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.
Jody Horner, president of Cargill Meat Solutions, is leaving the company to become president of Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska.
W. R. Grace & Co. and Milliken & Company are partnering to enable polypropylene (PP) manufacturers to develop differentiated resin portfolios.
SurePure has initiated commercial trials of its photopurification technology with "key dairy producers" in India.
Adept has said it wants to grow its mobile robot business in food and packaging to make a new type of industry.
Only a handful of food processors worldwide are so committed to sustainability as to have built a facility that qualifies for the highest level of certification in the LEED (Leadership...
Leeds Vacuum Formers (LVF), a UK-based thermoformed packaging firm, has spent £530k in total on a Kiefel thermoforming machine and a Siropack padding line, increasing capacity by 25%.
An ammonia leak at a Tyson Foods plant in Rogers, Arkansas caused 25 employees to seek medical attention at local hospitals and 250 people to be temporarily evacuated from the plant.
BOPP film producer Treofan has created film types HNA, HND and HLD which can be processed at temperatures of up to 60°C (140°F) at the forming collar.
Changeover time between processes can be cut when using an intelligent track motion solution instead of traditional rotary chains, belts and gears, according to Rockwell Automation.
ABB has said food-grade and ISO 4 versions of its latest family of robots will be available next year.
Lamb Weston/Meijer, a joint venture between US-based ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and Netherlands-based Meijer Frozen Food, has invested $150m to upgrade its potato processing plant in Bergen op Zoom, The...
Six US federal agencies have jointly announced the 26 communities selected to participate in Local Foods, Local Places, an initiative providing technical support to integrate local food systems into community...
As part of its strategy to drive growth, create value, and improve profitability, food processing equipment provider JBT Corporation has purchased the assets of Wolf-tec, Inc for $54m.
Fire has largely destroyed a candy distribution center near Cleveland, Ohio, prompting parent company 1-800-Flowers to stop taking online orders for Fannie May and Harry London chocolates.
Blendhub Corp, a food powder ingredients company, has launched an IT Excellence Center specializing in MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) software for food production...
When looking at managing business priorities you must determine baseline metrics and start to measure change, according to the founder of a consultancy.
GEA has invested in a supercomputer that it claims has elevated it to a "league of its own" in terms of spray drying simulation.
Cargill, Mars UK, Nestlé UK & Ireland, and PepsiCo UK & Ireland opened their factory doors to young students to promote careers in F&B engineering this month.
In food and beverage manufacturing, water quality can significantly affect both the process and the product. Soon, manufacturers will have a tool to simplify evaluation and optimization of their water...
Alfa Laval has won a $10m order to supply equipment to Donbiotech starch processing plant in Russia, with delivery expected in 2015.
McCain, Randstad, Leclerc, The Food Bank and Gappi have developed an initiative to collect unsold merchandise from producers to make soup.
Plant bakers will be able to save thousands in energy costs with an oven system that optimizes air flow and incorporates heat recovery, claims developer Campden BRI.
ConAgra Foods has opened its first plant in China, a Lamb Weston potato processing plant in Shangdu, Inner Mongolia, giving the company in-country supply capabilities to strategic customers in China.
FlexLink will launch a conveyor with improved hygiene for direct food contact in agreement with European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) guidelines next year.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced two bulk X-ray systems to help bulk ingredient suppliers meet brand owners’ demand for contaminant-free products.