In January, Ghirardelli will introduce Gourmet Milk, a new line of gourmet chocolates. Creamy Devotion includes 32% cacao, Sea Salt Symphony has sea salt crystals and roasted almond inclusions, and Coconut Rendezvous includes coconut flakes.
Danisco plans to spin off or sell its sugar business before next year after news of a better outlook for this year's European sugar industry. Danisco first discussed splitting its sugar operations in August.
Ghirardelli Chocolate's new line of premium chocolate bars comes in Milk & Caramel, Dark & Caramel, Dark & Mint and Dark & Raspberry. The company also added three flavors to its Intense Dark chocolate line.
Children with potentially life-threatening allergies to cow's milk often can be desensitized by drinking progressively higher doses of milk, researchers say. Further studies are needed to confirm the safety of this approach.
Nestle Prepared Foods will invest more than $60 million to expand its frozen-foods manufacturing plant in Jonesboro, Ark., by 50,000 square feet. The addition will house a new pizza production line for the Stouffer's and Lean Cuisine brands, and a new bakery.