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Cocoa - Articles and news items

Highest of accolades for Scottish chocolatier

Industry news  •  17 October 2016  •  New Food

Perthshire-based Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett received a prestigious gold accolade in the International Chocolate Awards in London…

Making cocoa farming more sustainable and profitable for farmers

Industry news  •  18 August 2016  •  Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut, IFC, and the IDH partner to provide credit for cocoa farming productivity packages to farmers and co-operatives…

Barry Callebaut and Tony’s Chocolonely team up for fully traceable cocoa

Industry news  •  19 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Barry Callebaut has installed a dedicated cocoa butter tank to produce cocoa butter from traceable beans sourced from Tony’s Chocolonely’s partners…

Tesco’s cocoa to come from Rainforest Alliance Certified sources by 2018

Industry news  •  19 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

All cocoa required for Tesco’s own label chocolate products sold in the UK will come from Rainforest Alliance Certified sources by the end of 2018…

Mondelēz strengthens its efforts against child labour in the cocoa sector

Industry news  •  25 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Embode has published the results of two independent assessments, commissioned by Mondelēz International, of child labour in the cocoa sector…

Mars completes acquisition of cocoa farm Hacienda La Chola

Industry news  •  18 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The acquisition of Hacienda La Chola will expand Mars’ network of research farms, which includes facilities in Brazil and Indonesia…

Nestlé UK & Ireland sources 100% certified sustainable cocoa

Industry news  •  9 December 2015  •  Victoria White

Nestlé UK & Ireland has reached its target to source 100% certified sustainable cocoa for its chocolate confectionery and biscuits becoming the first major confectionery company in the UK and Ireland to do so…

Confectionery supplement 2015

Issue 6 2015, Supplements  •  9 December 2015  •  New Food

Articles in this Confectionery supplement: Nutritional trends in cocoa beverages, Sugar: does it have to be the bad guy? Plus a preview of ProSweets Cologne 2016…

Naturex to bring Barry Callebaut’s cocoa extract health claim to food supplements

Industry news  •  19 November 2015  •  Victoria White

For a period of five years, Barry Callebaut is licensing its approved 13.5 EFSA health claim on cocoa flavanols for cocoa extract products to Naturex…

Barry Callebaut launches sustainable Horizons cocoa

Industry news  •  16 November 2015  •  Victoria White

Horizons cocoa and chocolate products are sold with a premium used to help improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers…

Mondelēz invests $50m to boost Cadbury Bournvita capacity in Nigeria

Industry news  •  22 October 2015  •  Victoria White

The investment was made to meet surging demand for Cadbury Bournvita, Nigeria’s favourite cocoa drink…

ADM completes sale of global cocoa business to Olam

Industry news  •  19 October 2015  •  Victoria White

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has completed the sale of its global cocoa business to Olam International Limited for approximately $1.2 billion…

Cargill IFC scheme extends support to cocoa cooperatives in Cote d’Ivoire

Industry news  •  15 September 2015  •  Victoria White

Cocoa farmer cooperatives in Cote d’Ivoire are set to benefit from access to affordable finance as a result of a first of its kind initiative…

Studies reveal cocoa flavanols are good for heart health

Industry news  •  10 September 2015  •  Victoria White

The research shows that consuming cocoa flavanols can decrease arterial stiffness and increase blood vessel function in healthy people, helping to reduce the risk of heart disease — the number one cause of deaths worldwide…

Barry Callebaut and Petra Foods settle dispute

Industry news  •  2 September 2015  •  Victoria White

Barry Callebaut and Petra Foods have settled their dispute regarding the purchase price for Petra Foods’ Cocoa Ingredients Division…


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