Monthly Archives: October 2011

Grupo Bimbo: renews global vision as it expands presence

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Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. formalized three operations that will point its integration into different areas on two continents, expanding the company´s global vision and consolidating its leadership in the world bakery industry. During a press conference, Daniel Servitje Grupo Bimbo´s CEO, noted «all three commercial operations accomplish the Company´s development expectations and give us the opportunity to create value, meanwhile allowing us to enhance our experience we have acquired over 65 years».

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Terra Cacao nominated for confectionery innovation award

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Barry Callebaut’s Terra Cacao line has been nominated for a Fi Excellence Award in the confectionery innovation category.

The award recognizes individuals and businesses for their exemplary work and contribution to the industry. Winners are selected by a leading panel of industry experts and will be announced during an awards ceremony on Nov. 29 at the upcoming FI Europe show.

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Food chemical regulations rely heavily on industry self-policing and lack transparency

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Safety decisions concerning one-third of the more than 10,000 substances that may be added to human food were made by food manufacturers and a trade association without review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to an analysis spearheaded by the Pew Health Group.

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Food packaging and verification

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Tna has launched two new additions to its range, representing the latest solutions in food packaging and verification for advanced quality assurance: the tna intelli-scan 2 comprehensive date code assurance system, as well as the tna intelli-read 3 integrated bar code scanning system. These new products accurately verify products on the tna robag vertical ‘form fill and seal’ (VFFS) bagger, while retaining a high level of flexibility and simplicity for food manufacturers.

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Kraft Foods: opens doors to new biscuit R+D center in Europe

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Kraft Foods Inc. officially opened its new European Biscuit Research and Development Centre in Saclay, France, a suburb of Paris. This new facility will support product development for many of Europe´s most beloved biscuit brands, including LU, belVita, Oreo, Mikado, Prince, Saiwa and TUC. Kraft Foods Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld was on hand for the ribbon cutting, which represents the culmination of a two-year-project, with a total investment of 15 million EUR (approximately 20 million USD).

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Food Ingredients Asia 2011: Exceed All Expectations

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For its 7th edition in Bangkok, Food ingredients Asia 2011 attracted over 9’000 visitors and generated approximately one billion THB in business for exhibitors. The event was held on 21 to 23 September at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in the heart of the Thai capital.

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Per Strömberg is leaving Lantmännen

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Group President and CEO Per Strömberg is leaving Lantmännen to become CEO of ICA, starting on 16 April 2012 at the latest. Per Olof Nyman, Deputy CEO and CFO, will take over until a permanent successor has been appointed.

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Food Ingredients Europe: 25 Years of Food Innovation

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Food ingredients Europe & Natural Ingredients trade exhibition has chosen Paris to celebrate its 25th anniversary, as part of its 2011’s edition, running from 29 November to 1 December 2011. Developments, challenges and market prospects: three leading ingredients manufacturers talk about the primary event of the processed food industry, each of them has a long history with the show.

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