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Chewing the fat

The US Agricultural Research Service is working on technology that shows the ratio of lean meat to fat in a commercial cut of pork. According to scientists, the implications for...

Designer eggs, latest US trend

Designer eggs - produced by chickens fed sea kelp, flax seed and other nutritious ingredients - are becoming increasingly popular in the US market among health conscious consumers.

In the genes

French-based technology group BioMérieux is developing gene chips that can be used to ensure food safety and enhance traceability. The company, which is set to launch the product next month,...

New tests to fight foodborne disease

Food technology firm Oxoid has expanded its range of microbiological tests for the food industry to include two new diagnostic reagents kits - one for Salmonella and another for Listeria...

Swiss help Canadians battle BSE

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is using technology developed by Prionics, a Swiss-based company, as part of its ongoing BSE surveillance programme. The firm's Prionics-Check Western rapid BSE test...

Healthy and portable - the functional beverage success story

Functional waters have exploded onto the global drinks scene in recent years and become the fastest growing functional beverage, according to new data from market research firm Euromonitor.

In the bag

Automated Packaging Systems launched its Autobag AB 255 large bagging system this month. The company claims that the AB 255 provides improved operation efficiencies for bags up to 16 inches...

A natural solution to automatic milking

Scottish company IceRobotics is a step closer to bringing its robotic milking technology to market following a second round of investment from the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the...

An aluminium alternative

ExxonMobil Chemical Films Europe has developed two new metallyte films that provide an ultra-high-barrier alternative to aluminium. According to the company, a major advantage of these films, compared to metallised...

Metro to roll out RFID tracking this year

When UK retailer Tesco announced in November last year that it was to expand trials of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags on a number of non-food items, its decision was...

Supporting the supply chain

US-based technology firm One Network Enterprises has launched Supply Chain On Demand, a new IT solution aimed at distributors and manufacturers. The company claims that the concept makes it easier...

Australia approves Monsanto's GM canola

Sparking criticisms, the Australian government's gene technology regulator has given the green light for the commercial use of a genetically modified canola from Monsanto - the second approval for GM...

Energy drink launches reflect changing times

The European energy drink market has seen something of a slowdown in growth in the last couple of years, as we reported earlier this week, with a plethora of 'me-too'...

Rising to the occasion

UK-based Stable Micro Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of texture analysis instrumentation, is set to showcase what it calls a unique portfolio for the bakery industry at Food &...

Sweet opportunity

Food giant Cargill has opened a plant to manufacture erythritol, a sweetener that is claimed to taste like sugar but contain no calories. The group believes there is real potential...

Another trademark victory for Budvar

The trademark battle between Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar and US giant Anheuser-Busch has continued this week with the resolution of a dispute between the two players in South Korea.

Eggcellent results

Agricultural biotechnology company Embrex is set to supply Perdigao, the second largest broiler chicken producer in Brazil, with cutting edge in ovo (in the egg) technology designed to cut production...

Get real

US-based William Frick & Company, a leading supplier of custom printed labels, has launched a complete line of security labels for packaging, manufacturing and distribution companies. The AuthentiCal Rights Protection...

New markets for Nutrinova

Sales of the high intensity sweetener acesulfame K look set to rise for ingredients firm Nutrinova with the company confirming this week that the FDA has approved its non-carbohydrate sweetener...

Oil's well

UK-based company Rieke Packaging Systems has developed an innovative means of dispensing olive oil. The solution was achieved through close co-operation with Greek olive oil producer Minerva. Consumer research undertaken...

New Year solutions

Packaging solutions company SWF has entered the New Year with a number of new innovations designed to cut costs and increase efficiency. One of these is the new compact CE...

Nutrinova expands sweetener applications in US

German ingredients firm Nutrinova has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its Sunett brand of acesulfame K for general use in the US.

The future of traceability

US-based Orbid Corporation, a developer of secure track and trace systems used in the identification and protection of products, has announced a partnership with CCL Label, the company responsible for...

All go at Huhtamaki

Foodservice packaging giant Huhtamaki has entered 2004 as busy as ever. The Finnish firm has strengthened its position in the booming drinks market through the launch of a new range...

Plastic performance

Owens-Illinois (O-I) plastics group has introduced a new line of multi-layer, injection-blow-moulded plastic bottles and vials. The company has selected Topas cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) from Ticona, the technical polymers...

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