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Sara Lee Introduces New Sara Lee® Soft & Smooth® Plus Made with DHA Omega-3 Bread

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First Nationally Distributed Bread of Its Kind Provides New Way to Incorporate DHA-Omega 3 into Children’s Diets Sara Lee North American Fresh Bakery today announced the expansion of its successful Soft & Smooth bread line with the introduction of its new Sara Lee® Soft & Smooth Plus breads Made with DHA Omega-3. Based on a growing body of scientific evidence,… Read more »

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General Mills hails global cereal venture as success

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Highlighted by compound annual sales growth of 11% since 2005, Cereal Partners Worldwide “ranks as one of the biggest and best new food companies created in the past 20 years,” said Christopher D. O’Leary, executive vice-president and chief operating officer, international, General Mills, Inc. Mr. O’Leary offered an overview of CPW as part of a wide-ranging presentation by General Mills… Read more »

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Nestle optimistic about 2010

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Chocolate giant Nestle is eyeing continued growth in 2010 following stronger-than-anticipated figures for 2009. It has been reported that the Swiss firm posted full year profits of 10.4 billion Swiss francs (£6.2 billion). The firm, which makes brands including Kit Kat and Nescafe, saw growth across a number of sectors, with only bottled water posting a decline, with a sales… Read more »

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Cadbury chocolate Fairtrade certified

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Cadbury’s dairy milk chocolate will now sport a “Fairtrade” logo on its redesigned packaging, while retaining the smaller block size it switched to last year. The confectionary maker would also increase the amount of cocoa solids in its product, from 21% to 26%. All of the ingredients in the company’s nine Cadbury Dairy Milk products that could be certified “Fairtrade”… Read more »

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Unilever ‘may have to leave UK’

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Food manufacturer Unilever has threatened that it may be forced to quit the UK under current financial conditions. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Unilever chief executive Paul Polman said that current business conditions, coupled with increasing taxes and regulations, meant the company could become “non-competitive” in the UK. Mr Polman explained: “We do have choices where we put… Read more »

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Chocolatier enjoy sales uplift

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Hotel Chocolat, the 42-store luxury chocolatier, has revealed that its underlying sales rocketed by 14 per cent in the second half of 2009 and that it will open its first stores in the Middle East next month. Angus Thirlwell, the co-founder and chief executive of Hotel Chocolat, said the sales uplift had been driven by a sharper focus on buying… Read more »

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Cadbury: likely to have a positive future under Kraft

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British confectioner Cadbury is likely to have a positive future under Kraft, according to a UK member of parliament. In comments made to the Birmingham Post, Ken Clarke, the shadow business secretary, said that Kraft’s eagerness to secure a deal with the company meant the firm was “optimistic about the future of Cadbury”. Kraft sold its American frozen pizza business… Read more »

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Advanced Enzymes – Food enzymes

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Advanced Enzymes produces a range of enzyme products suitable for use in baking and fruit juice processing. Enzymes are globular proteins that serve as catalysts for a range of biological and chemical reactions and have a variety of applications. Advanced Enzymes’s baking products include the SEBake range of enzymes, which have different effects on specific baked goods and consist of… Read more »

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Nestle USA Announces Safety Enhancement For Nestle TOLL HOUSE Refrigerated Cookie Dough

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Nestle USA’s Baking Division announced today it will begin using heat-treated flour in the manufacture of its Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough. “Consistent with our quality standards for Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough, this change will only further enhance the safety of our products,” said Paul Bakus, General Manager, Nestle USA Baking Group. In June 2009, Nestle USA… Read more »

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Nestle develops nutritional product for the elderly

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Nestle will be rolling out a new product in Europe which aims to address the specific nutritional needs of the elderly population. Resource SeniorActiv will first be introduced in Switzerland later this year and if successful will be distributed in other European countries in the future. The food manufacturer has researched the most common deficiencies in older peoples’ diets and… Read more »

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