Chocolate, biscuits & confectionery of Europe


Caobisco in the press

EU confectioners challenge proposals to postpone sugar quota abolition - June 18,2012

Confectioners in Europe are under threat from an MEP’s report proposing to postpone abolishing EU sugar quotas until 2020, according to industry bodies whose members include Mars, Nestlé, Kraft and Ferrero.

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Food industry hit by egg shortage - Mar 20,2012

Manufacturers say shortage is having a 'dramatic' affect on production.

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Industry backs EU call on cocoa child labour and warns 100% certified is no guarantee - Feb 08,2012

The chocolate and cocoa industry has backed an EU resolution to tackle child labour in cocoa production and warns children may still have produced cocoa that is 100% certified.

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Caobisco calls for extended buffer stocks to combat supply fluctuations - Nov 24,2011

The Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery of Europe ( Caobisco) has called for buffer stocks to be extended to cover the supply of commodities like wheat, skimmed milk powder and butter oil as part of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms.

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Confectioners want EU aid for strategic wheat stocks - Nov 23,2011

European chocolate, biscuit and confectionery makers called on Wednesday for EU subsidies for the private storage of cereals, especially wheat, as part of the reform of the bloc's common agricultural policy (CAP) from 2014.

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Caobisco to seek approval for stevia in fine bakery 'in the future' - Mar 08,2011

Caobisco to seek approval for stevia in fine bakery 'in the future'

In the interests of spurring sector innovation, EU biscuit, chocolate and cake manufacturer representative body Caobisco said it is aiming to get authorisations ‘in the future’ for the use of natural sweetener stevia in 'fine bakery' products, but has yet to make an application in that regard.

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Price volatility of agricultural products - Nov 04,2010

Price instability of agricultural products is back and will distort relationships inside the food chain.

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Users of sugar, milk and wheat support market liberalisation - Nov 04,2010

Please read the article from "Les Marchés-L'Agroalimentaire au quotidien" (only in French)

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