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Consumers and not legislators should choose whether they can purchase either free-range or ‘enriched’ cage produced eggs or products to better help industry adapt to new laws on chicken welfare,...
Bakers will welcome fresh figures from Austrian sugar, starch and fruit preparation supplier Agrana that reports a lift in autumn harvest figures for commodity-derived ingredients, an encouraging sign that supplies...
As demand for cranberries grows around the world, a Canadian scientist has reported the optimal storage conditions to extend the shelf-life of one of nature’s super fruits.
Using animals, and specifically rats, to build the science behind ingredients is vital, but dismissing conflicting studies just because a rat is not a human is not acceptable.
A number of leading UK dairy manufacturers are to join forces as part of a European scheme to improve the training and skills of their employees.
A German supplier of natural ingredients hopes to shake its presence in the Irish and UK tea-based beverage markets through a new distribution partnership in both countries.
US researchers claim to have developed a new technology to detect illness causing bacteria that could remove the need for product recalls and protect the health of consumers.
A new absorbent pad can be used with a variety of tray substrates in both microwaves and conventional ovens, says its developer.
A new study has found that nearly all of the campylobacteriosis cases in the patients evaluated were caused by bacteria in animals farmed for meat, in particular chicken and cattle.
Global packaging brand Sealed Air has introduced a co-extruded barrier bottom web for its Darfresh vacuum skin packaging (VSP) trays and wrap range.
A new food testing centre in southern China is aiming to smooth the way for Chinese food exports to the US and other markets.
A sensor that changes colour to indicate meat spoilage could prevent serious illness and food waste, say the US scientists involved in the project.
A motor load sensor can ensure accuracy during batch mixing as well as reducing waste, says its manufacturer.
A new polypropylene (PP) injection moulding grade of plastic resin allows food packagers the ability to increase production, while cutting down on the material needed, the manufacturer claims.
Active and intelligent packaging is the focus of a new review produced by the Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA).
China must build a climate of responsibility among its food producers to protect consumers around the world from unsafe products, experts said today.
A new report aims to ensure consumers’ safety is protected in relation to developments in nanotechnology targeted at food and food packaging.
A new plastic additive has been designed to modify polylactic acid (PLA) so as to make it easier to process without diminishing its clarity, says Rohm and Haas.
UK-based Alternative Waste Solutions (AWS) said that it is set to become a major producer of food grade plastic, following a £14m upgrade to its plant.
A new temperature transmitter enables food and drink production facilities to monitor all process variables including temperature points throughout the plant, claims its developer.
Fluorochemicals player Arkema has speared chocolate processing, announcing that chocolate maker Leonidas has installed the firm's forane 427A refrigerant fluid ahead of virgin HCFC bans.
“I have a bad feeling about this.” Luke Skywalker’s warning in the movie blockbuster Star Wars could equally be applied to consumers’ concerns about Bisphenol A (BPA).
The proposed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules on genetically engineered (GE) animals are seriously flawed, claims the US Centre for Food Safety (CFS).
BASF is set to reduced its current level of polystyrene (PS) production in Europe, citing the economic downturn and oversupply as the primary reasons.
A thermal imaging camera can provide rapid detection of temperature variations of high volume, fast moving meats products on a conveyor line, says its US manufacturers.
Edible tomato-based, antimicrobial films could prevent bacterial contamination of food, while promoting health as a result of the nutritional and health benefits linked to the consumption of tomatoes, says US...
A new production line targeted at food and beverage producers that market pomegranate products automates the separation of the peel from the arils and wraps them in MAP packaging for...
A resin which enables producers to produce stiffer, thinner and visually clear film with improved moisture resistance has received approval for use in food contact film in Europe, says its...
A leading packager is spying a global roll-out for a new development in straws that it claims can grant an additional probiotic boost to juices and dairy beverages.
The UK Salmon Processors and Smokers Group (SPSG) said that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) findings showing low levels of Listeria in smoked fish in UK retail outlets is a...
A new study on Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound used in plastic packaging for food and drinks, has found that higher concentrations of the chemical in urine were linked...
UK food and drink manufacturers are set to gain from the opening of a new plastic bottle recycling facility in North Wales.
Food manufacturers, in creating quality products, must be mindful of the potential choking hazards associated with their products, says Intertek.
New Zealand dairy group Fonterra is facing criticism over lethal contaminated milk powder supplied through its Chinese joint venture, but says action was delayed as it had to go through...
A new survey has found cost, quality and healthiness influence consumers’ purchasing choices to a much greater degree than environmental factors.
A new easy-to-clean, two-storey horizontal shelf lowerator with removable stainless steel trays is targeted at manufacturers wary of hygiene considerations, claims its US manufacturer.
A light weight closure has been redesigned to improve its safety performance, according to the manufacturer.
A new vacuum pump can reduce energy consumption, ensure quicker changeover times and enhance product control, while new additions to a suction cups line enable wider applications, says PIAB.
The manufacturer of a new peptide-based processing aid for cheese production claims its product can provide improved yields for dairy groups without compromising product texture or quality.
Manufacturers can cut costs throughout their brand range by reducing the number of colours used on their printed packaging, says design group.
A new partnership could help food processors isolate and eliminate the main causes of productivity loss on production lines.
Electrospinning, an emerging technology that forms a mat of fine fibres, could deliver new packaging materials, potentially produced from waste streams, for bakers and snacks makers.
Meat factories may need to modify their cleaning and disinfecting procedures according to the type of meat product being processed to prevent food poisoning outbreaks, claims a new UK study.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said a petition it has received from a meat industry group calling for the use of low-penetration and low-dose electron beam irradiation to kill...
As another scandal involving Italian cheese production hit the headlines this week, authorities in the country claim there is no danger to the public from their products and consumer protection...
A new study has found the combination of natural antimicrobials with in-package pasteurization of ready-to-eat (RTE) turkey bologna is effective in reducing the L. monocytogenes pathogen and preventing outgrowth during...
New active sensors can help food processors gauge the amount of fluids in containers and are adaptable to each plant’s particular needs, says the developer.
The European Union has lifted restrictions on poultry products from a particular region in China.
Louisiana was holding its breath when Hurricane Gustav made landfall last week. It promised to be the mother of all storms as it roared towards the Gulf Coast but fortunately...
Bosch Packaging Technologies has announced its purchase of German end packaging equipment builder, Paal Verpackungsmaschinen, in a move that could have cost benefits for food and confectionery manufacturers.
Diamant evaluates its bottling additive this month, while MPE announces an upgrade of its dicing machinery and APS Technologies announces acquisitions of other food and drink software suppliers.
While European and US risk assessors play down safety concerns over using food sourced from cloned animals, the fledgling industry appears set for tougher times in convincing manufacturers, according to...
An interactive tag incorporating the use of mobile phones enhances the promotional aspect of packaging while delivering additional information to consumers, claims US developer.
Innovation in the use of functional ingredients and packaging is expected to dominate worldwide growth in the confectionery market, according to a new report.
In its final evaluation of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) has expressed concerns for potential exposures to foetus, infants and children.
Witt, the German gas safety, control and analysis equipment supplier, has announced that its PA range of gas analysers is now available with integrated printer functionality to improve data access.
Urgent action is required by the UK government to help prevent drastic declines in bee numbers, amidst global concerns over a possible honey supply shortage for consumers and industry, says...
StePac, part of DS Smith Plastics, has developed a web-based real time cold chain management system to monitor produce freshness and quality as it travels throughout the supply chain.
Huhtamaki has announced that it may sell its hard plastics operations and focus instead on its paper-based packaging segment, which it claims offers more robust volumes.
The proposed regulation on food labelling is too complicated, makes unrealistic demands on font size, and will be burdensome for SMEs, a hearing has heard.
A German manufacturer of heating and cooling technologies says it has replaced the metal in its spiral plate heat exchangers with a high performance polymer in a bid to improve...
Entire lines of packaging and processing machines from conveyors to metal detectors are up for auction this month in the UK.
Green organisations have instigated legal action over the new maximum legal limits on the level of pesticides allowed in food items sold in the European Union.
Snack and cereal product makers delving deeper into value-added products could be drawn to a new twin-screw cooker-extruder from UK equipment firm Baker Perkins.
A newly developed ethanol-based sanitizer ensures hand hygiene and minimizes transmission of viruses such as norovirus in food processing environments, according to a new study.
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