and certain assets of the Harrell Nut Company, a leading processor and sheller of pecans. Reflecting the company’s continuing expansion of its product portfolio, Golden Peanut has also announced that it is changing its name […]

Ingredients distributor acquisition

Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced an agreement to purchase Specialty Commodities Inc, an originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients, including nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains, for US$170m, subject to post-closing adjustments. “One of the ways we are improving returns and reducing the volatility of our earnings is through the expansion of […]

Exciting times

By now, you should have received your bumper October issue of Confectionery Production, which as always at this time of year features our directory of supplier profiles. It’s definitely one to hang on to! All the biggest manufacturers are included, so you’ll know where to look to ensure all your production and processing needs are […]

Seed and nut safety

There have been a number of food safety incidents in recent years involving pathogens such as Salmonella, which have been found on low moisture foods such as nuts and seeds. These have highlighted the potential for contamination and microbiological survival: the presence of even low numbers of bacteria still poses a health risk. Campden BRI […]

The appeal of almonds

According to the latest Innova Market Insights Global New Products Report, almonds outpaced overall food and nut introductions around the world in 2013, climbing 35%, compared to a 10% increase in 2012 (1).

Responsible sourcing

Paula Byrne, sustainability and CSR manager, Association of Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries of Europe (Caobisco), describes what is being done to eliminate the worst forms of child labour during hazelnut harvesting in Turkey.

Mini real fruit pieces

Taura Natural Ingredients has introduced Mini’s – an innovative range of extremely small real fruit pieces developed to enable food manufacturers to add the benefits of real fruit to applications where it has not before been possible. Demand is increasing across Asia-Pacific markets for very small real fruit pieces that are suitable for use in […]

Weigher handles 70 lines

With short production runs and a huge product range, a division of Switzerland’s second largest retailer has chosen a single Ishida multihead weigher to handle 70 very different products. Coop is a major force in Swiss retailing. Its Sunray division produces some 55 million units of very diverse packaging each year. As part of the […]

Mini real fruit pieces

Taura Natural Ingredients has introduced Mini’s – an innovative range of extremely small real fruit pieces developed to enable food manufacturers to add the benefits of real fruit to applications where it has not before been possible. Demand is increasing across Asia-Pacific markets for very small real fruit pieces that are suitable for use in […]

IT system improves efficiency

Whitworths has chosen IFS Applications 8 to improve manufacturing efficiency, stock control and supply chain forecasting. Based in Northamptonshire, UK, Whitworths manufactures healthier snacking, breakfast, baking and cooking products, such as dried fruits and nuts, which are distributed to many major UK supermarkets and other retail outlets. It sources raw materials from a diverse range […]

Improved shelf-life for donuts

Beneo, a manufacturer of functional ingredients, has conducted technical trials to improve the shelf-life and quality of glazed and iced donuts. The results show that with the partial replacement of sucrose with Beneo’s functional carbohydrate Palatinose in glazings or icings, shelf-life and overall product quality can be improved. Palatinose has the ability to control water […]

A fair share

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.

Sustainable hazelnut farming

UTZ Certified is launching a three-year initiative in Turkey aimed at bringing sound sustainability standards to hazelnut farming. A pilot project will be implemented across three hazelnut producing regions in the country; Trabzon and Giresun in the Northeast, and Duzce in the Northwest; where about 175 farmers are expected to take part. UTZ members such […]