Category Archives: Unespecified

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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The Challenge of Sustainable Chocolate

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The long black pruning poles looked cumbersome. But the farmers moved quickly, swarming over the small plot of land and hoisting the poles up to slice through cacao branches with ease. On the bottom end of the pole was a small gasoline engine; on the top, a chain saw. Buzzing sounds mixed with the humming of insects echoing through this… Read more »

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Lesaffre Inaugurates the Baking Center in Côte d’Ivoire

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On Tuesday, 28th of January 2020, Lesaffre inaugurated the Baking Center™ of its subsidiary Lesaffre Ivoire in Abidjan in the presence of Mr David Jousselme, Director of the Lesaffre Overseas region and Mr Gilles Huberson Ambassador of France in Ivory Coast. This new Baking Center™, the first of its kind in West Africa, aims to support customers in this region… Read more »

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Consumer interest in multicultural cuisines drives flavor innovation

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Consumer interest in multicultural cuisines and authentic and unconventional taste experiences are driving flavor innovation. “We cater to each season,” says Nick Sakkos, one of the owners of Bravo Bakery in Prospect Heights, Illinois. “We do strawberry, pineapple, peach. We sell slices of cakes that turn into full cake sales.” Catering to the convenience trend, small serve is a great… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut continues to benefit from outsourcing chocolate production trend

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Manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, the Barry Callebaut Group, has posted an acceleration in sales volumes for the first nine months of fiscal year 2018/19 (ended May 31, 2019). The Swiss giant grew its overall sales volume by 5 percent (+10.6 percent in Q3) to 1,589,181 tons. Sales volume in the chocolate business grew by 5.9 percent, well… Read more »

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The science that leads to Codex food safety standards

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Two officers illustrated for the Codex Alimentarius Commission, during its 40th session, the way FAO and WHO work together to provide the scientific advice on which Codex food safety standards are based. Markus Lipp, Senior Food Safety and Quality Officer, FAO, and Angelika Tritscher, Coordinator Risk Assessment and Management, WHO, described the process that the various international risk assessment bodies,… Read more »

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