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Bühler and APRES evaluate industrial peanut dry roasting parameters in Salmonella reduction

Food Production Daily - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:26

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 to develop next generation of food grade lubricants with longevity in synthetic oils

Food Production Daily - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:16

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 and Klöckner Pentaplast joint partnership

Food Production Daily - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:01

Berry Plastics Group and Klöckner Pentaplast Group have entered into a joint partnership to sell form-fill seal packaging worldwide.

'In some countries, it already is': Aseptic pouch could become the standard for milk: Ecolean

Food Production Daily - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:29

Aseptic pouch packaging could become the standard for milk, says Swedish packaging company Ecolean.

Nestlé Spain invests €102m in energy efficient Nescafé line to lower resource consumption

Food Production Daily - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:29

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. 

Eating with Our Ears: Review Examines Flavor's Connection with Sound

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 04:30
"Sound is no longer the forgotten flavor sense as far as the big food and drink companies are concerned," said Charles Spence in a recent review that appeared in the journal Flavour.

Lluch Essence Launches Redesigned Website

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:43
The newly designed website is part of a re-branding initiative reflecting the evolving business strategy of the company.

Evonik to Invest Over €4 Billion in Research and Development

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:56
The company plans to invest over €4 billion in R&D over the next decade as well as significantly expand its innovation pipeline and have more of an international reach.

Art and Olfaction Award Finalists Revealed

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:25
Two winners will be selected from the categories Artisan and Independent, and one Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent, a new category added for the 2015 Awards.

Rockwell Automation partners with food firm to implement Connected Enterprise across 100 plants worldwide

Food Production Daily - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:23

Rockwell Automation has secured a contract with a large food manufacturer to implement its Connected Enterprise across 100 plants worldwide.

EPAL records 3% growth of euro pallets in 2014

Food Production Daily - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:52

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.

'It makes sense to have very large spray dryers... but certainly not everywhere': GEA

Food Production Daily - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:46

Demand for spray dryers the size of the one installed at Fonterra’s Darfield plant is unlikely to spread to Europe, says GEA Niro.

German scientists create first prototype for elastomer gripper for unpackaged food

Food Production Daily - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:34

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 improves DDD air disperser with infrared camera technology

Food Production Daily - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:30

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 sees roaring trade with Tiger milk measuring system

Food Production Daily - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:40

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 Group saves €116k a year on energy bills for defrosting, drying and preheating cullet

Food Production Daily - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:27

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.

First ovenable tray skin films are coming out onto the market now

Food Production Daily - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:14

The first ovenable tray skin films are coming out onto the market now, according to Sealpac.

Warburg Pincus invests in Sterigenics International

Food Production Daily - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 05:30

Warburg Pincus will acquire a stake in Sterigenics International from Chicago-based private equity owner GTCR.

Vigon International Names Steve Somers Jr. as Vice President

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 03:36
Somers most recently held the title of director of commercial activities.

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