Nestlé has completed a EUR 6 million (more than CHF 7 million) investment in new manufacturing lines at its condensed milk products factory in Pontecesures, Spain, increasing production by 50 percent.
Individuals who eat dark chocolate on a daily basis lower their risk for stoke and heart attack by nearly 30%, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal. The findings suggest flavonoids in dark chocolate work to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
The shareholders of Kraft Foods Inc. voted to change the name of the company to Mondelez International Inc. The proposal was approved by more than 90 percent of the shareholders who cast a vote. The new name will become effective at the time of the planned spin-off of the company´s North American grocery business.
The UK government is set to reverse its controversial ‘pasty tax’ that was announced in the March 2012 budget after the proposal was criticised as detrimental to jobs and businesses.
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate, has recognized five farmer cooperatives in the Bas-Sassandra region of Côte d’Ivoire as the top producers of superior quality cocoa beans using Barry Callebaut’s advanced fermentation technique. By applying the patented technique, farmers can produce cocoa beans with no defects or off-flavors in significantly less time than by conventional fermentation methods. The beans are fully traceable to the respective grower’s farm.
To celebrate the Olympics, Cadbury is launching an on-pack promotion, entitled ‘You Win, if GB Wins’, set to bring to life the emotions and thrill of the London 2012 Games to consumers, in-store from 18th June through to 1st September.
Scientists have revealed that eating modified chocolates can slow down the ageing process.
The research was carried out by Lyotec, a UK biotechnology company, and involved Coco-Lycosome being added to chocolate. This ingredient increases the bioavailability of cocoa epicatechins by 10 to 20 times (subject to chocolate matrix). Epicatechins can help improve skin oxygenation, which further delays the ageing process.