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Plant efficiency improved

DSO Fluid Handling, a manufacturer of replacement and maintenance parts for processing plants in the ready-to-eat food and dairy industries, is offering antimicrobial protection for rubber parts. The company believes...

3-D weighing technology

As with many other food sectors, the meat processing industry loses a considerable amount of money from wastage throughout the supply chain. Danish firm Scanvaegt has come with a solution...

DSM expands polyamide plant

DSM Engineering Plastics is set to expand capacity at its polyamide plant in the Netherlands. The move underlines the growing importance of the material, which is used in flexible food...

Milking new technology

Europe's first pasteurised milk enriched with omega-3 fatty acids has launched in Ireland, thanks to new technology that allows a fish oil emulsion to be added to milk just before...

Improved conveying

Two newly-launched conveyor belt concepts demonstrate how efficiency and ease of maintenance are key drivers in food production. Intralox has resorted to using one belt instead of rollers, while CSi...

Energy efficient food safety

The Agricultural and Food Technology Alliance (AFTA), set up by energy solutions provider EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute), is a project designed to help food manufacturers better manage their energy...

A breakthrough in the heating process

A safer way to heat food products that still manages to retain nutritional quality is being developed by European scientists. The researchers are eager to see if the new process...

Efficient food processing

A US manufacturer of frozen and refrigerated products has installed a software system designed to optimise its production processes. Food manufacturers are increasingly looking to IT as a means of...

Yoplait and Tnuva scouting Romanian dairy

French dairy giant Yoplait and its Israeli partner Tnuva are said to be in advanced negotiations to establish a dairy venture in Romania, according to reports.

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...

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