Daily Archives: August 26, 2011

Omega-3 ingredient market set to grow 40% between 2010-2015

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The omega-3 ingredients market is set to expand, thanks to the essential fatty acids health-giving properties and new production technologies which allow omega-3 fatty oils to be added to an expanding number of foods and beverages, says the US market research company Packaged Facts.

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Swiss chocolate brand launches in the UK

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Barens Chocolate – an international Swiss confectionery brand is launching a high quality but affordable chocolate range called Amador, as it looks to shake up the UK chocolate confectionery sector and become a nationally recognised brand within two years.

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EU sugar reform planned

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The European Commission (EC) is set to introduce plans to reform the European Union (EU) sugar regime in mid-October, according to industry sources. The plans are thought to contain proposals to abolish beet sugar production quotas. British sugar prices rocketed by 60% to reach €880/tonne this year, compared with €500 – 550/tonne a year ago. Industry participants are calling for the EU to either increase quotas or to allow food manufacturers to import sugar tariff-free from the world market.

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EUFIC at the 11th European Nutrition Conference

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On 26-29 October 2011, an expected 2,000 nutrition experts will gather at the European Nutrition Conference in Madrid. Under the slogan “Diversity versus Globalization: A Nutritional Challenge for a Changing Europe”, the conference will analyse the nutritional and lifestyle problems of the entire resident population in Europe.

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Anuga Frozen Food: meeting place for the industry

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The ice cold heart of Anuga (external link) is Anuga Frozen Food, the international trade show for frozen foods and ice cream products under the roof of Anuga, from 08th to 12th October 2011 in Cologne. With approximately 500 exhibitors from about 50 countries, the trade show almost completely occupies both levels of Hall 4, with a gross exhibition space of 27’500 square metres. The most important international platform for marketing frozen food products is used by companies including Agrarfrost, Almondy Apetito, Ardo, Aviko, Champimer Scelta Mushrooms, Crop´s, D´Arta, Escal, Frisch und Frost, Gunnar Dafgard, Lamb Weston, Mekkafood, Neuhauser, Oerlemans, Pickenpack – Hussmann + Hahn, PinguinLutosa, Salomon, Schne-frost, Surgital, Wagner and Wernsing. Many trade visitors who attend Anuga Frozen Food also value the close proximity to the specialized trade shows Anuga Meat, Anuga Chilled + Fresh Food and Anuga Bread + Bakery, as well as the extensive opportunities to gain valuable information and place orders that this allows.

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New carob powder ingredient may replace cocoa

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Tate & Lyle, P.L.C. has launched a cocoa replacement solution that uses Carcao, a carob powder ingredient, and is designed to save costs in the total recipe. Carcao may be used as a partial cocoa replacer in dairy, bakery and ice cream applications.

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