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European process valve industry consolidates

Strahman Valves of the US has expanded its product line and increased its presence in Europe with the acquisition of MG Process Valves. Both companies market a range of valves...

Polish agro-food gets €1.8 billion

The European Commission has agreed to a programme which will see a total investment of €1.8 billion in Poland's food processing and agricultural sectors over the next two years, in...

APV Baker installs Portuguese cereal production line

A new, multi-product breakfast cereal plant has been installed by APV Baker for Nacional, a leading Portuguese company, which will enable it to make a wide variety of extruded products.

Heinz mulls transferring production to Poland

Heinz of Poland has confirmed that its production facility in Pudliszki in the west of Poland is undergoing production trials for Heinz products that are currently manufactured in western Europe,...

Eckes Granini installs PET processing technology

The installation of new ACF (Aseptic Cold Filling) line equipment at Eckes Granini's factory in Bad Fallingbostel, Germany, will radically change the way in which the firm operates.

Food processors work towards energy reduction

Food giants such as Unilever, Kraft and Campina have put in place measures to achieve significant reductions in energy consumption, underlining the trend towards growing corporate environmental responsibility.

Bird's Eye additive decision shakes up ready meals sector

Bird's Eye is removing additives from all its products in the UK, a move that could send shockwaves through the lucrative but under-fire ready meals sector.

Scanvaegt facilitates Namibian fish processing

Danish equipment supplier Scanvaegt has installed a production control system for Merlus, a Namibian seafood processor.

Arla under pressure from cheap German milk imports

From this month, German milk will be available at Danish retailer Dansk Supermarked's stores, a move that could affect milk prices and production across Europe.

Campina outlines plant environmental performance

Campina, one of Europe's largest dairy companies, has produced a statement that outlines the measures taken to improve the group's environmental performance.

Tough market conditions drive down milk prices

Arla Foods has blamed declining volumes in the Danish and Swedish markets and lower world market prices for its failure to meet its forecast result.

How to achieve long life

A new report examining the range of techniques and technology that manufacturers and processors can adopt to deliver product freshness has just been published.

Three accession countries peg currencies to the euro

Estonia, Slovenia and Lithuania have all pegged their currencies to the euro as a first step towards adopting the euro in 2007 - a move that is expected to cause...

Kraft launches energy reduction initiative

Kraft Foods has selected Rockwell Automation's Power & Energy Management Solutions (PEMS) team to develop and execute a sustained energy reduction initiative across all its manufacturing facilities in North America.

Czech brewer wins another victory

Once again Czech brewer Budvar has come up tops in its global fight to protect the Budweiser name after the European Court of Justice ruled that the company should receive...

Tetra Pak launches flexible filling system

Packaging giant Tetra Pak has launched a new filling machine in its Tetra Brik range, the Tetra Pak C3/Flex. The company claims that the new concept provides manufacturers with a...

Concern for chocolate manufacturers

UK scientists are warning that world chocolate production could fall dramatically if diseases, which have devastated South American cultivation of cacao (the raw material used for producing chocolate) over the...

Food's cutting edge

Food manufacturer Fresh-Pak's new facility in the UK is testament to how far food production has come in the last ten years. Anthony Fletcher spoke to managing director Simon Scrivens...

KHS installs high-performance bottling line

KHS has completed a new glass bottling line for Interbrew UK at its Magor plant in Wales. The company claims that the new production facility has one of the highest...

A fresh look at food production

Fresh-Pak's newly completed £7.5 million egg mayonnaise facility forms the cornerstone of the company's ambitious plans to dominate the UK's lucrative sandwich-filling market, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Unilever drives energy-efficient food processing

A Unilever distribution centre in Coventry, UK, which has been fitted with state-of-the-art insulation and energy re-use facilities, has produced savings in refrigeration costs of some 40 per cent compared...

CP Kelco cuts fat content

Food processors looking to boost sales in reduced-fat fried foods are currently in the sight of hydrocolloid supplier CP Kelco that has adapted an existing oil barrier coating technology.

A closer look at Fresh-Pak is going to Waterside Park in the UK tomorrow to find out why convenience food manufacturer Fresh-Pak Foods has invested £7.5 million in a new 35,000 sq ft egg...

Colder Products develops smaller non-spill connection

Colder Products, a provider of controlled performance connections to the processing and packaging industries, has launched the new has launched a new non-spill connection to meet smaller size requirements in...

New innovations in texture

A new report on optimising food texture and rheology has been published to help food manufacturers achieve the specific qualities consumers are looking for, reports Anthony Fletcher.

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