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Extruded snack innovation: In-lab trials, healthier NPD and 3D shaping

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.

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QC Industries launches HydroClean sanitary conveyors

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.

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‘Hyperspectral imaging & intelligent software and algorithms – Key trends for digital sorters’

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.

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tna: ‘Sustainability and reduction of product waste is driving automation & controls technology’

Food manufacturers are looking to boost their ‘green credentials’ with sustainability and reduction of product waste, particularly in finished product, according to tna.

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Spiroflow Holdings plans to become one of the Top 50 worldwide system integrators in two years

Spiroflow Holdings has acquired Food Control Solutions, and says it plans to become one of the top 50 worldwide system integrators in two years.

EFSA evaluates the safety of ‘PET-M’ recycling process

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 Mike Ditka to speak at United Fresh 2015

NFL Hall of Famer and Chicago Bears coach, Mike Ditka will deliver a keynote speech at United Fresh 2015.

Turning Japanese: Tomra to target food processors in Japan with sensor-based sorting and peeling tech

Tomra Sorting Food is stepping up its focus on Japan by launching a Japanese-language website.

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Avure: We are working on avenues for HPP not even being thought about today

Avure Technologies is working on new avenues for high pressure processing (HPP) that are ‘not even being thought above today’, according to its CEO.

Sweet succession: Nestlé engineer follows on in her grandfather’s footsteps

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 acquires Sidel subsidiary and announces Texas expansion

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. 

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bakery sector satisfies sweet tooth at ExxonMobil Anuga stand

ExxonMobil treated guests to samples of bakery products, in partnership with its customers who use its food grade lubricants, at Anuga FoodTec last week.

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Face in the crowd: Anuga FoodTec 2015

Resource efficiency and sustainability were the underlying themes at Anuga FoodTec, in Cologne, Germany, this year.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bühler and APRES evaluate industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction

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.

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

GEA improves DDD air disperser with infrared camera technology

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 opens food tech centre in Mexico with pilot plants for cheese and dairy applications

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.

Coalition recommends label declaration for use of nanotechnology

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.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 preview

IQF Frost puts the freeze on food safety

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.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 preview

Concerns raised over ineffective decontamination methods for dry food manufacturers

Bühler will highlight food safety concerns for dry food manufacturers with four guest speakers at Anuga FoodTec 2015.  

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Ishida to hold world exclusive preview of leak testing system

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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