Delivering sustainable crop yields was a key topic of discussion at the World Cocoa Conference. Mars was among those asserting significant breakthroughs on the issue. Neill Barston reports
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A major initiative between Bühler and Microsoft has been unveiled at Hannover Messe, aiming to improve grain analysis vital to the food sector, including confectionery and bakery.
Confectionery and snack companies are among industry sectors being targeted by Public Health England’s (PHE) latest drive to cut concerning levels of childhood obesity in the UK.
Artisan pastry chefs and chocolatiers in Belgium will be among the first in the world to experience the latest ruby variety of chocolate, with a new launch from Barry Callebaut.
Nestlé has registered a slight year-on-year growth in profits across its businesses, with sales figures of CHF 89.8 billion (€78bn) for 2017 against CHF 89.5 (€77.7bn) the previous year.
In a survey of 2,000 consumers in the UK, US, Spain and Australia, carried out by New Nutrition Business, 79% of consumers revealed that they find messages surrounding health, food and nutrition confusing.
Burts Potato Chips has purchased specialist popcorn brand Savoury & Sweet – a move it says will help the snack company accelerate growth over the next five years.
Healthy baked goods brand Modern Baker has received a £763,000 grant from Innovate UK to lead a two-year research and development project into improving the nutritional quality of bread.