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Modular system boosts efficiency at $20m processing facility

International Food Products has put in place an EPIC liquid processing system at its $20m production facility, designed to improve operational efficiency.

Bread measurement boosted by Stable Micro Systems

Stable Micro Systems has added calculations to its non-contact laser-based volume measurement instrument to respond to industry needs.

Aim high: Dynamic launches vertical food-grade conveyor

The vertical DynaClean Z conveyor is geared toward food operations needing to move product over significant heights.

Global packaging groups converge at PACK EXPO

The annual processing and packaging event will welcome professional associations from around the world at its international conference.

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Hood: Sky’s the limit with aseptic beverage packaging

HP Hood, a processor specializing in extended-shelf-life dairy and non-dairy beverages, is seeing demand for aseptically packaged products increase.

Bühler Aeroglide cracks the code on peanut safety

Food scientists at Bühler Aeroglide report they have come up with a method to dry-roast peanuts that significantly reduces the risk of Salmonella contamination.

Safe sipping: Juice Tyme lands GFSI safety certification

Beverage producer Juice Tyme has received Food Safety System Certification 22000 from benchmarking group the Global Food Safety Initiative.

Waste not, want not: Mouvex fights for food processing efficiency

With the launch of the Product Recovery Initiative, Mouvex is campaigning to deliver waste reduction capabilities in food processing operations.

Niagara Bottling taps into safety software

Niagara Bottling, a bottled water producer, is incorporating quality management software to increase the safety at its plant.

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tna opens Thailand office

tna has expanded its operations in Asia by opening an office in Bangkok, Thailand.

Stay Fresh Foods doubles its HPP capacity

The producer—which specializes in health beverages, meats, and salads—is installing Avure equipment that will double its capacity for high-pressure processing toll services.

25% of milk produced in Tanzania wet season is wasted

Travesty of poor refrigeration in developing countries

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has launched a report which claims 25% of food wastage in the developing world could be eliminated with better refrigeration equipment. 

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FPD Twitter reaches 5,000 followers

FoodProductionDaily has surpassed 5,000 followers on Twitter .

Bowl me over: MWV launches brandable ready-meal packaging

SmartFare, a package geared toward chilled ready meals, is designed to offer producers a sturdy, sustainable packaging with shelf appeal.

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Top 11 advancements in food safety and quality

A veteran food scientist shares his views on the most important technological developments to hit the food safety and quality arena in recent decades.

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Mars chemical cleaning firm to launch bakery division

Surfacing Processing Ltd (SPL), a UK chemical cleaning company whose clients include Mars and Cadbury, is launching a bakery division after developing a non-stick engineered coating for bakeware.

The fruit, the whole fruit, and nothing but the fruit: Draco and TRU join on aseptically packaged ingredients

Draco Natural Products and TRU Aseptics are joining forces to produce a line of whole fruit and vegetable ingredients, housed in aseptic packaging.

Growth in HPP drives Avure expansion

The high-pressure processing firm is expanding to a new location to accommodate demand for the food and beverage production technology.

Video: Micvac signs seafood contract with whistling film layer

Whistling a different tune: Crayfish processor installs Micvac method

Micvac has installed a production line with an upgraded infeed unit and microwave tunnel for seafood processor Smålandskräftan in Nässjö, Sweden.

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Refres Now makes 'huge investment' in largest ever Sidel CSD filler

Sidel says its installation of the biggest Combi line ever for filling carbonates has led to Argentinian customer Refres Now viewing it as its strategic bottling partner.

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