Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tesco to use Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa in own-label chocolates

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UK-based retailer Tesco has announced that it will use cocoa in its products obtained only from Rainforest Alliance certified sources. The retailer has made a commitment to produce its own label chocolate products sold in the UK from those sources by the end of 2018. It also wants to ensure that the cocoa used in its other UK products, such as… Read more »

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Sveba Dahlen offers ‘35% energy saving’ with new Eco+ concept

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Scandinavian oven giant Sveba Dahlen has developed a unique concept for its ovens that will allow operators to realise energy savings of up to 35%, along with an improved working environment. Using a combination of materials, physical design and enhanced insulation, combined with leading-edge technology, the Eco+ concept will be available across a wide range of ovens in the Sveba… Read more »

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2016 IBIE Innovation Showcase preview

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For decades, companies have unveiled new technologies, products and services at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) that not only offer solutions but also define the future of baking. A leading reason people attend a tradeshow is because they want to see the latest advances in their industry. The premier Innovation Showcase in 2013 was one of IBIE’s most popular… Read more »

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Dannon Joins the GMO Labeling Effort

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Dannon said it is joining an effort in the U.S. to label food products made with genetically modified organisms. The U.S. unit of French dairy giant Danone SA unveiled yogurts under the Dannon and Oikos brands featuring non-GMO ingredients. The company said the move marks the start of a transformation of its three main U.S. yogurt brands—Dannon, Oikos and Danimals…. Read more »

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The human element of food safety

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Recently, everything from Listeria to E. coli to Campylobacter has given American consumers good reason to worry about the safety of their food. The industry has responded and is making every effort to improve the safety of food by utilizing science-based testing and sampling practices, detection technologies, food safety training and education, and multiple interventions. However, other scientific fields could… Read more »

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Monsanto sees latest Bayer bid as ‘financially inadequate’

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The board of directors of Monsanto Co. on July 19 described the latest takeover bid by Bayer AG as “financially inadequate and insufficient to ensure deal certainty.” Monsanto said it remains open to continued and constructive conversations with Bayer and other parties to assess whether a transaction that the board believes is in the best interest of Monsanto shareowners can… Read more »

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Case Study: Biscuits Dupon and Haas Partnership to Produce 18,000 Sugar Cones per Hour in the Spanish Facility

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Manufacturer Biscuits Dupon has partnered with Austrian baking technology expert CFT Haas Convenience Food Equipment GmbH to install two CAIMAN-D-300 lines to produce sugar cones in Spain. Six months after Biscuits Dupon sent an inquiry to Austria’s Franz Haas CFT, the sugar-cone producer endorsed the ordered CAIMAN lines during trial runs at the Haas HQ. A mere ten days after the lines were delivered, Dupon began producing the first batch of sugar… Read more »

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Dunkin’ Donuts launches new citrus flavor donuts

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Summer season is in full swing, and Dunkin’ Donuts is serving sweet new donuts inspired by favorite seasonal citrus flavors. Dunkin’ Donuts’ new Lemon Croissant Donut is a glazed Croissant Donut with lemon filling, finished with icing drizzle and graham cracker crumbles. For a tart and sweet snack, the new Key Lime Square is a donut square with key lime… Read more »

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