Day: 19 November 2021

Sugars and Sweeteners

Technical Editor, Clay Gordon, discusses new alternatives to sugars and sweeteners, its history, and growing popularity focusing on how the industry desires to replicate flavour.  To modern tastes, the histories of chocolate and sugar are as dance partners engaged in an intimate flavour tango: For what is chocolate without sugar?  For the vast majority of its history, sugar – or a sweetener of any …

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Ask the Expert: Berndorf

Johannes Simmel , the Product Management Food & Bakery, Berndorf Band Group,  gives an insight into steel belts for the bakery and confectionery industry and provides commentary on the companies success.   1/ What allows your belts to stand out compared to your competitors?   As leading full-service supplier of steel belts and belt systems, we provide tailor-made solutions, which unite all requirements for …

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Ask the Expert: Tanis

Tom Verburg, Director of Business Development at Tanis, talks to International Confectionery about the company’s commitment to help its customers succeed in business. From co-developing business ideas, including entering the active candies market, to after-sales manufacturing equipment support. Having been involved with installations for the food production industry for more than 35 years, Tom Verburg …

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Big Interview: Plamil

International Confectionery Editor, Roshini Bains, converses with Adrian Ling, the ‘Vegan Willy Wonka’ and CEO of Plamil Foods, to discuss the need for alternative chocolates.  1) Can you tell us about the history of Plamil, why it started, and what is the company’s ethos?      Plamil, the first vegan company, was started in the 1950’s by those that were at the start of the vegan movement. I …

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Finalists of the Fi Europe 2021 Innovation Awards confirmed

The nominees have been revealed, after the jury of experts from all areas of the food industry named the 28 companies who will be competing for the Fi Europe Innovation Awards and Startup Innovation Challenge. The finalists will present their submissions in a final pitch to the jury behind closed doors, and winners will be …

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