Monthly Archives: March 2012

Testing your inspection system

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By placing test samples on food production lines or within their products, manufacturers can ensure that their product inspection systems are operating correctly and offering optimum contaminant detection. Regular testing of inspection systems can prevent adverse trends in contaminant detection before they become a problem.


Kraft baptises global snacks arm Mondelez International

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Kraft Foods Inc. announced plans to change its corporate name to Mondelez International Inc. «Mondelez» (pronounced mohn-dah-leez) is a newly coined word that evokes the idea of «delicious world». «Monde» derives from the Latin word for «world» and «delez» is a fanciful expression of «delicious». In addition, «International» captures the global nature of the business.


Confectioners hit by egg shortages

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Manufacturers throughout Europe are currently experiencing alarming shortages of supplies of eggs and egg products. The situation in terms of availability and price is dire and unprecedented. Eggs are a vital ingredient for Caobisco products, especially for use in production of biscuits and cakes.


Packaging for premium sweets

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Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose based material, NatureFlex, has been selected by Miss Muffet & Co, to wrap its range of fairytale and nursery rhyme inspired premium confectionery.

Miss Muffet & Co is a UK based company, set up by Sarah Cadman, who has a philosophy of using natural ingredients wherever possible.


Grupo Bimbo: 4th Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results

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Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011. Sales in the fourth quarter reflected three key factors: i) double-digit organic growth; ii) the integration of the Sara Lee operations in the United States and Spain and Fargo in Argentina; and iii) the consolidation of independent operators (IOs) in the United States, as per below. Net sales rose 36,8 percent over the year ago quarter to 41,6 billion MXN, with increases of 14,5 percent in Mexico, 59,5 percent in the United States and 44,6 percent in Latin America.


Consumer trends in the Bakery & Cereals market in France, 2011

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Research and Markets has announced the addition of Canadean Ltd’s new report “Consumer Trends in the Bakery & Cereals Market in France, 2011” to their offering.

This report provides the results for the Bakery & Cereals market in France from Canadean’s unique, highly detailed and proprietary study of consumers’ Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) consumption habits, and forms part of an overall series covering all CPG product markets.


Nestle cuts artificial flavours

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The Swiss group Nestle said on Friday it was the first company in Britain to remove artificial flavours in all its confectionery products such as Smarties or Rolo. The company said in a statement that it had replaced artificial colours, flavours and preservatives with natural ingredients in all 79 confectionery products it sells in Britain. Carrot, hibiscus, radish, and lemon… Read more »