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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…

Nestlé Carnation milk plant in drought-hit California to go 'zero-water'

Amid scrutiny over its water bottling operations in drought-hit California, Nestlé is spending $7m (€6.1m) to recycle wastewater at its Carnation Evaporated Milk plant in the Golden State.

China

Can China’s new farm strategies boost food and nutrition security?

China will only manage to feed itself if its policymakers continue to shift their ideals from self sufficiency towards a heavier reliance on international trade and stronger property rights for...

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Serac Roll N Blow free samples

Serac is giving away free samples of its Roll N Blow technology for PP thermoforming.

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Stable Micro Systems hatches suite of egg testing tools

Stable Micro Systems has launched a suite of egg testing tools in conjunction with its TA.XT Express texture analyser.

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Schaeffler launches Halal and Kosher-certified bearing grease

Schaeffler UK has introducing a rolling bearing grease certified for use in both Halal and Kosher food processing environments.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

A 3D printer for foods and a dry cleaning system for ham and pork shoulder among Bta award winners

Bta Barcelona Food Technology held the first of its Bta Innova and Bta Emprende awards at Hispack 2015 this month.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

Hosokawa Bepex files patent for quick mass change on chocolate production equipment

Hosokawa Bepex which supplies production equipment for the confectionery industry has developed a concept for quick mass changes for chocolate, which has been filed for patent.

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Anacail raises funding for ozone technology

Anacail has raised £2m to continue development of its ozone technology for the food processing industry.

Solvay's Amodel PPA and KetaSpire PEEK wins NSF approval in food processing

Solvay Specialty Polymers has received National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approval for seven Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) and KetaSpire polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin grades under its NSF/ANSI 51 standard for food equipment materials. ...

SIG Combibloc, GEA join forces to aid Mengniu meal drink development

A "never before undertaken project" involving SIG Combibloc and GEA assisted Chinese dairy Mengniu's meal drink category entry.

Extruded snack innovation: In-lab trials, healthier NPD and 3D shaping

Extruded snack makers are using low output machines to run R&D tests in-house and many are working to develop healthier variants and inventive shapes, say equipment suppliers.

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QC Industries launches HydroClean sanitary conveyors

QC Industries has launched what it claims are the first modular belt conveyors that can be disassembled without tools to make cleaning quick and easy.

Automation & Controls special newsletter

‘Hyperspectral imaging & intelligent software and algorithms – Key trends for digital sorters’

Morada Nut Company has partnered with Key Technology to install its Taurys laser sorter, to remove foreign material (FM) and defects at its walnut shelling plant.

Automation & Controls special newsletter

tna: ‘Sustainability and reduction of product waste is driving automation & controls technology’

Food manufacturers are looking to boost their ‘green credentials’ with sustainability and reduction of product waste, particularly in finished product, according to tna.

NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka to speak at United Fresh 2015

NFL Hall of Famer and Chicago Bears coach, Mike Ditka will deliver a keynote speech at United Fresh 2015.

Sweet succession: Nestlé engineer follows on in her grandfather’s footsteps

Lucy McGeorge is following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Ronald (Ronnie) McCrindle as an engineering apprentice in electrical, maintenance and repair at Nestlé, Girvan in Scotland, a chocolate crumb...

Coffee power: Nestlé Waters announces Swiss biogas plant – with a little help from Nespresso

Nestlé Waters will use coffee grounds from Nespresso and Nescafé to produce energy, at a new agricultural biogas facility in Switzerland. 

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Face in the crowd: Anuga FoodTec 2015

Resource efficiency and sustainability were the underlying themes at Anuga FoodTec, in Cologne, Germany, this year.

Nestlé Spain invests €102m in energy efficient Nescafé line to lower resource consumption

Nestlé Spain will boost production of Nescafé soluble coffee at its factory in Girona by 30%, with an investment of €102m ($110m) on an energy efficient line. 

DISPATCHES FROM ANUGA FOODTEC, COLOGNE

'It makes sense to have very large spray dryers... but certainly not everywhere': GEA

Demand for spray dryers the size of the one installed at Fonterra’s Darfield plant is unlikely to spread to Europe, says GEA.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

GEA improves DDD air disperser with infrared camera technology

GEA Process Engineering has improved its DDD type (Direct Duct Disperser) air disperser with infrared cameras monitoring nozzle performance for its spray drying technology for food and dairy powders.

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Ardagh Group saves €116k a year on energy bills for defrosting, drying and preheating cullet

Ardagh Groupclaims to havefound the most energy efficient way of defrosting, drying and preheating cullet (recycled glass) saving €116k a year at its plant in Nienburg, Germany, with an annual...

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Meyn, Ishida and CSB-System to launch iPoultry Plant

Meyn, Ishida and CSB-System have joined forces to launch a complete poultry processing software system called iPoultry, due for official launch in September 2015.

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