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Developments for the staff of life, bread

Much of the flour that goes into breads, pasta, cakes, breakfastcereals and other foods comes from so-called 'winter wheats', planted in autumn and harvested in spring. New research has identified...

Clarinol CLA gets safety confirmation

Dutch firm Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition is the first company to demonstrate the safety of its conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid hailed as the next big weight loss ingredient,...

Achieving perfect chocolate

Improving the molecular structure of certain foods such as ice cream and cocoa, can dramatically improve the taste, texture and mouth feel of a particular product. This is something Marcos...

Food x-ray technology from afar

Technology that allows real-time x-ray inspection imaging has been developed. Manufacturer Cintex says that the reason the modifications made to its range of MIACS software is so innovative is because...

GRAS status signals rise in market share for natural food ingredient

A natural Japanese food ingredient used to extend the shelf life of food products has acquired GRAS status from the US Food and Drug Administration signalling a growth in sales...

Compact tray sealer launched

UK-based equipment manufacturer Packaging Automation is set to launch its latest tray-sealing machine at this month's Total Show. The selling point of the Vision 400 is its small footprint, which...

Little bottles making it big in functional dairy

The success of the 'little bottle' or 'daily dose' format in the probiotics sector is encouraging companies to launch new functional products in the handy sized bottle, leaving out the...

A revolution in traceability

A new IT system pioneered in the States will give food manufacturers enhanced traceability, food quality, security and efficiency, according to developer Arrowsight. FoodProductionDaily.com talked to company CEO Adam Aronson...

Yoghurt pot peel testing

A new test instrument accessory to check the optimum peel strength of sealed lids on yoghurt packaging has been developed by UK firm Lloyd Instruments. The TG 5346 peel fixture...

Software in packaging

User-friendly software for the design of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for fresh produce was unveiled yesterday at the International Conference for Engineering and Food (ICEF). The technology tells packagers the...

Demanding traceability in the supply chain

A new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) programme designed to improve efficiencies in consumer demand chain management is about to be launched in the US. The technology is still in the...

Deposit-free cans in Germany

Ball Packaging Europe has developed a new deposit-free beverage can for the ready-to-drink coffee drinks market. The new coffee cans are made of 100 per cent recyclable steel, and are...

UK coatings firm to add dissolving strip technology

UK company BioProgress, which makes cellulose-based films for coating tablets and capsules, is making an acquisition in the US that gives it access to dissolving 'in the mouth' films for...

Miller launches beer in Fridge Pack cans

Miller Brewing is to package beer in innovative new containers, which the company claims are designed to fit conveniently into home refrigerators. The firm is the first to apply the...

Tracing meat with clever chips

A test has been developed that can reveal the presence of meat from 32 different kinds of animal species. The DNA-based scheme is currently being examined by European food regulatory...

A cool ready meal solution

A dual ovenable tray designed for the frozen and chilled ready meals market, has been launched in the UK by Danish packaging firm Hartmann . The unique selling point of the...

Egg safety technology full of potential

Leda Technologies, which has developed a patented pasteurisation system that it claims is capable of eliminating Salmonella and high levels of avian flu in shell eggs, is looking to roll...

Ready meal packaging breakthrough

A new thermoplastic alloy, designed for use in large retort packaging sterilisation trays, could help improve the productivity for food processors, according to manufacturer GE Advanced Materials. Noryl PPX 615...

Chocks away!

This week the new product releases in the region focus on the confectionery sector, with a series of launches in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary which reflect the growing popularity...

Coating process could revolutionise food packaging

A nano-composite coating process to improve food packaging has been developed. This innovation, which is designed to interact with food to reduce oxygen levels or add flavourings and preservatives, could...

Flooring foodborne disease

A new range of polyurethane resin-based floor systems that combines an antimicrobial layer has been launched. Manufacturer John Lord claims that this new innovation can help food manufacturers fight against...

Bleary-eyed or pure benefits from alcohol shots

Moderate consumption of alcohol may improve health and longevity through the prevention of diseases such as cancer and heart disease, but a recent study shows that some forms of alcohol...

Food production couples up with RFID

US-based Colder Products Company (CPC), a manufacturer of fluid couplings used in various food processing applications, is to use RFID tagging across a range of its products. The company believes...

Using tomato waste in food production

Recent EU research suggests that tomato waste is full of untapped, nutritious goodness, and could be used in further food production rather than just thrown away. Every year, around 4...

Organic milk, alternative to fish for omega-3s?

Organic milk may indeed be healthier than regular milk thanks to differences in the feed given to organic herds, report researchers in Wales.

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