Bühler has carried out tests with the American Peanut Research & Education Society (APRES) to evaluate the effectiveness of industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction using Salmonella surrogate, Enterococcus faecium.
Petro-Canada Lubricants, whose clients include Mondelēz International, Nestlé and Danish Crown, is developing its next generation of food grade lubricants to extend the longevity of synthetic oils, to be launched in 2016.
Berry Plastics Group and Klöckner Pentaplast Group have entered into a joint partnership to sell form-fill seal packaging worldwide.
Aseptic pouch packaging could become the standard for milk, says Swedish packaging company Ecolean.
Nestlé Spain will boost production of Nescafé soluble coffee at its factory in Girona by 30%, with an investment of €102m ($110m) on an energy efficient line.
Rockwell Automation has secured a contract with a large food manufacturer to implement its Connected Enterprise across 100 plants worldwide.
The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has recorded a production of 66.3 million of EPAL euro pallets in 2014 with 3% growth compared to 2013.
Demand for spray dryers the size of the one installed at Fonterra’s Darfield plant is unlikely to spread to Europe, says GEA Niro.
Amcor has acquired Nampak Flexibles, in South Africa, for $22m.
The German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL), Fraunhofer IVV Dresden and the German Institute of Rubber Technology (DIK), have developed elastomer grippers for hygienic handling of unpackaged foods to be launched next year.
GEA Process Engineering has improved its DDD type (Direct Duct Disperser) air disperser with infrared cameras monitoring nozzle performance for its spray drying technology for food and dairy powders.
Bartec Benke claims to have seen a roaring trade with its Tiger milk measuring system, as Bartec closes its largest acquisition to date with Top Group.
Ardagh Groupclaims to havefound the most energy efficient way of defrosting, drying and preheating cullet (recycled glass) saving €116k a year at its plant in Nienburg, Germany, with an annual CO2 reduction of 334 tonnes.
The first ovenable tray skin films are coming out onto the market now, according to Sealpac.
Warburg Pincus will acquire a stake in Sterigenics International from Chicago-based private equity owner GTCR.