Equipment: Process control and automation Ingredients: Inclusions, sugar and sweeteners Packaging: Wrapping technology/materials Product focus: Extruded confectionery Show issue: SIAL Paris (21-25 Oct) Gulfood Manufacturing Supplier profiles
The Cargill global ingredients and food solutions group has confirmed a partnership with Royal DSM, an international science-based nutrition company, with a joint venture seeking to speed the development of cost-effective zero-calorie sweeteners.
British-based Bell Packaging has responded to UK government plans for taxation on plastic packaging with its Retran system, which contains 70% recycled content, which the business says far exceeds planned legislation on the issue.
Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments within the food sector, including confectionery, during 2019, according to research group Innova Market Insights.
Netherlands-headquartered food applications group GNT has presented a group of aspiring young students with the company's Young Scientist Award at the 32nd European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) conference in Nantes, France.
Premium confectionery business Montezuma’s has gained a major financial investment from Scottish-based private equity firm Inverleith LLP, a specialist in consumer brands investments.
UK-based confectionery expert Andy Baxendale is assisting a firm in Oakland, California, US, to develop a range of legal medicinal cannabis sweets that will be launched within the state to complement the company’s existing series of products.
Ambitious plans have been put forward by Nestlé for a collaboration with Sime Darby Plantation (SDP), piloting a scheme aiming to tackle human and labour rights abuses within the company’s palm oil supply chain in Malaysia.
Barry Callebaut’s annual results have posted a 0.1% increase in sales revenue, to CHF 6.9 billion, and a net 31% rise in profits, to CHF 357.4 million, supported by growth in key global markets. Neill Barston reports