FDBusiness.com

Doubling the Delights of Belgian Chocolate

 Breaking News
  • Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste. Mark Schneider, Nestlé CEO, comments: “Our vision is a world [...]...
  • Three Meals a Day – The Key to Boosting Digestive Health Markets? The traditional pattern of breakfast, lunch and dinner may hold the key to boosting digestive health markets, according to Kerry Group, the makers of the leading probiotic, GanedenBC30®. A new GanedenBC30 report notes that 85% of consumers say they are interested in buying products with digestive health benefits, but only 45% actually do.1 Additional insights report on key [...]...
  • Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and BrewDog are the UK’s Fastest Growing Brands Deliveroo, Costa Coffee and BrewDog are growing in value faster than any other UK brands, according to the 2019 BrandZ™ Top 75 Most Valuable UK Brands, announced by WPP and Kantar. Vodafone remains the UK’s most valuable brand, worth US$26.5 billion (£21.5 billion), followed by HSBC and Shell. Deliveroo, at no.50 after increasing its value 54% [...]...
  • Arla Foods Ingredients Obtains GRAS Approval For Alpha-lactalbumin in Infant Formula Arla Foods Ingredients has obtained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) approval relating to its use of alpha-lactalbumin in infant formula. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued the company with a GRAS Notice known as a ‘no objection letter’. It states that it has no questions regarding the safety of fractionated whey protein concentrate [...]...
  • Java Republic is ‘Beverage Company of the Year 2019’ in Ireland Java Republic won the award of Beverage Company of the Year at the recent 2019 Food & Drink Business Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate the very best in food and drink manufacturing, retail, and food service across the island of Ireland. The Awards recognise the very best in the industry across 18 categories. For Java Republic winning Beverage [...]...

Doubling the Delights of Belgian Chocolate

Doubling the Delights of Belgian Chocolate
June 25
09:24 2015

Manufacturers active in confectionery, biscuits, ice cream or cereals will benefit from increased supply of Belgian chocolate following the official inauguration of Cargill’s newly expanded world class chocolate facility in Mouscron, Belgium. The €35 million investment doubles production capacity for a product range including dark and milk liquid chocolate, drops and chunks and lactose-free dark chocolate.

The extension comprises additional production lines, storage tanks and warehouse space and is complemented by new social rooms for operators and office space. The new building has been designed with high-tech co-generation equipment aiming to reduce energy consumption by up to 30%.

“Our customers are turning to us to provide market insights, creative solutions, high quality products and reliable supply. With the extension of our facility, we are now able to open up to new and almost unlimited opportunities, enabling us to address the consumer trends of the future,” says Inge Demeyere, managing director of Cargill’s chocolate business Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA). “We are building on a strong heritage in cocoa and chocolate together with our customers. This is the result of a dedicated focus on innovation and a unique combination of our food ingredients portfolio.”

The chocolate facility in Mouscron opened in 2003 and some 150 people work on site. It serves customers worldwide and has developed a unique know-how for Belgian chocolate. Together with the other sites in Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has a strong network and capabilities to serve a wide range of customers.

CAPTION:

Pictured at the opening of the new €35 million extension at the Mouscron chocolate plant are (from left to right): Cis Van Doninck, Cargill VP of Finance Food Ingredients & Systems and General Manager Belgium; Inge Demeyere, Managing Director of Cargill Chocolate EMEA & Asia; Rudy Demotte, Ministre-Président de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles; and Jos de Loor, President of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 1, 2019PPMA Total Show
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
  • November 18, 2019Plastics Caps and Closures Conference 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements