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Coldpress sees HPP potential in dairy and ‘dairy alternative’ drinks

The MD of pioneering HPP juice brand Coldpress says he sees potential for dairy and dairy alternative drinks manufactured using the technology.

Air-dried veg chips ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM

Zweifel Pomy-Chips’ potato chips mixed with air-dried beetroot slices were voted the ‘most innovative’ snack at ISM and the company hopes to drive exports dramatically with the product.

Former USDA official brings regulatory expertise

OSI Group taps Kenneth Petersen to oversee QA, food safety

In a move to regroup after a year in which it was dogged by food safety challenges, global protein supplier OSI Group has hired Dr. Kenneth Petersen to head up...

Bühler: Ditch oil for hot air to slash snack fat

Ditching oil for hot air in snack production can create extremely low-fat products that could counter childhood obesity concerns, says Bühler.

Obram 'well situated' for Russian trade embargo cheese opportunities: Tetra Pak

Polish cheesemaking technology company Obram is "well situated" to take advantage of the opportunities created by the Russian trade embargo, says new owner, Tetra Pak.

‘We’re on a mission to make HPP juice more accessible’: Coldpress Foods MD

The MD of HPP juice brand Coldpress insists it is still growing strongly in the UK despite wider category woes, with a sustainable business model that now allows it to...

Project will adapt plant to handle larger cattle

JBS launches $75m expansion of Utah beef processing plant

To boost production and improve efficiency, beef producer-processor JBS USA has launched a $75m expansion project at its Hyrum, Utah, processing facility.

Converting from foodservice to retail will create 500 jobs

Tyson Foods commits $110m to renovate central Georgia plant

To “maximize efficiencies and meet growing demand for its products,” Tyson Foods has announced it will spend $110m to make “major improvements” to its Vienna, Georgia, chicken processing plant.

Hershey bites into premium meat snacks market with acquisition of KRAVE jerky

Hershey has moved into the premium end of the meat snacking market with the acquisition of Sonoma, CA-based gourmet jerky maker KRAVE Pure Foods for an undisclosed sum.

Infant formula processing 'scan' could boost global output by 100,000 tonnes: NIZO

Infant formula manufacturers could collectively boost production by 100,000 tonnes a year by reviewing aspects of their operations, NIZO Food Research claims.

Dispatches from IPPE 2015

TRENDSPOTTING: Consolidation continues to change who's who among meat/poultry equipment suppliers

Talking with exhibitors at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, one thing is clear: the trend of legacy brands being consolidated under fewer large umbrellas shows no...

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Turbo Charge Your Liquid Technology: Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2015

Today's the big day! It's our free-to-access online event on Beverage & Dairy Treatment technology, which will include speakers from big names Zenith, Meiji, LiDestri Food and Beverage and Refresco-Gerber.

Third time’s a charm as Sidel wins US IP protection on its spindle chain technology

Sidel has succeeded for the third time in protecting its intellectual property (IP) for its spindle chain technology and patent US 6,125,996, in the US.

Modular approach to ERP maximizes visibility into processes

Dominion Liquid Technologies boosts efficiency, compliance with cloud ERP system

Five months after implementing a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform from Plex Systems, it’s too early for Dominion Liquid Technologies (DLT) to have quantitative data on how the software...

Nestlé Wagner Pizza software provider opens Netherlands branch

Object Solutions software company, which works with Wagner Pizza (Nestlé), Chocolat Bernrain and R&R Ice Cream, has opened a branch in Gouda, the Netherlands to expand its market presence and...

Alchemy, Bettcher partner on program

Training boosts yield, productivity in meat and poultry processing plants

Training provider Alchemy has teamed up with protein processing equipment maker Bettcher Industries to create a program to train plant employees in best practices for operating power trimmers.

Vacuum flour transfer can improve dough, says OAL Group

Bakers must consider carefully how flour is moved from silos to mixers because this stage is critical to dough consistency and overall baking quality, says an OAL Group engineer.

Personality of the Year 2014: 'When you’re working for the EU it has to be innovative'

Jan-Willem Van der Kamp from TNO has been voted as BakeryandSnacks’ Personality of the Year 2014 for his leadership on HealthBread - an EU project to develop healthier breads.

Taking over plant that was closed last summer

Oregon meat processor BrucePac brings jobs to Oklahoma

Searching for a manufacturing plant to support its growing business led Oregon meat processor BrucePac to Durant, Oklahoma, where it found both a suitable facility and an experienced workforce....

Relocation brings HQ closer to manufacturing site

Kentucky HPP'd business: Avure opens headquarters, R&D lab

Avure Technologies has opened a headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky (outside Cincinnati, Ohio).

Aseptic packaging systems trump hot fill for environmental impact

Aseptic Packaging systems generally have a lower environmental impact than hot fill systems – mainly due to the latter’s use of heavier PET bottles.

GEA strikes potato starch drying deal ahead of EU CAP changes

GEA Barr-Rosin has partnered with Polish market company, GEA Process Engineering to supply PEPEES Group in Poland with a potato starch drying system including cabling, drying, sifting, cooling, conveying, silo...

General Mills closures continue: Two Pillsbury plants to shut

General Mills will continue its cost-saving program across the US and Canada with further plant closures, announcing the shutdown of two Pillsbury production sites.

Award-winning cheese processor installs Integreater to capture and track live stock data

Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses has partnered with Systems Integration to install its Integreater production management software.

Company added one production line, 16 jobs

Tyson beefs up Emporia facility, slims down inefficient capacity

Tyson Foods has begun the New Year by getting its manufacturing operations in shape. The US’s second-largest food processor recently concluded a line expansion at its prepared foods plant in...

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