Monthly Archives: February 2014

New centrifugal screener helps bakery stay on schedule

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For Gourmet Baker, a Canadian producer of baked desserts, it is the power of fine flour that separates its strudel, Danish pastries, puff pastries, croissants and cinnamon rolls from competing brands. The company consumes about 80,000 lb. of flour per week at its plant in Winnipeg, MB.

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Ben & Jerry’s to go G.M.O.-free this year

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Ingredient transparency has long been a priority for Ben & Jerry’s, which supported I-522, a measure on Washington state ballots last November to require labeling for food and beverage products with bioengineered ingredients. The company also is transitioning to fair trade certified ingredients, specifically vanilla, sugar and cocoa, to support farmers in developing countries.

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Business in Chocolate initiative

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House of Dorchester, a British chocolatier, is launching a new brand initiative – ‘Business in Chocolate’. The new initiative is designed specifically to target the corporate/promotional market. The company is set to launch a collection of six luxury chocolate offerings, supplied with a customised branded sleeve. The corporate collection includes: One chocolate box (£1.99) Three chocolate box (£2.99) Six chocolate… Read more »

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Mondelez International to Invest $130 Million in U.S. Biscuit Manufacturing Network

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Mondelez International is taking another important step in creating a best-in-class global supply chain today by announcing plans to invest more than $130 million in new biscuit manufacturing technology and capabilities in its current U.S. network. The investment will focus on bakeries in Fair Lawn, N.J., and Richmond, Va., supporting priority cookie and cracker brands and product platforms. To enable this investment, the company will consolidate its current U.S. biscuit manufacturing footprint on the East Coast, resulting in the closure of its Philadelphia bakery by early 2015.

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“The Inspiration from Nature”: theme of 6th World Chocolate Masters

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The World Chocolate Masters is the only competition in the world solely dedicated to the creative use of chocolate. Always on the lookout for the world’s most promising chocolate talent, the organizing chocolate brand Cacao Barry® has begun preparing for the 6th edition of this famous international competition. The search for the world’s greatest exponent of chocolate work will start again soon with a series of National Selections to be held throughout all corners of the world.

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