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Firm to install UV light finished pack decontamination technology in its packing area

Cargill opens European chiller plant as part of £35m Fresh Chicken Strategy

Cargill has opened a European chiller plant in Hereford, UK, enhancing its quality and food safety and says it is the first processor in the UK to introduce Robotics packing,...

915 Labs launches microwave sterilization system for additive-free packaged food

915 Labs has introduced a microwave sterilization system for natural, additive-free packaged food, with the first full-scale commercial system, MATS 150, to be delivered to a North American food processing facility in 2016.

Highest consumption of ice cream is in North America

Tetra Pak launches world first high capacity ice cream extrusion line

Tetra Pak says it has developed an ice cream extrusion line with the highest capacity in the world, producing up to 43,200 pieces of ice cream sticks and sandwiches per...

GEA business unit changes take effect as part of ‘Fit for 2020’ restructure

GEA has restructured its organization launching two business units; Equipment and Solutions as part of its Fit for 2020 initiative and sales and services will be bundled into one organization...

HRS heat exchangers creates anaerobic digestion plant for Muntons

HRS: ‘Heat which is generated or used in one part of an F&B process is lost rather than reused’

The food sector has invested heavily in bioenergy projects such as biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion but where heat which is generated or used in one part of a process...

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OAL Group Steam Infusion to make maize-based yoghurt drinks in Zambia

OAL Group has entered the African market winning a deal with Trade Kings, Zambia, to hydrate maize flour and other grains to make Maheu, a maize-based yoghurt drink sold in...

Adept Technology receives $1m order for Lynx AIVs

Adept Technology has received an order of more than $1m for its Lynx autonomous intelligent vehicles (AIVs).

Mettler-Toledo targets efficiency with OEE reporting enhancement

Mettler-Toledo Safeline Metal Detection has developed an Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) reporting enhancement to optimize metal detector performance.

Ultima Foods to develop dehydrated yogurt products through EnWave deal

Canadian dairy Ultima Foods has sealed deal with EnWave that will see it develop dehydrated yogurt products using the company's Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) technology.

Rockwell unveils drive to reduce design complexity

Rockwell Automation has released the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 527 AC drive, designed to work with its Logix-based programmable automation controllers (PAC).

Pulsed electric fields harnessed to kill Listeria monocytogenes in milk

An Israeli scientist has harnessed the power of pulsed electric fields (PELs) to kill Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in milk.

Special edition: Outsourcing

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The firms that manufacture healthy food and supplement products do much more than just make products – they are integral partners in product development, regulatory compliance and much more…

Nestlé Carnation milk plant in drought-hit California to go 'zero-water'

Amid scrutiny over its water bottling operations in drought-hit California, Nestlé is spending $7m (€6.1m) to recycle wastewater at its Carnation Evaporated Milk plant in the Golden State.

China

Can China’s new farm strategies boost food and nutrition security?

China will only manage to feed itself if its policymakers continue to shift their ideals from self sufficiency towards a heavier reliance on international trade and stronger property rights for...

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Serac Roll N Blow free samples

Serac is giving away free samples of its Roll N Blow technology for PP thermoforming.

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Stable Micro Systems hatches suite of egg testing tools

Stable Micro Systems has launched a suite of egg testing tools in conjunction with its TA.XT Express texture analyser.

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Schaeffler launches Halal and Kosher-certified bearing grease

Schaeffler UK has introducing a rolling bearing grease certified for use in both Halal and Kosher food processing environments.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

A 3D printer for foods and a dry cleaning system for ham and pork shoulder among Bta award winners

Bta Barcelona Food Technology held the first of its Bta Innova and Bta Emprende awards at Hispack 2015 this month.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

Hosokawa Bepex files patent for quick mass change on chocolate production equipment

Hosokawa Bepex which supplies production equipment for the confectionery industry has developed a concept for quick mass changes for chocolate, which has been filed for patent.

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Anacail raises funding for ozone technology

Anacail has raised £2m to continue development of its ozone technology for the food processing industry.

Solvay's Amodel PPA and KetaSpire PEEK wins NSF approval in food processing

Solvay Specialty Polymers has received National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approval for seven Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) and KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin grades under its NSF/ANSI 51 standard for food equipment materials. ...

SIG Combibloc, GEA join forces to aid Mengniu meal drink development

A "never before undertaken project" involving SIG Combibloc and GEA assisted Chinese dairy Mengniu's meal drink category entry.

Extruded snack innovation: In-lab trials, healthier NPD and 3D shaping

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.

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QC Industries launches HydroClean sanitary conveyors

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.

Automation & Controls special newsletter

‘Hyperspectral imaging & intelligent software and algorithms – Key trends for digital sorters’

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.

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