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GEA acquires Italian mozzarella and pizza cheese equipment firm CMT

Food Production Daily - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 08:23

GEA has acquire CMT, an Italian company that specialises in equipment for the production of mozzarella and pizza cheese.

Hot chips! Frito-Lay files European patent for microwaveable snack packs

Food Production Daily - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:50

Frito-Lay has developed a microwaveable snack pack that enables consumers to heat chips before eating.

Friday Feature: ‘Being a biogas technician at a wastewater treatment plant of an abattoir isn’t exactly the most glamorous job 24-year-old women dream of...’

Food Production Daily - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:24

Kelly Hawkins, biogas technician at Oakey Beef Exports in Queensland, is driving the world's-first green energy plant hailed as a model for food waste processing worldwide.

European Commission clears Verallia glass acquisition by Apollo

Food Production Daily - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:27

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Verallia by Apollo Management of the US. Verallia is formed by a group of companies that manufactures and supplies glass bottles and jars for the food and beverage industries worldwide.

SQUIDs: The future of food inspection?

Food Production Daily - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:26

A metallic contaminant detector using SQUID technology has been created by researchers at Toyohashi Tech.

Peacock Engineering acquires L&L Foods

Food Production Daily - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:21

Peacock Engineering, based in Geneva, has acquired L&L Foods, an Anaheim, California-based business specializing in portion control packaging.

ConAgra Foods removes BPA from all its US and Canada cans but critics ask if the alternative will be ‘safe’

Food Production Daily - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:10

ConAgra Foods claims it has removed Bisphenol A (BPA) from all of its cans sold in the US and Canada but this does not include those that are imported from abroad.

Ball Corporation to close one of its oldest US plants as it admits: ‘We compete against plastic, glass and metal packaging in a highly competitive market’

Food Production Daily - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:26

Ball Corporation says it is closing one of its oldest North American beverage packaging plants because it ‘competes against plastic, glass and metal packaging in a highly competitive market’.

Featured Event: IFEAT to Host 2015 Conference in Sri Lanka

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:05
The event's theme is focused on Asia as a source of essential oils and medicinal plants.

What's Next for Flavors and Product Development?

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:26
How advances in sensory science and computing will impact foods and beverages.

IFF Completes Lucas Meyer Cosmetics Acquisition

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 02:46
IFF announced the completion of the Lucas Meyer Cosmetics acquisition.

ConAgra Foods removes BPA from cans across portfolio

IFT News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:00
ConAgra Foods announced that all of the company’s facilities in the United States and Canada have completed the transition to cans without bisphenol A (BPA) liners.

FDA places partial import ban on cilantro from Mexico

IFT News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a ban on fresh cilantro from the Mexican state of Puebla from entering the United States after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in fields used to grow the herb, according to an alert issued by the FDA.

Mondelez invests $130+ million in its North American biscuits business

IFT News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:00
Mondelez International has announced an investment of more than $130 million in its North American biscuits business as the company continues its journey to modernize its manufacturing assets and processes and create a global best-in-class integrated supply chain.

ADPI releases new industry standards for four dairy products

IFT News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:00
The American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) has released new official ADPI standards for lactose, concentrated milk proteins, whey protein concentrate, and whey protein isolate.

Consumers may not view GMO labels as ‘warnings’

IFT News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 01:00
A study released just days after the U.S. House passed a bill that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods shows that GMO labeling would not act as warning labels and scare consumers away from buying products with GMO ingredients.

Tekni-Plex launches aluminum/foam liner for screwcaps to ‘support wine industry’s conversion to ROPP closures’

Food Production Daily - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 05:56

Tri-Seal, a division of Tekni-Plex has developed a laminated aluminum foil/foam barrier liner to replace tin/Saran barrier liners commonly used for ROPP (roll-on, pilfer-proof) screwcaps for wine.

Tekni-Plex launches aluminum/foam liner for screwcaps to ‘support wine industry’s conversion to ROPP closures’

Food Production Daily - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 05:56

Tri-Seal, a division of Tekni-Plex has developed a laminated aluminum foil/foam barrier liner to replace tin/Saran barrier liners commonly used for ROPP (roll-on, pilfer-proof) screwcaps for wine.

H.B. Fuller to open hot melt and water-based adhesives factory in Indonesia in 2016

Food Production Daily - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:59

H.B. Fuller will open a hot melt and water-based adhesives manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia, with operations starting in the second quarter of 2016.

H.B. Fuller to open hot melt and water-based adhesives factory in Indonesia in 2016

Food Production Daily - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:59

H.B. Fuller will open a hot melt and water-based adhesives manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia, with operations starting in the second quarter of 2016.

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