Danisco sold ‘somewhat disappointing’ volumes of xylitol at the start of its new financial year, but says the sweeteners division is on track for recovery thanks temporary closure of xylitol plants and inventory reductions.
Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate is aiming to have 10,000 tonnes of UTZ-certified cocoa available for the market in 2010, as the first two Ivory Coast cooperatives achieve certification and others are expected to get there soon.
Chr Hansen has developed a new natural white colour from calcium carbonate, which it claims is the first non-chemical alternative to titanium dioxide available to coated confectionery and chewing gum manufacturers.
A pledge on responsible advertising in Europe has resulted in a dramatic reduction in ads for unhealthy foods to under-12s this year by the likes of Kellogg’s, Nestle and Mars, says an independent report.
The French government has approved the use of stevia sweeteners with 97 per cent purity rebaudioside A (Reb A), officially opening up the first EU market for products containing the much-anticipated ingredient.
New applications for iPhone are giving consumers instant access to information on food additives by entering the E-number – but there are questions about the science used to support the safety opinions.