Daily Archives: November 1, 2013

Cargill completes acquisition of Joe White Maltings

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Cargill Australia Limited announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Joe White Maltings from Glencore International.

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Everyone loves chocolate

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More than half (54 per cent) of the nation cites chocolate as one of its most loved foods, a new survey by Canned Food UK has revealed.

In an-against-the-stereotype revelation, it is not just women that have a love of chocolate as the research – which interviewed over 2,000 UK respondents – shows that more than 45 per cent of men count the sweet treat as one of their most loved foods.

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Update on the purchase of the cocoa business from Petra Foods

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With reference to the public announcement of Petra Foods Ltd. dated October 21, 2013, Barry Callebaut states that it has submitted the completion statement in accordance with the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) to Petra Foods. This would result in an adjustment payment from Petra Foods to Barry Callebaut in the amount of up to USD 98 million and would further… Read more »

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Saturated fat reduction a focus in the U.K.

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Leading food companies in the United Kingdom have signed onto a “responsibility deal” and are working with the country’s Department of Health to reduce the amount of saturated fats in food products. Companies that have signed a voluntary agreement include Mondel?z International, Nestle, and Unilever, as well as such retailers as Aldi, Subway, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

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Cocoa academy launched

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Cargill has established a business skills programme for cocoa farmer co-operative executives in Côte d’Ivoire with the launch of the Cargill Coop.

The programme is the latest initiative under the Cargill Cocoa Promise and provides co-operative leaders with the management skills to make their organisations more professional, efficient and successful.

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Italian Chef Davide Comaschi wins the World Chocolate Masters 2013

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After three-days of breath-taking competition between nineteen national Chocolate Masters, organized for the fifth time by Barry Callebaut, Davide Comaschi, winner of the Italian World Chocolate Masters preselection, was selected as the “World Chocolate Master 2013.”

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