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Americas: General Mills is happy about sodium reduction efforts

General Mills says seven out of 10 product categories are lower in sodium by 20%, with reductions across the 10 categories ranging from 18-35%....

Asia Pacific: Hershey acquires 80% of Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock

The Hershey Company has completed the initial closing and acquired an 80% stake in Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (SGM), a...

Europe: Baker Perkins’s one-shot technology for deposited double-ball lollipops

Baker Perkins has extended the appeal and diversity of lollipop production by developing one-shot technology for depositing double-ball lollipops on its ServoForm range of...

Americas: Mars, university to create institute for breakthroughs

The University of California (UC), Davis, through its World Food Center, and Mars, Inc. have on September 17, 2014 agreed to pursue the establishment...

Americas: Scientists found metals in chocolates purchased in Brazil, may affect children

Scientists have found that commercial samples of chocolate purchased in Brazil contain varying levels of lead and cadmium, which can cause health problems, and...

Americas: Cargill buys ADM’s chocolate business, six facilities in Europe, US

Cargill says it will purchase Archer Daniels Midland Company’s global chocolate business for US$440 million. “This acquisition is a major milestone in Cargill’s chocolate growth...

Americas: US FDA approves spirulina for use in more applications

Spirulina is now approved in the US for use in a wider range of applications for food and beverage as a naturally derived blue...

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