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Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of food quality, safety, origin and traceability and this is exerting greater pressure on processors to keep track of every component in the manufacturing process.

Mars opens center to address food safety risk portfolio

Mars Incorporated has opened a pre-competitive research and training facility in China to address food safety.

Special Edition: Active, Intelligent Packaging

PAC and CPEIA launch active and intelligent packaging network

PAC, Packaging Consortium and the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) have partnered to speed up development and adoption of intelligent packaging.

Fortress Technology announces worldwide release of its Interceptor metal detectors

Fortress Technology will launch its Interceptor line of metal detectors at Pack Expo, in Las Vegas, this month.

1,000 counterfeit EPAL Euro pallets seized at Ukrainian/Slovakian border

More than 1,000 counterfeit EPAL Euro pallets have been seized during a large-scale inspection at the Ukrainian/Slovakian border.

Friday feature: Videojet

‘We’re living in an era of product proliferation – where manufacturers are producing broader products to address a certain segment’

As part of Food Production Daily’s on-going series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers in the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Richard Nemesi, global vertical...

‘Should ISO 22000 become an industry standard for F&B production suppliers?’

Atlas Copco's Oil-free Air Division production facility in Antwerp, Belgium, was awarded ISO 22000 certification for food safety recently.

SICK’s safety switch for Multivac

SICK has designed a safety switch specifically for Multivac to use on its thermoforming equipment.

Campden BRI recognised by NSA as a bakery industry specialist

Campden BRI has received formal approval as a Centre of Excellence for Food Science and an Industry Specialist in Bakery, by the National Skills Academy (NSA).

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Boat to Plate mobile app traces the history of a fish through the supply chain

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland (GMRI) has partnered with The Nature Conservancy, Ecotrust Canada, and Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association to develop an app that tells people the...

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Videojet launches color-changing inks for retort applications

Videojet has launched two inks for use with its 1000 line of Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) printers.  

Special edition: Product Inspection

As food contamination regulations tighten, we will see a big shift from metal detection towards X-ray inspection

A former FMCG high-care engineering manager has fulfilled his dream of creating a business for food manufacturers. 

Special edition: Product Inspection

‘Fortress has something even better coming soon that will all but eliminate product effect’

Inspecting wet products like meat, dairy and ready meals, known as the ‘product effect’, has presented manufacturers with challenges for many years, according to Fortress Technology.

Anti-counterfeit technologies widely adopted in developed regions such as US, Germany

Top 10 companies providing anti-counterfeit products for the F&B industry

RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags represent the fastest growing F&B anti-counterfeit products at 20.4% CAGR from 2015-2020, according to Allied Market Research (AMR), an Oregon, US based market Intelligence company.

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BRC launches fifth Global Standard issue

BRC Global Standards has released its fifth issue of its Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

60-Second interview

What do you do? Daniela Verhaeg, marketing manager SBU X-ray Inspection, Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Daniela Verhaeg, marketing manager SBU X-ray...

Flex Essentials launches add-on control to test the sealing integrity on packages

‘Reduce the ‘scrap rate’ of packages to champion reduction in waste’

One way to help in the reduction of waste is to reduce the ‘scrap rate’ of packages, says Flex Essentials as it launches control packages to the FlexPak Package Leak...

Absolutdata: ‘CPG product concepts can take weeks or months and provide mixed or inconclusive results’

Absolutdata, whose clients include SABMiller and Perfetti, Italian confectionery and gum manufacturer, has launched a NAVIK line of automated marketing analytics tools for business managers at major global brands in...

3M Food Safety upgrades its Petrifilm Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate

3M Food Safety has updated its 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast & Mold Count Plate adding rapid plates that speed up the time it takes customers to get test results, as...

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Stable Micro Systems hatches suite of egg testing tools

Stable Micro Systems has launched a suite of egg testing tools in conjunction with its TA.XT Express texture analyser.

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CSB-System to monitor Freshway Foods raw material and ingredients process chain

CSB-System has partnered with Freshway Foods to monitor its raw materials and ingredients throughout the process chain, to control costs, increase efficiencies, maintain quality and provide full traceability.

Food processors face questions of not only ingredients but packaging

Plastics Trade Association alleviates challenges complying with food contact regulations in the US and Europe

SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association has launched Project Passport, alleviating challenges manufacturers face complying with food contact regulations in the US and the European Union.

SGS and Trace One launch T Transparency software built on cloud-based social network

SGS Supply Chain Solution has partnered with Trace One to utilise its T Transparency software to communicate more effectively across the supply chain on a cloud-based social network.

‘Food businesses will find themselves in hot water if they don’t act quickly to implement necessary FIR changes’

Roythornes law firm has quizzed members of the Fresh Produce Consortium, The Food and Drink Forum, the British Frozen Food Federation, the Artisan Food Trail and Tastes of Anglia about...

Celebrates 25th anniversary thanks to clients including Birds Eye and Nisbets

TME launches ThermoBarScan thermometer with Bluetooth and a Barcode

TM Electronics (TME) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and has launched MM7100 ThermoBarScan, a Bluetooth thermometer with integral barcode scanner for the food industry. 

Cereal study urges US focus on oats to cut risk from ‘potent renal carcinogen’

Scientists researching the presence of a mycotoxin considered a 'potent renal carcinogen' in US cereals have found levels above EU maximum limits in 8% of oat based cereals tested, and...

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