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A seam free conveyor belt reduces the places where food can stick to while being processed, helping cut the costs and labour needed for cleaning and sanitation, claims its manufacturer.
An automated software system allows processors to detect food contaminants in their products, according to its developers.
There is no reason for the EU to put more agricultural concessions on the table at the WTO, according to current EC president Josef Proll.
Quest has developed a unique freezing technology that it claims captures the essence of true-to-fruit flavours.
Regulators should give greater weight to reducing obesity rates in comparison to increasing food safety, according to a new report.
The food industry must be honest if it is to convince consumers - and audiences - that it is not the corporate monster portrayed in the media.
Regulation and the demand for better traceability throughout the supply chain is driving the search for better, more efficient food safety products in the US, according to a forecast report.
A masterbatch provider is offering a service to help packaging companies create clear, consistent laser marks on film, blow molded, and injection molded packaging.
Uncertainty continues to hang over Arla Foods in its key Middle East dairy market, after it said sales there have been slow to recover from a region-wide boycott against its...
A water-based coating for cartons could help keep insects such as German cockroaches and Indian meal moths out of the food chain.
A document setting out procedures for managing chemical contamination in the food chain gives processors an overview of the traceability requirements they will have to follow under EU regulation.
A heat exchanger using a different principle from conventional processing methods is being evaluated as a means of helping manufacturers improve the consistency of their sauces.
A UK mineral water company has launched the first corn-based biodegradable bottle in that country's market, linking its fund raising activities with environmentalism.
Software for manual weighing operations uses a wireless network to achieve the right balance for the fresh food sector.
French private equity group PAI Partners is reported to be weighing up a bid for Britvic, as private equity rumours again stalk Europe's food and drink sector.
The University of Amsterdam is teaming up with a food research firm to boost its development of novel fermentation methods.
Alcoa Packaging has been recognised for its printing work on Nestle's new Hot Chocolate Syrup Shrink Sleeve, currently available in the US.
Transforming a method originally developed to decontaminate spacecraft could be new means of destroying pathogens in processing plants, according to scientists.
Meat processors will be required to put in place new federal procedures and labelling rules relating to potential allergens the next time they review their food safety systems, as required...
Sartorius has released a number of machines and tools in demand by the food industry, including a metal detector for aluminium packaging, a USB stick for collecting data on the...
A machine for applying barrier treatment to PET containers can handle up to 40,000 bottles per hour, making it the fastest of its kind in the world, its manufacturer claims.
UK food manufacturers have a productivity growth rate above the average for the whole economy, according to a new government report.
Orange juice and other foods traditionally not associated with foodborne disease outbreaks could still be a source of disease, according to scientists.
Satori Stocktec has became one of the first companies to produce a pilot machine companies can use to trial a new process for the fast sterilisation of canned foods.
A new thermoforming, filling and sealing machine for packaging cups and other containers can result in savings of up to 35 per cent in material costs, its manufacturer claims.
Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) has reorganised several of its analytical services to create a specialist department dealing with functional ingredients.
Gaps in regulating future uses of nanotechnology include those relating to particle size, to the use of nano versions of already approved ingredients, and to packaging, according to a UK...
Coca-Cola and Cadbury Schweppes have joined the list of beverage firms set to be sued in Florida over allegations their drinks contained benzene, 15 years after the industry first pledged...
A new spiral froster marries a compact design with a air cooler system that cuts down on defrosting times, its manufacturer claims.
A tracking software program is designed to help meat packing plants identify live animals, link them to individual cuts through to point of sale, and help companies better manage their...
US red meat and poultry production in 2007 is projected to grow at a considerably slower rate than expected this year, while consumption is expected to increase marginally, according to...
A more effective way of cleaning vegetables such as leafy greens can dramatically reduce the risk of contamination, according to a Canadian research study.
The European Commission yesterday launched public consultation on reforming the market for fresh and processed fruit and vegetables, part of its attempt to wean the sector from about €860m worth...
Kraft Foods will face lawsuits in three US states over allegations that one of its drinks contained cancer-causing benzene above the legal limit for tap water, BeverageDaily.com has learned, as...
A new line of pressure gauges are engineered to meet stringent performance, material and hygiene demands within the food and beverage sectors, their manufacturer claims.
A single test for about 600 deadly viruses speeds up the process of spotting a food-related disease outbreak -- such as bird flu -- in hours rather than days.
Small and mid sized companies in Europe's food and beverage sector are looking to use more robots in their production lines, according to a new study by Frost & Sullivan.
The relationship between journalist 'hack' and scientist 'lab-rat' must be developed if science is to get a fair deal in the press, and for consumers to be presented balanced and...
Denmark and Romania are battling fresh outbreaks of the lethal H5N1 strain of bird flu, which has spread to domestic poultry in the two countries.
Uncertainty in the supply of mackerel in the EU could lead to further price hikes this year.
Five US soft drinks were found containing the cancer-causing chemical benzene at levels above the legal limit for drinking water, America's food safety watchdog has announced, sparking calls for more...
New ultrasonic sensors provide a means for food processors to gauge the amount of fluids or solids in containers.
Cereals and snacks are at the cutting edge of the healthy eating debate, as highlighted by this week's European Parliament Plenary vote and a high-level industry conference on meeting consumer...
Software using real time operating data can help food and drink companies boost efficiency levels, its developer claims.
Microwaveable packaging for steam-cooking food has been combined with modified atmosphere techniques to increase a product's shelf life.
Levels of the cancer-causing PAH compounds in infant formula milk on sale in Britain are below the limits set by the European Union and pose no health risk, says the...
An electronic biosensor using nanotechnology techniques could help companies to develop the right smells for their foods, or to sniff out rotting ingredients in the receiving area.
A third baking company made a settlement this week with the US government over its use of ozone-depleting refrigerants.
An online tool is designed to help food processors select the best gas for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).
Proposed revisions to laws covering the bottled water sector would consolidate and clarify various regulations in existence across England.
More upheaval in Britain's dairy sector looms over the next few years as more than one in ten milk producers say they will leave the sector, according to a new...
Argentina's government joins a group of meat producers in Denmark in a court battle against Monsanto over genetically modified soy, one that has led to imported supplies being held up...
Russia and China have spurred on SABMiller's beer sales over the last year, but shares struggled to recover after the brewer remained cautious on future profits in North America.
Measures to prevent avian influenza in poultry flocks could be compromised by lax management, poor international coordination, and a lack of funds, according to researchers.
A new report by Mintel reveals that the canned meat and beans market in the UK has gathered momentum in recent years, something that could present an opportunity as food...
A new machine allows dairy manufacturers to process whey into an ingredient they can use to improve the texture and taste of low-fat products.
Crown has launched bowl-shaped cans aimed at the single-serve food market in Europe and North America to meet the growing demand for ready-to-eat convenience products.
A hand-held analyser for detecting pathogens along the complete meat supply chain within minutes is being prepared for commercial application.
With biodegradable becoming less of a buzzword and more of a reality in the packaging business, a machine maker has adapted a blow molder for use with corn-based plastics.
UK processors fail to exploit automation and robotics handling, mainly due to concerns about the costs, return on investment and a shortage of trained engineers, according to an industry survey.
New weighers released for the European market indicate machine manufacturers are attempting to meet processors' demands for increased speed and hygiene on the line.
Substitution of certain ingredients could reduce acrylamide content of finished products by as much as 70 per cent, say Swiss researchers.
A new software suite for food and drink plants allows information technology managers to upgrade and integrate their networks as operations grow, its developer claims.
A plastic container for meat and poultry features a double-walled construction for greater strength.
At least one UK poultry processor plans to cut capacity and farmers are calling for higher payments as the industry is hit by bird flu and cheaper imports.
Preliminary data from the first year of the EU's greenhouse gas trading scheme has highlighted problems in the allocation of plant outputs and in the tracking of carbon dioxide (CO2)...
The European food industry has announced that its bi-annual congress in Brussels will be firmly focused on meeting consumers needs.
Europe's beer brewing sector contributes about €57.5bn to the continent's economy every year, according to a new study.
NutraIngredients.com has been named Website of the Year in the prestigious 2006 Business Food and Drink Journalism awards.
The EU's food industry has targeted research into products combining health and pleasure as the next step in meeting consumers needs.
A modular belt is designed to move sticky foods such as pastries, candies, fruits, vegetables and frozen seafood.
The biotechnology sector is booming across the globe, with revenues of the worlds publicly traded biotech companies growing by 18 per cent in 2005.
A new packaging format for ambient wet soups allows processors to offer consumers convenience in a cup.
The UK's Royal Society has called for companies developing products containing nanoparticles to disclose how they are tested for safety.
Poultry processors have been put on notice about their labour practices after one of their members agreed to a $1.24 million settlement for not compensating workers for time spent getting...
A plastic container that uses silver nanoparticles to keep foods fresher longer, points the way forward for processors looking to incorporate the technology into their packaging.
An alternative to the traditional microbiological tests for ultra heat treated (UHT) and extended shelf life (ESL) dairy products speeds up assessments by over two days, according to its manufacturer.
Following concerns that food and drink R&D investment across Europe has hit a low ebb, Irish meat manufacturer Dawn Farm Foods has pledged to spend 28m on research.
The UK's food safety regulator has made more money available for training businesses on the EU's new hygiene requirements.
A twin lane indexing line fills and decorates a wide range of bakery items, such as desserts, celebration cakes, patisserie products, and puddings.
Nestlé will roll out a wider range of products using a smart label that indicates the remaining shelf life.
The majority of food recalls around the world are caused by preventable problems, with poor allergen control and failure to follow international standards as the major culprits, according to a...
Yesterday American-owned Sara Lee reported a massive 77 per cent drop in third quarter operating profit from $189m last year to $42m in 2006, impacted by a vast portfolio cull.
US food giant Kraft is partnering with Britain's Premier Foods to launch a bid for United Biscuits, according to industry insiders.
The European Commission was lax in not taking further steps to make Germany comply with a court ruling against its packaging regulations for drinks, the EU's Ombudsman has ruled.
In a move emphasising the flight of many food manufacturers out of the UK, Heinz has decided to move production of the HP Sauce brand to Holland from its plant...
It is time to admit that society is fighting a part-time battle against the bulge, willingly lambasting soft drinks, burgers and chocolate, while shuffling silently away from a fairly dismal...
The US food regulator says it is still investigating claims by researchers in Italy that aspartame causes cancer, despite a European finding that the study was flawed.
New ingredients, health and portability are amongst trends that will impact the US food market within the next five years, according to Mintel, which presented its findings at the FMI...
A number of food safety and nutrition research studies up for funding by the UK regulator could result in new codes of practice or regulation for the industry.
A colour indicator and a double seal are two of the latest developments Zip-Pak has introduced to its reclosable packaging.
Two new scribing laser coders can operate at temperatures up to 35°C reducing overheating problems, their manufacturer claims.
A antimicrobial water additive has become the first of its kind to receive registration under the Environmental Protection Agency rules, according to the manufacturer.
A new pre-wash industrial cleaner can help cut costs for the beef and poultry industry, its manufacturer claims.
The EU's food safety agency today said aspartame is safe for consumption, contradicting a scientific study by the Ramazzini Foundation that claimed the artificial sweetener caused cancer.
Lawyers have filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo in California, alleging one of its drinks may contain the cancer-causing chemical benzene, BeverageDaily.com has learned.
A slaughterhouse partially owned by meat supplier Gilde was contaminated with a virulent strain of the E. coli bacteria that hospitalized about a dozen children and resulted in one death,...
Operating profit was flat while sales rose only two per cent in real terms for Unilever, which said yesterday its profit rose six per cent in the first quarter of...
Closing the door, buying a household steamer, or using a slide rule may be all that small meat processors need to do to save on the costs of meeting hygiene...
Europe's largest infant nutrition firm Royal Numico has announced a record 43.5 per cent profit rise, boosted by acquisitions in Asian and Southern European markets.
A Netherlands-based company will begin producing bacteria that can be used to kill pathogens in meat and cheese products.
A guidance document on communicating with immigrant workers in the food and drink industry could help managers improve plant safety.
A plan to increase biofuel production could lead to an increase in prices for agricultural ingredients, in particular rapeseed, the bloc's food industry association warns in a position paper.
A packaging method that uses a gas additive could help prolong the shelf life of liquid dairy products, its developer claims.
Do media such as FoodProductionDaily.com and others overly hype food safety issues to the public?
A new machine combines grinding and pump operations in one unit, potentially reducing the overall cost of solids reduction processes.
From today beef processors in the UK can resume export trade with the rest of the EU, potentially leading to lower prices on the continent.
Self-regulation has become the mantra of food groups who argue that laws are not always necessary - but can industry be trusted when it has failed so spectacularly in the...
Dry aging beef in a vacuum-packaging bag can provide savings without affecting the quality of the product compared to traditional methods, according to a research study.
The market for smart packaging for food and beverage products using such technologies as radio frequency identification (RFID) will grow to $8.8 billion in 2013 from the current $160m, according...
Mergers and acquisitions in Europe's food sector bounced back last year, boosted by increased activity at the top end of the market and the growing influence of ethical sourcing, according...
Two more farms in the Norfolk area of the UK are now under quarantine as the country battles a milder form of the avian influenza virus.
A newly developed vending machine in the US makes ice cream from scratch while you wait, shows how dairy firms are finding new ways to target consumer demand for convenience.
More lawsuits have been filed against soft drinks firms alleging their drinks were contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene above America's legal limit for drinking water.
A new pump for the medical industry could also be used by the food sector to ensure the hygiene and the accurate measurement of liquids, its inventors claim.
Superfos has added a "two-in-one" insert plastic pack to its offerings, catering to foods that need to be mixed together by the consumer.
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