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All wrapped up

UK-based company Packaging Automation has developed a revolutionary new machine for blue stilton that is claimed to wrap products in packaging capable of containing strong smells. The concept, designed for...

Key to the supply chain

The major issues affecting the food and drink industry supply chain were discussed at Ross Systems' recent annual users conference, Rossworld 2003. The global software provider touched on vertical industry-specific...

Ritter goes Russian

German confectionery manufacturer Alfred Ritter is readying to open up two new production lines in a 50/50 joint-financed project with Russian company Odintsovo Confectionery. The $20 million investment will see...

A COOL idea?

Global Technology Resources (GTR) has launched a new system designed to detect, track and manage food safety threats across the supply chain. Combining patented web-based global positioning system (GPS) technology...

DSM adds pace to recovery drink

DSM Food Specialties is hoping to test its new recovery drink on a team of racing drivers next summer. The trial could lead to a more long-term involvement with the...

Certified solutions

Sterilox Technologies' A-2000 sterilisation and disinfection generator has received food equipment safety certification from public health body NSF International. This certification is granted to food equipment and devices used in...

Given the Green light

An innovative container system for flowable materials has been awarded a patent in the US. Manufacturer Rocky Mountain Business Solutions believes that the new packaging solution, called Not-A-Bottle, offers the...

PET plans for Oxo

RPC Containers Blackburn, a branch of the RPC Group, has produced a new PET jar for the relaunched range of Oxo instant gravy granules. The manufacturer Campbells says that it...

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...

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