Monthly Archives: December 2017

FAO Food Price Index down marginally in November

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 175.8 points in November 2017, down fractionally (0.5 percent) from October but still almost 4 points (2.3 percent) above the corresponding period last year. A sharp rise in sugar and vegetable oil quotations was largely offset by a fall in dairy values while international prices of cereals and meat products remained relatively… Read more »

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KHS presents new chunk dosing unit and compact systems at Anuga FoodTec

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At Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany, the KHS Group will have compact and flexible systems specially designed for the beverage, food and dairy industries on display. KHS will be exhibiting its systems at booth A60/A68 in hall 8.1 at Anuga FoodTec. “Users gain many benefits when fillers can be combined with our Blomax stretch blow molder to form a compact… Read more »

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Exclusive: Anatomy of a Cake Line

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Cake production lines must address all process stages, from batter and cream preparation, to baking, filling, decorating, and cooling. Here are the innovations providing solutions for each, explained by experts at GEA, Auto-Bake Serpentine (Middleby Corporation), and Tonelli. GEA configurations Let us look into a standard configuration setup of modules for cake lines, and possible add-ons, with the help of… Read more »

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Fi Europe 2017 Innovation Awards: The Winners

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The world’s largest food and beverage ingredients show announces the winners of its coveted Innovation Awards for 2017. A true barometer of food and beverage trends, the Fi Europe Innovation Awards honour research teams and product developers for their outstanding innovations and invaluable contributions to the industry. Mirroring the market, protein solutions featured high on the winners’ podium this year…. Read more »

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Solo Gelato and Barry Callebaut create ice cream capsule system

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Israeli startup Solo Gelato has partnered with chocolate-producer Barry Callebaut to create a Nespresso-style ice cream capsule system, which is able to make fresh ice cream instantly. Set for release in 2018, the innovative new system was created in a partnership with Barry Callebaut, which was established through MassChallenge, a company part-founded by Barry Callebaut which provides funding to enterprising… Read more »

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Five global packaging trends for 2018

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Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste worldwide in 2018, new research suggests, as the throwaway culture of today will evolve. According to Mintel, packaged planet is among the major trends set to influence the global packaging industry over the company year. Consumers have long considered packaging as often unnecessary, and ultimately as just… Read more »

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Italy fines Unilever over €60 million over ice cream market abuse

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In the conclusion of an investigation from back in 2013, Italy’s antitrust agency AGCM has fined Unilever over €60mn for ice cream market abuse. Italy’s antitrust agency AGCM has imposed a fine of over €60mn on the Italian arm of the world’s biggest ice cream maker, Unilever, for ‘abuse of its dominant position in Italy’s ice cream market’. Amongst the… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut answers reduced-sugar trend

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Barry Callebaut has developed five types of chocolate and several sugar-substituting technologies aimed at reducing sugar while retaining taste in confectionery products. With about half of the world’s consumers are trying to limit their sugar intake, healthy alternatives for snacks and meals are a worldwide growing trend, Barry Callebaut said in a news release. The company is addressing this trend… Read more »

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018

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FERRÉ CONSULTING Holding Group – Europe / USA wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018 filled with health, work, joy and humanity. You can share the video with this link: https://youtu.be/gpPnWRP4z68

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