A ballot measure in next week’s election will give voters here the chance to make Washington the first state to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods. But the question of whether to put a few words on a package has touched off a surprisingly high-stakes, big-dollar fight with potential implications for other states.
At the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam has won an International Cocoa Award for best cocoa in the Asia-Pacific region. The International Cocoa Award, which is part of the ‘Cocoa of Excellence” programme, aims to celebrate the flavour diversity of cocoas all over the world and to recognise overall excellence in cocoa processing and quality. The International… Read more »
The International Chocolate Salon has announced the winners of its 2013 Top Truffle Artistry Competition. Twelve judges representing a mix of editors, including Candy Industry’s Bernie Pacyniak, authors and topic experts each sampled an array of truffles and then voted for their favorites in a variety of categories, including: best ingredient combinations, best use of color and best truffle, and… Read more »
The Cereal Supply and Demand Brief provides an up-to-date perspective of the world cereal market. The monthly brief is supplemented by a detailed assessment of cereal production as well as supply and demand conditions by country/region in the quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Situation. More in-depth analyses of world markets for cereals, as well as other major food commodities, are published biannually in Food Outlook.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Nov. 8 forecast the U.S. carryover of wheat on June 1, 2014, at 565 million bus, up 4 million bus from the September projection but down 153 million bus, or 21%, from 718 million bus in 2013. The forecast was above the average of pre-report trade estimates at about 527 million bus.
Building on its recent association with Soarary of Madagascar, Virginia Dare and its new partner have announced a new dual strategy to improve the sustainability of Madagascar’s vanilla market. A primary objective is to enable farmers to properly cure their own green, or raw, vanilla so that they can earn the much-needed extra revenue associated with this value added activity…. Read more »
The U.S. government’s decision to deem artificial trans fats unsafe for human consumption may have little impact on foodmakers and restaurant chains because they’ve been phasing them out for years.
Nestlé has pledged to accelerate the reduction of salt across all its food brands worldwide to support a World Health Organization salt target of no more than 5g of salt per person, per day, by 2025.
Puratos has opened a Sourdough Library with a unique collection of traditional sourdoughs. The inauguration of the Sourdough Library took place at the Puratos Center for Bread Flavour in Saint-Vith, Belgium. The library aims to preserve sourdough biodiversity and sourdough baking knowledge. It is home to a unique collection of sourdoughs from bakers across the globe. Eric Kayser, master artisan… Read more »
The U.S. baking industry will need to make the most of a 60-day comment period concerning a Nov. 8 Federal Register notice in which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeks to remove artificial trans fats from processed foods, said Theresa Cogswell, president of Baker Cogs, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, U.S., and a consultant to the American Bakers Association, Washington, D.C., U.S.