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Americas: J. M. Smucker Company to build facility in Colorado

The J. M. Smucker Company plans to build an additional Smucker's Uncrustables sandwiches manufacturing facility in Longmont, Colorado, US. The construction of the facility will...

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...

Asia Pacific: Wilmar buys 50% of Aalst Chocolate

Wilmar's subsidiary KOG Investments has acquired a 50% equity interest in Aalst Chocolate, a home-grown chocolate manufacturer in Singapore. The other 50% stake in Aalst Chocolate...

Europe: Barry Callebaut opens center in Italy

Barry Callebaut opens its 20th Chocolate Academy center in Milan, Italy, led by Davide Comaschi, winner of 2013’s World Chocolate Masters. “The success of our...

Americas: Researchers make more stevia using yeast

A report in American Chemical Society's Synthetic Biology describes a way to prepare large quantities of stevia using yeast, which would cut out the...

Europe: Using limonene for better reduced-fat chocolate

Adding limonene to cocoa butter could result in better reduced-fat chocolate, researchers report in American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Previous research...

Americas: CP Kelco releases gelling agent for dairy applications

CP Kelco releases the Genu Explorer Pectin ND-200, a label-friendly food ingredient solution designed for neutral pH dairy desserts. The gelling agent is for formulators...

Europe: Seasonal chocolate in demand, report

Research finds seasonal launches accounted for 25% of global chocolate new product launches in 2016, the biggest area of chocolate new product development (NPD),...

Europe: Tetra Pak launches ice cream filler machine

Tetra Pak today launches an ice cream filler for small to medium producers looking to lower operating costs with minimal investment. The machine can produce...

Americas: Mondelez International advances well on environmental goals

Mondelez International says it has exceeded nearly all of its 2015 environmental footprint goals and has set more aggressive 2020 targets to fight the...