Daily Archives: May 25, 2013

Bio-Board project promotes packaging recyclability

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A European project called the Bio-Board project has been instituted to develop sustainable protein-based paper and paperboard coating systems to increase the recyclability of food and beverage packaging materials. The BIO-BOARD project will build on past research that has revealed that whey protein coating can provide bio-degradable plastic layers that can replace existing plastic coatings in multilayer packaging and enhance their recyclability by separating the individual fractions of the multilayer packaging.

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Nestlé expands research and development facilities in Singapore

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nestle-ukNestlé has opened a new extension to its research and development centre in Singapore that will allow greater focus on its fastest-growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

The centre, which employs about 100 experts from 17 countries specialised in fields including mechanical engineering, analytical chemistry, microbiology and sensory science, will take the global lead for the company’s innovations in Nescafé coffee mixes and Milo powdered beverages.

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Barry Callebaut hosts third annual L’Art du Chocolatier Challenge

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After an extensive search, Barry Callebaut has found this year’s top chocolatier. A weekend long competition at Barry Callebaut’s state-of-the-art facility concluded Saturday with the announcement of this year’s winner — Jerome Jacob.

Jacob received top honors at this year’s competition with the title of Chocolatier of the Year 2013, as well as best tasting and best showpiece. Second place went to Sean Pera and Romain Fournel came in third. Also participating in the competition were Kei Hasegawa and Santosh Tiptur.

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Tate & Lyle acquires Swedish oat beta glucan business

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Tate & Lyle a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, announces that it has acquired Biovelop, a Swedish manufacturer of oat beta glucan. Operating from a production facility in Kimstad (SE), Biovelop produces oat beta glucan under the brand name «PromOat» for use in the food, beverage and supplement markets and under the brand name «Avenacare» for use in the cosmetics industry.

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Tate & Lyle opens new technical service facility in Mexico City

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Tate & Lyle opened its new Technical Service Center in Mexico City. The facility is part of Tate & Lyle’s extensive global network of innovation, application and technical service centers that provide application development, rapid prototyping and complete formulation, process and evaluation expertise to help food and beverage customers’ transition more quickly from product conception to market.

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Natra to manufacture in Canada to meet the growing demand of the American market

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Listed Spanish multinational Natra, a reference in the manufacture of chocolate products and cocoa derivatives, with a specialised focus on the retail industry and other food companies, will set up production in the coming months in Ontario (Canada), to directly address its customers demand in North America.

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Ferrero sees sense after Nutella sugar rush

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Would your company issue a cease and desist letter to one of its biggest fans? That’s what Ferrero did. However, in a last-ditch outbreak of common sense, it withdrew its attack on someone who has promoted Nutella worldwide.

The Italy-based confectionery giant sent Sara Rosso, the founder and promoter of the annual World Nutella Day (which seeks to “celebrate” the spread brand), the letter, ordering the blogger to stop the event.

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The World 50 Best Restaurants – El Celler de Can Roca with Jordi Roca, Cacao Barry Ambassador, elected best restaurant in the world

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Cacao Barry, the Premium chocolate partner for passionate artisans since 1842, was chosen for the third consecutive year to be the exclusive chocolate sponsor of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants event, which happened in London, UK, the 29th of April.

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