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

Creating opportunities through education

14th June 2011 – Young Ghanaian students with ambitions to join the agricultural industry will now benefit from the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) Agricultural Logistics Skill Development Programme at the Knust School of Business. The programme was launched on the 14 June at Knust in Kumasi, Ghana. The aim of the educational programme is to […]

Sustainable cocoa for Indonesia

8th June 2011 – ADM has expanded of its flagship cocoa sustainability programme, Socially and Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices (SERAP), into Lambandia, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia. The SERAP programme provides training and financial incentives to help cocoa farmers implement sustainable farming practices. In Indonesia, the SERAP programme will work with the Indonesian Cocoa and Coffee […]

Kraft buys cocoa direct

8th June 2011 – The South African division of Kraft has announced that it will now pay extra for cocoa beans sourced directly from West African farmers to make its Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar, securing it Fairtrade certification. The certification will see thousands of West African farmers receive internationally agreed Fairtrade prices for their […]

Commitment to sustainability

1st June 2011 – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released its brand new trademark for use in the market by its members. From now on, producers of cookies, chocolate and confectionery will be able to clearly show their commitment to sustainable palm oil through the use of the trademark. RSPO secretary general […]

New MD for CenFRA

23 May 2011 – CenFRA (Centre for food robotics and automation), has appointed a major figure in the food and drink industry to take over the reins as new managing director. Ian Nicholls has been involved in the food and drink sector for almost 40 years and is a highly sought after specialist consultant, bringing […]

Home from Interpack

18 May 2011 – Interpack, as expected, proved to be a huge event, with approximately 2,700 exhibitors from about 60 countries. The event covered 174,000 square metres of space, although thankfully I didn’t have to walk around all 19 halls, with the majority of exhibitors relevant to confectionery and bakery markets being located in halls […]

First Nigerian cocoa certification

16 May 2011 – UTZ Certified has awarded Nigerian cocoa farmers the country’s first UTZ cocoa certification. Saro Agro-Allied, a cocoa exporter from Nigeria, and leading global cocoa processor, ADM, worked in partnership to support almost 2,000 cocoa farmers achieving the certified status. The certificate holder, Saro, with support from ADM, organised the farmers into […]

Convenient packaging for chocolate tablets

27 April 2011 – Bosch Packaging Systems has developed the ‘BrightSide’ pack style for easy opening and reclosing of flow wrap applications. The package enhances product presentation for increased shelf appeal and ensures consumer convenience and sustainability. Bosch’s technology allows manufacturers to place a lap seal freely on the top surface of the package, making […]

Clean label ingredients help save money

29 March 2011 – Ulrick & Short has issued a stark warning to retailers and consumers that rising food prices are now a fact of economic life and must be passed on if the UK’s food manufacturing industry is to ensure its future sustainability. Rising costs for raw materials have fuelled food inflation throughout the […]

Moving forward with sustainable products

18 March 2011 – AAK UK has announced that its full range of bakery fats and many other standard product lines will contain RSPO certified sustainable palm oil. AAK, approved by the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) as a supplier of certified sustainable palm oil, has also committed to supplying sustainable stearin within its […]

Cocoa situation causes growing concern

21 February 2011 – The European Cocoa Association and The Federation of Cocoa Commerce continue to monitor with growing concern the situation in Côte d’Ivoire and have issued the following statement: “The undesired effects of measures intended to foster a peaceful outcome to the political instability may contribute to further social unrest and destabilisation in […]

Record breaking cocoa shipment

15 February 2011 – Blommer Chocolate, North America’s largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, has announced the single, largest cocoa bean shipment from West Africa is destined for their facility. The vessel, the Atlantic Tramp, carried 18,400 metric tons of cocoa, most of which is sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa and Blommer […]

Investment in sustainable palm production

15 February 2011- Archer Daniels Midland Company plans to invest in sustainable palm production in Brazil. Spanning five years, the ADM investment will encompass approximately 12,000 hectares of palm production in the state of Pará and include the construction of a palm processing plant. Construction of the processing plant near São Domingos do Capim—approximately 100 […]

Sustainable cocoa fermentation method

7 February 2011- Barry Callebaut has launched the Terra Cacao range: an exciting new innovation in superior tasting chocolate. Based on revolutionary new cocoa cultivation and fermentation methods developed by Barry Callebaut in collaboration with local growers, the Terra Cacao range represents a giant leap forward in terms of both quality and sustainability. Thanks mostly […]