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.
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.
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.
Food manufacturers are looking to boost their ‘green credentials’ with sustainability and reduction of product waste, particularly in finished product, according to tna.
Spiroflow Holdings has acquired Food Control Solutions, and says it plans to become one of the top 50 worldwide system integrators in two years.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the recycling processes for plastic waste, according to Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with foods and amending Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006.
NFL Hall of Famer and Chicago Bears coach, Mike Ditka will deliver a keynote speech at United Fresh 2015.
Tomra Sorting Food is stepping up its focus on Japan by launching a Japanese-language website.
Avure Technologies is working on new avenues for high pressure processing (HPP) that are ‘not even being thought above today’, according to its CEO.
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 manufacturing facility which goes into brands including Kitkat, Breakaway biscuits and Aero.
Barry-Wehmiller has acquired Hema, an independent subsidiary of Sidel and has expanded Design Group in Texas with the addition of three engineering offices, to complement its existing facility in Dallas.
ExxonMobil treated guests to samples of bakery products, in partnership with its customers who use its food grade lubricants, at Anuga FoodTec last week.
Resource efficiency and sustainability were the underlying themes at Anuga FoodTec, in Cologne, Germany, this year.
Bühler has carried out tests with the American Peanut Research & Education Society (APRES) to evaluate the effectiveness of industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction using Salmonella surrogate, Enterococcus faecium.
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.
Blendhub Corp, which operates from Murcia (Spain), Mexico, Dubai (UAE) and Chennai (India) is launching an ambitious expansion strategy over the next three years expanding into 40 locations worldwide.
A coalition of NGOs has released a policy recommendation on how companies should move forward on the use of nanotech in foods and supplements. The document recommends corporate transparency and label declarations for the use of this technology.
IQF Frost will launch a freezer designed to meet increasing demands from producers for reliable food safety, long run time and high yield at Anuga FoodTec next week.
Bühler will highlight food safety concerns for dry food manufacturers with four guest speakers at Anuga FoodTec 2015.
Ishida Europe will hold a world exclusive preview of its leak testing system for trays at a series of demonstrations at its UK HQ from April 14-30.
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