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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.

Star Refrigeration scales up seafood processor chilling package

Seafood processor has Pinneys turned to Star Refrigeration for an upgraded refrigeration plant and chilling tunnel package to accommodate expanded product offerings and growing demand.

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Sirane Ice-Mat helps keep live seafood fresh

Sirane Food Packaging has launched its ‘Ice-Mats’, which release seawater over live seafood during transportation. 

Shell game: Key launches digital sorter for fruit and nuts

Key Technology’s Cayman BioPrint digital sorter is suited for removing foreign material and defective product from nuts, dried fruit, and other ingredients.

WhiteWave pours into LEED-certified production facility

The beverage and food producer’s 325,000-square-foot facility has received LEED certification from the US Green Building Council.

Steve Hills, European contract manufacturing director, reveals ambitious six-year plan

‘Agile capital-light innovation’: PepsiCo Europe targets 600% growth in contract manufacturing

PepsiCo Europe says it plans to grow the size of its contract manufacturing business six-fold in as many years to accelerate food and beverage innovation and boost productivity.

INDUSTRY VOICES: ADOMAS PRANEVICIUS, MYDRINK BEVERAGES/DRINKPRENEUR

Bottling that blockbuster beverage: How to choose the right contract manufacturer

Adomas Pranevicius, general manager of MyDrink Beverages tells BeverageDaily.com readers how to choose the right contract manufacturer for their product – and why it's vital to assess everything from capabilities...

Modular system boosts efficiency at $20m processing facility

International Food Products has put in place an EPIC liquid processing system at its $20m production facility, designed to improve operational efficiency.

Bread measurement boosted by Stable Micro Systems

Stable Micro Systems has added calculations to its non-contact laser-based volume measurement instrument to respond to industry needs.

Aim high: Dynamic launches vertical food-grade conveyor

The vertical DynaClean Z conveyor is geared toward food operations needing to move product over significant heights.

Industrial 3D chocolate printing due in 3-5 years, says Choc Edge

Industrial-scale 3D chocolate printers will be on the market within five years, according to 3D printing firm Choc Edge.

Waste not, want not: Mouvex fights for food processing efficiency

With the launch of the Product Recovery Initiative, Mouvex is campaigning to deliver waste reduction capabilities in food processing operations.

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Mosca Direct corrosion resistant strappers

Mosca Direct has launched two machines; SoniXs MS-VA and SoniXs TRS-VA in the UK, to use in extreme conditions such as dampness or with contaminated products.

Stay Fresh Foods doubles its HPP capacity

The producer—which specializes in health beverages, meats, and salads—is installing Avure equipment that will double its capacity for high-pressure processing toll services.

Silicon dioxide backed as food contact material

Silicon dioxide, silanated, has been authorised for use as an additive in all types of plastics as part of a re-evaluation, according to a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel.

Pasta Montana: 'Japanese customers only accept zero-defect products'

Pasta Montana, which produces primarily for exacting food customers in Japan, has installed a Key Technology sorter.

Growth in HPP drives Avure expansion

The high-pressure processing firm is expanding to a new location to accommodate demand for the food and beverage production technology.

Video: Micvac signs seafood contract with whistling film layer

Whistling a different tune: Crayfish processor installs Micvac method

Micvac has installed a production line with an upgraded infeed unit and microwave tunnel for seafood processor Smålandskräftan in Nässjö, Sweden.

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Refres Now makes 'huge investment' in largest ever Sidel CSD filler

Sidel says its installation of the biggest Combi line ever for filling carbonates has led to Argentinian customer Refres Now viewing it as its strategic bottling partner.

IFT 2014 preview

IFT tackles food safety, speed, and efficiency

Attendees at the upcoming IFT 2014 conference and expo will be treated to a broad range of technologies promising increased safety, sustainability, and convenience.

Pinnacle fuels food brands with R&D partnership

The owner of Duncan Hines, Vlasic, Wish-Bone and other food families has founded an R&D pilot plant at Rutgers University to increase productivity, boost its brands, and improve speed to...

Australia

Grocery council highlights Australia as priciest place to produce food

Australia now has the highest manufacturing costs in the world, according to the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) following the publication of a gloomy report on the state of...

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Cars made from Ketchup tomatoes: Heinz and Ford

Tomato skins, a by-product of H.J. Heinz’ Ketchup production, could be used to make material for Ford cars. 

Natural coating gives fruit a berry long shelf life

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a material found in blueberry leaves can be used to coat the berries themselves, delivering longer shelf life, boosted antioxidants, and pathogen protection.

GEA, DTU develop mathematical model to boost milk powder output

In advance of the upcoming European Union (EU) milk quota abolition, GEA and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have developed a mathematical model they claim can increase powdered milk...

Chocolate biscuits: The future is more sophisticated, says Aasted

Chocolate and biscuits have long been paired, but future R&D will be far more sophisticated in terms of production, says the head of business development at Aasted.