Thursday, January 28, 2010

Barry Callebaut (SWF:BARN): 15,000 Ton Cocoa Bean Loss

Cocoa Bean Fire Destroys 15,000 Tons of Beans

A fire in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan resulted in close to 15,000 tons of cocoa beans being destroyed, which were stored in a warehouse owned by Swiss chocolate production company Barry Callebaut (SWF:BARN).

The warehouse was owned by a local subsidiary of Barry Callebaut.

An unnamed official from the company said that there was always between 10,000 to 15,000 tons of beans and/or cocoa products stored in the warehouse.

For the 2008, 2009 cocoa season, the country exported close to 300,000 tons of semi-finished products and have been working hard at increasing its grinding capacity to significantly increase that amount.

The Ivory Coast is the leading producer of cocoa in the world.

Cocoa Bean Fire Destroys 15,000 Tons of Beans

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