Zaini selects Bon Bon Buddies to distribute its products in the UK

Italian confectioner, Zaini, has selected Bon Bon Buddies to distribute its products in the UK. Bon Bon Buddies already distributes Zaini products in France and Poland. The UK Zaini range includes Spiderman, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Disney Frozen chocolate surprise eggs available as part of Bon Bon Buddies’ all year round offering.  In addition, a […]

Conveyor for sticky sweets

Packaging solutions specialist, tna, is launching its new tna roflo VM 3 high throw vibratory conveyor. The high throw design achieves the gentle transfer of sticky confectionery and difficult products through increased vertical motion to improve product throughput and line efficiency. The latest incarnation of the tna roflo VM 3 overcomes the specific challenges of […]

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New ginger ingredients from WILD

WILD has expanded its portfolio of ingredients to include a ginger preparation that can be used in beverages or confectionery products. The new ingredient is obtained directly from fresh ginger, which the company claims keeps the ginger taste intact. In addition to ginger preparations the company also offers natural ginger flavours and extracts. WILD’s ginger […]

Compressor technology achieves energy savings for flavours company

Choosing VSD compressor technology from Atlas Copco has helped International Flavours & Fragrances (IFF) achieve major energy savings at its UK manufacturing plant in Haverhill, Suffolk. The plant is one of many IFF plants worldwide producing fragrances and flavours that are used in products such as beverages, sweets, dairy and savoury products. When it recently […]


China sweet on deal with United Biscuits

Jaffa Cakes, Twiglets and Mini Cheddars could be made by a Chinese firm in future, as a Shanghai-based company holds talks with United Biscuits. China’s Bright Food group is understood to be negotiating with UB’s private equity owners, US firm Blackstone and French PAI Partners, about a deal worth in the region of £2 billion […]

The healing power of blue M&Ms

Scientists have discovered that the colouring in blue M&M sweets could help patients with spinal injuries. The food dye that gives the sweet its distinctive tint – a compound known as Brilliant Blue G – can block a chemical which makes injuries worse by causing inflammation and destroying cells. Secondary spinal cord damage can often […]

Dietary guidance on nutrition

Dietary guidance should consider the cost and enjoyment of food in addition to nutrient content, according to Professor Adam Drewnowski, research leader of innovative approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity. His lecture, organised by The Dairy Council, aimed to provide an insight into alternative nutrient profiling and food labelling methods, specifically the Naturally […]

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School ban triggers tuck-in trade

Banning junk food in schools in an effort to encourage healthy eating among pupils has backfired, as teachers have discovered a flourishing trade in sweets, crisps and pop. The ringleaders behind the ‘bike-shed’ trading are budding retailers in the form of pupils, who are cashing in on their classmates craving for all things sugary, salty […]


Firms face challenge from health food fads

The current consumer enthusiasm for healthier eating is creating a challenge for food companies. According to a new report from JPMorgan, firms are unsure whether to continue with high margin products that are not deemed so healthy as the narrow margin wellness foods. A research report entitled Obesity: Re-shaping the food industry, says that profitability […]

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Industry initiative backs government guidelines

Masterfoods, in conjunction with Cadbury Trebor Bassett and the Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Association (BCCCA) have joined forces in a major education initiative to help consumers understand better how to enjoy chocolate and confectionery as part of a balanced diet. Enjoy chocolate and sweets as part of a balanced diet and lifestyle. That is […]

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