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Not all foreign companies are familiar with food canning US FDA requirements

Registrar Corp claims not all foreign companies are familiar with food canning US FDA requirements as it celebrates National Canned Food Month this February.

CEF panel approves EGDP in plastics with conditions

An application to use a processing aid in plastics has been backed under certain conditions according to a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Middleby Corp to acquire Marel high speed slicing business

The Middleby Corporation (Middleby Corp) based in Chicago, US, has acquired Marel’s high speed slicing business mainly in bacon and deli slicing, for an undisclosed sum.

FoodTech feeds record segment operating profit

JBT upbeat about 2014 profit and 2015 outlook; lands Asian contracts worth $20m

JBT Corporation has announced its 4th quarter and year-end results for 2014, investor guidance for 2015, and the signing of $20m in contracts to provide liquid foods equipment to Asian food companies.

Unitherm reveals planned EU acquisitions for growth

Unitherm Food Systems has revealed it has two acquisitions lined up in Europe as it continues to target market growth.

Two days: February 19 and 24

Firm auctions mother lode of ConAgra processing, packaging equipment

On February 19 and 24, Corporate Auction Group (CAG) will sell off hundreds of pieces of surplus equipment and supplies from ConAgra Foods plants throughout the country.

Latest food firm to enter pet food market

New roles for Smucker’s brass following acquisition of Big Heart Pet Brands

Following its recently announced plans to acquire Big Heart Pet Brands, the J.M. Smucker Company announced five executive promotions it said are “designed to position the Company for continued growth and success.”

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.

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.

Number of injection moulding sites in Europe will drop by 2% by 2018

The packaging sector remains by far the largest injection moulding market in terms of polymer volume consumed, according to AMI Consulting.

‘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 compete head-on with Tropicana and Innocent.

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.

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 signs of slowing.


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.

Sidel: ‘We disagree China is a country of copycat manufacturers’

Sidel has defended China when it comes to its reputation for being a ‘copycat nation’ copying manufacturer’s designs and machinery, to sell them to the F&B industry.

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.

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.

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.

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