11 May 2021
--- Identifying and measuring deforestation and the cultivation of specific commodities at a large scale and in sufficient detail can be difficult. In line with this, Barry Callebaut has launched a first-of-its-kind, large-scale... Read More
10 May 2021
--- Chocolate remains the top snack of the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 90 percent of US consumers purchasing some form of chocolate candy within the last three months. Flavorchem, a US-based supplier of cocoa-based... Read More
07 May 2021
--- Biodiversity is a vital aspect of high-quality chocolate production, according to Colombia-based Luker Chocolate. Julia Ocampo, the company’s director of sustainability, speaks to FoodIngredientsFirst about how this... Read More
03 May 2021
--- A Nigay-supported study has linked antioxidant properties to the color intensity of caramel. Using three different research methods, the study found the greater the degree of caramelization, the greater the antioxidant... Read More
30 Apr 2021
--- With Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire among the highest cocoa-producing countries in the world, Cargill is shining a light on the importance of protecting the forests in these regions. In the company’s latest Cocoa... Read More
26 Apr 2021
--- Researchers have identified key odorants that chiefly contribute to off-flavors in fermented cocoa. They have now established maximum concentration levels to avoid the incorporation of cocoa that smells musty, moldy, smoky... Read More
22 Apr 2021
--- Mondelēz International and cocoa beans and ingredients supplier Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) have begun a new collaboration in Indonesia to create the world’s single largest sustainable commercial cocoa farm.
21 Apr 2021
--- KitKat will be carbon neutral by 2025 as Nestlé boosts its sustainability efforts. The iconic chocolate brand plans to reduce the emissions generated by sourcing its ingredients, the manufacturing of the product and... Read More
20 Apr 2021
--- DTM Print is introducing faster and larger printing options on its edible ink desktop printer called Eddie, which creates personalized designs on baked goods and dessert items. The specialty printing systems provider has... Read More
15 Apr 2021
--- Ghana and cocoa and chocolate companies have collaborated on a deal poised to protect and restore forests in cocoa-growing areas. With this agreement, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and the Forestry Commission of Ghana... Read More
15 Apr 2021
--- SweeGen’s next-generation Bestevia Rebaudioside M (Reb M) stevia sweetener is in its final phase before the European Union publishes approval in a few months, according to sugar reduction specialists.
14 Apr 2021
--- Cocoa beans and ingredients supplier Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) has reached its target of 100 percent child labor monitoring across its managed cocoa sustainability programs and 100 percent deforestation monitoring across... Read More
07 Apr 2021
--- Environmental and personal health trends are driving the confectionery segment. Spurred by COVID-19, the importance of immunity is coming to the fore while sustainability is top-of-mind for companies keen to up their... Read More
05 Apr 2021
--- Imbibe has launched Ingredients by Imbibe, a new platform that offers the company’s high-performing ingredients to external R&D teams. Imbibe’s ingredient portfolio includes The Senses, a suite of taste... Read More
02 Apr 2021
--- Easter represents a major opportunity for the F&B industry to introduce some of its most creative spring-themed offerings, both in terms of taste and appearance. This year, greater awareness on issues from sourcing to... Read More
01 Apr 2021
--- Chr. Hansen Holding and EQT have completed their deal with the global investment organization acquiring the Danish ingredient supplier’s Natural Colors division. The divestment follows the 2025 Strategy of Chr. Hansen... Read More
29 Mar 2021
--- Barry Callebaut’s latest initiative, Treat Tomorrow, collaborates with customers and experts to carve the plan for “new” chocolate indulgence. The Swiss chocolate and cocoa giant intends to foster new and... Read More
23 Mar 2021
--- Mondelēz International is expanding its footprint in the high-growth well-being segments with the acquisition of a significant majority interest in Grenade, a UK performance nutrition company in the fast-growing high protein... Read More
22 Mar 2021
--- Boosting health, indulgence and better-for-you credentials of confectionery, while making a product stand out for its texture and sensorial experience, is driving demand for innovative fillings and coatings. Speaking with... Read More
19 Mar 2021
--- Barry Callebaut has teamed up with start-up Seekewa, a digital community platform dedicated to small farmers in Africa, on a pilot project to increase and diversify the incomes of farmers on the Cocoa Horizons program. Both... Read More