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 Swiss-headquartered Bühler group is delivering a key organisational change in creating a new business segment of consumer foods, combining chocolate, nuts, bakery and coffee with its recently acquired Haas operations.
A new international packaging trade fair has been established by the interpack alliance of Messe Düsseldorf, expands into the Middle East Africa region, pacprocess MEA event.
Ethical organisation Fairtrade International has confirmed that it will raise its minimum prices paid for conventional cocoa from $2,000 to $2,400 per metric tonne at the point of export (FOB), marking a 20% increase.
Nestlé has announced it is creating an Institute of Packaging Sciences, which will be dedicated to the discovery and development of functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions for food and beverages, including confectionery.
Swiss-headquartered chocolate and cocoa group Barry Callebaut has confirmed that 44% of its ingredients are now sourced sustainably as part of its Forever Chocolate programme, compared against 36% in 2016/2017.
Cadbury has expressed ‘disappointment’ at a Court of Appeal ruling in the UK which found against the company in its bid to alter an existing purple trade mark.
A major investment of $6.8 million is being made by US-based Almond Board of California (ABC) into 75 independent research projects exploring next-generation farming practices including optimal use of everything almond orchards grow.