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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.

Arla factory back on track

Construction of Arla Foods' new milk powder factory in Vimmerby, Sweden, began yesterday after months of delay. According to the original timetable, work on the...

Rexam profits up

Despite a slight drop in sales packaging giant Rexam has announced H1 pretax profits have risen significantly following the adoption of a new system for...

Rexam bows to shareholders

UK-based Packaging giant Rexam has bowed to shareholder pressure to change the length of contracts for newly appointed board of directors in response to criticisms...

Schneider fights sales slump to increase profits

Schneider Electric , provider of power solutions to the food and beverage industry, has fought off a slump in its sales figures to record first half...

Domnick Hunter profits up

Domnick Hunter , supplier of processing equipment, has reported that its profits for the first half of the year rose substantially on the back of increased...

S&N take stake in Portuguese brewery

Scottish & Newcastle, the UK brewing and leisure group, confirmed last week the acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in Central De Cervejas (Centralcer),...

Growth for Grundfos

Grundfos , the Danish manufacturer of water pumps widely used in the food and beverage industry, has reported that for the first six months of 2003...

Ups and downs for Graham Packaging

Graham Packaging has reported that net profits for the second quarter were down, despite a healthy rise in both sales and operating profits. The company's...

Roche reports weak sales

Roche, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, this week reported weaker than expected sales growth. This news, together with the statement that their respected chief financial officer,...

Graphic Packaging given shareholder nod for Riverwood merger

Graphic Packaging International yesterday said that its shareholders have approved the proposed merger with Riverwood Holdings, to form a global paperboard packaging company with estimated...

Strong half-yearly results for Krones

Mid-year financial results for Krones , the German provider of beverage bottling, canning and packaging machinery, show a continued improvement in both the company sales and...

Food packaging buoys Suominen results

Suominen, the Finland-based provider of flexible packaging, has announced a drop in both its sales and its profits for the first six months of this...

Bonduelle to expand processing in Russia

The world's largest producer of processed vegetables, Bonduelle , is to expand its operations in Russia by building a plant in Krasnodar, in the southwest of...

Siro to build 'world's most modern' biscuit plant

Siro is to build what it calls the most modern biscuit plant in the world to replace a site in Castilla y Leon acquired last...

US label company pulls out of Europe

US company Avery Dennison has signed an agreement to sell its package label converting business in Europe to CCL Industries , a label and packaging solutions...

Glass firm restructures

Rexam, the global consumer packaging company, has announced the start of negotiations with local union representatives regarding the restructuring of its German glass operation. This...

An automatic choice

Overcartoning and boxing machines specialist Aries Packaging is moving into robotics. The company believes that greater automation will bring its clients greater flexibility, taking into...

CCL finalises European joint venture

Canada-based CCL Industries, a global manufacturer of packaging and labelling, has announced the completion of its European joint venture with Pachem, a company which specialises...

Oeneo results in line with forecasts

Global beverage closures company Oeneo has reported a turnover for the first half of 2003 that is in line with previous forecasts. The company, formerly...

Alcan pounces for Pechiney

Alcan has announced plans to launch a tender offer for Pechiney in order to solidify its position as one of the world's largest aluminium and...

Growing a pizza plant

McCain Foods is to undertake a $29 million (€25.6m) expansion and upgrading of its Canadian Grand Falls pizza plant. The project will begin in August...

Bids brewing for S&N?

Britain's biggest brewer Scottish & Newcastle this week reported strong full year results for fiscal 2003, despite reorganisation costs in the UK market and the...

Wimm-Bill-Dann invests in dairy facilities

Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods (WBD) announced yesterday that it has invested more than $31.7 million in its dairy business. New production lines have been...

Commission clears acquisition of Dumeco

The European Commission has approved Best Agrifund's acquisition of the Dutch slaughterhouse group Dumeco. While the transaction broadens Best Agrifund's activities in the European meat...

KHS expands its business

German beverage filling firm KHS has acquired the beverage filling technology of Hamburg-based company alfill. The move reinforces KHS's position as a leading beverage technology...