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

Inspection, regulation, testing

Pesticides, salmonella and mycotoxins were the three most frequently reported food contaminants worldwide over the last quarter, according to global data collected and analysed by Fera’s HorizonScan.

Nobody does it better

At last, here I am in Chicago. Having wandered around the Sweets & Snacks Expo tasting all sorts of irresistible confections, its salad on the menu for me at mealtimes.

Mondelez acquires Life Foods

Mondelez International has announced the acquisition of Enjoy Life Foods, a US snacking company that focuses on the growing “free from” segment. Enjoy Life offers a range of snacks that are free from the eight most common allergens – wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. “As we focus on continuing to […]

Peanut company expands

Golden Peanut Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company, has acquired an 80% stake in the assets of P-Farm Agentre, on of the largest peanut processors in South Africa. The company will operate under the name Golden Peanut and Tree Nut S.A. Alfonso Visser has privately owned the firm since 1997, and […]

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 […]

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, […]

Growth of emerging markets

21 July 2011 – The high populations and increasing disposable incomes of Asia and South America have led to confectionery manufacturers aiming to increase their presence in fast growing emerging economies, in an effort to offset a slowdown in demand from developed markets, as shown by confectioners such as Thorntons, being forced to close their […]

Almonds number one ingredient nut for second consecutive year

22 July 2010 –  Almonds were the leading nut used in new food products worldwide for the second year in a row, according to the 2009 Mintel Global New Products Database. The growth of new almond products from 2008 to 2009 (up 18%) outpaced both new food product introductions in general (up 15%) and new […]

Prepare for Sweet Brazil

Sweet Brazil Inernational 2009 is due to be held in Recife 10-13 August. The event, which has turned into one of the most important Latin American meetings in the confectionery industry will gather all the Brazilian manufacturers in one place and showcase many new product launches. It is sponsored by ABICAB ” the Brazilian chocolate, […]

Almonds become number one ingredient nut

According to the Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), almonds became the leading nut introduced in new products worldwide in 2008, with 160 more new product introductions than peanuts and 423 more new products than hazelnuts. In a global food market that declined 6% in new product introductions overall, new almond introductions held virtually stable […]

Cretor introduce nut roaster

C. Cretors, the designer and manufacturer of food processing and concession equipment, has introduced the Tosty Roaster nut roaster. Using a simple batch-roast process, the Tosty Roaster roasts 7-8 pounds of peanuts in 45 minutes, and warms pre-roasted peanuts in just 10-15 minutes. The Tosty Roaster’s durable stainless steel design augments efficient nut roasting and […]

Hershey announces price hike

Hershey has announced an increase in wholesale prices across its US, Puerto Rico and export chocolate and sugar confectionery lines. A weighted average 11 per cent increase on the company’s instant consumable, multi-pack and packaged candy lines will help offset some of the significant increases in the company’s input costs, including raw materials, packaging materials, […]