Dupont bakery concepts

DuPont Nutrition & Health is putting bakery on the weight management map with new opportunities to keep consumers fuller longer and help them reduce their calorie intake overall. Five new concept ideas, each enriched with Litesse polydextrose dietary fibre and Supro soy protein, target weight conscious consumers who want to put hunger on hold. “Industrial […]


Innovation application centre

DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced the opening of an Innovation Application Centre in Gurgaon, India. The multi-million-dollar facility houses state-of-the-art equipment and capabilities to serve the food industry in India. “According to industry estimates, the food industry in India is growing between 15 and 20 per cent annually. We recognise that while the science […]

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Mondelez acquires Life Foods

Mondelez International has announced the acquisition of Enjoy Life Foods, a US snacking company that focuses on the growing “free from” segment. Enjoy Life offers a range of snacks that are free from the eight most common allergens – wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. “As we focus on continuing to […]

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Lecithin certification scheme

Cert ID Europe, an authority on non-GM traceability certification, has launched the first IP certification programme featuring PCR testing protocols to detect cross-contamination of soy in sunflower lecithin destined for food production, and in particular, chocolate, confectionery and bakery. The new programme is designed to support suppliers of sunflower lecithin, an increasingly popular alternative to […]

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A natural emulsifier

Dr Waldemar Buxmann, research and development director, Sternchemie, reports on the benefits of using sunflower lecithin.

A focus on health

It’s that time of year again – show time – and in the November issue of Confectionery Production we look forward to two of the most important industry events to take place before the end of 2014. Gulfood Manufacturing will be held from 9-11 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre and Health ingredients Europe […]

ADM acquires flavours business

Archer Daniels Midland Company has completed the acquisition of Wild Flavors GmbH. “One of the most important ways we are working to increase returns and reduce earnings volatility is through the growth of our specialty ingredient offerings,” says ADM chairman and CEO Patricia Woertz. “These high-value products provide the opportunity for increased margins and strong […]

Strategic sustainability partnership

Unilever and Solidaridad have announced a new strategic partnership to improve the lives of one million people in Unilever’s extended supply chains. The agreement was signed at Unilever’s annual Partner to Win Supplier Summit in London. The partnership will be focused on promoting gender equity, improving agricultural and labour practices as well as supporting young […]

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Sunflower lecithin approved in Japan

Cargill has obtained approval for the use of sunflower lecithin in Japan – previously the only country where it had not been approved for use food applications. A versatile emulsifier and wetting agent, Topcithin sunflower lecithin is suitable for a variety of food applications, such as confectionery, particularly chocolate, bakery and convenience foods. Approval by […]

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Emulsifier approved in Japan

Following the news that Cargill has gained approval for the use of sunflower lecithin in Japan, I spoke to Thorsten Bornholdt, EMEA product manager, fluid lecithin, about this development. This will have clear benefits for the import/export sector in the Japanese market, Bornholdt tells CP. Currently, the country accounts for only four per cent of […]

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