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Robert Wiseman became the second UK dairy processor to announce in line trading this week, thanks to success from its growing range of added value milk products.
Taxes and incentives could encourage 'green' behaviour if the policies of a recent European Commission green paper are adopted.
Scientists in the US have developed a set of procedures for the extraction, preparation and preservation of food samples to be analysed for their nutrient content, in order to reduce...
An upgraded sensor, which can detect up to four gases simultaneously, could reduce waste while improving plant safety, claims its manufacturer.
Alcoholic drinks makers could benefit from a new range of enzymes that claim to increase production at the same times as significantly reducing operating costs.
A new a way to seal flexible film packaging reduces the amount of material required and extends the shelf life of products, according to results of recent trials.
Processing beef at low humidity reduces the effectiveness of killing salmonella through cooking, according to a recent study.
The 'slow progress' of the UK government to provide funding for research into the potential risks of nanotechnology has been criticised by a high-level advisory group.
Eastman Chemical Co. has launched three new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins that it claims offer better bottle clarity along with reduced production costs.
A leading Chinese dairy firm has used filling technology from European group SIG Combibloc to create UHT milk containing real pieces of fruit.
A portable refrigerator thermometer allows processors to record temperatures more accurately and easily, improving the traceability of products, its manufacturer claims.
Italian confectionery supplier OPM Chocolate has developed a new chocolate depositor which claims to boost efficiency levels on moulding lines while delivering on accuracy.
A research laboratory has developed new tests that enable processors to identify pine nuts and chestnuts in food, which could help protect consumers with allergies.
Tetra Pak plans to tighten its grip on China's growing beverage and dairy markets with a €60m state-of-the-art packaging materials plant in the country, it announced Tuesday.
Ultrasonic treatment could provide processors with a new method of cleaning conveyor belts, according to a recent study.
Using commercial household steam cleaning can provide smaller processing plants with a low cost method of decontaminating beef and hog carcasses, according to a recent study.
Two new shrinkable sleeve labelling systems can handle a variety of container shapes with tool-less changeovers, its manufacturer claims.
Fluffy language is increasingly clogging up the information air passages, and the food and drink industry must accept blame like everyone else.
New European Commission proposals on 'green taxes' to be made this week could eventually lead to an increase in the cost of doing business in the EU.
A survey of three large food manufacturers have found that they were among those who moved fast to change their processing methods and ingredients to offset the consumer and regulatory...
A new steamer pouch for the microwave is made of biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA).
Researchers in Italy have developed a process to produce high purity sugars from citrus processing waste that could offer natural and inexpensive sweeteners for the food and beverage industries.
The European Commission has closed the book on Germany's controversial bottle deposit scheme, saying changes to the mandatory return scheme now made it compatible with the EU's trade rules.
Packaging company Bradman Lake is selling off recently acquired brands Albro, Dico and Gravfil only months after investing in a new multi-million euro manufacturing facility.
EU consumers are willing to pay more for foods and other products sourced from producers who adhere to animal welfare standards, according to a survey by the European Commission.
An SMS text message service set up to alert subscribers about food allergy scares in the UK, could provide an example processors could use in preventing contaminated products from reaching...
A new heat sealing machine can output 75 packs per minute, speeding up the process while remaining portable, its manufacturer claims.
Greenhouse gas emissions rights should be allocated according to product produced, rather than by manufacturing plant, Netherlands-based DSM said yesterday.
Processors will continue to use increasing amounts of gases, boosted by an rise in total food consumption, the popularity of frozen foods and a slight gain in carbonated beverage output,...
Three grades of service plans have been launched that enable food processors to plan maintenance in advance for their machinery and equipment.
A hand-held trimmer can speed up the removal of fat from smoked pork bellies while improving accuracy and meat yield, its manufacturer claims.
A new modular belt is designed with less hinges to reduce both the risk of contamination and cleaning time during washdowns, its manufacturer claims.
A new absorbent pad prevents meat discolouration while retaining moisture in packaging, its manufacturer claims.
Two Japanese companies have succeeded in developing a plastic bottle cap embedded with an radio frequency identification (RFID) tag.
Crown Closures Europe has put out three new diameters for its Ideal brand, expanding the range for which it can be used for packing foods and beverages.
Harmless bacteria can be used to fight illness-causing pathogens that form on fresh cut fruit, according to the results of scientific tests published this week.
The EU should move quickly to introduce clearer regulation on the use of recycled plastic for food packaging, said an industry body.
A fraud involving millions of imported caged or barn eggs sold in the UK as free range and organic could cause significant damage to the British industry if not resolved.
A study by the European Commission and Nestlé Product Technology reports that efforts to reduce the acrylamide content of coffee also negatively affect flavour and nutritional benefits.
A new light source based on fiber-optic technology could be the next step in improving the accuracy of automated food inspection machines.
A new lab that provides powder processing services allows firms to test small batches before they progress to full production.
Danisco has developed a new ice cream based on goat's milk, plugging the formulation as a means for companies to target the growing demand for speciality products.
Europe's food and drinks industry has welcomed the recent proposed regulatory simplifications made to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Dairy proteins and polysaccharides can be nanoengineered as new functional stabilisers for foods and packaging, according to scientists working on a project in Finland.
A washing system can clean detachable food processing machine parts in minutes, allowing quick washdowns during changeovers, its manufacturer claims.
A new machine that can attach up to 400 tamperproof labels to containers per minute runs continuously without changeovers, its manufacturer claims.
News that a variety of GM corn produced signs of liver and kidney toxicity in rats should be a wake-up call for better testing and more transparency from biotechs, if...
A new generation of palletisers for empty PET bottles meet the industry's need to speed up the process, claims its manufacturer.
UK food and drink companies face further pressure to reduce their CO2 outputs next year, with more plants in the sector coming under the second phase of the EU's Emissions...
In a bid to cater to consumers' environmental concerns, Nestlé has pledged to further cut its water use and effluent discharges.
Poultry processors in Hungary could face tighter sanctions for breaching health and safety laws as part of new proposals to combat bird flu, says the country's chief veterinarian Miklos Süth....
A European project has reported success in controlling aflatoxin contamination in peanuts, a product that has seen its export value fall in recent years.
Proposed amendments to EU-wide privacy legislation would limit the ability of companies to collect and use personal data through the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies.
Three new EU food laboratories are coming into operation today, providing testing facilities for heavy metals, mycotoxins and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
A new polystyrene foam for food packaging offers accelerated degrading with no loss of performance while in use, its manufacturer claims.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has revealed that it will review the new data presented by French scientists that revealed toxicity concerns in rats fed the MON863 variety of...
A proposed rule would allow manufacturers of canned cooked foods such as beans, corn, peas, and potatoes to use a wider range of more accurate temperature indicators.
A trade association representing US can manufacturers has hit back at a recent scientific study that claims bisphenol A (BPA) - a chemical linked to cancer - was found at...
Wal-Mart said this week that enough suppliers has signed on to its online "green" rating system, to keep the giant retailer on track toward achieving a five percent reduction in...
Phthalates, a class of chemicals used in some plastic food packaging and linked to reproductive problems, has now been implicated in causing abdominal obesity and insulin resistance in adult males.
A new entry-level metal detector has been designed to suit the needs of businesses with limited budgets, its manufacturer claims.
EFSA has issued an opinion on the possible health risks from certain proposed residue levels of pesticides in food and feed.
The UK has become one of the first countries in the EU to issue draft proposals on enforcing the bloc's new chemicals controls law, due to add to the regulatory...
Monsanto's genetically modified maize MON863, authorised for human consumption since 2006, showed signs of liver and kidney toxicity in a rat study, raising concerns about its safety.
Germany-based Krones next week plans to unveil a new sterilisation process for the aseptic filling of sensitive beverages.
New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart is now set to take over SIG Holding, creating a rival to Tetra Pak in the beverage packaging market.
One of Britain's top universities for food science says interest is growing in the subject, offering the industry hope of beating a severe shortage of recruits.
Superchilling methods are being developed by Norwegian scientists to extend the shelf life of fish and meat, while reducing storage and transport costs.
Fresh-cut produce processors should immediately implement international food safety standards to prevent the contamination of their products, according to a new regulatory guidance.
A new polyester film designed for high-speed packing offers increased tensile strength, its manufacturer claims.
Integrated processing and packaging manufacturer TNA Solutions will be displaying new additions to its popular lines - offering a variety of different bag styles and block bottom bag capabilities.
A new transparent epoxy approved for cosmetics products and food contact is resistant to high temperatures and humidity, its manufacturer claims.
EU researchers will discuss ways to improve the safety and processing of organic and other "low-input" foods at an upcoming meeting in Stuttgart, Germany.
A new line of food-grade lubricants contains an antimicrobial preservative designed to increase the durability of greases used in plant machinery.
The environmental, social and economic impacts of new regulation will formally be taken into account under a new sustainability policy proposed by the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The development of genetically modified crops to improve human health could be the golden ticket for advocates to persuade the wary public that GM is not a wholly nefarious idea...
Ardagh Glass today announced an agreement to buy Rexam's glass container business for €660m.
A new modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) system for pizzas reduces the need for two machines.
Borealis hopes its new transparent polypropylene (PP) film will hit all the right notes, citing its improved clarity, and "cost-effective, environmentally-friendly processing" characteristics.
About 900 tonnes of poulty meat passed through a UK farm infected with bird flu and into the food chain during an outbreak of the disease last month, according to...
The move to a risk-based inspection system could jeopardize consumer confidence in the safety of meat and poultry, according to an industry organisation.
SIG Combibloc, one of the world's largest carton packaging and filling system suppliers, is expanding production to meet rising demand.
Water bottles will be turned into packaging for food at a proposed €17.6m recycling plant in the UK.
Input and energy costs for such commodities as wheat, corn, and barley, will remain high on the list of pressures plant managers will face over the course of this year,...
Meat and milk from cloned animals could soon become available in the EU, depending on the outcome of a European Food Safety Authority scientific review.
Pectin, fish skin and soybean flour could be used to produce tough and versatile food packaging films that were biodegradable, according to new research.
Tyson foods, the world's largest protein processor, is set to boost its new product development with the opening of a new "Discover Center" in Arkansas for R&D. ...
With the European Commission highlighting the wide gender pay gap across the EU on Women's Day, some countries are taking action to promote more workplace equality between the sexes.
Canned food commonly eaten by pregnant women and infants contained over 200 times the accepted level of a chemical linked to cancer and birth defects, according to claims made in...
The licenses of seven labour providers to a major UK food processor were revoked last night, including one whose workers felt "in some danger".
The EU's food and drink industry yesterday called on the bloc's governments to take action on halting price rises for their supplies, as more crops are diverted for biofuel production.
Tea could be the wonder ingredient used as surface washes to improve the safety of ready-to-eat meats and vegetable.
The emerging science of nanotechnology is the next Big Bang in food formulation, processing and packaging.
Bakers could soon be benefiting from new technology developed to ensure high standards of product quality and appearance are met while maximising efficiency, cutting costs and reducing waste.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is revolutionising supply chain management.
A new infusion technique that allows one product to do the job of both teabag and teaspoon has grabbed interest from major companies and is looking to usurp the teabag's...
UK food and drink companies are part of coalition of government, business and environmental groups, who yesterday issued a manifesto calling on the EU for clearer directions on the bloc's...
A new label printer supports the widest range of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags in the industry, claims its manufacturer.
A new vacuum packaging machine is designed to cope with a wide range of different products, its manufacturer claims.
Thousands of litres of fake vodka seized at an illegal bottling plant in Wales may pose a serious danger to consumers' health, officials have said, warning the drinks trade to...
A handbook on meat products encapsulates the state of manufacturing knowledge accumulated by the industry to date.
Being lean and mean in the food and drink manufacturing sector might pay off in terms of profits, but the practice has left the supply chain vulnerable to a crisis,...
UK food processors can use a new pay guide as a tool to determine whether a labour provider is legal, according to the authority overseeing the industry.
Genetically modified rice containing human genes has received preliminary approval in the US, sparking new concerns and fears on both sides of the Atlantic.
A test used worldwide to ensure pasteurisation has been completed properly has been officially endorsed by the International Standards Organsiation.
There is no legitimate defence as to why some companies continue to use illegal labour. This isn't the vice trade, this is the food industry: no excuses.
A new laser sorter system uses digital rather than analogue methods to more accurately remove foreign materials from frozen vegetables, according to its manufacturer.
A machine manufacturer has designed a stainless steel version of its friction feeder, entering the food market for the first time.
Increasing the maximum levels of aflatoxins in certain nuts would have a minor effect on the risk to consumer health, according to EFSA.
Czech Brewer Budejovicky Budvar has hit out at speculation the country's government is poised to sell the company as soon as possible.
Proposed rules on imported foods and feeds of non-animal origin would establish a list of products deemed to need higher regulatory scrutiny at the EU's borders.
Executives at two food processors face criminal prosecution while many others are under investigation for using unlicensed labour, says the regulator responsible for enforcing the UK's gangmaster law.
New high tech computer controls would allow processors to modulate their steam and hot water boiler systems more accurately, its manufacturer claims.
Three new EU regulations on contaminant levels in food came into force this month, requiring tougher safety controls in manufacturing plants.
Vanillin mixed with a commercial available post-cut dip solution could help prevent fresh cut produce from becoming contaminated with pathogens, according to new research.
A new fly trap using a 'natural' attractant could replace chemical pest-controls in food processing plants, developers claim.
The UK has outlined its commitment to developing environmental labelling for food.
Ways to identify emerging food safety risks will be at the heart of an upcoming workshop organised by the UK regulator and the EU food safety agency next week.
Despite the continuing high price of aluminum foil, demand for the packaging material continues to rise, Europe's industry association said this week.
The UK will create a new programme to boost the number of apprenticeships available in food and drink manufacturing, part of a bid to increase skills levels in the industry.
A new label film designed for narrow neck containers, can combine high-shrink properties with a tamper evident seal, its manufacturer claims.
A precision batching system for dry goods can be monitored from abroad, providing diagnostics and performance reports to managers working remotely, its manufacturer claims.
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