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

Brazil to partner international fair

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 […]

Focus on cocoa farming

Barry Callebaut – manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – has announced its 2012/13 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s strategy in the areas of sustainable cocoa, environmental protection and employee development. The report focuses on the Barry Callebaut initiatives that improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers, through sustainable cocoa practices. “With a growing […]

Good taste

Jonathan Thomas, principal market analyst at Leatherhead Food Research, discusses the role of flavours in confectionery and snacks.

Practical packaging innovation

RPC Containers Corby has launched its latest innovation in modern pack alternatives to more traditional formats, in this instance tins and composite packs. The new Artemis jar provides a practical and convenient solution for a variety of dried, powdered and granulated products such as nuts, instant coffee and infant milk formula. The high barrier material […]

Market for almonds grows

New research by Innova Market Insights has revealed the increasingly important role of nuts in new food products worldwide – use has increased by 148 per cent since 2005 (2012 Global New Product Introductions Report, Innova Market Insights, June 2013). In fact, consumers worldwide report that almonds are the nut they eat most often as […]

Cocoa supplies running out

Experts say the world will run out of cocoa, the key ingredient of chocolate, due to the pressures of rising global demand. According to global market researcher Euro Monitor International, chocolate consumers will eat about 7.4 million tons of the sweet treat in 2013, up nearly 2 per cent on a year earlier and worth […]

Going nuts

Graham Kingston, commercial director of inclusions and toppings specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe), charts the progress of the inclusions market.

Responsible palm oil use campaign

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has announced a new national campaign that aims to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s snack foods by convincing major food companies to implement responsible palm oil policies. A protest at Chicago’s Board of Trade publicly named the 20 snack food companies that RAN’s campaign will focus on. The Snack Food […]

Cleaning specialist appointed

Renshaw Napier, a supplier of ingredients to bakery manufacturers, has turned to contract cleaning specialists Hygiene Group to handle the cleaning of its production facility in Liverpool. Supplying marzipan, sugar paste, icing sugars and almond pastes to manufacturers and retailers, Renshaw Napier’s manufacturing site poses several hygiene challenges including compliance with allergen standards due to […]

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. […]

60 years of bakery innovation

Belgium company Puratos has introduced the T500, a complete bread improver in powder form, which it is claimed, will increase operational efficiency and convenience for bakers. 60 years ago the company introduced the T500, the first complete bread improver. It marked the beginning of a list of innovations in the field of bread improvement that […]

Optical sorting limits double

Optical sorting company Bühler, has strengthened its position in nut processing with the announcement that its Sortex technology can effectively remove doubles from almonds (when two kernels are found in one shell). This is achieved using pioneering technology with pinpoint accuracy that delivers to required grade specifications, while also removing multiple defects and foreign materials. […]

La Morella nuts launches new website

la Morella nuts, a Spanish specialist in producing nut products and part of the Barry Callebaut Group, has launched a new website. The website is offering a comprehensive overview of the history, product range and expertise of la Morella nuts. Over a year ago, Barry Callebaut acquired la Morella nuts. The formerly family-run company has […]

Nestlé uses a Knoll double screw pump

Nestlé uses a double screw pump from Knoll, to plasticise large blocks of chocolate. After adding cocoa paste, cocoa butter, powdered milk and sugar, the mix is heated to a temperature of over 40°C and then slowly cooled to give the chocolate its delicate smoothness, smooth texture and shelf stability. At Nestlé, the chocolate is […]