In a ground-breaking partnership, Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, announce a risk sharing partnership of USD 9 million to cover up to 103,000 smallholder cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire by 2020.
Rovema North America–a subsidiary of Rovema GmbH, which designs and supplies packaging machinery for the food industry–has launched a new content-rich website, www.rovema-na.com, designed to assist a wide variety of industries in developing and maintaining highly efficient vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) bagging operations.
Jerome J. Chasko has joined Palsgaard as Technical Sales & Business Development Manager. Based in Palsgaard’s U.S. headquarters located in Morris Plains, N.J., Mr. Chasko leads business development, sales and technical service efforts in the Midwest and Canada.
The 2016 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)—the largest and most-comprehensive event in the Western Hemisphere for the grain-based food industry—returns to Las Vegas October 8–11, where over 20,000 bakery professionals will gather to network, learn and check out the latest innovations in bakery supplies, ingredients, technology and equipment from more than 900 leading manufacturers and suppliers covering more than 700,000 square feet of exhibit space.
In today’s bakery industry, a diverse and wide-ranging collection of initiatives come together under the umbrella of environmental sustanability, touching on equipment design, bakery management, ingredient sourcing, product packaging, operational logistics and more.