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

Fat tax for UK

20 April 2012 – A leading education professional is pushing for a fat tax to be introduced to the UK. Several countries already impose taxes on unhealthy food. In September, Hungary became the first country to introduce a fat tax on fatty food, including chocolate bars, with Denmark closely following suit. Introducing a similar policy […]

Simplifying bag filling

3 April 2012 – Flexicon Europe has introduced a pneumatic gain-in-weight filling system The system automates delivery of free-flowing bulk solids from down-stream silos or processing lines to individual bulk bags. Typically within confectionery applications, the equipment could be used for transferring sugar, cocoa and milk powders,caffeine, cake mixes, nuts (ground and whole), etc The […]

Allergic potential of peanuts reduced

23 March 2012 – The use of tannic acid could help reduce the allergic potential of products that contain peanut proteins. Research published in Food Chemistry, says that tannins in food and beverage products can form insoluble complexes with major peanut allergens reducing the allergen binding reactivity of allergens. The stability of the complex was […]

Depositor improves product variety

6 March 2012 – Centre filled toffees, fondants and fudges are just some of the high value products that can be made on the new ServoForm soft confectionery depositor from Baker Perkins. Soft centres such as jam, cream, jelly, chocolate, praline and fruit paste can all be one-shot deposited to add value and variety to […]

Cocoa at tipping point

7 February 2012 – Cocoa – the antioxidant rich raw ingredient used to make chocolate – is poised to become a major force in the market for functional and healthier food products, according to Julian Mellentin, director of consultancy New Nutrition Business. Pointing to an Article 13.5 health claims application recently lodged by chocolate producer […]

Wirebelt at ProSweets:Stand C029

Wire Belt Company will feature the Flat Flex conveyor belting, ideal for the chocolate enrobing operation, and is widely used for the chocolate coating of products for either full or half coat operations, pralines, bars and biscuits requiring a sprinkling of chopped nuts, coconut flakes or rice crispies can be sprinkled after the pre-coater or […]

Gebr Steimel at ProSweets: Stand E040

Gebr. Steimel GmbH & Co will present the Schoko-Polar systems for the recovery of chocolate, and pumps for transporting chocolate, cocoa and sugar mixtures, as well as fats. The focus will be on the innovative Schoko-Polar centrifuges, which will be demonstrated on the stand. The highly efficient centrifuges use centrifugal force to effectively recover liquid […]

Convenient, premium ingredients

2 December 2011 – Barry Callebaut continues to focus on convenience and premiumness with the launch of new confectionery decorations, fillings and inclusions. Barry Callebaut is proud to present Désir, the ultimate chocolate filling with the smoothest bite and the most delightful taste, comparable to an artisanal made ganache. The Désir filling range will help […]

Making the shea supply chain transparent

29 November 2011 – Global edible oils firm IOI Loders Croklaan has launched a campaign showing that their Shea nuts supply chain from West Africa is transparent and sustainable. As a first in the industry, IOI Loders Croklaan teamed up with the Rainforest Alliance and invited them for a study into their shea nuts supply […]

Pumping chocolate

27 October 2011 – Watson Marlow Masosine MR and SPS series positive displacement pumps have been installed at the Fakenham, Norfolk plant of chocolate and confectionery specialist, Kinnerton. The first Masosine pump was introduced to replace a gear pump that was damaging product on an Easter egg production line, with a second model acquired recently […]

Hazelnuts added to allergen scope

22 September 2011 – Eurofins UK has added testing for hazelnuts to extend its range of allergen tests. The increased use of hazelnuts in chocolate based confectionery and cereals means an added requirement for allergy testing for this nut. Eurofins in the UK uses ELISA tests methods for all of its allergen testing which presently […]

Palletisers for chocolate and sweets

20 September 2011 – Brynild Gruppen is one of Norway’s largest family owned food groups with near 300 employees, and its production site located in Fredrikstad, Norway. Brynild Gruppen strives to be the preferred supplier of branded fast moving consumer goods of chocolate, sugar confectionery and nuts to the Nordic market, where the domestic market […]

Speciality chocolate fair

9 September 2011 – The Speciality Chocolate Fair is the only event in the UK dedicated to fine quality chocolate. The fair presents unique opportunity to taste and source the very best suppliers and chocolate products from a wide range of chocolatiers and producers. Chocolate Fresh, fruity flavours once again proved to be popular in […]

Bright future for peanuts

8 September 2011 – The American Peanut Council forecasts a bright future for high protein peanut flour in line with increased demand for quality plant protein. Recent reports have predicted a boom in the high quality protein market as consumers begin to recognise protein’s weight management potential. Once only the domain of the sporting elite, […]