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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.

Singapore’s first food manufacturing complex signs its first tenants

Food manufacturers will soon have the opportunity to secure premises at Singapore’s first food hub as the government-backed project signed its first tenants.

Walmart to build milk processing plant in Indiana

Walmart, the US’ largest grocer, announced plans today to establish a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a move that will create more than 200 jobs ranging from milk...

Agri-Mark to invest $30m in NY cheese plant

US dairy cooperative Agri-Mark is investing nearly $30m to expand its cheese manufacturing facility in Chateaugay, NY.

Nestlé UK boosts coffee production at Tutbury

Nestlé has officially opened its improved factory in Tutbury, UK, following a £325m ($462m) investment in the site. 

Fresh-Pak and the University of Leicester launch centre of excellence for food technology

Fresh-Pak Chilled Foods has partnered with the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester to set up a centre of excellence for food technology.

Nestlé to automate baby and infant food plant by 2017

Nestlé has commissioned Egemin Automation to install a fully automated storage and material handling system at its factory in Biessenhofen (Bavaria) for baby and infant food.

Newtech partners with Mitsubishi Electric on its ultrasonic cutting machine for cake

Newtech has partnered with Mitsubishi Electric to install an ultrasonic cutting machine for cake.

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Netzsch solves 25-year-old dairy problem with sticky pump

‘For a major Wisconsin-based dairy products company, a progressing cavity pump handled the difficult task of transferring sweetened condensed milk out of flash coolers – solving a 25-year old pumping problem.

McVitie's and Jacob's lines to go back into production at flood-hit UB factory

United Biscuits’ factory in Carlisle is set to resume production – three months after being severely damaged by flooding.

Veolia to build two waste water treatment plants in China

Veolia Water Technologies has won a contract with Bacchus to design and build two wastewater treatment plants in Tianjin and Chengdu, China.

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Processor-turned-manufacturer aims to grow presence in snack bar market

Food importer and processor Western Commodities is ramping up its finished products business following the debut of snack bar brand Good Full Stop.

Tetra Pak redesigns ice cream filler after demand rises in Southeast Asia and South America

Tetra Pak has modified its A3 Ice Cream Filler; redeveloping its cone and lid dispenser, chocolate sprayer and increasing its capacity from four to six lanes, created in partnership with...

EFSA panel conditionally backs food preservation technique

A different method to generate gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO2) can be used in cold food storage areas under certain conditions, according to a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel.

Thurne debuts cheese slicer to reduce friction and product build up

Thurne High Speed Slicing Systems has launched the CS 1000 slicer for cheese applications, where it will make its debut at the International Cheese Technology Expo, at the Wisconsin Centre,...

News in brief

NutriFresh adds Hiperbaric HPP machine

NutriFresh Services has revealed it is expecting its fourth High Pressure Processing (HPP) machine in April this year.

News in brief

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.

News in brief

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.

News in brief

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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