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Bühler looking at applications for ebeam technology

Food Production Daily - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 07:59

The Comet Group and Bühler are to work together to develop applications based on ebeam technology.

CMA clears completed acquisition of Sonoco and Weidenhammer Packaging Group

Food Production Daily - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:34

An inquiry group of independent Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) panel members assessing the merger of Sonoco and Weidenhammer has confirmed its provisional findings, which were published in May .

Fispal Technology 2015

Food Production Daily - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 06:23

Fispal Technology 2015, an international fair for packaging, process and logistics for the food and beverage industry, took place between June 23-26, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Tetra Pak expands its Hungary plant, increasing its product variants from 55 to 105

Food Production Daily - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 05:44

Tetra Pak has expanded its Budaörs factory in Hungary, investing in a production line for Tetra Brik Aseptic packaging material and a line for Tetra Recart.

Nestlé to open $120m food processing plant in Dubai, creating 400 jobs

Food Production Daily - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 04:49

Nestlé is investing $120m in a 175,000m² manufacturing facility in Dubai to produce Nescafé coffee and Maggi products, creating 400 jobs.

Givaudan doubles flavor production capacity in China

IFT News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:00
Givaudan, a fragrance and flavor company, has opened its new savory flavors manufacturing facility in Nantong, China.

JBS USA Pork agrees to purchase Cargill pork business

IFT News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:00
JBS USA Pork has entered into an agreement with Cargill to acquire the company’s U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion.

Kraft, Heinz merger complete; new leadership team announced

IFT News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:00
The Kraft Heinz Co. has announced the successful completion of the merger between Kraft and Heinz.

Nestlé invests $120 million in Dubai factory

IFT News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:00
Nestlé is investing $120 million in a new manufacturing facility in Dubai to produce coffee and culinary products and cater to rising demand throughout the Middle East.

Young engineers from CMB Engineering win WorldSkills UK competition

Food Production Daily - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:47

A team of young engineers from CMB Engineering has excelled in this year’s Manufacturing Team Challenge category at the national WorldSkills UK competition, winning first prize for the design and production of a remote control forklift.

Kraft Foods Group shareholders approve Heinz merger

Food Production Daily - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 06:32

Kraft Foods Group shareholders have voted to approve the previously announced merger agreement for the creation of The Kraft Heinz Company.

SIG Combibloc confirms $70m investment to expand carton packaging capacity by 40% in Brazil

Food Production Daily - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 06:13

SIG Combibloc has confirmed it will spend $70m to expand its carton packaging capacity by 40% in Brazil.

Part III: Exclusive Q&A with Perfumer John King

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:27
This is part three of a web series about perfumer John King, who applied perfumery ingredients and medieval inspirations from King John to create novel scents.

European Commission to build two CPVT food-processing demo plants in Europe

Food Production Daily - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:16

The European Commission has launched a €71k proposal for a feasibility study on Solar Energy for the Food Industry.

Fast food slow to change

IFT News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:00
A study published in AgResearch shows that while trans fat content has declined in fast-food chain restaurant meals over the past 18 years, portion sizes have not.

McDonald’s serving less soda and more dairy, fruit, veggies

IFT News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:00
McDonald’s has released its first progress report as a part of its commitment to increase customers’ access to fruit and vegetables and help families and children make informed choices in keeping with balanced lifestyles.

Muscadine grape seed oil may help reduce obesity

IFT News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:00
A study published in Food and Function shows that muscadine grape seed oil may help mitigate the formation of new fat cells because it produces tocotrienol, an unsaturated form of vitamin E.

Sysco terminates US Foods merger agreement

IFT News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:00
Sysco has terminated its merger agreement with US Foods, days after the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., granted the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) request for a preliminary injunction to block the proposed Sysco-US Foods merger.

HDPE-reinforced Tetra Pak carton bottle suitable for enriched milks

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:32

Tetra Pak has adapted its Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle to make it suitable for milk products with oxygen-sensitive enrichments.

Plastipak Packaging addresses workforce management issues with Kronos data analysis

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:48

Plastipak Packaging, a subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, has turned to Kronos Services and Analytics to address its workforce management issues to increase productivity and improve labor costs.

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