Food technology business, OAL, has launched what it believes is a global first artificial intelligence-based vision system, April Eye, for automatic date code verification for uses in all food sectors including confectionery.
Danish-based equipment specialist Aasted has confirmed that it will be launching its new StellaNova chocolate tempering system at this year’s ProSweets in Cologne.
Dutch ethical chocolate company Tony’s Chocolonely has launched its products on the UK market for the first time.
Flavours and fragrance specialist Givaudan has opened a new flavours technical and commercial centre in Casablanca, Morocco.
An innovative sweets sorting system for from Tomra Food, part of the Norwegian TOMRA Group, will be showcased for the first time at ProSweets Cologne this month.
Global ingredients and food group Cargill has launched its artisan chocolate brand Veliche Gourmet in the Netherlands at the country’s leading hospitality fair, Horecava, in Amsterdam.
Packaging specialist Ilapak has reported increased demand for flow wrappers integrated with robotic feeding systems, as bakeries push for greater flexibility from their packaging lines.
Cadbury’s white Creme Egg hunt has returned for a second year in the lead up to Easter, with a top prize of £10,000 up for grabs.
Some of the key ingredient colour trends for the food sector including confectionery and bakery segments for 2019 will be bright yellow and deep orange shades, according to analysis from the GNT Group.
Confectionery entrepreneur James Cadbury, the great-great-great grandson of John Cadbury, successfully gained investment for his Love Cocoa company appearing on the BBC Dragons’ Den television series this Christmas.
A final call for entries for 2019’s Academy of Chocolate Awards is being made to find the finest bars, filled chocolates, drinking chocolate, chocolate spreads and packaging categories.