The quality of this year’s wheat harvest is up but the NFU believes the hangover of an “18-month winter” means quantity will be even lower than last year.
This year’s Canadian National Competition saw strong repeat performances from last year’s winners Christophe Morel and Beta5 Chocolates. Notably, Montreal’s Morel took home the most medals of the competition: two Golds and three Silvers. The Canadian National Competition, part of the run-up to the International Chocolate Awards, is now in its second year. More than 100 products were entered for… Read more »
Dunkin´ Donuts, one of the world´s leading coffee and baked goods chains, announced plans to develop restaurants in major metropolitan areas across Turkey. This effort is part of Dunkin´ Donuts´ strategy to increase its presence internationally.
Mondelez International, the world’s pre-eminent maker of chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, is sending nine employees from around the world to learn and serve in cocoa-farming communities in Ghana. The pilot Joy Ambassadors program gathers employees from seven countries – Brazil, China, the U.S., the U.K., Russia, Sweden and Switzerland – to learn directly from cocoa communities about their successes and challenges, while sharing employees’ diverse business skills.
British company BM TRADA has become the world’s first certification body to be accredited for a sustainable palm oil scheme.
New flavors include: Cabernet Sauvigon, Chardonnay and Merlot.
The American Bakers Association (ABA), a Washington trade group representing commercial bakers, is opposing the proposed food import user fee, proposed as a way to partially fund the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The UK government today (7 October) launched a programme to support the country’s food and drink exports, which it claims could provide a GBP500m (US$802.1m) boost to the economy.
The government shutdown is now in day seven, with little inkling of ending anytime soon. Government services and agencies are closed, suspended or otherwise affected.
As progress continues on the development and finalization of the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act, food and beverage industry executives are considering what they may do now to prepare. Joe Levitt, a partner in the Washington law firm of Hogan and Lovells, and former director of the F.D.A.’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said companies should start with the basics.