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Horst Bittermann with Jean-François Roche, president, ECMA.

ECMA Congress 2018

ECMA Congress welcomes Pro Carton president

By Jenny Eagle

Horst Bittermann made his debut as president of Pro Carton at the ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) Congress (September 20-21) in Riga, Latvia, this year, taking over from Roland Rex who stood down in June after eight years.

Hans van Schaik, MD, ECMA speaking at the ECMA Congress last week.

ECMA Congress 2018

ECMA revises its business strategy to tackle growing challenges

By Jenny Eagle

ECMA (The European Carton Makers Association) has revised its business strategy to tackle growing challenges within the industry such as Brexit, food safety, recruiting a younger workforce, currency fluctuations and sustainability.

Chaucer is a major player in the global freeze-dried ingredients space, listing Kellogg's, Nestlé, Starbucks and Unilever among its clients. Pic: ©GettyImages/pamela_d_mcadams

Against the grain video series

Nothing but fruit: Clean label and health halo drive freeze-dried market

By Gill Hyslop

Consumers expect the real thing when they purchase a breakfast cereal advertised with fruit inclusions – not something produced to taste or give the appearance of. As such, the global freeze-dried ingredients market – and specifically fruit inclusions...

The Free From sector is showing no signs of letting up.

Special edition: 'The rise of free from'

The unprecedented rise of free from

By Gill Hyslop

The free from sector was conceived for – and remains vital to – millions of consumers who deal with allergies, intolerances and related conditions, but today, the movement has evolved into something far more complex encompassing a host of consumer interests...

AvoLove has taken the avocado to the next level of snacking. Pic: AvoLove

AvoLov spearheads avocado chips technology

By Douglas Yu and Gill Hyslop

After two years of intensive research, avocado chips startup AvoLov has perfected dehydrating avocados to produce crispy avocado chips to capitalize on the growing love of the fruit.

The FDA is yet to define 'natural' in food labeling. Pic: tiffany terry

Snack Attack 2018

US food and health experts take ‘natural’ labeling down a notch

By Douglas Yu

Just as the FDA decided to take more time to define what ‘natural’ labeling means, a new bunch of naturally positioned snacks once again stormed the market, even though some of them doubt the term itself will ever be regulated.

The lightweight, sustainable packaging panel session at ProSweets 2018.

ProSweets 2018 review

‘Don’t ditch the plastic just yet’

By Jenny Eagle

There have been an increasing number of stories in the media recently about the growing amount of plastic waste and one supermarket in the UK has vowed to ban all of its own-brand plastic by 2023.

Bühler's continuous mixing process technology enables a fine and creamy dough. Pic: Bühler

Bühler on track with continuous mixing process

By Gill Hyslop

Bühler will be unveiling the next step in its continuous mixing process technology, which it claims reduces pre-dough processing times and increases hydration, at iba later this year.

Europain 2018 is being reinvented to answer the demand of today's selective yet demanding consumer. Pic: ©GettyImages/RossHelen

New direction for Europain to capitalize on fast-changing sector

By Gill Hyslop

Marie-Odile Fondeur, MD of Europain Paris told BakeryandSnacks the organizers have reinvented the February 2018 edition of the global Europain, World Bakery, Pastry, Ice Cream, Chocolate and Confectionery Trade Show to keep up with the ever-evolving market.

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