SUGAR NEWS & REPORTS

Read about the latest developments in the sugar industry,
and hear our expert views and news as it happens.

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    Mar 2020

    How is sugar used in confectionery during Spring?

    The advent of Spring for Ragus means working to meet the sugar requirements dictated by the various celebrations associated with the season. With Mother’s Day for the UK behind us, attention now turns to Easter eggs, hot cross buns and Simnel cake. Sugar in Easter eggs, chocolates and sweets Easter eggs are synonymous with celebrating […] ...

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    Feb 2020

    When to use soft brown light sugar or dark soft brown sugar

    Soft brown sugar is a vital ingredient for the baking industry – but whether to use dark or light can cause confusion. So, in this blog, we’ll outline the key properties of this sugar and which variety to use for three staple applications: cakes, biscuits and sauces. Why use soft brown sugar? Soft brown sugar […] ...

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    Feb 2020

    Granular Detail: Black Treacle

    Black treacle is a staple of supermarket shelves all over the UK, with the syrup first gaining commercial popularity in the post-war era. In this blog, we look at how it became so highly sought-after by underlining its key properties, its manufacturing process, and the applications it can be used for.   What is black treacle? […] ...

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    Mar 2020

    COVID-19: Ragus Company Statement

    As the country enters a new phase of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ragus has issued the below statement on the measures being taken to combat the risk of spreading the illness while keeping supply chains fully operational. Official COVID-19 advice COVID-19, or novel Coronavirus Disease 2019, is a new illness that can affect an individual’s lungs […] ...

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    Mar 2020

    Sourcing at Ragus: our commitments

    Sourcing is the starting point of everything we do; without it we could not produce our selection of specialist pure sugars and syrups. To ensure we maintain ethical, transparent and reliable sourcing supply chains, Ragus senior management routinely visit suppliers around the world. Below, we outline what these trips involve and how they contribute to […] ...

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    Mar 2020

    What is the BRC Global Standard?

    In this week’s blog, we look at the BRC Global Standard, an essential consideration for every food production facility. While we won’t be able to cover every aspect of the BRC, we can explain its key definitions, its auditing procedure, and how companies interpret the standard in day-to-day operations. What is the BRC Global Standard? […] ...

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    Feb 2020

    What do 2018/19 imports from EPA/EBA countries to the EU mean for the global sugar market?

    The EPA and EBA allow duty and quota free trade between the EU and many LDCs. Analysing the 2018/19 sugar import figures throws up some fascinating trends and insights into the global market. What are the EPA and EBA and how do they affect the sugar market?   The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and Everything […] ...

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