Daily Archives: March 15, 2020

Coronavirus: no evidence that food is a source or transmission route

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EFSA is closely monitoring the situation regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that is affecting a large number of countries across the globe. There is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of the virus. EFSA’s chief scientist, Marta Hugas, said: “Experiences from previous outbreaks of related coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory… Read more »

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EU delegation briefed on cocoa production under Nestlé Cocoa Plan

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The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Ghana, Ms Diana Acconcia, has asked stakeholders to work together to engender sustainable cocoa production that conformed to good agricultural practices (GAPs). “We have seen that it is possible to have cocoa, which has higher and better yields, and at the same time grants good living conditions for farmers – free of child labour… Read more »

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Market Snapshot: Candy & Confectionery

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According to “2019 Trends and Advances in Food Packaging and Processing,” a report by PMMI Business Intelligence, candy and confectionery holds a 5.1% share of the nine food categories, with the number of establishments decreasing to 1,942 between 2014 to 2017 (a CAGR of -0.2%), though the number of employees increased to 83,927 in the same period, at a CAGR… Read more »

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Craft Baking Essentials: Choosing the Right Oven

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Artisan bakeries and patisseries are the loving home to creativity and innovation for any and all eating occasions. The work behind the counter involves much more than original ideas for tasty creations, as bakers are balancing between planning, organizing, prioritizing, calculating, and baking. A good oven is key to handling this. Bringing a new oven into the baking area should… Read more »

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Mondelez projects continued revenue growth for Oreo

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Mondelez Philippines expects to see continued revenue growth for Oreo this year. “While we cannot disclose sales figures, Oreo continues to grow in revenue,” Mondelez Philippines Inc. biscuits marketing manager Criselle Villafuerte said in a text message. “This year, we want to be part of more playful moments of families and that is how we plan to drive growth,” she… Read more »

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Mars warns of confectionery shortages after ‘breakdown’ at factory

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Mars warned it had experienced a ‘mechanical breakdown’ which would hurt supply Mars has blamed a “mechanical breakdown” for shortages of several of its biggest chocolate brands. The Galaxy and Maltesers owner said this week (3 March) it was “really sorry” that it was not “able to make as many treats as we would like”. “For the time being, you… Read more »

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New research links gene found in wild wheat to drought tolerance in cultivated wheat

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New research from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has led to the discovery of a novel gene that improves drought adaptation in wheat — a breakthrough that could contribute to increased world food security. In new research published in Plant Biotechnology Journal, Harkamal Walia, associate professor and Heuermann Chair of Agronomy and Horticulture at Nebraska, and colleagues describe a novel form… Read more »

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Bakery giant Bimbo to build 1,000 electric trucks per year

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The dynamics of the commercial vehicle market are very different from those of the fashion-driven passenger vehicle market. When it comes to electric trucks, it’s fleet buyers who are taking the initiative, from Germany’s Deutsche Post to Amazon to UPS . Now the bakery giant Grupo Bimbo has announced plans to build its own EVs. Mexico City-based Grupo Bimbo is… Read more »

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Nutella And Nutella Biscuits Boost Ferrero’s Results In FY 2019

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Italy’s Gruppo Ferrero reported a consolidated turnover of around €11.4 billion, up 6.2% year-on-year, in its financial year ended 31 August 2019. The company generated almost €8.1 billion of its total turnover in Europe, driven by strong performance in Germany and France. In non-European markets, the confectioner’s turnover amounted to approximately €3.3 billion, with the US as a top performer…. Read more »

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