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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.

Extends its hot fill/high acid portfolio for sauces, dressings, pastes, dips, soups

Tetra Pak launches first automated pasteurizer for the prepared food segment

Tetra Pak has extended its hot fill/high acid portfolio by launching its Pasteurizer PF, that switches between hot- and ambient-filled products.

India

Assocham: AP’s strong processing sector demands better supply chain

Business leaders have called on the Andhra Pradesh government to announce it will establish the fast-moving supply chain needed for to transport produce to its strong food-processing industry.

SPX awarded contract to complete Arla Foods UK megadairy

SPX has been awarded a contract to bring processing capacity at Arla Foods' Aylesbury fresh milk plant up to 1bn litres a year.

Fonterra pizza cheese method produces 'more reliable and consistent curd'

Fonterra has applied to patent a process to manufacture pizza cheeses, such as Mozzarella or Cheddar, that omits the "traditional vat setting and cutting process."

Asda contract doubles capacity for gluten-free brand

Pork Farms’s gluten-free brand Too Good To Be Gluten Free (NoG) has secured a listing to supply 245 Asda stores.

News in brief

Carrot cleaning conundrum solved by Hidrostal

Hidrostal has helped Produce World Group with the cleaning of carrots during vegetable processing.

News in brief

Kehoe returns to Kraft as CFO

Kraft Foods today named James Kehoe as executive VP and chief financial officer (CFO).

Unitherm reveals planned EU acquisitions for growth

Unitherm Food Systems has revealed it has two acquisitions lined up in Europe as it continues to target market growth.

Production underway at Fonterra's first wholly-owned European plant

Operations have begun at Fonterra's whey and lactose plant in Heerenveen - the New Zealand dairy giant's first wholly-owned European ingredients facility.

Two days: February 19 and 24

Firm auctions mother lode of ConAgra processing, packaging equipment

On February 19 and 24, Corporate Auction Group (CAG) will sell off hundreds of pieces of surplus equipment and supplies from ConAgra Foods plants throughout the country.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group: FY2014

Dicey ground for diet drinks, but Dr Pepper Snapple bullish on low-calorie TEN platform

Dr Pepper Snapple Group says it is battling headwinds against carbonated soft drinks – particularly diets – something it expects to see continue into 2015. But it remains upbeat about...

Heads of finance, marketing, R&D leaving at month’s end

Kraft Foods’ new CEO shakes up management team

Under new CEO John Cahill, Kraft Foods Group has announced new roles for two top executives and the imminent departure of the company’s current heads of finance, marketing, and R&D....

Tetra Pak to develop its patent pending sensors to ‘see’ what is happening inside a plant when cleaning

Tetra Pak has published a guide to cleaning in place (CIP) for production, quality managers, technical engineers and equipment operators, to promote best practice and has launched a consulting service...

Latest food firm to enter pet food market

New roles for Smucker’s brass following acquisition of Big Heart Pet Brands

Following its recently announced plans to acquire Big Heart Pet Brands, the J.M. Smucker Company announced five executive promotions it said are “designed to position the Company for continued growth...

Coldpress sees HPP potential in dairy and ‘dairy alternative’ drinks

The MD of pioneering HPP juice brand Coldpress says he sees potential for dairy and dairy alternative drinks manufactured using the technology.

Air-dried veg chips ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM

Zweifel Pomy-Chips’ potato chips mixed with air-dried beetroot slices were voted the ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM and the company hopes to drive exports dramatically with the product.

Former USDA official brings regulatory expertise

OSI Group taps Kenneth Petersen to oversee QA, food safety

In a move to regroup after a year in which it was dogged by food safety challenges, global protein supplier OSI Group has hired Dr. Kenneth Petersen to head up...

Bühler: Ditch oil for hot air to slash snack fat

Ditching oil for hot air in snack production can create extremely low-fat products that could counter childhood obesity concerns, says Bühler.

Obram 'well situated' for Russian trade embargo cheese opportunities: Tetra Pak

Polish cheesemaking technology company Obram is "well situated" to take advantage of the opportunities created by the Russian trade embargo, says new owner, Tetra Pak.

‘We’re on a mission to make HPP juice more accessible’: Coldpress Foods MD

The MD of HPP juice brand Coldpress insists it is still growing strongly in the UK despite wider category woes, with a sustainable business model that now allows it to...

Project will adapt plant to handle larger cattle

JBS launches $75m expansion of Utah beef processing plant

To boost production and improve efficiency, beef producer-processor JBS USA has launched a $75m expansion project at its Hyrum, Utah, processing facility.

Converting from foodservice to retail will create 500 jobs

Tyson Foods commits $110m to renovate central Georgia plant

To “maximize efficiencies and meet growing demand for its products,” Tyson Foods has announced it will spend $110m to make “major improvements” to its Vienna, Georgia, chicken processing plant.

Hershey bites into premium meat snacks market with acquisition of KRAVE jerky

Hershey has moved into the premium end of the meat snacking market with the acquisition of Sonoma, CA-based gourmet jerky maker KRAVE Pure Foods for an undisclosed sum.

Infant formula processing 'scan' could boost global output by 100,000 tonnes: NIZO

Infant formula manufacturers could collectively boost production by 100,000 tonnes a year by reviewing aspects of their operations, NIZO Food Research claims.

Dispatches from IPPE 2015

TRENDSPOTTING: Consolidation continues to change who's who among meat/poultry equipment suppliers

Talking with exhibitors at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, one thing is clear: the trend of legacy brands being consolidated under fewer large umbrellas shows no...