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.
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.
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....
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...
Food processors are seeing increased demand for sliced products, such as delicatessen meats, according to Linde's food and beverage division.
Californian in-line inspection firm Filtec has appointed David Storey as its president and CEO.
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.
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.
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 Incorporated (PTI) is launching an initiative to help manufacturers that blow PET bottles cut energy costs.
Ecolab and Danish company Nilfisk Food have developed a line of foam dispensing equipment for the food and beverage industry called Hybrid.
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.
Bühler Aeroglide is launching a manufacturing apprenticeship programme in the US this month, in an effort to build a pipeline of skilled workers.
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...
Dutch machine component manufacturer Qimarox will sponsor a windmill to show its commitment to the local community.
OAL group, formerly Olympus Automation, has won an award at The European Food Venture Forum for its Steam Infusion technology.
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 has started international patent filings to protect the intellectual property (IP) of its slippery coating technology.
Cambridge Engineered Solutions, a manufacturer of metal conveyor belts, has expanded its operations in Russia and the Middle East.
Washington firm Trojan Litho has joined the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC).
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 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.
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 has developed technology that "eliminates" the risk of bacteria growth in extended shelf life (ESL) milk between processing and packaging.
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...
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...