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Cargill's risk management tools help customers manage cocoa price volatility

CocoaPacer, CocoaPacer Cap and CocoaRange Cap are designed to help protect customers from volatility when pricing their cocoa ingredients.

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business, one of the leading players in the global cocoa and chocolate market, has launched three new tools in its portfolio of Price Risk Services to help customers more easily manage price risk. 


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Barry Callebaut, chocolate and cocoa manufacturer, appoints Peter Boone as new CIO

Barry Callebaut AG, manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, appoints Peter Boone as the Group’s new Chief Innovation Officer.
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Ingredients

ADM Cocoa introduces Fresca Cacao and cocoa for dairy foods

ADM Cocoa launches Fresca Cacao and cocoa specifically suitable for dairy applications, and fruity and acidic drinks.
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Chocolate and cocoa pair well with dairy products

Chocolate and cocoa are long-time associates of dairy. These days, everything from frozen yogurt to blended coffee beverages is angling for a chocolaty profile. A panel of experts explains how to formulate with the ingredients.
We Americans have notoriously restless palates. This is especially so in today’s food-forward world, as chefs vie for celebrity status and the more adventuresome among us approach dining as an extreme sport. It’s now commonplace to find even familiar flavor favorites forced into some pretty unusual pairings, as the current practice with chocolate demonstrates.
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Ingredients

Mars Inc. research validates method for analyzing flavanols, procyanidins in cocoa

International laboratories collaborate to validate a method developed by Mars Inc. to quantify the much-studied cocoa flavanols. Research that could help scientists and the industry in standardized reporting.
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Chocolate: Roquette America

Roquette America’s newest formulation is chocolate enhanced with Nutralys pea protein.
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Let Them Eat -- or Drink -- Chocolate

Chocolate milk is one consumer favorite in the midst of an identity crisis. Long a staple of most children’s school lunch, chocolate milk has been banned.
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Chocolate Milk Peps Up Athletes (and Sales)

The increased focus on post-workout nutrition has athletes looking for the optimal recovery fuel. Experts suggest there is a two-hour recovery window that represents the best time to refuel and
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The Greater Good

From its home base in Cincinnati, the fourth generation of the Graeter family is taking its premium, hand-packed ice cream to grocery stores nationwide.
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Graeter's Runs a Hands-on Ice Cream Plant

The Cincinnati processor bought plenty of modern equipment for its new plant, but the company relies on veteran employees to mix and pack the ice cream by hand.
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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

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Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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A look inside 100-year-old Velvet Ice Cream; Plus we look at four cheese processors with award-winning artisan and farmstead cheeses.

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