Barry Callebaut received today a positive Scientific Opinion issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on the background data to extend their existing health claim to cocoa extract products. This positive evaluation was officially published on May 5, 2014 and bodes very well for Barry Callebaut as EFSA’s expertise is usually the basis for approval by the EU Commission.
EFSA issues positive Scientific Opinion on Barry Callebaut’s application for extending its health claim on cocoa flavanols: A new market beyond chocolate for cocoa flavanols and their healthy properties
Barry Callebaut - Half-year results, fiscal year 2013/14: Strong profit growth, strong contribution of acquired cocoa business
During the first half of fiscal year 2013/14 (ended February 28, 2014), Barry Callebaut increased its total sales volume by 17.6% to 876,297 tonnes, driven by incremental volume of the acquired cocoa business.
Barry Callebaut takes over remaining 51% of certified bean supplier Biolands
Barry Callebaut acquired the remaining 51% of Biolands Group, its long-time supplier of certified cocoa beans from East and West Africa. Barry Callebaut has been purchasing 100% of Biolands’ top-grade cocoa since 2000 and acquired a 49% stake in Tanzanian-based Biolands International in 2008.
Barry Callebaut’s Cocoa Horizons Truck rolls off into remote areas of Côte d’Ivoire – bringing farmer training and basic health care to cocoa farming communities
Barry Callebaut today announced the inauguration of the Cocoa Horizons Truck: A multi-purpose mobile unit with modern communication equipment powered by solar energy, which provides space for farmer training sessions in good agricultural practices, basic health care services, literacy training and child labor sensitization programs.
Barry Callebaut – 3-month key sales figures, fiscal year 2013/14: Solid start – good progress on integration of acquired cocoa business
In its first quarter of fiscal year 2013/14 (ended November 30, 2013), Barry Callebaut increased its sales volume by 19.5% to 463,996 tonnes. Excluding the recently acquired cocoa business, the Group’s volume growth was +4.6% for the period under review.