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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.

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Face in the crowd: Anuga FoodTec 2015

Resource efficiency and sustainability were the underlying themes at Anuga FoodTec, in Cologne, Germany, this year.

Nestlé Spain invests €102m in energy efficient Nescafé line to lower resource consumption

Nestlé Spain will boost production of Nescafé soluble coffee at its factory in Girona by 30%, with an investment of €102m ($110m) on an energy efficient line. 

DISPATCHES FROM ANUGA FOODTEC, COLOGNE

'It makes sense to have very large spray dryers... but certainly not everywhere': GEA

Demand for spray dryers the size of the one installed at Fonterra’s Darfield plant is unlikely to spread to Europe, says GEA.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

GEA improves DDD air disperser with infrared camera technology

GEA Process Engineering has improved its DDD type (Direct Duct Disperser) air disperser with infrared cameras monitoring nozzle performance for its spray drying technology for food and dairy powders.

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Ardagh Group saves €116k a year on energy bills for defrosting, drying and preheating cullet

Ardagh Groupclaims to havefound the most energy efficient way of defrosting, drying and preheating cullet (recycled glass) saving €116k a year at its plant in Nienburg, Germany, with an annual...

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Meyn, Ishida and CSB-System to launch iPoultry Plant

Meyn, Ishida and CSB-System have joined forces to launch a complete poultry processing software system called iPoultry, due for official launch in September 2015.

Blendhub Corp opens food tech centre in Mexico with pilot plants for cheese and dairy applications

Blendhub Corp, which operates from Murcia (Spain), Mexico, Dubai (UAE) and Chennai (India) is launching an ambitious expansion strategy over the next three years expanding into 40 locations worldwide.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 preview

IQF Frost puts the freeze on food safety

IQF Frost will launch a freezer designed to meet increasing demands from producers for reliable food safety, long run time and high yield at Anuga FoodTec next week.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 preview

Concerns raised over ineffective decontamination methods for dry food manufacturers

Bühler will highlight food safety concerns for dry food manufacturers with four guest speakers at Anuga FoodTec 2015.  

Rasch claims ‘plug and play’ temperer offers better viscosity for smaller confectioners

Rasch has launched a mobile tempering unit that it says has a bigger cooling surface than competitor machines and a second cooling level for more homogeneous chocolate masses.

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Ishida to hold world exclusive preview of leak testing system

Ishida Europe will hold a world exclusive preview of its leak testing system for trays at a series of demonstrations at its UK HQ from April 14-30.

Australia

Brand names rule in battle for packaged dairy desserts

Almost 3.2m Australians eat a packaged dairy dessert such as a custard, mousse, chocolate pudding, creamy rice or fruity whip each month. 

SPECIAL EDITION: LUBRICANTS

Food safety tops list when choosing lubricant - SKF

Food safety is the main area of interest for food and beverage manufacturers when it comes to choosing lubricants, according to SKF.

SIG Combibloc dairy customers provided 'stimulus' for GEA aseptic doser

Filling and packaging giant SIG Combibloc is eager to support the development of technology - like GEA's VARI-DOS-ASEPT aseptic dosing station - that benefits its customers. 

tna acquires Florigo International and expands its facilities worldwide

tna has acquired Florigo International, in The Netherlands, taking advantage of its vacuum technology which allows manufacturers to cook products at a lower temperature, claiming to reduce the formation of...

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Cambridge Engineered Solutions launches CamEDGE for the bakery sector

Cambridge Engineered Solutions, has launched CamEDGE, a cageless spiral system conveyor belt for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) selling primarily to the baking industry.

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.

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Carrot cleaning conundrum solved by Hidrostal

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

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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.

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