Daily Archives: May 17, 2013

Cargill to build cocoa processing plant in Asia

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Cargill Inc. broke ground on a U.S. 100 million USD investment to construct a state-of-the-art cocoa processing facility in Gresik, in the East-Java region of Indonesia. Cargill stated that the new facility is to meet the growing demand amongst customers for cocoa products and to encourage the development of the Asian cocoa sector.

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Chocolate show returns to Chicago

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With more than 27 years’ experience organizing events and trade shows, president Mario Pi explains the need for the NCDS, in a media statement: “From mass production to artisan chocolatiers, chocolate and dessert producers have an artisan craftsmanship that requires specialty equipment, a concentrated focus on ingredients, and constant upkeep of the latest industry trends. We wanted to make it easy for both foodservice operators and retail buyers to have all the broader elements needed to build a chocolate or dessert program in one place with the focused objectives needed to address the niche industry.”

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Barry Callebaut to be honored with prestigious “Sustainable Standard-Setter” award

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Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, is to be honored for its collective sustainability efforts over the past years with the prestigious “Sustainable Standard-Setter” award at the Rainforest Alliance 2013 Annual Gala on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 to be held at New York’s American Museum of Natural History.

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FDA Releases tool to strengthen U.S. Food Defense

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fda-logoThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released The Food Defense Plan Builder, a comprehensive, easy-to-use software program designed to help owners and operators of food facilities develop customized plans to minimize the risk of intentional contamination at their individual food facilities.

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Natra sets its commitments on Corporate Social Responsibility up to 2020

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Spanish listed multinational Natra, a reference in the manufacture of chocolate products and cocoa derivates, with a specialized approach to retailers and other food companies, published today on its website its commitment for 2020 on corporate social responsibility (CSR).

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Elevating ingredients and classical techniques

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Sometimes all it takes is a trip to Paris. After tasting the traditional breads and pastries of France, Ken Forkish decided to leave his corporate career to open a bakery in the style of French boulangeries and patisseries.

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