Nestle develops first 70% dark chocolate with no added sugar

JAPAN – Nestle Japan has launched a new 70% dark chocolate made entirely from cocoa fruit using cacao beans and white pulp, without adding any refined sugar. The new chocolate confectionery which is said to […]

Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices associated with high cancer risk

FRANCE – A new study published in the British Medical Journal has associated ‘sugary’ drinks including 100% fruit juices with an increased risk of cancer. Carried out by a team of researchers based in France, […]

Froneri agrees to acquire Israeli ice cream business from Nestle

ISRAEL – Global private label ice cream leader, Froneri has agreed to acquire Noga Ice Creams Limited, a Nestle-owned ice cream business in Israel for an undisclosed sum. The move, which is subject to regulatory […]

Barry Callebaut to build new global distribution center in Belgium

BELGIUM – Leading chocolate and cocoa producer, Barry Callebaut is set to build a new global distribution center in Lokeren, Belgium to increase logistical efficiencies in the market. The new facility will incorporate a low […]

Orkla acquires British fudge and toffee maker Confection by Design

UK – Orkla Food Ingredients through its wholly-owned subsidiary NIC Enterprises has acquired British fudge and toffee manufacturer Confection by Design Ltd. Confection deal, whose details were not disclosed strengthens Orkla’s position as a leader […]

Uganda imposes quotas on Kenya’s poultry products to protect local industry

UGANDA – The Ugandan government has imposed import quotas on Kenyan poultry products as it moves to protect the country’s local poultry industry. In a letter by Uganda Commissioner of Animal Health at the Ministry […]

FSSAI calls for colour-coded labels for high fat, sugar foods

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drafted several proposals in the new labelling regulations, mandating manufacturers to include red-color coding on labels of food containing high-fat, high-sugar and high-salt […]

Mars to acquire majority stake in personalized nutrition brand Foodspring

GERMANY – Mars Incorporated has announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Foodspring, one of Europe’s leading functional food and personalised nutrition company. After the transaction closes, the Berlin based Foodspring […]

Dangote Sugar appoints Ravindra Singh as new acting managing director

NIGERIA – Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Ravindra Singh Singhvi,currently serving the chief operating officer role as its acting Managing Director. According to a statement issued to the Nigerian Stock […]

Barry Callebaut and Unilever collaborate to monitor supply chain sustainability

USA – Barry Callebaut and Unilever have joined forces to adopt a new pilot platform that will assess and monitor sustainability performance across their supply chains. The new platform applies a harmonised approach to data […]