Campden testing centre reopens for food and drink sector


Campden BRI’s consumer research and testing centre in Leamington Spa has re-opened following the introduction of social distancing and safety measures to guard against COVID-19. The centre, which undertakes thousands of food, drink and household product tests for major supermarkets and manufacturers each year, closed its doors in March when lockdown measures were put in…

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 focuses on ‘She Deserves’ campaign

Fairtrade Fortnight aims to shine a light on inequality in the cocoa industry

Fairtrade Fortnight, the annual campaign calling for cocoa farmers to be paid fairly for their work and earn a living income, began on February 24 and will continue until March 8. This year Fairtrade’s nationwide ‘She Deserves’ campaign is highlighting the hidden inequality experienced by the women and girls behind the multibillion global chocolate industry. In…

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Palsgaard named Sustainability Champion at Fi Innovation Awards


Palsgaard has won the Sustainability Champion prize at the Food Ingredients Europe Innovation Awards. The Danish emulsifier specialist clinched the award after reducing net CO2 emissions from its six global production sites to zero. In 2010, Palsgaard set itself the goal of completely carbon neutral production within ten years, and met it in 2018 –…

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Barry Callebaut reports good momentum in full year results

Barry Callebaut second factory in Indonesia

Barry Callebaut Group, manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products, has announced its full year results for the fiscal year 2018/19, showing sales volume to have increased by 5.1%, which is “well above market growth,” the company stated. Sales volume in the chocolate business grew by 5.9%, a figure well above the growth rate if the…

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Indian summer comes to Grand Trunk Road restaurant

Grand Trunk Road 

Chef Sharma of the Grand Trunk Road restaurant is launching a set of tantalising and delightfully different ice cream flavours set to astonish diners. Flavours from India, Afghanistan and Pakistan have inspired the ice cream flavours, which are far more exciting  than any you are likely to find at your local ice cream parlour. A world away…

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Bühler opens its CUBIC innovation campus

Bühler Group

After a construction period of 20 months and an investment of about CHF 50 million, Bühler Group has officially opened its CUBIC innovation campus with eight Application Centres. “We are with this driving forward out strategy of innovation, training and development,” says Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler Group. “Together with our customers, partners from industry…

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Paul A Young launches Monet inspired easter collection for 2019


Blurring the lines between art and chocolate, the UK’s greatest chocolatier Paul A Young has designed an Easter collection that reflects the Spring season. Allowing consumers to eat with their eyes too, Paul has been inspired by the impressionist artist Monet to create a collection with a decorative palette of layered spring colours and shimmers…

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ISM 2018 – international diversity and infinite inspiration

Lanyards ISM

The largest trade fair for sweets and snacks takes place from the 28th to the 31st January, with a host of exhibitors from all over the world showing off their products. Once a year, at the end of January, Cologne attracts buyers and marketers from all over the world to ISM, the world’s largest trade…

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