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Stabilisers to reduce formulation costs in cheese slices

Spanish organiation Premium Ingredients, a company specialising in the design, production and marketing of blended functional food ingredients, has launched a new range of stabilisers. Based on modified starch and hydrocolloids, they are specially designed to reduce formulation costs in the IWS cheese slices manufacture process. Its new products, Premitex XLK-13023, Premitex XLK-13024 and Premitex […]

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Online system to overcome waste management?

With an ever-increasing array of concepts being put forth in a bid to tackle the issue of waste management, a new online management system has seemingly gained strong approval from large and medium-sized food and drink businesses. In a recent survey, 67% of large or medium-sized food and drink companies who were questioned said they […]

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New range of frostings introduced

Renshaw, a manufacturer of baking ingredients, has expanded its range of frostings, designed to meet the rising demand for convenient, ready-to-use toppings. The company, which produces a wide range of ready to roll icings, marzipan and bakery toppings, has seen a record 30% increase in sales of frostings over the past year, and has been […]

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Kerry Foods achieves cost and carbon reductions with MRO programme

By implementing a programme from Brammer, a distributor of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, Kerry Foods has achieved immediate cost savings and reduced its carbon emissions. Kerry Foods specialises in food ingredients and flavours, and supplies branded foods to the Irish and UK markets. Aiming to reduce energy consumption, the engineering services […]


Multilayer pot for multiple uses

A new 250ml multilayer pot from RPC Verpackungen Kutenholz is delivering convenience, safety and extended shelf life for a variety of food products from Dutch manufacturer Van der Kroon Food Products. The plastic jar and lid offer numerous benefits that make it ideal for many different products such as sauces, dips, fish and meat. Its […]

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Perfect crust now a must

Zeelandia, a global bakery ingredients manufacturer, has pioneered a new testing method to determine the crustiness of bakery products using market-leading texture analysis equipment. Combining Stable Micro Systems’ bread ‘V’ squeeze test with simultaneous acoustic measurements, Zeelandia obtains detailed objective analysis of crust breakage. This enables the company to develop high-performance ingredients that respond to […]

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Printers for flexible packaging and labelling

Videojet Technologies, a manufacturer of coding, marking, and printing products, has introduced two new Thermal Transfer Overprinters (TTO) to its DataFlex product line. The new DataFlex 6320 and 6420 products are designed to address a range of flexible packaging and labelling applications in the snack foods, bakery, meat and poultry, confectionery and other markets.  The […]

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Five-year vision for soft drinks unveiled

A report launched by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has unveiled its new vision for the future of the soft drinks category. The report – titled See The Opportunity – reveals opportunities to unlock £2.1 billion category growth, and is part of CCE’s ongoing commitment to working with its customers to grow soft drinks sales responsibly and […]

Eden Springs acquired by Rhône Capital

Eden Springs, Europe’s leading provider of water and coffee services in the corporate sector, has signed an agreement for the sale of its business to investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital L.L.C. The acquisition is being made based on an enterprise value for Eden of circa €240 million. Following the completion of the proposed transaction, […]

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DuPont expands MCC offering

DuPont Nutrition & Health is expanding its microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) offering through an extended agreement with Taiwan-based Mingtai. The agreement includes development, production, distribution, marketing and sale of the hydrocolloid to the global food industries. In 2009, DuPont Nutrition & Health entered into the MCC gum industry via a strategic partnership with Mingtai, with the […]

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