Cocoa & Sugar

Supply chain performance not profitability at heart of food firms’ voluntary sign-up

The BSE scandal, the avian flu, and the recent horsemeat scandal has emphasised the importance of full traceability of the meat supply chain. ©iStock/

Motivations for voluntarily implementing food traceability schemes stem not from the need to maximise profits but enhance information, safety and quality management within the supply chain.

ICI and UTZ say declining cocoa prices may increase the risk of child labor.  Photo: UTZ

More child labor prevention needed as cocoa prices fall, warn UTZ and ICI

Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana account for more than 60% of the world’s cocoa supply.  Photo: UTZ

Mondelēz signs deal with Côte d'Ivoire & Ghana deal to reduce cocoa deforestation

Cocoa farmers are expected to see increased savings upon merger between UTZ and Rainforest Alliance. Photo: UTZ

UTZ and Rainforest Alliance merger to set cocoa sustainability standards

Picture: Ghanalive.tv

Ivory Coast and Ghana agree to create Sustainable Cocoa Initiative

Weaver Nut Company offers over 4,000 chocolate items.  Photo: Weaver Nut

Weaver Nut Company to boost production by 70% with Bell-style chocolate panning machine

Around 20% of Olam Cocoa's cocoa beans are currently sourced to its version of sustainability. ©iStock/AndreyGorulko

Olam Cocoa to source 100% sustainable beans by 2020

Teaspoon visualizations of sugar will do more for public health than calorie labels, says FMCG Strategic Alliance consultant. ©iStock/Wittayayut

The right dose: Are confectionery players misreading the sugar obesity debate?

Co-op UK to support women's leadership program as cocoa in own label brands goes Fairtrade. Photo: Co-op

Co-op UK to source 100% Fairtrade cocoa under hybrid model for retailers

Daily intake of flavanol-rich cocoa may be helpful for menopausal women. ©iStock

Daily chocolate fix reduces heart disease risk in postmenopausal women

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