Promoters of grain sorghum think this relatively small participant among fall-harvested U.S. food crops is ready to come into its own.
Leading cocoa industry players Ferrero, Petra Foods Limited and Continaf have handed out UTZ premiums to Nigerian farmers participating in the Cocoa Productivity and Quality Program, a public private partnership between IDH, Oxfam Novib, Continaf, Ferrero, Petra Foods Limited and Farmers’ Development Union (FADU) in Nigeria.
Kraft Foods (Suzhou) Company Limited, part of the Mondelez International family of companies, hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for the expansion of its biscuit plant in Suzhou, China. The project is expected to be completed in August 2014.
More readily identifying food-safety hazards and influencing consumers to make healthier choices in their diet are among five strategic goals the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified under a plan that is intended to protect public health and modernize the country’s food-safety system.
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announces the opening of its first CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ center in South America, the 15th center worldwide. Located at Paulista Avenue in São Paulo, the CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ center is a state-of-the-art teaching and training facility for culinary professionals at all levels interested in strengthening their skills in working with chocolate and learning about new techniques, trends and recipes dedicated to the Brazilian market.
Nestlé Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke has been elected as co-chair of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF).
Research published in CDC’s journal Preventing Chronic Disease suggests manufacturer reduction of trans fatty acids (TFAs) has slowed over time, and progress varies by food type and parent company. Because consuming TFA is harmful even at low levels, researchers urge manufacturers to renew efforts to discontinue or reformulate products containing TFA or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHVOs).
The retail experience of Hershey’s brand is set to open on the famed Las Vegas Strip this winter. The two-story store will boast an immersive shopping experience filled with the brands guests love: Hershey’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Ice Breakers, Jolly Ranchers, Twizzlers and more.