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Tetra Pak partners with Sadafco dairy in KSA to process milk from powder

Food Production Daily - 16 hours 3 min ago

Tetra Pak has expanded its OneStep processing technology for milk from powder partnering with Sadafco dairy in Saudi Arabia, one of the largest producers of recombined milk products.

Carrot, courgette, kale: SVZ launches puree concentrate line to meet soaring demand for vegetables

Food Production Daily - 16 hours 30 min ago

Asian markets have led demand for vegetable ingredients, but the appetite from US and European markets has increased and this growth is expected to continue gathering pace, according to SVZ.

Colbert Packaging installs Mark Andy label press at its Flexographic Facility

Food Production Daily - 16 hours 30 min ago

Colbert Packaging has installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P5 for pressure-sensitive roll label applications at its flexographic printing facility, in Illinois, US.

Organisers relocate Empack tradeshow after Brussels terrorism alert

Food Production Daily - 16 hours 46 min ago

Easyfairs has relocated its tradeshows Empack 2015 and Packaging Innovations from Brussels Expo (November 25-26) to the Nekkerhal in Mechelen, Belgium, today (December 1-2).

Society of Flavor Chemists Will Explore Citrus

Perfume Flavorist - 21 hours 31 min ago
The Society of Flavor Chemists meeting will explore citrus production and research in its January 21, 2016 meeting.

Stora Enso opens packaging Innovation Centre as it celebrates four sustainability awards

Food Production Daily - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 06:02

Stora Enso has opened an Innovation Centre for packaging at its head office in Helsinki, targeting converters, manufacturers, brand owners and retailers.

UK Vs Germany – which manufacturers spend the most on automation?

Food Production Daily - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 05:43

The UK has long lagged behind many industrial nations with its uptake of automation in manufacturing, according to figures from the International Federation of Robotics. Yet automation of manufacturing tasks gives the UK huge potential to increase its productivity.

DDW acquires KleurCraft portfolio from SVZ International B.V.

IFT News - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 01:00
DDW, The Colour House, announced that it recently acquired the KleurCraft portfolio of coloring foods, custom formulations, and related technology from SVZ International B.V., which will allow it to strengthen its color solutions across multiple hues.

Maple Leaf Foods streamlining organization

IFT News - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 01:00
Canada-based Maple Leaf Foods will eliminate 400 salaried positions in a streamlining move designed to support organizational growth and cut costs.

No change in preferred sweetness after low-sugar diet

IFT News - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 01:00
Individuals who completed a three-month low-sugar diet experienced no lasting change in their preferred levels of sweetness, although foods did taste sweeter to them, according to a recent study authored by researchers at the Monell Center that was published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Parabel secures farmland to produce LENTEIN

IFT News - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 01:00
Parabel announced that it signed a lease in Fellsmere, Fla., for 450 acres of land to grow water lentils, the source for the company’s LENTEIN protein ingredient.

Taylor Farms Pacific recalls celery for E. coli risk

IFT News - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 01:00
Taylor Farms Pacific is recalling a variety of celery products because they could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7.

MAP packaging evaluated to identify cost savings

Food Production Daily - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 11:30

A market study by Fraunhofer IVV has evaluated modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) in the retail sector and identified potential cost savings.

Tetra Pak & DeLaval to raise the number of dairy cows in China from 45% to 60% by 2020

Food Production Daily - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 06:44

Tetra Pak and its sister company DeLaval, part of Tetra Laval Group, have signed a five-year agreement with the Dairy Association of China to train 150 Chinese dairy farm managers over the next five years to run large-scale dairy farms. 

Parx Plastics and Erze Ambalaj partner on antimicrobial packaging

Food Production Daily - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 05:59

Erze Ambalaj has incorporated Parx Plastics’ antimicrobial technology into its expanding foam packaging.

‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part II: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging, & disruptive chocolate

Food Production Daily - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 05:53

“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to countries which suffer from droughts and global warming,” according to Dr Morgaine Gaye, Food Futurologist who spoke at the F&B Innovation Conference, at Gulfood Manufacturing, in Dubai last month.

Japanese firm finds way to turn textiles into noodles

Food Production Daily - Fri, 11/27/2015 - 00:50

Japanese textile company Omikenshi will move into the health-food business and plans to use its its cloth-making technology to turn trees into noodles.

Campden BRI opens consumer test centre

Food Production Daily - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 06:56

Campden BRI has opened a consumer test centre in Leamington Spa, UK, to support new product development and provide consumer research on food and drink products.

Pixie Dust to ‘magically’ sterilize stand-up pouches and bag-in-box

Food Production Daily - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 06:27

Performance Packaging has launched an alternative aseptic process to sterilize flexible packaging and its contents, avoiding hot-filling, retort processing, peroxide or peracetic baths and sprays, irradiation, pulsed light or electron-beam irradiation.

Ball hires Goldman Sachs to sell 11 plants to appease EU antitrust regulators over Rexam deal

Food Production Daily - Thu, 11/26/2015 - 05:53

Ball has offered to sell more than $1.58bn worth of assets to appease EU antitrust regulators for its $6.69bn acquisition of Rexam.


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