The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a new study that gives scientific validation to health claim that consumption of dark chocolate improves blood circulation. EFSA is the EU’s scientific...

Nestlé has responded to a Fair Labor Association (FLA) report, compiled in November 2011, which found that Nestlé’s cocoa supply chain included the use of child labour in the Ivory Coast. Nestlé...

The Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has reviewed its inspection regime for imported cocoa powder, cocoa butter and cocoa liquor at the request of inspecting officers...

One of the world’s largest food companies, Nestlé, has responded to worldwide criticism by announcing an investigation into whether children are working on cocoa farms supplying its factories. Nestlé...

A German scientist believes he has discovered the scientific explanation for chocolate’s unique aroma and taste. Professor Peter Schieberle, of the Technical University of Munich, says a combination...

Kraft Foods is encouraging the Indian government to develop a comprehensive cocoa production development policy, claiming domestic supplies are too poor and scant to fuel its growing needs. Atul Bhatia,...

Nestlé has launched a new addition to its Kit Kat range, the Kit Kat Chunky3, which features the brand’s signature wafer, topped with three breakable chunks containing three separate textures –...

Mars Chocolate Australia has announced that it will source enough Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa to cover the production of its iconic Mars Bar, which will bear the Rainforest Alliance treefrog logo. The...

Chocolate and cocoa supply giant Barry Callebaut has announced plans to strengthen its offering of healthier confectionary alternatives, with plans to reduce saturated and hydrogenated fats, and practically...

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), The Hershey Company, and the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) have announced a first-of-its kind program to use mobile technology to deliver practical information on agricultural...