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.
Extruded snack makers are using low output machines to run R&D tests in-house and many are working to develop healthier variants and inventive shapes, say equipment suppliers.
QC Industries has launched what it claims are the first modular belt conveyors that can be disassembled without tools to make cleaning quick and easy.
Morada Nut Company has partnered with Key Technology to install its Taurys laser sorter, to remove foreign material (FM) and defects at its walnut shelling plant.
Food manufacturers are looking to boost their ‘green credentials’ with sustainability and reduction of product waste, particularly in finished product, according to tna.
NFL Hall of Famer and Chicago Bears coach, Mike Ditka will deliver a keynote speech at United Fresh 2015.
Lucy McGeorge is following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Ronald (Ronnie) McCrindle as an engineering apprentice in electrical, maintenance and repair at Nestlé, Girvan in Scotland, a chocolate crumb...
Nestlé Waters will use coffee grounds from Nespresso and Nescafé to produce energy, at a new agricultural biogas facility in Switzerland.
Resource efficiency and sustainability were the underlying themes at Anuga FoodTec, in Cologne, Germany, this year.
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.
Demand for spray dryers the size of the one installed at Fonterra’s Darfield plant is unlikely to spread to Europe, says GEA.
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.
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...
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, 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.
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.
Bühler will highlight food safety concerns for dry food manufacturers with four guest speakers at Anuga FoodTec 2015.
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.
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.
Almost 3.2m Australians eat a packaged dairy dessert such as a custard, mousse, chocolate pudding, creamy rice or fruity whip each month.
Food safety is the main area of interest for food and beverage manufacturers when it comes to choosing lubricants, according to SKF.
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 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...
Cambridge Engineered Solutions, has launched CamEDGE, a cageless spiral system conveyor belt for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) selling primarily to the baking industry.
Tetra Pak has extended its hot fill/high acid portfolio by launching its Pasteurizer PF, that switches between hot- and ambient-filled products.
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.