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Production resumes at Bemis plant rocked by explosion

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:43

Production resumed this week at a Bemis Performance Packaging Plant in Lancaster, Wisconsin, where last week a press exploded and ignited a solvent fire.  

European Commission to close proceedings against Ahlstrom and Munksjö

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:44

The European Commission has decided to close proceedings against Ahlstrom Corporation, Munksjö Oyj and Munksjö.

Nestle commissions empathic robot to sell its coffee machines in Japan

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:41

Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as the company devises new ways to appeal to customers in the brand’s biggest market.  

Tomra opens €10m production and distribution plant in Slovakia

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:12

Tomra Sorting Solutions has opened a €10m, 12,600m² factory in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Weetabix packaging subsidiary Vibixa to close

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:57

Weetabix carton printing subsidiary Vibixa, which makes cardboard packaging in Cheltenham, UK, has announced plans to close its factory next year axing 105 jobs.

Built to last: Antimicrobial flooring keeps its punch

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:51

Improving the environmental friendliness of industrial flooring is a big area of development for the sector, according to manufacturer Flowcrete. 

Amcor Flexibles to open Philippines factory

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:49

Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar packaging plant in the Philippines.

Mars launching $31 million renovation of Mississippi plant

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:37

Mars Food North America has announced it will invest $31 million in renovating its Greenville, Mississippi processing plant. Expected to begin next year, the project will create a new research and development application center and will add 25 jobs upon completion.

Modular factory systems gaining momentum in Pakistan and India

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:27

United Food Technology (UFT), in Germany is launching its modular factory system FiaB (Factory-in-a-Box) at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai (November 9-11).

Linx Printing Technologies: ‘The economic recovery is not as strong, or as widespread, as many people would like’

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:08

The economic recovery is not as strong, or as widespread, as many people would like and producers are looking to drive their products into industries or countries which may have different coding and marking requirements, either legislative or industry-specific, says Linx Printing Technologies.

Philibert Savours to expand in Brazil

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:08

Philibert Savours, a French food processing firm, is expanding in Brazil and wants to create an Advisory Service for products such as sourdough.

Bühler: ‘Biological hazards are the game changers of the dry food industry’

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:40

Food Safety, in particular biological hazards are the game changers of the dry food industry, according to Bühler.

Cero Agua (‘zero water’) dairy factory leads Nestlé’s water roadmap

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:17

Nestlé has opened its most water efficient factory in the world in Mexico, and says it has a ‘clear water roadmap’ for reducing water consumption in other facilities.

BPA added to list of chemicals for assessment

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:53

Bisphenol A (BPA) has been added to a list of chemicals for assessment by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Coca-Cola recognised for Tetra Pak bio-based plastic

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:36

Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice and Vigor’s Actilife probiotics have been recognised for their Tetra Pak products at the 2014 ABRE Awards (Brazilian Packaging Association).

‘Unprecedented market demand’ for processing and packaging in the Middle East

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 04:40

Rising populations, increased disposable income, and government initiatives to safeguard the food supply is making the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) area attractive for investment, according to Gulfood Manufacturing.   

Magliaro Joins Tru

Perfume Flavorist - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:56
Takes role as vice president of business development.

tna keeps up to speed with Middle East packaged food demand

Food Production Daily - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:39

tna says it has seen an increased emphasis on automation and system integration in the Middle East over recent years. 

Mineral oil components in food and food packaging

Food Production Daily - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 06:55

‘Food safety is one of the key topics of the food and related industries. Paper and cardboard, for example, constitute two significant food packaging materials.

100% film made from post-consumer waste

Food Production Daily - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 06:38

Herbold Meckesheim, in cooperation with Erema plastics recycling systems, has designed a washing plant for Poligroup which makes polyethylene films and packaging in Bulgaria.

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