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Barry Callebaut to push the limits of chocolate in dairy drinks

Barry Callebaut wants to push the limits of chocolate and sees drinks as an exciting category where consumers will see a lot of innovation over the next few years.

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Avure to expand its HPP capabilities in Mexico

Avure plans to expand its HPP (high pressure processing) capabilities across Mexico by hiring Edmundo Romo as business development manager for the region.

Blendhub Corp to host first international event in Dubai

Blendhub Corp. will host its first international event, the ‘Professional Network’ to coincide with Gulfood 2016, in Dubai, on February 24.

Dutch astronaut opens Royal Duyvis Wiener technology center

Astronaut André Kuipers, has opened a technology centre at Royal Duyvis Wiener’s HQ in Koog aan de Zaan, the Netherlands, claiming he wants to take Dutch cheese and chocolate on his next space mission.

ISM & ProSweets 2016

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision create Dirty Tray Vision system

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision are showcasing their Dirty Tray Vision system (DTV) at ProSweets 2016 this week, which can get rid of problems associated with poorly filled starch trays in the confectionery and bakery industry.

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tna on ‘growth mode’, controlled portion packaging and ‘good for you’ food processing

Controlled portion packaging is continuously growing and will drive machine speeds to ever increasing heights on the packaging side of the business, according to tna.

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‘Winners of the pack’ Processing & Packaging round-up ISM & ProSweets 2016

From Crown’s LED lighting to give seasonal, limited edition, premium biscuits and confectionery a striking on-shelf appeal to Bosch’s WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars – we round up some of the best processing and packaging machines on show at ISM and ProSweets 2016, in Cologne, Germany, (January 31-February 3).

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Dow doubles capacity for its Methocel MX food grade product line

Dow Chemical Company has completed an expansion, which will more than double capacity for its Methocel MX food grades products line.

GEA opens lab to test powder filling systems for food and dairy industry

GEA has opened an in-house test laboratory at its facility in Hamilton, New Zealand, to test powder filling systems for the food and dairy industry (for infant formulas, coffee, and sports drinks for example), for flowability, bulk density and particle size distribution.

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Keystone Food Products expands snack production

Keystone Food Products has expanded production capabilities at its Easton, Pennsylvania site, adding a series of tna technology to its packaging lines; robag 3ci; intelli-weigh omega 314; intelli-read 3 barcode scanner; intelli air and hyper-detect metal detector.

EquipNet opens office in Brazil after surge of international firms moving to the region buying pre-owned equipment

EquipNet has opened an office in Sao Paulo because it says it has seen an increase in the use of pre-owned F&B manufacturing equipment, due to an increasing number of international firms moving to Brazil.

‘The force is with’ magnet manufacturer as it launches ‘super strong’ magnet to extract iron particles from dairy and chocolate

Goudsmit Magnetic Group, which works with Heinz, Nestlè and Barry Callebaut, has launched a  EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) approved magnet called Hydrohansu, which extracts tiny iron (Fe), AISI 304 and 316L particles in the dairy and chocolate industry.

Dispatches from FiE, Paris

Explaining HPP to consumers: How brands use humor, videos and animations to present processing technology

Consumers want more information about the products they are drinking: from the ingredients in products to the nutritional value. But does this curiosity extend as far as the processing technologies used to create the beverage?

OAL wins £60k grant to develop robotic ‘chefs’ to speed up food processing

Olympus Automation Ltd (OAL) has received a £60,000 grant from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative to develop robotic ‘chefs’ in food manufacturing.

Genius gluten-free bakery to expand further into frozen food sector

Genius Foods gluten-free bakery will expand further into the frozen food sector following its acquisition of frozen pie-maker Chapel Foods.

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Tips for choosing a pump system for food and beverage applications

‘Pumps in food and beverage applications are used to transfer product from one place to another, from unloading rail cars filled with corn syrup for a cola beverage; to dewatering devices and high temperature cooking processes or heat exchangers. 

GEA Food expands into the cake and pastry sector

GEA has moved into the growing cake and pastry sector of the food industry and created a Bakery Experience Center (BEC) in Torrebelvicino, Italy.

Tetra Pak partners with Sadafco dairy in KSA to process milk from powder

Tetra Pak has expanded its OneStep processing technology for milk from powder partnering with Sadafco dairy in Saudi Arabia, one of the largest producers of recombined milk products.

Pixie Dust to ‘magically’ sterilize stand-up pouches and bag-in-box

Performance Packaging has launched an alternative aseptic process to sterilize flexible packaging and its contents, avoiding hot-filling, retort processing, peroxide or peracetic baths and sprays, irradiation, pulsed light or electron-beam irradiation.

Krones celebrates 100th order to install ErgoBloc L. machine in South Korea

Krones is celebrating after receiving its 100th order to install its ErgoBloc L. machine at FINE Bio for CSDs and still water, at its facility in Kirisan National Park, South Korea in 2016.

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