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New refrigeration technology cools drinks in just 45 seconds

A new refrigeration technique is changing the way drinks are cooled, with potential savings through reduced energy consumption.   The new V-Tex technology was developed through the ‘Rapidcool’ project consortium, led by Enviro-cool and new product development contractor Pera Technology. The patented technology uses a unique spin cycle to achieve optimum cooling. As a result, […]


CSM launches reduced carb bread mix

CSM is extending its range of bread mixes with the launch of its Arkady Reduced Carb White Bread Mix. The mix is a white 100% bread mix with 45% less carbohydrate than standard white bread.  It also contains over 50% more protein. Liz Kerr, CSM Product Manager says, “The launch of the Arkady Reduced Carb […]

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FSA welcomes Elliott horsemeat report

The UK’s National Farmers Union has issued a guarded response to the interim Elliott report into the horsemeat scandal that hit the British food industry early in 2013.   “It is right that action is being taken to ensure that meat labelled as British is British and has all the high standards associated with British […]

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DSM enzyme wins innovation award

DSM Food Specialities has been named as the winner of the Savoury/Meat Innovation of the Year award at the Food Ingredients Excellence Awards 2013 for its Maxipro HSP enzyme. The enzyme is a unique protease that is able to extract valuable protein from existing animal-based products, thereby offering the world an extra source of protein […]

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United Biscuits scoops FDF award

United Biscuits received the top accolade at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards, at a ceremony which celebrated the successes and positive contribution of food and drink businesses, held at London’s Vinopolis. The company was commended by FDF president Jim Moseley for its success in exports, for which it also won the Exporter of […]

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New citrus oils for beverages

Treatt, a flavour and fragrance ingredients provider, is launching a range of TreattZest citrus oils that confer an authentic fresh, zesty profile. These concentrated products have enhanced solubility and offer low cost in use in an array of finished product applications. TreattZest oils are produced using highly selective extraction methods, which separate compounds based on […]

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Fruit and vegetable powders offer clean-label indulgence

Naturex is to highlight sweet and savoury product applications that offer ‘permissible indulgence’, using its NAT F&V 100% fruit and vegetable powders at the forthcoming Food Ingredients Europe 2013. Made with no additives, and with no added sugar, Naturex’s 100% fruit and vegetable powders give food and beverage manufacturers the opportunity to tap into demand […]

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Project seeks to convert Welsh grass into sustainable food packaging

Prototype trials are underway for a university and industry-led project to convert Welsh ryegrass into sustainable food packaging. Using pulp moulding equipment, researchers at Bangor University have begun a process of heating mixtures of ryegrass to press and mould into prototype fruit and vegetable packaging products. Funding of almost £600,000 from the Welsh Government’s Academic […]

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New stand-up pouches introduced

Clondalkin LPF, a producer of high-performance barrier packaging, has invested in a machine that produces stand-up pouches. This adds to the Dutch company’s existing capabilities of manufacturing complex multi-layer barrier laminates for food, non-food and confectionery products. In addition to supplying high performance rotogravure and flexo printed laminates and flat pouches, LPF can now produce a wide range […]

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