A new group of young beet growers is being assembled by NFU Sugar to learn more about the industry they’re involved in. The Sugar Industry Programme (SIP), which was launched in 2010/2011 in conjunction with British Sugar is an initiative designed to engage younger growers through training and development in their sector. Now in its […]
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Food and beverage manufacturers seeking to meet the growing demand among Asian consumers for chocolate and cocoa products will benefit from a greater availability of high quality cocoa powders following the inauguration of Cargill’s cocoa processing facility in Gresik, Indonesia. Creating more than 300 new jobs, the US$100m facility will have a 70,000-metric-ton processing capacity […]
The Balanced Decision Scorecard has been introduced to survey the attitudes of food industry professionals on a range of topics including cost, quality, innovation and speed to market. The tool then generates a personalised infographic with a character profile and supporting recommendations. The Scorecard is designed to help those working in the food and beverage […]
Sealing a wide-ranging international programme of collaboration, the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Cairo, Egypt, where the bank is based. The MOU aims to boost the development of the cocoa sector in Africa, foster the long-term competitiveness of smallholder cocoa farmers and […]
Cocoa and chocolate company, ADM Cocoa, is marking five years of dedicated cocoa processing in the Ashanti Region, with a continuation of the successful partnership with key stakeholders, such as the Ghana Cocoa Board, and a string of important local initiatives. Since opening the cocoa processing facility in Kumasi in 2009, ADM has created over […]
Reading Thermal, a company that produces engineering and consulting for thermal process equipment and commercial processing ovens, has introduced the Pan+Dough Probe, a fixed position, dough interface/core temperature measuring device that provides accurate, repeatable data that are not possible with hand-placed thermocouple probes. “Bread bakers rely heavily on accurate measurements of the core temperature of […]
Cambridge Engineered Solutions, a metal conveyor belt manufacturer, has hired its first representative to support the company’s business growth in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Kevin O’Brien, proprietor of Conveyor Belt Engineering, has been retained as Cambridge’s exclusive UK and Ireland representative. “We are pleased to welcome Kevin to our growing international team,” […]
Campden BRI research into the flow of air in bakery ovens has helped in the development of a new oven system that is about five per cent more efficient than a conventional setup oven. The efficiency savings are achieved by balancing the way gases move into and out of ovens. By calculating the quantity of […]
Dr Waldemar Buxmann, research and development director, Sternchemie, reports on the benefits of using sunflower lecithin.
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 […]
Global food packaging and processing solutions specialist, tna, has introduced the new tna hyper-detect 5 metal detector. The patented design of the new system improves metal detection capabilities while eliminating degradation in product transfer to ultimately deliver safe product throughput and minimise rejects. The tna hyper-detect is a non-symmetrical balanced coil metal detector with a […]
Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business is revitalising its global Gerkens Cacao brand, highlighting its premium nature and key benefits for confectionery customers. “We found from research amongst our customers that Gerkens is a much-loved and well-known brand that is already closely associated with its Dutch heritage, but which needed refreshing,” says Philippe Huet, Cargill managing […]
Symrise has opened an extraction facility for vanilla and is thus taking another important step in sustainable vanilla production in Madagascar. The investment at the Benavony site amounted to about €3m. With the plant, every step in the processing of vanilla can now be performed locally on the East African island for the first time. […]
Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, has produced a custom built mobile and adjustable screw feeder for confectionery processing machine supplier AMP-Rose. The screw feeder will allow the insertion of sherbet powders in confectionery products, as part of a continuous production process. The Ajax stainless steel feeder includes an extended circular casing and flighted screw, hopper […]
Boyd Food Machinery has established new office and warehousing facilities in Ireland in Belfast and Co Waterford. Boyd now has offices in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland serving the processing and packing sectors locally and internationally. Overseeing the new facilities and ensuring customers’ requirements are met is divisional MD David Henderson, who […]
Dubai’s Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Group (FBMG), a non-profit industry body for food and beverage manufacturers based in the Emirate, has praised the inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing – running 9-11 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) – for its ‘unique business potential’. With more than 1,000 global food manufacturers, suppliers and service providers due to […]
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 […]
Expressions Aromatiques, a flavours specialist based in the Grasse region of France, has recently completed the extension of its premises, in order to significantly increase its production capacity. An investment of €6m permitted the construction of a new building boosting production capacity. This new building includes new production workshops, an additional warehouse, a high capacity […]
Keith Graham, marketing manager, Baker Perkins, discusses the role of manufacturing processes in meeting an increasing demand for taste, texture and convenience in the savoury snack market.
We have been listed as Media Partners for a couple of industry events, Sweets and Snacks Middle East and Gulfood Manufacturing. Sweets and Snacks Middle East is a fair targeting buyers from the MENA region. It is the largest event in the industry for this region, and covers sweets, snacks and confectionery profiles from raw […]