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Thinking outside the box

Arm & Hammer baking soda is available for the first time in a large-format resealable bag. The packaging, designed by global packaging firm Zip-Pak, features an easy-to-use resealable zipper that...

Linking the chain

A leading producer of manufactured casings for food and non-food applications in the US has built up a global information system to improve business processes and information flow across the...

Whisky packaging whips up controversy

Drinks giant Diageo has agreed to significant changes in the packaging of its Cardhu Scotch whisky. The move is designed to heal deep rifts that have emerged within the hugely...

SIG on a roll

Machinery specialist SIG Alfa has launched a new roll-fed machine to meet the ever-increasing demands of the bottling industry. Given the market demand for increasingly high-performing user-friendly machines with reduced...

Right on track

Belgian ingredients company Puratos has adopted electronic data interchange (EDI) technology provided by Covast. The EDI Accelerator and Microsoft BizTalk Server pilot programme is designed to minimise waste in the...

New yeast products from Overseal

Eager to grab a slice of the steadily growing market for natural alternatives to hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP) seasonings, UK company Overseal Foods has launched a line of yeast products...

Pump action

UK-based pump suppliers Charles Austen Pumps has recently upgraded test facilities with Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) equipment from Sensor Technology. Ultrasound waves have been used to model drive torque and...

Screen test

Agilent Technologies has developed a high-resolution method for detecting genetically modified (GM) content in food products. The company says that researchers can use this method to rapidly screen samples before...

Roll out for confectionery fat replacers

More than three years after Danish ingredients company Danisco filed an application to the EU for approval of its fat replacer salatrim, the Commission finally rubber stamped the product on...

Aseptic developments

Italian equipment expert SIG Simonazzi has supplied a €20 million aseptic bottling line for Spumador. The system, which has been installed at the company's Sant'Andrea Bagni facility in the province...

Functional fat reaches European market

A fat substitute that can reduce calories by 50 per cent, increase the fibre content in foods, and save 40 per cent of the normal cost of fat raw materials...

Juice plant spruced up

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has completed the modernisation and installation of a new production line for the bottling of juices in plastic aseptic PET bottles. The new PET line was installed at...

Fish oil food, without the rancid taste

Food technologists the world over are looking at formulations to boost the consumption of health-promoting fish oil in people's diets, but they are faced with a hurdle - food quickly...

New capping system could revolutionise drinks packaging

French packaging provider Serac introduced Shupon, a new capping system, at Emballage 2002 in Paris last week. The manufacturer claims that the new cap could revolutionise the drinks sector, particularly...

Finnish finesse

Distribution in sparsely populated countries such as Finland is a perennial problem, especially when it comes to perishable foods such as meat and poultry. Having worked in this geographic environment...

Buns go digital

An automated product-inspection prototype promises to revolutionise the baking industry. The technology, currently under development by the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) working alongside local bakery Flowers, uses continuous computer...

Many tanks

UK-based Carlisle Process Systems is extending its range of stainless steel mobile tanks to include a new model capable of minimising waste. The new machine features a mirror finish to...

A tastier soy-based bread

The US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has developed a new dough formulation to eradicate the musty, 'beany' aftertaste of some soy-based breads; a problem that has eluded food technologists since...

Sheer glass

This year's Shine Awards, a sort of Oscars for the UK glass industry, has managed to uncover yet more interesting products in what is becoming a highly innovative sector of...

Automatic choice

Swedish firm Korsnäs Packaging has delivered a new fully automatic packaging plant to food division Regal Mölle in Moss, Norway. Regal Mölle, part of the Swedish Cerealia Group, produces ready-to-make...

Tightening security

Quality Assurance International, a global leader in certification services, has launched a new Food Security Programme in response to new requirements laid down by the FDA's bioterrorism regulations.

Processing potassium

Balchem Encapsulates used the FiE exhibition in Frankfurt last week as a platform to launch three microencapsulated forms of potassium for the food and supplement markets to combat processing challenges,...

Eastern promise

A new custom-designed margarine tub for Russia is one of several current initiatives from RPC division Bebo Polska, whose three sites in Poznan, Piaseczno and...

Humana error

German manufacturer Humana Milchunion Everswinkel has dismissed four executive employees following mistakes in the production of infant food formula sold in Israel. Among those losing...

Bull market

Rexam is helping energy drink manufacturer Red Bull to deal with Germany's new mandatory deposit regulations. A slightly modified slimline can has been developed by the packaging giant.

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