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

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 […]

A quick crunch for confectioners

TIC Gums has introduced TicaPan Quick Crunch to the European confectionery industry. As an alternative to the traditionally used gum arabic, TicaPan Quick Crunch produces harder, more durable and crunchier shells for coated chewing gum, candy, nuts and other panned confections. The ingredient also offers significant cost savings when compared to gum arabic. Fewer shell […]

Sollich at ProSweets: Stand B020/C029

Sollich will introduce the Turbotemper Top type TT 100 B and TT 200 B, which are equipped with a reheating reservoir tank and a feed pump. The compact design guarantees flexible handling maintaining a superior tempering quality of the chocolate, even at low capacity applications. Also on display is the Turbotemper Top TT 2200 in […]

Norevo at ProSweets: Stand D042/E043

Norevo will highlight two confectionery performers, Quick Gloss plus, a universal polishing and sealing agent for chocolate coated and fat coated dragees, and Quick Oil palm kernel oil free, an anti-sticking agent for mogul products, based on a sustainable coconut oil. The company will exhibit its entire range of confectionery performers, each with a specific […]

Czech manufacturer ups capacity

An Ishida packing solution – comprising a multihead weigher, checkweigher and X-ray inspection system – at leading Czech confectionery manufacturer Poex has enabled the company to increase its packing capacity while at the same time delivering excellent accuracy and effective end-of-line inspection for enhanced product quality. Poex Velké Meziříčí, a.s. is based near Brno. The […]

October 2012

Regulars: Editorial comment News round up Products, packs promotions Ingredients news Processing & packaging news Diary Confectioner’s comment…Sue Stone, chocolate taster at Thorntons Features: Health and safety issues Just plain nuts Going green Snacking with less guilt Valves ‘think’ for themselves Pretzel power Dissolving costs