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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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Avure to expand its HPP capabilities in Mexico

Avure plans to expand its HPP (high pressure processing) capabilities across Mexico by hiring Edmundo Romo as business development manager for the region.

includes reaction from Safe Food Coalition

USDA targets reduction of Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry

The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) has finalized federal standards that it estimates will prevent an average of 50,000 illnesses annually.

Blendhub Corp to host first international event in Dubai

Blendhub Corp. will host its first international event, the ‘Professional Network’ to coincide with Gulfood 2016, in Dubai, on February 24.

Dutch astronaut opens Royal Duyvis Wiener technology center

Astronaut André Kuipers, has opened a technology centre at Royal Duyvis Wiener’s HQ in Koog aan de Zaan, the Netherlands, claiming he wants to take Dutch cheese and chocolate on...

ISM & ProSweets 2016

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision create Dirty Tray Vision system

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision are showcasing their Dirty Tray Vision system (DTV) at ProSweets 2016 this week, which can get rid of problems associated with poorly filled starch trays...

ISM & ProSweets 2016

tna on ‘growth mode’, controlled portion packaging and ‘good for you’ food processing

Controlled portion packaging is continuously growing and will drive machine speeds to ever increasing heights on the packaging side of the business, according to tna.

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FSMA rules push importance of employee hygiene, says Best Sanitizers

Human hands can be a source for transferring pathogens from the contaminated source to surfaces, utensils, ingredients and finished food products, according to Best Sanitizers.

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Coca-Cola, Nordson and Rockwell join EHEDG

The Coca-Cola Company, Nordson Corporation, Pepsico International and Rockwell Automation are among the latest members of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG).

Bühler doubles the resolution to boost foreign object detection

Bühler has developed cameras for its optical sorters that it claims can detect foreign objects smaller than ever before.

DuPont and ADM to build demo plant for producing FDME from fructose

DuPont and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) have developed what they claim is a breakthrough process for producing furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) from fructose. 

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Dow doubles capacity for its Methocel MX food grade product line

Dow Chemical Company has completed an expansion, which will more than double capacity for its Methocel MX food grades products line.

GEA opens lab to test powder filling systems for food and dairy industry

GEA has opened an in-house test laboratory at its facility in Hamilton, New Zealand, to test powder filling systems for the food and dairy industry (for infant formulas, coffee, and...

'Manufacturing breakthrough': Mondelēz nets high-speed gum cooling tech through partnership

Mondelēz International has installed novel chewing gum cooling tunnels at three global facilities via a partnership with 42 Technology and equipment supplier Gabler.

EFSA panel says UV-treated milk is safe

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has delivered its opinion on ultra-violet (UV)-treated milk, and it concludes that the dairy product is...

‘The force is with’ magnet manufacturer as it launches ‘super strong’ magnet to extract iron particles from dairy and chocolate

Goudsmit Magnetic Group, which works with Heinz, Nestlè and Barry Callebaut, has launched a  EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) approved magnet called Hydrohansu, which extracts tiny iron (Fe),...

Dispatches from FiE, Paris

Explaining HPP to consumers: How brands use humor, videos and animations to present processing technology

Consumers want more information about the products they are drinking: from the ingredients in products to the nutritional value. But does this curiosity extend as far as the processing technologies...

OAL wins £60k grant to develop robotic ‘chefs’ to speed up food processing

Olympus Automation Ltd (OAL) has received a £60,000 grant from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative to develop robotic ‘chefs’ in food manufacturing.

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Sealed Air purchases Dry Lube

Sealed Air has acquired Dry Lube (DL) and its subsidiary Dry Lube Inc., a water-free conveyor lubrication technology and service provider for the food and beverage industry.

Genius gluten-free bakery to expand further into frozen food sector

Genius Foods gluten-free bakery will expand further into the frozen food sector following its acquisition of frozen pie-maker Chapel Foods.

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Foodpolis to offer companies a route to China from scandal-free Korea

An afternoon in the company of a provincial Korean mayor clothed in silky blue national dress isn’t the standard recipe for a Tuesday. But he is insistent, and it’s time...

Biscuiterie Thijs increases its waffle production by over 30% with FANUC M-2iA robots

Belgian waffle house, Biscuiterie Thijs, has increased production by over 30% after installing six FANUC  M-2iA robots to automate its packing line.

GEA Food expands into the cake and pastry sector

GEA has moved into the growing cake and pastry sector of the food industry and created a Bakery Experience Center (BEC) in Torrebelvicino, Italy.

Tetra Pak partners with Sadafco dairy in KSA to process milk from powder

Tetra Pak has expanded its OneStep processing technology for milk from powder partnering with Sadafco dairy in Saudi Arabia, one of the largest producers of recombined milk products.

FiEurope: From the show floor

Carrot, courgette, kale: SVZ launches puree concentrate line to meet soaring demand for vegetables

Asian markets have led demand for vegetable ingredients, but the appetite from US and European markets has increased and this growth is expected to continue gathering pace, according to SVZ.

Pixie Dust to ‘magically’ sterilize stand-up pouches and bag-in-box

Performance Packaging has launched an alternative aseptic process to sterilize flexible packaging and its contents, avoiding hot-filling, retort processing, peroxide or peracetic baths and sprays, irradiation, pulsed light or electron-beam...

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