Regulation

Luker cocoa farmer  Eugenia Jiménez, inspects this season's crop. Pic: Luker Chocolate

Sustainability

Luker Chocolate on course to impact 1,500 farmers by 2027

By Anthony Myers

Luker Chocolate, the premium Colombian Business-for-Business (B4B) chocolate manufacturer, has revealed significant progress towards Its 2027 sustainability targets, including increasing income for farmers, social wellbeing, and deforestation-free cocoa.

Sustainability is hard-wired into most supply chains these days, but there is still room for improvements, our next free webinar will hear. Pic: CN

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Free webinar: Is there a crisis in cocoa supply chains?

By Anthony Myers

With the new European Union Deforestation Regulation on the horizon, should the industry adopt a more responsible approach to procurement when sourcing cocoa beans and other ingredients? Sign up for our free webinar to discuss!

The European Union's deforestation bill is triggered at the end of 2024. Is the cocoa sector ready? Pic: EU

Free-to-listen webinar - Speakers Announced!

Time’s up: EUDR webinar - speakers announced - how ready is cocoa?

By Anthony Myers

ConfectioneryNews will be presenting a special live webinar on Tuesday 23 January 24 at 17:00Paris / 10:00AM Chicago to discuss the new requirements for market access for cocoa and chocolate suppliers into the European Union.

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Judge suspends Mexico's nutrition label

By Niamh Michail

A judge has temporarily suspended Mexico’s front-of-pack warning label following a request lodged by business lobbies on the grounds it was not widely consulted or based on scientific evidence.

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Brazil's ANVISA announces 2023 trans fat ban

By Niamh Michail

Brazilian food regulatory agency ANVISA has announced a 2% limit on industrial trans fats in all food and drink products and total ban on partially hydrogenated oils by 2023.

Sugar taxes prompt heated debate around the globe. Pic:getty/helendavies

Sugar taxes: The global picture

By Rachel Arthur, Elaine Watson, Niamh Michail, Gary Scattergood, Flora Southey

Sugar taxes continue to hit the headlines, so we take a spin around the globe to look at some of the markets where taxes have been introduced or are under debate.

FoodNavigator to co-host the inaugural Global CBD Summit

Demystifying hemp and cannabidiol: Introducing the CBD Global Summit

By Katy Askew

CBD has caught the public's imagination as an ingredient offering a host of potential health benefits. But for all the hype, CBD also courts controversy. To move from a trending ingredient to an ingredient trend, the sector will need to address some...

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Argentina’s ANMAT recalls food and medical products

By Asia Sherman

Argentina’s National Administration of Drugs, Foods and Medical Devices (ANMAT) recalled a list of products this month including olive oils, canned goods and medical items for failing to comply with current regulations.

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Chile: Milk labeling law unanimously approved

By Asia Sherman

Chile’s Chamber of Deputies and Senate unanimously approved a new regulation that requires clear labeling of the origin and composition of milk and dairy products.

CBD in Latin America: Which countries will embrace it?

CBD in Latin America: Which countries will embrace it?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The path forward for the sale of CBD consumer products in Latin America may be constrained by high price points and the region's patchwork of regulations, but a few countries are setting the stage for a CBD retail market, according to Brightfield...

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Is Front-of-Pack labeling set for harmonization?

By Natasha Spencer

As the development of front-of-pack (FOP) labeling continues to evolve to meet ever-growing consumer and market needs for transparency, we look at their prevalence and the current measures being explored to harness the functional food and nutrition markets...