Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, July 2014...
- Cocoa processors want more from Indonesia
- Further consolidation on the cards following Jacobs Douwe Egberts deal
- Study outlines major challenges facing the coffee sector
- Government policy could cripple Ecuador's soluble industry
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|PARAMOUNT COFFEE EXPANDS|
Paramount Coffee is expanding its manufacturing, distribution and shipping operations at two sites in Lansing in order to accommodate growing nationwide sales.
|NON-TOXIC SPRAY COULD BOOST COCOA PRODUCTION|
Glycerol, a by-product of the production of biofuel, could be used to enhance cocoa's defences against well-known diseases such as Black Pod.
|COFFEE INDUSTRY COUNTERS PROPOSED LABELLING REQUIREMENTS|
New labelling requirements for packaging for consumer products proposed by the FDA should not apply to coffee, the National Coffee Association in the US believes.
|LWR WINS PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY CHALLENGE|
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has won US$500,000 from the Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge to scale up its cocoa programmes in Central America.
|ROB STEPHEN JOINS TEAM AT OLAM SPECIALTY COFFEE|
Rob Stephen, SCAA Past President and long-time volunteer, has joined the team at Olam Specialty Coffee in the role of International Business Development Manager.
|COFFEE PRICES RISING AGAIN AS ATTENTION TURNS TO NEXT CROP|
Vice President at Citi Futures and OTC Clearing says confirmation of lower production is occurring at most locations in Brazil with losses ranging from 15 to 30 percent.
|PORT OF VIRGINIA GETS ICE CERTIFICATION|
On 14 July the port was selected by ICE to be a delivery point, or exchange port, for the coffee futures contract.
|FAIR TRADE USA AND UTZ CERTIFIED TO COLLABORATE|
In June 2014 UTZ Certified and Fair Trade USA began work on a joint effort to support sustainable livelihoods for more farmers and workers, beginning in cocoa.
|UK COFFEE BUSINESS INSTALLS RECORD-BREAKING ROASTER|
UK coffee roasting company Lincoln & York made history in July by installing what it claims is the UK's largest coffee roaster at its Lincolnshire headquarters.
|COFFEE CONSUMPTION GROWING FASTEST IN ASIA|
Following Japan in the 1960s, other countries in the region have since followed. Asia in recent years has seen the fastest regional increase in coffee consumption in the world.
|MUCH TO BE DONE TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE COCOA CHAIN|
Much more needs to be done if the International Cocoa Organization, working with all interested parties along the supply chain, is to have a real impact in the area of sustainability.
|NCA TACKLES IMPORT DELAYS AT US PORTS|
The National Coffee Association (NCA) in the US has drawn attention to an issue it has addressed concerning 'agricultural inspections' at ports of entry into the US.
|PATRICK POIRRIER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF CAOBISCO|
At its recent General Assembly in Amsterdam, CAOBISCO elected Patrick Poirrier, CEO of Cemoi as President, with a two year mandate. He succeeded Tobias Bachmueller.
|ECOM ATLANTIC REBRANDS MAXIMUS COFFEE GROUP|
ECOM Atlantic has announced that its subsidiary, Maximus Coffee Group LLC, has been rebranded as Atlantic Coffee Solutions (ACS).
|NCA PROVIDES FURTHER INPUT INTO FMSA PROCESS|
The comments are the latest round in the NCA's ongoing campaign to influence implementation of FSMA, which creates the biggest change in US food safety policy since the 1930s.
|FOOD SECURITY IN COFFEE FARMING COMMUNITIES "IMPROVING"|
Researchers re-examine the livelihoods of smallholder coffee growers in Central America to understand how farmer welfare has changed in since studies in 2007.
|EFSA RESTATES CONCERNS ABOUT ACRYLAMIDE|
The European Food Safety Agency has confirmed previous evaluations that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups.
|NGOs CALL ON ROASTERS TO "TAKE MORE RESPONSIBILITY"|
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have called on the leading 10 coffee roasters to play a more active role in driving demand for sustainably-produced, certified coffee.
|CME TO LAUNCH COCOA CONTRACT|
CME Group has confirmed that it plans to launch a London-based cocoa contract in the coming months, in a direct challenge to IntercontinentalExchange.
|COCOA EXTRACT MAY COUNTER ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE|
A preparation of cocoa extract called Lavado may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease long before they develop symptoms, claims study.
|NESTLE OPENS CHOCOLATE FACTORY IN EGYPT|
Nestlé has inaugurated its first confectionery plant in Egypt to produce 'Crunch,' the company's first chocolate snack to be made in Egypt.
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