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Puffed nut future? Frito-Lay files patent for expansion method

Frito-Lay has developed a method to puff nuts and legumes for enhanced-texture snacks.

Fispal Technology 2015

Fispal Technology 2015, an international fair for packaging, process and logistics for the food and beverage industry, took place between June 23-26, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

European Commission to build two CPVT food-processing demo plants in Europe

The European Commission has launched a €71k proposal for a feasibility study on Solar Energy for the Food Industry.

Air Products CEO: ‘We all need to take safety and security very seriously’

Seifi Ghasemi, CEO, Air Products, has spoken of his sympathy for victim, Herve Cornara, following an attack at the company’s ' facility in L'Isle-d'Abeau, France. 

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JBT expands its Frigoscandia line of freezers

JBT has expanded its Frigoscandia line of spiral freezers and chillers with its GYRoCOMPACT 60 Spiral Freezer, using 65% less energy. 

More information of food processing impact on chlorate residues needed - CONTAM

An EFSA panel has called for more data on the impact of processing on chlorate residues in food but said total daily intake at the highest estimated amount is unlikely...

Tetra Pak launches eBeam to replace hydrogen peroxide sterlization of its packaging material

Tetra Pak claims it is the first company to use electron beams (eBeams) to replace hydrogen peroxide H₂O₂, in its carton filling machines.

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Exclusive interview: Tetra Pak on why eBeam is a breakthrough technology in the beverage carton industry

Tetra Pak announced the launch of its E3 filling machine with eBeam technology at Fispal Technologia this week.

60-Second interview

What do you do? Daniela Verhaeg, marketing manager SBU X-ray Inspection, Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Daniela Verhaeg, marketing manager SBU X-ray...

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Frito-Lay to modernize Canada plant

Frito-Lay will modernize its Ontario plant in Canada, helped along by a $3m investment from the local government.

University of Lincoln to develop robotic harvesting machine for broccoli

The University of Lincoln is developing a fully automated robotic harvesting system for broccoli using a 3D camera, thanks to a £70m grant from Agri-Tech Catalyst.

China will account for nearly 40% of all food processing machinery by 2019

Global demand for food processing machinery will rise by 7.6% per annum to $73bn in 2019, according to The Freedonia Group industry research firm.

EVT launches 3D Robotguidance for gingerbread

‘China is still one of the biggest markets for vision systems’

China is still one of the biggest markets for vision systems, says EVT (Eye Vision Technology) as it launches the EyeScan 3D for its image processing software.

Firm to install UV light finished pack decontamination technology in its packing area

Cargill opens European chiller plant as part of £35m Fresh Chicken Strategy

Cargill has opened a European chiller plant in Hereford, UK, enhancing its quality and food safety and says it is the first processor in the UK to introduce Robotics packing,...

915 Labs launches microwave sterilization system for additive-free packaged food

915 Labs has introduced a microwave sterilization system for natural, additive-free packaged food, with the first full-scale commercial system, MATS 150, to be delivered to a North American food processing facility in 2016.

Highest consumption of ice cream is in North America

Tetra Pak launches world first high capacity ice cream extrusion line

Tetra Pak says it has developed an ice cream extrusion line with the highest capacity in the world, producing up to 43,200 pieces of ice cream sticks and sandwiches per...

GEA business unit changes take effect as part of ‘Fit for 2020’ restructure

GEA has restructured its organization launching two business units; Equipment and Solutions as part of its Fit for 2020 initiative and sales and services will be bundled into one organization...

HRS heat exchangers creates anaerobic digestion plant for Muntons

HRS: ‘Heat which is generated or used in one part of an F&B process is lost rather than reused’

The food sector has invested heavily in bioenergy projects such as biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion but where heat which is generated or used in one part of a process...

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OAL Group Steam Infusion to make maize-based yoghurt drinks in Zambia

OAL Group has entered the African market winning a deal with Trade Kings, Zambia, to hydrate maize flour and other grains to make Maheu, a maize-based yoghurt drink sold in...

Adept Technology receives $1m order for Lynx AIVs

Adept Technology has received an order of more than $1m for its Lynx autonomous intelligent vehicles (AIVs).

Mettler-Toledo targets efficiency with OEE reporting enhancement

Mettler-Toledo Safeline Metal Detection has developed an Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) reporting enhancement to optimize metal detector performance.

Ultima Foods to develop dehydrated yogurt products through EnWave deal

Canadian dairy Ultima Foods has sealed deal with EnWave that will see it develop dehydrated yogurt products using the company's Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) technology.

Rockwell unveils drive to reduce design complexity

Rockwell Automation has released the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 527 AC drive, designed to work with its Logix-based programmable automation controllers (PAC).

Pulsed electric fields harnessed to kill Listeria monocytogenes in milk

An Israeli scientist has harnessed the power of pulsed electric fields (PELs) to kill Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in milk.

Special edition: Outsourcing

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The firms that manufacture healthy food and supplement products do much more than just make products – they are integral partners in product development, regulatory compliance and much more…

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