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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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Tomra Sorting opens €2.1m R&D centre in Dublin

Tomra Sorting has opened a €2.1m research centre in Citywest, Dublin, which includes an office, workshop, demonstration space, peeling process development lab, advanced optics lab and a sorting test facility.

Patent Watch

Nestlé develops inkjet printing using only ‘kitchen cupboard’ ingredients

Nestlé’s R&D arm Nestec has filed a patent for inkjet printing on panned confections such as Smarties chocolate and biscuits using only ingredients it claims consumers would be familiar with....

Whole new ball game: Double-ball lollipops to be a hit in Asia, says Baker Perkins

A novel lollipop shape featuring two hard candy balls allows confectioners to combine colors and flavors in a single product and could prove popular in Asia, says equipment supplier Baker...

A slice of success: Linde uses cryogenic freezing to improve cuts

Food processors are seeing increased demand for sliced products, such as delicatessen meats, according to Linde's food and beverage division. 

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Filtec CEO David Storey targets 'next decade of growth'

Californian in-line inspection firm Filtec has appointed David Storey as its president and CEO.

PLANS INCLUDE REGIONAL COFFEE HUB

Nestlé South Africa appoints new MD, announces $181m investment

Nestlé South Africa has announced a five-year $181m investment plan in the country and the appointment of Ian Donald as company chairman and MD.

Splice up your life! TNA launches auto-splice packaging system

Australian food processing and packaging company TNA has launched an automatic splicing system for use with its Robag range of vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) bagging machines.

Bühler Aeroglide to assess industrial-sized conveyor dryers for food production

Convection conveyor dryers can be a major source of lost revenue in food production and industrial applications with some operating 30% below their efficiency level, according to Joe Tordella, manager,...

Plastic Technologies launches PET bottle energy initiative

Plastic Technologies Incorporated (PTI) is launching an initiative to help manufacturers that blow PET bottles cut energy costs. 

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Ecolab develops foam technology for food and beverage hygiene

Ecolab and Danish company Nilfisk Food have developed a line of foam dispensing equipment for the food and beverage industry called Hybrid.

India

Wanted: Investment by food processing entrepreneurs to combat wastage

Entrepreneurs must start to invest more in food processing if the country has any chance of reducing the amount of produce that is wasted, a government minister has warned.

What makes a good apprentice? Bühler Aeroglide launches US programme

Bühler Aeroglide is launching a manufacturing apprenticeship programme in the US this month, in an effort to build a pipeline of skilled workers. 

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Cambridge Engineered Solutions designs wider bakery conveyer belt

Cambridge Engineered Solutions (CES) has designed a wider version of its Duraflex Edge open metal conveyor belt for bakers that it says can last up to 39 times longer than...

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Dutch component maker Qimarox gets wind in sails

Dutch machine component manufacturer Qimarox will sponsor a windmill to show its commitment to the local community.

OAL’s Steam Infusion triumphs at European Food Venture Forum

OAL group, formerly Olympus Automation, has won an award at The European Food Venture Forum for its Steam Infusion technology.

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Pro Mach buys capping and bottling business Pace Packaging

Ohio-based Pro Mach has announced the acquisition of automated bottle unscrambler and orientor manufacturer Pace Packaging as it continues an M&A spending spree it started earlier this week.

LiquiGlide expands IP protection after global interest in its slippery coating

LiquiGlide has started international patent filings to protect the intellectual property (IP) of its slippery coating technology.

Cambridge Engineered Solutions expands operations to five countries

Conveyor belt company jumps on opportunities in Russia and Middle East

Cambridge Engineered Solutions, a manufacturer of metal conveyor belts, has expanded its operations in Russia and the Middle East. 

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Trojan Litho joins Paperboard Packaging Council

Washington firm Trojan Litho has joined the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC).

Pro Mach buys Benchmark Automation to tap bakery growth

Pro Mach has acquired Benchmark Automation in a move to strengthen its offer to the bakery market, as it predicts ‘significant growth’ for the sector. 

CSB-System partners with German meat processor

CSB-System International has partnered with meat processing factory, Edeka Südwest Fleisch in Rheinstetten, Germany, to install its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that maps material and information flows.

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HPC Compressed Air Systems launches Kryosec refrigerant dryer

HPC Compressed Air Systems has launched a Kryosec refrigerant dryer range to operate on compressed air flow rates from 0.35 to 4.5 m³/min (12.3 to 159cfm) and in applications with...

Tetra Pak tank 'eliminates' post-processing ESL milk bacteria growth

Tetra Pak has developed technology that "eliminates" the risk of bacteria growth in extended shelf life (ESL) milk between processing and packaging.

60-second interview

What do you do? Chris Holland, Holmach?

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Chris Holland, managing director, Holmach, to...

Speakers include former Unilever product safety director

Top of the agenda: Nonthermal Processing

The Ohio State University will host the 2014 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop with the theme “Nonthermal Processing Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Foods” on October 21-24, sponsored by Avure Technologies...