Confectionery

“Our industry delivers one of society’s greatest traditions and pleasures. It is also a major positive contributor to the European economy,

FDE elects new president

By Niamh Michail

Gilles Morel, regional president for Europe and Eurasia of Mars Chocolate, has been elected president of FoodDrinkEurope for a three-year mandate.

Plum ingredients can improve the nutritional profile and reduce sugar in chocolate and other confectionery applications, claims Sunsweet

Could plum be the new color of confectionery?

By Lynda Searby

Supplier Sunsweet claims its plum ingredients could present a pathway to cleaner labels as safety concerns over caramel colors prompt confectionery manufacturers to look explore alternatives.

Quiz: Are you sustainable sourcing savvy?

Quiz: Are you sustainable sourcing savvy?

By Niamh Michail

How clued up are you on all the issues surrounding sustainable sourcing - and how closely have you been reading FoodNavigator? Take our quiz and find out!

Financial reward only helps stop bad eating habits

By Tracy West

Giving people money to encourage healthier lifestyles only works in the longer term when designed to stop negative behaviour rather than promote positive choices, suggests research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

“Surprisingly, findings show that strategies used to save money – such as buying groceries in bulk, monthly shopping trips, preference for supermarkets and cooking from scratch – actually end up generating more food waste,” wrote the team.

Researchers take aim at food-waste in the home

By Nathan Gray

The top causes of food waste in homes include buying too much, preparing in abundance, unwillingness to consume leftovers, and improper food storage, say researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab.

Raw food on the rise

Raw food on the rise

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The trend toward raw foods is being driven by a growing group of consumers looking for ‘clean food’ – not just those who consider themselves raw foodists, says Teresa Havrlandova, founder of raw food firm Lifefood.

Daily Express: One of many media outlets that leapt aboard the train of misinformation

Mock choc study highlights peer review pitfalls

By Shane STARLING

It’s no secret the peer review system that is supposed to subject academic research to rigorous scrutiny before publication is not perfect, but a [mock] German professor has revealed just how much of a joke it often is.

85% of fruit snack products analysed by Action on Sugar contained more sugar than Haribo Starmix sweets

Kids’ fruit snacks criticised for high sugar content

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Many fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than confectionery – but could be misconstrued as ‘healthy’ because of their association with real fruit, according to pressure group Action on Sugar.

Over 80% of food companies said they were exposed to water risks which could have a substantive impact on business operations, according to a 2014 CDP survey.

Food industry unprepared for water shortages

By Niamh Michail

The food industry – the most water-intensive business on earth - is unprepared for global water shortages, according to a report which ranks the best and worst offending companies for their water management.

Chewing gum linked to girl's death

By Niamh Michail

Chewing gum may have been responsible for the death of a 19-year old girl – but there is little evidence to suggest artificial sweeteners were at fault, a UK inquest found yesterday.

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