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

Swiss long life bakery sales fall

During 2014, the Swiss long life bakery product industry sold fewer biscuits than the previous year. Domestic sales experienced a slight fall, while export business saw a significant decline. The volumes sold abroad and the turnover achieved were both down for the fourth time in a row. The climate is set to become harsher still […]

Back to work we go

As the dust settles after ProSweets and ISM in Cologne, it’s time to reflect on the highlights of these important industry events. Of course, there will be show reviews in the March issue of Confectionery Production, so if you’d like to be included, please email me at susannahm@bellpublishing.com by the end of this week. We […]

Natural liquid extracts line

Frutarom BU Health, Switzerland, has launched EFLA sense, a new line of all-natural liquid extracts, with sensory properties to boost flavour and health benefits in products such as beverages, confectionery, dairy, bakery and liquid dietary supplements. The use of herbal extracts is an emerging ingredient trend for many market categories according to global product launch […]

Mineral oil barrier film

Innovia Films has launched its first BOPP film that has been officially proven to provide up to one and a half years protection from mineral oil migration – Propafilm RCU. Its development has been the result of proactive investigation into the mineral oil hydrocarbon (MOH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbon (MOAH) barrier protection of their films. […]

Sustainable sourcing

Ghana is benefitting from the efforts being made across the cocoa supply chain to promote ethics and sustainability. Jonathan Dyson reports.

Conference promotes innovation

DSM Nutritional Products, a global leader in nutritional ingredients, hosted the second Innovation Partnering Conference, Connecting Bright Innovations II on 15-17 December in Kaiseraugst, Switzerland. The conference connected talented entrepreneurs, scientists and product developers with key DSM executives, and affirmed DSM’s commitment to partner with small businesses and to engage with innovators in nutrition and […]

Flexible packaging solutions

Increasing regional food production and the need for sustainable, flexible and cost-effective packaging solutions catering to regional consumers’ tastes will see a host of leading global packaging technology providers converge on next month’s inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing. With the food and beverage sector contributing 59 per cent of a MENA packaging industry predicted to be worth […]

The future of the cocoa sector

The 90th meetings of the World Cocoa Council and its subsidiary bodies addressed a number of issues of relevance to the future of the cocoa sector and of the ICCO itself.

Weigher handles 70 lines

With short production runs and a huge product range, a division of Switzerland’s second largest retailer has chosen a single Ishida multihead weigher to handle 70 very different products. Coop is a major force in Swiss retailing. Its Sunray division produces some 55 million units of very diverse packaging each year. As part of the […]

Companies commit to take action

From 17-19 June, 200 key stakeholders in the cocoa value chain met in Davos, Switzerland for Chocovision 2014. Following the decision from Chocovision 2012 to work together in order to ensure long-term supplies of quality cocoa, this year’s participants expressed their commitment to CocoaAction. CocoaAction, a plan created and initiated by the World Cocoa Federation (WCF), […]

A fair share

As consumers become increasingly interested in where the items they buy come from and how they are produced, the concept of Fairtrade is growing in popularity.

Omega-3 ingredients range

Health BU Switzerland is launching deodorized DHA and EPA marine-sourced omega-3 ingredients designed for a variety of food and beverage applications and dietary supplements. “Frutarom has excellent access into the food and beverage industries, enabling it to help food manufacturers fortify food with omega-3,” explains Holger Riemensperger, general manager of Frutarom Health. “Thanks to Frutarom’s […]

89th ICCO session

The 89th session of the International Cocoa Council was held at the Radisson Blu Zurich Airport hotel in Zurich this year. Delegates were welcomed to Switzerland by the State Secretary, Her Excellency Marie-Gabrielle Ineischen-Fleisch, who reminded delegates of her country’s crucial role in the world’s chocolate sector, and also highlighted ongoing Swiss efforts in developing […]

Sustainable natural ingredients

Health BU Switzerland is making a strategic move in the global nutraceutical and functional food market to better address customers’ needs. The strategy is based on four critical foundations: innovation, natural ingredients, research and responsible sustainability. “We made significant investments in the last year to improve our plants in Switzerland and North Bergen, N.J., to […]