Monthly Archives: November 2012

New partnership gives Nestlé Health Science access to one of the world’s leading Traditional Chinese Medicine libraries

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Nestlé Health Science, a fully owned subsidiary of Nestlé, and the pharmaceutical and healthcare group Chi-Med, have agreed to form a 50/50 joint venture to be named Nutrition Science Partners Limited (NSP).

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Tastier, crispier, crunchier, creamier products thanks to Barry Callebaut’s premium nuts and nut-related ingredients

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Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, is excited to introduce a whole new line of extremely high-quality nuts and nut-related products. Having acquired Spanish producer, la Morella nuts in January 2012, Barry Callebaut has turned the decades of expertise built up by the family-run company into an exciting new range of nut-based inclusions, fillings, toppings and decorations. As such, Barry Callebaut customers now can enjoy an even wider selection of tastes, textures and flavors that capture the very best nature has to offer. From whole nuts to nut pastes, from hazelnuts to pistachios, … the possibilities are virtually endless.

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A return to the hand wrapped look

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Fifty years ago, the Enstrom Candies hand wrapped all its boxes of toffees, but as demand grew, other methods, including shrinkwrap, were employed to keep pace with growing volumes. While this met productivity goals, Enstrom was keen to return to the beautiful, elegant look of a hand wrapped box while fulfilling the volumes of product needed to satisfy a worldwide customer base.

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Special metal-detectable plastic tools for food processors

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Over the course of more than three decades, Remco has experimented with various resins and additives to make its core product line stronger, easier to handle and better suited for rigorous FDA compliance measures. A few years ago, Remco took another step to serve its food processing customers by working with its molder, Metro Plastics, to incorporate metal-detectable materials into its line of plastic food processing tools.

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Lotus Bakeries secures Mondelez rights to Dinosaurus brand

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Lotus Bakeries and Nutrexpa S.L. (“Nutrexpa”) have made a successful joint bid for Galletas Artiach S.A.U. (“Artiach”). Nutrexpa will take over the shares of this Spanish biscuit manufacturer and Lotus Bakeries will acquire the intellectual property rights to the Dinosaurus children’s concept outside Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Algeria and Mexico. The transactions are conditional upon clearance from the antitrust authorities.

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Jury panel announced for U.S. selections for World Chocolate Masters in Chicago, January 11-12, 2013

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Five of the top pâtissiers, chefs and chocolatiers have been selected to form the prestigious jury panel for the U.S. selections of World Chocolate Masters, hosted by Cacao Barry®, Callebaut® and Carma®, the gourmet chocolate brands of Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products.

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Cargill receives Alliance to End Hunger Partnership Award

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In mid November, Cargill received the Bread for the World Alliance to End Hunger Partnership Award in New York City. Cargill was recognized for advocating for policies that let markets work and enable farmers to thrive; helping expand access to food, improving nutrition and pursuing partnerships to end hunger; and working to increase agricultural productivity and incomes while ensuring responsible land use. Over the past five years, Cargill has contributed more than $55 million to reduce hunger and improve nutrition globally.

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Ahlstrom launches Coralpack NG, a PFOA-free* flexible packaging paper for greasy food products

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Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, has developed a PFOA-free* version of its Ahlstrom Coralpack range, a flexible packaging paper for direct wrapping and packing of numerous grease-containing food products, such as biscuits, pastries, coffee beans, fast food, take-away food, pizzas, popcorn for micro wave, butter & margarine, soup cubes and many more.

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Mondelez International debuts sustainability effort

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Mondel?z International has unveiled ‘Cocoa Life’ – the company’s largest, most comprehensive cocoa sustainability effort to date. As the world’s largest chocolate company, it will invest $400 million (€313m) over the next ten years to improve the livelihoods and living conditions of more 200,000 cocoa farmers and about one million people in cocoa farming communities. Cocoa Life will bring a $100m (€78.2m) new investment to Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s largest cocoa producing country, to help 75,000 farmers double their productivity.

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