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Check, please! Eagle x-ray software monitors packaged food for contaminants and weight

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:40

Eagle Product inspection’s SimlTask PRO image analysis software checks products for contaminants and defects, without destroying the packaging around them.

Small stuff: Corn processing machines geared toward the little guys

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:21

Hughes Equipment is offering two small-scale corn processing machines designed for operations with lower capacity and smaller footprint than other processors.

FIC: GS1 UK looks at common labelling issues and misconceptions

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:12

Big brands are well on their way to being FIC compliant, but for many smaller businesses there is still work to do, according to GS1 UK.

Avery Dennison: Food firms are hungry for sustainable labels

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:58

The label specialists are spreading the word on sustainable packaging to food brands, beverage makers, and other companies at Labelexpo and other events.

Master your packaging: Advanced course teaches creation of world-class labels

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:34

A master class produced by Labelexpo Americas teaches professionals the ins and outs of designing and creating effective food labels and packaging.

Walmart, Trader Joe's fruit recalled in Listeria scare

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:11

A fruit packaging company is recalling peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots due to contamination concerns; the recall is affecting Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and other US retailers.

Lean and green: Recycling-friendly PET labels land a packaging award

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:43

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) is hailing The Kennedy Group for its PureVue recycling-friendly, sustainable labels for PET containers.

Americk CEO: ‘High label quality is critical’

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:49

Patrick Doran, director and owner, Americk Packaging Group, hired former Coveris MD Christopher Hart as its CEO in July this year.

Datalogic to supply packaging machine sensors for SMI Group

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:39

SMI Group has partnered with Datalogic to integrate its sensors in its bottling and packaging machines, which are delivered to F&B corporations including Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Heinz and Nestlè. 

Keeping it in the family – Endoline Machinery descendant talks about his grandfather’s business

Food Production Daily - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:27

The founder of Endoline Machinery, Ronald Yates, died aged 86 in February this year and his grandson, Andrew Yates, continues to work as European sales manager for the firm.

P2 Science, Bedoukian to Co-Develop Renewable F&F Ingredients

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:18
The companies expect the products to be scaled up to production for commercial supply within 12 months.

Study: Believing Odor is Harmful Can Create Asthmatic Inflammation

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:02
New research shows that believing that an odor is potentially harmful can increase airway inflammation in asthmatics for at least 24 hours following exposure.

Peak packaging: TerraCycle hosts optimization course

Food Production Daily - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:44

The sustainability-minded company will host a course showing food firms, packaging producers, and other stakeholders how to craft effective, sustainable packaging.

Six Evol Foods employees sickened by carbon monoxide

Food Production Daily - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:38

Half a dozen staffers at the company’s frozen food processing plant have been sickened by carbon monoxide emissions.

‘Coke's Mini Can Can!’ Muhtar Kent salutes small package 'romance'

Food Production Daily - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:35

The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent says the ‘romance of the smaller package’ is critical to building more romance around brands such as Coke in the US.

JBT FoodTech completes Stork ICS acquisition

Food Production Daily - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:08

JBT FoodTech has completed the acquisition of Stork ICS’s hydrostatic sterilizer technology.

Ardagh in £5m sorting and separation recycling deal

Food Production Daily - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:55

Ardagh has signed a 15-year agreement with Reuse in the UK to increase glass recycling.

Sidel grows its customer services in high ‘at risk countries’

Food Production Daily - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:34

Sidel has partnered with Health Water Bottling (HWB) in Saudi Arabia to install two of its next generation Matrix PET lines, which will start operations in February 2015.

Power paradox: Gas export growth will hammer domestic food output

Food Production Daily - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:45

The recent surge in the price of domestic gas will lead to a long and deep malaise for Australia’s food production and processing industries, according to an authoritative cross-industry report on the impact of fuel costs on the country’s economy.

AAK acquires <em>Frita</em> oil brand from Unilever

IFT News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:00
AAK has signed an agreement to acquire the Turkish frying oil brand Frita from Unilever.

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