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EU project hopes to remove uptake barriers for novel food processing tech

An EU project is to validate optimum controls for three technologies to boost market uptake.

Consortium aims to ensure freeze-drying tech not left in the cold

A consortium has been created by Purdue University to improve freeze-drying technology.

Donkey Brands partners with FOODesign to increase production of its tortilla chips

Donkey Brands has partnered with FOODesign from tna, to install an immerso-cook frying machine and quik-coat system for its tortilla chips.

BASF and Genomatica expand BDO process for packaging to SE Asia

BASF and Genomatica have expanded their license agreement to produce 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO), from North America to Southeast Asia.

Customers include Starbucks, Dairy Crest, Cadbury

European Spraydry Technologies collects Queen's Award for 2,375% export growth

European Spraydry Technologies has collected the Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade, for 2,375% growth in export earnings over the last three years.  

Tetra Pak focuses on Europe and Japan with TR/G7 filling machine

Tetra Pak has launched TR/G7, a filling machine which has a capacity of 6500 gable top packages per hour, for chilled distribution.

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Netzsch Pumps North America unveils Tornado T2 rotary lobe pump

Netzsch Pumps North America has launched its Tornado T2 rotary lobe pump, for food industry applications.

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Riggs Autopack celebrates Guinness World Record producing 35,000 cupcakes for the world’s largest cupcake mosaic

Riggs Autopack is celebrating after partnering with Spar Group, South Africa, to create a Guinness World Record, by producing 35,000 cupcakes for the world’s largest cupcake mosaic.

Hiperbaric to install HPP system at Cornell University

A Hiperbaric high pressure processing (HPP) machine will be installed at Cornell University thanks to State funding.

Alfa Laval to supply two $9m edible oil refining process lines in China

Alfa Laval Food Technology & Life Science segment has won a $9m order to supply two process lines for edible oil refining in China.

AIMPLAS to improve homogeneity of PLA

The Plastics Technology Center, AIMPLAS, along with 11 enterprises and technological European centers, has launched the InnoREX project, to develop a new technology of PLA (polylactic acid) production.

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Nestlé confectioner reveals her tricks of the trade - Part II

As part of FoodProductionDaily's Factory Focus feature yesterday, Vikki Geall, senior confectioner, Nestlé UK & Ireland, reveals her tricks of the trade from sourcing flour for Blue Riband, creating a KitKat flavour and launching Rowntree's Randoms.

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From sourcing flour for Blue Riband, creating a KitKat flavour and launching Rowntree's Randoms – Nestlé confectioner reveals her tricks of the trade

Nestlé UK and Ireland has partnered with the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at the University of Lincoln to find the chocolate makers of the future.

Sidel to make 10% job cuts in company restructure

Sidel will move its headquarters from Zug, Switzerland, to Parma, Italy, next year, axing 10% of its workforce, affecting 360 employees.

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tna announces company restructure 6 months after Florigo acquisition

tna has implemented the first stages of its company restructure following the acquisition of Florigo, in Woerden, the Netherlands, six months ago.

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tna co-founder talks cashflow, acquisitions & fighting patent litigation, as firm celebrates 33 years as ‘Australian icon’

tna celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year and was recently recognised as an ‘Australian icon’ in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Eastern Australia, for its innovation in the food industry.

JBT Corporation to acquire A&B Process Systems for €102m

JBT Liquid Foods to focus on Peruvian fruit & vegetable processing as production triples in next 5 years

Peru is set to triple its fruit and vegetable production within the next 5 years to 3 million tonnes, according to Jaime Cardenas, director, Trade and Investment Office, Embassy of Peru in the UK.

Iowa State University starts production on $5.3m bio-polymer pilot plant

Iowa State University has partnered with Argo Genesis Chemical to start production on a $5.3m bio-polymer processing plant at Iowa State’s BioCentury Research Farm.

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tna and Florigo launch one of the largest French fry machines in the world producing 25 tonnes of fries/hour

tna and its recently acquired company, Florigo have launched a 25 tonne/hour French fry machine with the first one being installed with an existing customer, a manufacturer in Brazil this month.

Top 10 US (mid-sized metros) Food Processing employers

Fresno, CA is the food processing king, followed by Omaha-Council Bluffs and Lancaster, York, according to a Top 10 list of mid-sized US Food Processing employers, compiled by Business Facilities, which educates corporate executives on issues related to choosing the best location for their growing companies.

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