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Commission debunks accession 'myths'

The European Commission says it is making efforts to debunk what it terms 'myths and misunderstandings' about a range of food and drink products with respects to EU enlargement.

EU says accession 10 'on course'

The 10 new Member States due to join the EU are on course to meet the EU's food safety standards, said EU Commissioner David Byrne, who claims that significant progress...

EU backing for Czech processors

The European Commission has announced a rural development programme to the value of €250 million for the Czech Republic. The funding is expected to provide a significant boost to the...

EU funds for Czech processors

The European Commission has announced a rural development programme to the value of €250 million for the Czech Republic. The funding is expected to provide a significant boost to the...

Innovations in pasteurisation

New equipment designed to pasteurise food safely and efficiently is being developed to meet EU food safety regulations. We look at two products hoping to capitalise on a growing market.

Traceability task force

CIES - the Food Business Forum in France - has published a guide to implementing traceability in the food supply chain. The document has been prepared in view of the...

Software solutions combined

Two IT solutions providers have formed a partnership to offer food and drink manufacturers a combined management system. The move, which is designed to improve plant operation efficiencies even further,...

Can accession save Parmalat?

Despite Italian food giant Parmalat's financial crisis its divisions in both Romania and Hungary continue to operate. Indeed Parmalat Hungary is expecting that in the ramp up to accession, production...

Best practice software launched

Product lifecycle management (PLM) provider Formation Systems has launched a best practice solution for the food and beverage industry. The company says that the system, called Optiva, provides customers with...

Heineken mulls Russia plant

Heineken, keen to increase its presence in the all-important Russian market, is said to be considering a huge investment to develop facilities in the Sverdlovsk region.

US poultry industry faces up to challenges

The popularity of low-carb diets has helped to maintain demand for poultry products in the US, according to financial analysts Motley Fool Stock Advisor . But exports have been adversely affected,...

Polish exports to EU set to double

Both the European Commission and the Polish government are forecasting that the EU market will be flooded with Polish made food and beverage items during the course of the next...

Cutting costs through accurate dosing

A new delivery system for liquid nitrogen - widely used in the food processing industry - should dramatically reduce the time between dosing and closure, ensuring more accurate and effective...

Lubricating the food processing industry

A new bearing grease effective in a wide range of food grade applications has been developed. The main selling point of the mineral oil grease, according to the manufacturer, is...

Baltic biscuit wars

Following its takeover last year, leading Baltic State biscuit maker Kalev Johvi Tootmine is to stop making its Maiasmokk brand of biscuits because of excess market competition.

Poland rises against EU stockpiling laws

While Poland is claiming that it is has made considerable ground in the race to meet EU food safety regulations before accession, more storm clouds are gathering on the issue...

Acquisitions drive profits for Kerry

Burgeoning Irish food ingredients group carves deeper into the US market announcing it will buy into fast growing 'lifestyle' beverages through the acquisition of two US companies, Oregon Chai and...

Ensuring fluid processing

Petro-Canada has launched a new trolley fluid for meat-processing operations that it claims offers unmatched protection against wear, rust and drips. The manufacturer says that while the fluid has been...

EU toughens up on accession borders

The EU has outlined future border controls for animal livestock and meat products as the run up to accession moves into its final stages. The move aims to limit the...

Irish focus on consumer safety in EU25

In under 50 days the ten accession countries will join the European Union bringing the number of consumers from 382.4 million to 456.6 million. Failure to properly control food imports...

Forecasting soup demand

Food manufacturer Campbell has installed real time forecasting (RTF) technology in its North American soup, sauces, and beverage production facilities. Results from a pilot test showed that the company can...

Quicker meat processing

A processing system for cutting fixed weight and uniformly shaped poultry fillet portions has been developed by Iceland-based equipment giant Marel. The company claims that the system is unique as...

Tunnel technology revised

Freezing and cooling tunnels that use liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide have been used in the food industry for decades. But according to Linde's marketing manager for freezing and cooling,...

Conveying convenience

Manufacturer CSi claims that its new range of pallet conveyors offers food processors a number of useful innovations. The equipment is made of stainless steel and aluminium, features ultrasound sensors...

Meat innovations on show

A range of vacuum fillers has been upgraded to offer meat processors more filling power to improve efficiency and speed. Manufacturer Vemag says that the machines are still the only...

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