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Food processing is the use of plant equipment and technologies to change the raw ingredients in a product to give it a longer shelf life. It includes freezing or drying food to preserving the nutrients, process controls, regulation and plant productivity.

Hanovia UV eliminates bacteria from water in soft drinks manufacturing process

Hanovia UV has partnered with F&N (Fraser and Neave) Beverages Manufacturing (FNBM) in Malaysia to install a disinfection system at its manufacturing plant in Inanam, Kota Kinabalu.

Deal will support Hosokawa Bepex’s bakery & grain processing portfolio

Bühler acquires Hosokawa Bepex as it sees a growing demand in emerging markets

Bühler Group has acquired chocolate specialist Hosokawa Bepex, which will be integrated into its Business Area Consumer Foods division.

SIG Combibloc says Brazil lays the groundwork for scores of trendy beverage concepts as it debuts fruit drink in NCSD market

SIG Combibloc has partnered with ebba in South America to launch what it claims is the first drink containing real pieces of fruit in 200ml CombiblocMini aseptic carton packs in...

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EU project hopes to remove uptake barriers for novel food processing tech

An EU project is to validate optimum controls for three technologies to boost market uptake.

Consortium aims to ensure freeze-drying tech not left in the cold

A consortium has been created by Purdue University to improve freeze-drying technology.

Donkey Brands partners with FOODesign to increase production of its tortilla chips

Donkey Brands has partnered with FOODesign from tna, to install an immerso-cook frying machine and quik-coat system for its tortilla chips.

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Nestlé, Krones, ChemDAQ among founding members of association

Nestlé, Solvay, Krones and ChemDAQ are founding members of an industry association to ensure the safe use of aseptic processing chemicals.

BASF and Genomatica expand BDO process for packaging to SE Asia

BASF and Genomatica have expanded their license agreement to produce 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO), from North America to Southeast Asia.

Customers include Starbucks, Dairy Crest, Cadbury

European Spraydry Technologies collects Queen's Award for 2,375% export growth

European Spraydry Technologies has collected the Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade, for 2,375% growth in export earnings over the last three years.  

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Freudenberg-NOK puts the seal on hygiene

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has introduced washers used with standard screws in the splash zones of dairy operations.

Tetra Pak focuses on Europe and Japan with TR/G7 filling machine

Tetra Pak has launched TR/G7, a filling machine which has a capacity of 6500 gable top packages per hour, for chilled distribution.

Sandvik acquires Dutch chocolate equipment supplier SGL Technology

Sandvik Process Systems has snapped up Dutch company SGL Technology following a long collaboration between the firms in engineering machines for chocolate production.

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Netzsch Pumps North America unveils Tornado T2 rotary lobe pump

Netzsch Pumps North America has launched its Tornado T2 rotary lobe pump, for food industry applications.

Dispatches from IBA 2015

Don’t take the weather with you: Atmospheric baking to protect products from outdoor temperature changes, says MIWE

German equipment supplier MIWE has introduced an oven it claims is the first to guard baked goods against inconsistencies through changes in the weather.

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Riggs Autopack celebrates Guinness World Record producing 35,000 cupcakes for the world’s largest cupcake mosaic

Riggs Autopack is celebrating after partnering with Spar Group, South Africa, to create a Guinness World Record, by producing 35,000 cupcakes for the world’s largest cupcake mosaic.

Hiperbaric to install HPP system at Cornell University

A Hiperbaric high pressure processing (HPP) machine will be installed at Cornell University thanks to State funding.

Alfa Laval to supply two $9m edible oil refining process lines in China

Alfa Laval Food Technology & Life Science segment has won a $9m order to supply two process lines for edible oil refining in China.

Nespresso inaugurates $300m production centre to support US growth ambitions

The opening of a CHF 300m ($307m) Nespresso plant demonstrates Nestlé’s trust in the brand, said Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke at the launch of the new plant in Romont, Switzerland,...

AIMPLAS to improve homogeneity of PLA

The Plastics Technology Center, AIMPLAS, along with 11 enterprises and technological European centers, has launched the InnoREX project, to develop a new technology of PLA (polylactic acid) production.

Factory Focus

Nestlé confectioner reveals her tricks of the trade - Part II

As part of FoodProductionDaily's Factory Focus feature yesterday, Vikki Geall, senior confectioner, Nestlé UK & Ireland, reveals her tricks of the trade from sourcing flour for Blue Riband, creating a...

Factory Focus - Part I

From sourcing flour for Blue Riband, creating a KitKat flavour and launching Rowntree's Randoms – Nestlé confectioner reveals her tricks of the trade

Nestlé UK and Ireland has partnered with the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at the University of Lincoln to find the chocolate makers of the future.

Sidel to make 10% job cuts in company restructure

Sidel will move its headquarters from Zug, Switzerland, to Parma, Italy, next year, axing 10% of its workforce, affecting 360 employees.

Iba exhibitor preview: Processing & Packaging

Energy saving and speedy technologies take center stage at iba

German bakery trade show iba 2015 will be the place to see the latest energy efficient technology, claim the organizers.

Florigo Open House 2015

tna announces company restructure 6 months after Florigo acquisition

tna has implemented the first stages of its company restructure following the acquisition of Florigo, in Woerden, the Netherlands, six months ago.

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tna co-founder talks cashflow, acquisitions & fighting patent litigation, as firm celebrates 33 years as ‘Australian icon’

tna celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year and was recently recognised as an ‘Australian icon’ in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Eastern Australia, for its innovation in...

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