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Hiperbaric ‘can’t complain’ about growth in HPP market

The market for high-pressure processed food is expected to hit $18bn by 2018; an expert from HPP provider Hiperbaric shares some of the strongest factors behind the technology’s global growth.

Hormel cracks the shelf-stable egg puzzle

With the launch of its Compleats Breakfast convenience meals, Hormel Foods is the first US producer to put shelf-stable egg dishes on retail shelves.

Special edition: Automation

The future of automation: gathering and reacting to data

Automation allows production lines to react to problems straight away, or fine tune existing processes to be more efficient.  

Tetra Pak awarded $2m for cheese vat patent infringement

Cheese Systems Inc (CSI) has agreed to pay $2m (€1.45m, £1.2m) in damages to Tetra Pak for infringing on one of the Swiss processing and packaging giant's US cheese making technology patents....

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

‘Hey Presto! Better Queso Fresco, with High Pressure Processing

High Pressure Processing (HPP) is a promising technology to extend the shelf life of soft cheese Quesco Fresco and possibly prevent harmful recalls without altering its taste.

HRS trials viscous heat exchanger in Spain

HRS has applied for a patent on its HRS-Rotex, a scraped surface heat exchanger.

Consumers demanding more ‘free’ foods

Food processing and packaging firms are increasingly impacted by consumers’ desire to avoid gluten, dairy, soy, and other ingredients, according to Packaged Facts.

Goya Foods fuels growth at PACK EXPO

Rapidly growing Latino foods producer Goya Foods is honing in on the latest technologies to fuel its expansion through connections made at PACK EXPO.

Novel conching process opens doors for small firms to produce own chocolate mass

A new conching process called coarse conching will make it more affordable for smaller chocolate companies to produce their own chocolate mass, according to researchers.

Allpax evaporative cooling retort cuts contamination

Allpax Products says its evaporative cooling retort, which cools products without expensive and time consuming refrigeration, is attracting the interest of processors who deal with large batches of product.

Olympus Automation wins £30k for Steam Infusion

Olympus Automation’s Steam Infusion has won a £30k award by Shell Springboard a competition sponsored by industry giant Shell for reducing carbon emissions.

Heinz updates barcode readers to prevent infant formula export errors

Heinz has installed “advanced” barcode readers at a British infant formula plant to ensure the premium products it manufactures for Chinese consumers aren’t confused with the standard powder destined for the...

Portion-pack food firm plans $3.1m expansion

Growth in portion-packaged foods is moving L&L Foods to break ground on an additional facility to boost capacity.

Hughes snapped up in food processing expansion plan

Hughes, a manufacturer of stainless-steel food processing equipment, has been acquired by a group with big plans to grow the business.

Thermal processing firm celebrates 40th anniversary this year

Holmach: Six benefits of REPFEDS

Holmach plans to kick off its 40th anniversary this year with Heinz and the Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists at the Thermal Processing conference at Campden BRI from June 12-13.

60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Tim Durance, chairman, EnWave Corporation

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Tim Durance, chairman, and Co-CEO of...

Do consumers trust your food products?

US consumers feel they don’t know enough about where their food comes from, and how it’s grown and produced—and that knowledge gap could be creating mistrust of retail food products....

Goya Foods bets $250m on booming bean business

Hispanic-food producer Goya Foods has bolstered its business with four additional production facilities, as part of its $250m investment in global expansion.

SPECIAL EDITION: FLEXIBLE BAKERY & SNACK PRODUCTION

Artificial Intelligence: Baking with algorithms for 'infinite' flexibility

Baking with algorithmic software can help minimize mistakes as busy bakers work to broaden portfolios, according to developer PreciBake.

Summit plays matchmaker for food firms

The Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit brings together the state’s food and beverage processors with retailers like Whole Foods, and raw materials suppliers.

Taste for strong flavors fueling $800bn processed meat market

With consumers around the world increasingly hungry for high-protein edibles, sales of processed meats are climbing.

HPP food market nearing $12bn

Demand for high-pressure processing equipment and food/beverage products is surging; one expert from HPP provider Avure outlines some of the reasons for the growth.

Shaken Udder to SIG Combibloc! Foodex 2014 captured on camera

Relive the action at Foodex 2014 in Birmingham, UK, as we rub shoulders with the likes of SIG Combibloc, Ishida and Berry White not Barry White!

News in brief

Fish frenzy! 2 Sisters expansion means 10m more ready meals

2 Sisters Food Group has announced a multi-million pound expansion of its ready meals plant in Carlisle, UK that will increase the factory’s output from 80m-90m meals a year.

Ontario backs bakery with $1.5m funding

Fiera Foods has scored $1.5m in funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, in support of the bakery plant’s expansion.

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